Turn Game Day into a West Virginia Weekend Getaway

College football season is in full swing throughout the Mountain State. Whether you’re a Mountaineer or a member of the Thundering Herd – or both – game day in West Virginia is a special time. Extend the fun by turning your college football game day into a full weekend adventure.


After countless pepperoni rolls, “Let’s go Mountaineers” chants, high fives and the singing of John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads,” there is still endless fun to be had in Mountaineer Country. Head east to Coopers Rock State Forest and adventure through the mountains of northern West Virginia. With several scenic overlooks, miles of hiking and biking trails, rock climbing, camping and so much more, Coopers Rock State Forest is the perfect way to end your weekend after cheering on the Mountaineers.


After the Thunderwalk, countless chants of “We are Marshall,” Thunderclaps, scragglepop and a Herd victory, consider extending your stay in the Metro Valley throughout the weekend. Downtown Huntington features numerous restaurants, bars & arcade bars, shops and a riverside park. Just outside of Huntington you can find both Beech Fork State Park which features hiking and biking trails, fishing, hunting, geocaching and camping. Roughly 27 miles south of Huntington is the newly renovated Rustic Ravines – a campground featuring 11 cabins, a 3D bow range, hiking trails, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and a brand new zipline.

West Virginia is also home to several colleges and universities that aren’t Division 1, but offer equal fun and excitement on game day. Many of these school are conveniently located near West Virginia state parks that feature incredible lodging accommodations as well as activities and excursions.

Make the most out of game day weekend and create new traditions with the entire family.

Which adventure will you choose?

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022