School is in session and summer is winding down. This means we are now entering one of our region’s most treasured seasons. Fall in Canaan Valley offers many engaging outdoor activities and events to help you ease the transition from warm summer day activities to our many wintertime adventures.
Cool Temps and Fun Events
Fall temperatures in Canaan Valley will be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than temperatures in surrounding cities or lower elevations, so bring extra jackets! While you’re here, enjoy these cool temps beside a fire with family and friends…maybe toast a marshmallow or two. After a long day of hiking or biking, rejuvenate mind and body in a luxurious hot tub, available in many of our rental properties. Our cool autumn nights are also known for their clear skies, perfect for star-gazing and taking in the Milky Way.
This year, we are extending our 4th-Night-Free Special through winter! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to play hooky and sneak that extra day into your magical mountain vacation.
Planning on visiting our corner of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia? Check out the possibilities for fall fun and quality family time. The calendar is chock full of festivals and events, so contact us to make a reservation now.
Leaf Peeper’s Festival
- September 27-29
- Town of Davis, WV
Leaf Peeper’s is three days of seasonal celebration, family fun, craft beers, classic cars, local craftsmen and live music celebrating fall in Canaan Valley! Over a dozen food vendors and trucks will tempt your tastebuds with local classics like brisket, pulled pork, chicken BBQ and kettle corn. Saturday is shopping day, so come prepared and get a head start on your holiday gift buying. The Octoberfest tent features local breweries and tastings of mead, an ancient wine recipe sourced from honey. See the Schedule of Events here or visit Leaf Peeper’s Festival via Facebook.
Run For It Walk/Run
If you’re in town for the Leaf Peeper’s Festival, be sure to cheer on or join the runners during the Run For It, 2K Walk and 5K Run. This community event, sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, benefits area causes while encouraging participation in healthful outdoor activities. Folks from miles around come to participate in this fun and challenging event. Individuals, groups and businesses come together to sponsor teams. Cash prizes are awarded to teams, as well as to the fastest 5k runners and 2k walkers in each age category.
While competitive, there is no need for speed in this 2K walk–it’s all for charity (and prizes). Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers, dogs…they’re all welcome. Many thousands of dollars are raised for the arts, local charities, historical preservation, educational activities, emergency services, youth organizations and more. Proceeds benefit seven counties in West Virginia and Maryland. So register yourself or put together a team and sign up online at RaceRoster.com
Walk Between The Parks during Wild Walks Weekend
- Saturday, October 5, 2019 9am – 4 pm
- Hosted by Canaan Valley Resort
- Canaan Resort Guided Hikes
Not to be missed is the scenic eight mile hike that includes an event memento, cook-out lunch and shuttle service. Bring your camera, as the course offers one fantastic photography opportunity after another. There will also be a Walk-a-Mile contest. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12. Pre-registration is recommended. For more info, email David Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org
83rd Mountain State Forest Festival
- September 28-October 6, 2019
- City of Elkins, Randolph County, WV
- 83rd Forest Festival
One much anticipated West Virginia event of the season takes place a short scenic drive away in Elkins! One of the longest-running and best attended festivals in the state, the Forest Festival celebrates traditional competitions, natural resources and, of course, music. Participate in a lumberjack competition, juried art show, photography exhibit or quilt show. Purchase tickets to see country legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives in concert. Spend one day or the entire week celebrating the roles conservation and culture play in the Wild and Wonderful State of West Virginia. Click for complete schedule of events.
Full Season of Music at The Purple Fiddle
- 96 East Avenue Town of Thomas, WV
Visit this smoke-free, family friendly music venue to catch both local and nationally-recognized acts. While you’re there, feast on a healthy selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts. And, of course, there is a variety of local, craft beers. All ages are welcome and kids under 12 are free. Preview the lineup here.
Stay In For Thanksgiving
We are extending our 4th Night Free Special through winter!
Looking to escape the crowds this holiday season? All our rentals offer fully equipped kitchens fitted with everything you need to host an intimate Thanksgiving Dinner. Give thanks, make memories, then gather by the fire or head to town for a little entertainment or relaxing after-dinner beverage. Visit our premiere rental properties here.
If a visit whets your appetite and you’d like to consider purchasing a home, condo or property, talk with our friendly and dedicated team of specialists. We’ll go above and beyond to make sure we match you up with the home and location that’s just right for you. And after you purchase you’ll be pleased to know we offer a full range of property management services to keep your home in tip-top shape for your next visit. Or, want to rent your home when you’re not here…we’ll handle that for you, too.