Our 2021 Summer Bucket List
Golden sun rays and warm summer nights are the only thing on our mind as we approach the beginning of June. With all of this bubbling anticipation and longing for adventure, it can be hard to fit everything into a few quick months. To make things easy, we have taken care of all of the planning so all that’s left to do is hit the country roads!
Let our official 2021 Summer Bucket List guide the way.
Log House Homestead
Find a luxurious stay at the newly renovated Hotel Morgan, where a modern take on historic splendor awaits. While you relax and unwind, don’t forget to grab a craft brew or farm-to-table meal in Morgantown. Bonus: Enjoy easy access to your vacation home base with flights in and out of the Morgantown Airport.
The Cabin on Coney Island
Looking to immerse yourself in a fishing and floating respite? Head to Summers County, where your perfect retreat awaits among the trees. Only accessible by boat, a stay at The Cabin on Coney Island includes a private island– all for you! Fish your heart out as you relax at the confluence of the New and Greenbrier Rivers.
Cheat Bridge, WV
Randolph County is the proud home of some of the most popular trails in Almost Heaven. One of these hikes can be found in the Guadineer Knob area, where scenic views abound. Perfect for beginner hikers or those looking to find an easy overlook, this simple loop leads to a breathtaking landscape amid the historic red spruce trees. Stop by the mountain town of Elkins for a delicious bite to eat or a sweet treat.
Coal Heritage Trail
Enjoy a different type of passage on the Coal Heritage Trail. Head from town to town as you explore the National Coal Heritage Area and learn the history of coal mining. Take on the coalfields where the monumental Battle of Blair Mountain was fought or head to the historic coal towns of Southern West Virginia while taking in all of the adventure the region has to offer.
Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park
Don’t let the lack of snow fool you– summer on Snowshoe Mountain is an adventurer’s paradise. Home to a world-class mountain biking park, a sunny day on the trails of Snowshoe is perfect for bikers of all skill levels. Spend your day riding the trails and then head out to the surrounding mountain playground of Pocahontas County, on Snowshoe Mountain and beyond.
Hawk Knob Hard Cider & Mead
What better way to enjoy the warmth of summer than with a craft cocktail… on a dog-friendly patio? Bring your furry friend or go on your own to The BARk– either way, you are sure to meet man’s best friend. Don’t try to hold back your smile as your pooch enjoys a puptini and then head to the pet-friendly Capitol Market to complete your day in Charleston.
North Branch Potomac River
Adventures on the Gorge
Any bucket list in Almost Heaven could never be complete without a visit to the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. Put on your game face and get ready for a wild whitewater adventure or opt for a family-friendly day on the river. Whatever you choose, any time spent on the water with Adventures on the Gorge is unforgettable.
Relax & Refresh
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Enjoy a mountain landscape like no other as you take on the green at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Golf your way from one hole to the next until you have all 18 and a day of fun under your belt. Stay close to the course with a relaxing overnight stay in the resort lodge or a comfy cabin in beautiful Tucker County.
The Resort at Glade Springs
We love a rustic getaway but sometimes a blissful resort escape doesn’t hurt! At The Resort at Glade Springs, find more than meets the eye, with their seemingly endless list of activities and excursions. Book your stay in a comfortable hotel room or look into a vacation rental to fit the whole family!
All of this and more is on the horizon in Almost Heaven! Don’t miss a must-try adventure by letting our 2021 Vacation Guide lead the way. Request your FREE guide today!
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This post was last updated on May 24, 2021