Memorial Day Weekend: Almost Heaven Style

In West Virginia, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summertime and all of the sunshine fun that comes with it. Baseball, ice cream and camping are just a few of those iconic Memorial Day adventures people love to enjoy– and lucky for you, they can all be enjoyed safely in West Virginia.

If you haven’t gotten around to creating your Memorial Day plans just yet, here are some ideas to make your last-minute planning a bit easier:

Hey, batter batter

There are few things more nostalgic than a day spent at the ball field. Check out these teams who will be hitting the bases this Memorial Day Weekend.

West Virginia Power

Charleston, WV

Get ready to be taken out to the ball game by West Virginia Power! With games at Charleston’s Appalachain Power Park Friday-Monday of Memorial Day weekend, you can easily get your fill of the action while taking in some fresh air. Make your trip to the diamond a weekend-fling with a foodie stop at Capitol Market or a shopping spree in the Elk City historic district.

Baseball seats, West Virginia

West Virginia Black Bears

Morgantown, WV

Step up to the plate and head to Morgantown for an exhilarating show of America’s favorite pastime. Grab a soft pretzel and hit the stands to find your socially distanced seat before the game begins. Choose from games every day of Memorial Day Weekend as the Black Bears return home to the Monongalia County Ballpark.

We all Scream for Ice Cream

Who can say no to a sweet cone of homemade goodness? We sure can’t! Set your sights on a sugary destination this holiday weekend.

The Corner Shop Diner

Bramwell, WV

Swing by The Corner Shop with your sweet tooth in tow! Enjoy the nostalgic charm of their vintage soda fountain while you take your pick from a menu with everything from decadent milkshakes to oversized “millionaire” burgers. Don’t worry about saving room for dessert– enjoy a sweet sundae with your meal.

Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream

Kenova, WV

A fan favorite since 1947, Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream is a must-try for anyone passing through Metro Valley and well worth a detour in. Pick from over 40 flavors, homemade daily by Austin’s master ice cream chef. Opt for the fresh favorite, Grape Pineapple on a sunny day or indulge in a classic Chocolate scoop to see what all of their awards are about!

Gather Around the Campfire

Relax and refuel in the great outdoors of Almost Heaven! Find the perfect campground for your weekend getaway.

North Bend State Park

Cairo, WV

With two campgrounds to choose from, North Bend has options for every style of camper. Ready to pull up for the weekend with your RV or looking for something a touch more unplugged? North Bend State Park has you covered. Between grilling hot dogs and sipping on fresh lemonade, be sure to go for a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy the North Bend Rail Trail.

Bear Heaven Campground

Elkins, WV

Relax in the splendor of the Monongahela National Forest on a primitive campsite at Bear Heaven Campground. Explore easy access to the lush Otter Creek Wilderness, where stream fishing and hiking are in abundance. No matter how you spend your days at Bear Heaven, you are sure to be enchanted by a night sky view like no other.

No matter how you spend your holiday, every weekend in Almost Heaven is a true treat– especially as warm weather approaches! Don’t let summer pass you by, get planning your next getaway today with a Vacation Guide in hand.

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This post was last updated on February 23, 2022