spring in canaan mountain laurel bloom

Spring in Canaan Valley

In Happenings, Seasons by Best of Canaan

Spring in Canaan Valley

Spring in Canaan Valley has arrived, bringing with it the seasonal renewal of the land and marking the official end of cabin fever. Longer and warmer days brings re-greening of the landscape, the swelling of the rivers, and an explosion of wildflowers. And, an influx of new real estate listings! There’s no better place to experience it all than in the high-mountain paradise of Canaan Valley.  Choose from among a diverse range of rental properties to provide your ideal spring getaway.

Spring into Action

Canaan Valley is well known around the region as a winter destination for skiing and snowboarding, but it’s also a go-to spring destination long after the last snow has melted. Featuring a wealth of hiking and biking trails, not to mention an unrivaled plant and animal diversity, Canaan Valley is an ideal outdoor adventure destination for hikers, bikers, anglers, birders, boaters, and naturalists alike.

Rent a mountain bike and test your mettle on one of our stellar trails, then stop and smell the wildflowers spread across the forest floor. Cast a line in one of our renowned trout streams, then look up and admire the migratory birds as they rest in their annual pitstop.

Sue Haywood competing in the Canaan MTB Festival Trials Event in Davis, WV

This time of year, the classic West Virginia delicacy of wild ramps can be found in hillsides – and recipes –  around the state. Here in Canaan Valley, you might find yourself foraging for ramps in the wild – or on the menu of our local family-owned restaurants.

Whether you’re searching for high adventure or looking to lie low for some R&R, a stay in one of our beautiful rentals will set you up for success.

Spring into the Arts

It’s no secret that Canaan Valley and the surrounding Tucker County region is a hotspot for world-class outdoor recreation, but did you know our mountain community is also home to a thriving art scene? While the neighboring towns of Thomas and Davis both feature their fair share of arts and crafts, it’s safe to say that the hip hamlet of Thomas is the galactic center of the Tucker County art scene.

Nellie Rose Textiles at the Lamplight Art Gallery in Thomas, WV

Head into Thomas during Memorial Day weekend for our unique ArtSpring Festival. Don’t miss your chance to stroll the historic buildings of Front Street during the Art Walk at 6 p.m. on May 25. ArtSpring weekend features a silent auction, gallery openings, an art market, live music, craft beer, food vendors, and more.

Spring into a Cabin

If you want to fully experience spring in Canaan Valley, you’ll need a home base for your adventures. Book a stay in one our cabins or mountainside homes for a true taste of the mountain lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spring getaway or a fully-furnished home for the whole family, our dedicated rental specialists and properties have your needs covered. And as always, your fourth night is FREE on non-holidays.

Best of Canaan - Canaan Valley Real Estate Sales and Vacation Rentals
Bring your family and friends! Our rental properties offer you homes of all sizes.

If a previous stay in Canaan Valley has inspired you to find your dream mountain home or property, our award-winning realtors are here to provide the best of the best throughout our full range of realty and property management services.

Spring into these Events

Live Music
There’s always music floating through the high-mountain air—so much that we can’t list it all here. Check out the following links and get tuned in on all the tunes happening in the area: Tucker County Event Calendar | The Purple Fiddle | Wicked Wilderness Pub | Mountain State Brewing Co.

Loves It performs at Cottrill’s Opera House in Thomas, WV

Easter at Canaan Valley: April 19 – 21
Movies, egg hunts, bingo, dinner and of course the Easter Bunny!
https://canaanvalley.org/events/event/2948/

Canaan Valley Half Marathon & 10K: April 28
The inaugural Canaan Valley Half Marathon and 10K on April 28, 2019.  Check out this new road race right through the heart of the valley.
https://www.canaanvalleyhalfmarathon.com/

Cheat River Festival: May 4 – 5
Show your love for one of the most storied rivers in the area. Great food, music and art come together on the banks of the Cheat River for a magical weekend.
http://cheatfest.org/

Parsons Volunteer Fire Department Homecoming Fair: May 6, May 10-13
Genuine small town fun for the whole family! Poker run, music, rides, bingo; Kiwani’s famous corndogs sold every night!
https://www.parsonsvfd.org/upcoming-events/

West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls State Park: May 9-12
Learn about the spectacular array of area wildflowers – from the experts! Enjoy workshops and explorations, take trips out to Dolly Sods, Cranesville Swamp, Table Rock and more!
https://canaanvalley.org/outdoor-recreation/listings/59th-annual-west-virginia-wildflower-pilgrimage-at-blackwater-falls-state-park

Art Spring Festival: May 24 – 26
Tucker County’s annual celebration of the arts brings visitors to our area from all over. It’s a busy, happening weekend…book your stay today.
https://www.artspringwv.com/festival-2019

West Virginia Bird Discovery Weekend: May 31 – June 2
Novice and expert birders alike come together for an invigorating ornithological experience!
https://wvstateparks.com/event/west-virginia-bird-discovery-weekend-blackwater-falls/

Meet the Cheat in St. George: June 8
What’s better on a warm spring day than a lazy paddle with friends old and new.
http://cheatriverwatertrail.org/events/

Canaan MTB Festival: June 14 – 16
In its 11th year, the Canaan Mountain Bike Festival promises another round of classic West Virginia riding. Experience relaxing or adventurous group rides, world-class skills sessions, an over-the-top trials event, local trail work, kids ride and of course great beer and even better friends. Not to be missed!
https://canaanmtbfestival.blogspot.com/

West Virginia Days: June 21 – 23
Activities include a Civil War Re-enactment, yard games, wagon rides, and more!
https://canaanvalley.org/events/event/2998/

Mountaineer Days: Fourth of July Weekend
Classic West Virginia fun to celebrate Independence Day. All events are family friendly and free. The 45 minute, totally amazing fireworks display may just be the best you’ve ever seen!
https://www.facebook.com/Mountaineer-Days-Thomas-WV-596983650442013/