Posted by: tcvisitorscenter | July 12, 2011

Beating the Heat…

It’s been hot in Tucker County, WV the last couple of days…shoot weeks!  How are you beating the heat this summer?  I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible at our favorite swimming holes.  But work, yard work and random thunderstorms keep getting in the way.  Do you have a favorite swimming hole?  But here are some other fun summer options…

If you are looking for some water activities, I would suggest Blackwater Outdoor Adventures.  They offer white water rafting, canoeing, duckies, tubing, and fishing trips.  There are also paddle boat and canoe rentals at Blackwater Falls State Park, where you can float at Pendleton Lake.  Canaan Valley Resort has an outdoor pool along with an indoor/outdoor pool if that more your style.   

Great thing about warm summer days are berries!  Mid to late July is a great time for berry picking.  I’ve been told that the blueberries are ripe and ready for picking.  Camp 70 road behind Shop-n-Save in Davis will lead to you the Canaan Valley Institute trail system and you can access some great berry bushes there.  If you are looking for an adventure I would suggest taking the scenic chair lift ride to the top of Canaan Valley Resort ski area and hike to the top of Bald Knob then walk the trail down.  Along the trail you’ll find blueberries and blackberries!  You can also drive to the top of Dolly Sods to Bear Rocks and not far from the parking lots are loads of berry bushes.  This spot is well known and you’ll find a lot of other pickers, including bears!  There have been a spotting or two of bears so far this season so just beware, they typically out traveling and looking for food in the morning and around dusk. 

Blueberries

Posted by: toddro | June 13, 2011

RIDE@FIVE

It’s Thursday afternoon, the weather is nice (or it is even raining) and you are ready to unwind with some recreation and socializing. What do you do? Well, if you are in Davis, it’s a no-brainer. Stop by Blackwater Bikes for the weekly Thursday RIDE@FIVE! This is a mountain bike ride on local trails to be determined each week, and we usually have at least 2 groups going out for a ride depending on what kind of pace and intensity you desire. But I must warn you that all groups do require a bit of basic cardiovascular fitness.

Right now the laurel is in bloom, and the eye candy is another added bonus to this group ride.

Posted by: tcvisitorscenter | May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend!

The first annual Artspring, a tour of art galleries and studios, will take place throughout the county.  Live music and working artisans at each venue coupled with student art displays at many participating businesses.  The event will close Sunday with a benefit auction at the Opera House lobby in Thomas.   For a complete schedule click here.

The Tucker County 4-wheelers present the 32nd Annual Challenge in the Hills!  This long standing event gives you a chance to come out and get your 4-wheeler dirty “Tucker County Style”.  For a complete schedule, entry fee, registration and more information.  www.tc4x4.com

Canaan Valley Resort is hosting Memorial Day Weekend Demolition.  Games include; Dirt Eating Contest, Hammer Time, Block Building, Backhoe Toss, Duct Tape Target, and much more.  They will be also hosting a Golf Scramble on Monday, May 30th.  For more information www.canaanresort.com

Mountain Top Library is hosting a fundraiser in downtown Davis at the Fire Hall.  They are raising money for a new building.  Children games, book sale, cake walk, silent auction, flea market, caricatures drawings and much more on Saturday, May 28th from 10am-4pm.  Followed by an evening of dancing and music at the Mountain State Brewing Company.  Music by Matt Lambert and Young Funk Sung.  Come out and support the local library.

Timberline Four Seasons Resorts kick off their summer with the opening of their scenic chair lift ride and downhill mountain biking.  Timberline Stables will also be offering horseback rides and the pub will have live music all weekend.  For more information www.timberlineresort.com

The Tour of Tucker County Road Race will be held in Thomas on Saturday, May 28th.  Pre-registration can be done at www.bikereg.org for $25 and day of race registration will be $35 and is open from 9am to 11:30am.  USAC license is required for all riders.  One-day licenses can be purchased at the event for $10.

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