You’ll only find “True Summertime” in Tucker County, West Virginia, the ultimate high-mountain paradise.
Witness the Blackwater River crash nearly six stories over the iconic falls at Blackwater Falls State Park. Take in the breathtaking views at Lindy Point, home of one of West Virginia’s most famous views. Hike the unspoiled backcountry of the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Explore some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the east by hiking or biking.A cyclist’s dream, Tucker County is home to some legendary biking events including the Blackwater Classic Mountain Bike Race, May 29th. Take in the countryside and the famed “Moon Rocks” on this cross country race. The 8th annual Canaan Mountain Bike Festival, June 16th –19th, will be a great way to enjoy the best of Davis and Thomas during the Summer Solstice. If you’re not bringing your bike, bring your blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert at the Celebration of the Arts, July 5th, at the Canaan Valley ski area.
You can catch live music anytime at the always-happening, always family-friendly Purple Fiddle. Enjoy the music, raise your mug and toast the “Tucker Truth” at one of the area’s three microbreweries—Mountain State Brewing Company, Blackwater Falls Brewery and the newest addition, Stumptown Ales.
Keep the good times flowing with the rushing excitement and gentle pools of the Cheat, Dry Fork and Laurel Rivers. Make your best summer memories rafting, tubing, canoeing, kayaking or standup paddleboarding. Or cast your line and reel in a lively smallmouth or mountain trout. Angling opportunities of all sorts abound along Tucker County’s pristine rivers and streams.
When it’s time to call it a night, you’ll find uniquely hospitable overnight accommodations. Rustic cabins, luxurious lodges, cozy Bed & Breakfasts and entire rental homes warmly await your arrival. Or just pitch a tent, relax by crackling fire and let the heavens dazzle you.
Treat yourself to the genuine, one and only, Tucker County, West Virginia and discover the meaning of “True Summertime” for yourself. Begin your adventure at CanaanValley.org.