119 THINGS TO DO ON US ROUTE 119

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Mountaineer Country, WV

The Mountaineer Country region involves seven unique, yet complementing, counties in North Central West Virginia, including Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Marion, Harrison, Barbour and Doddridge. This region contains an array of outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions that are sure to surprise and delight all visitors. If Highway 119 is your preferred “Country Road,” see what’s available just a short drive off the beaten path.

Philippi Covered Bridge and Barbour County Historical Museum

http://www.philippi.org/

US-250, Philippi, WV 26416

13 Museum St., Philippi, WV 26416

The town of Philippi was the site of the first land battle of the American Civil War and is home to one of the longest and only twin barreled covered bridges in the U.S.

Tygart Lake State Park

https://wvstateparks.com/park/tygart-lake-state-park/

1240 Paul E Malone Rd., Grafton, WV 26354

This State Park has it all! Enjoy boating, camping, swimming, golfing, fishing and hiking in a scenic location.

International Mother’s Day Shrine

https://wvtourism.com/company/mothers-day-shrine/

11 East Main St., Grafton, WV 26354

This monument/museum to Mother’s Day, and its founder Anna Jarvis, is a National Historic Landmark.

Country Club Bakery

https://www.countryclubbakery.net/

1211 Country Club Rd., Fairmont, WV 26554

This little bakery is home to West Virginia’s original pepperoni roll. Buy in singles or by the dozen, plus enjoy fresh baked breads, pies and cookies.

Spirit of Grafton Festival

www.tourmountaineercountry.com

Downtown Grafton, WV, USA

Beginning the weekend before Memorial Day, Main Street in Downtown Grafton is closed to traffic and transformed into a carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food vendors, live music and live entertainment. Festival goers from near and far come together to catch the spirit of this long standing local tradition. 

Tygart Lake Marina

https://www.visitmountaineercountry.com/business/tygart-lake-marina/

Bath House Road, Grafton, WV 26354 

Tygart Lake Marina is located in the beautiful Tygart Lake State Park, just south of Grafton, West Virginia. Tygart Lake State Park is known for its 10-mile long, 1,750-acre lake which provides breathtaking views and an abundance of fishing.

Apothecary Ale House

https://www.visitmountaineercountry.com/business/apothecary-ale-house-and-cafe/2764 N 227 Chestnut St., Morgantown , WV  26505

Laid back local bar with craft beer and paninis. One of the largest craft beer selections in WV! 27 rotating taps and 140 different bottles to choose from!

Dorsey’s Knob Park

www.boparc.org/dorseys-knob-park.html

Dorsey Knob, Morgantown, WV 26508

Enjoy the 71-acre view of the Monongahela River at Dorsey’s Knob Park and climb the “Sky Rock,” known as the highest peak in Morgantown, which stands nearly 600 feet above the tall pines.

Mountain State Brewing Co.

https://www.visitmountaineercountry.com/business/mountain-state-brewing-company/

54 Clay St., Morgantown, WV 26501

One of West Virginia’s oldest distributing microbreweries and tap rooms, Mountain State Brewing Co. offers house-crafted beer and wood-fired artisan flatbreads in a casual riverside atmosphere.

Hiking, Biking, Strolling in Morgantown

http://www.montrails.org/rail-trail-maps/

185 Garrett St., Morgantown, WV 26501

Three premier rail-trails make Morgantown a popular destination for hiking and biking. Along the way, taste local flavor and find the perfect Mountaineer County souvenir at restaurants and shops in the Historic Wharf District or Historic Seneca Center, which are along the trail.

Anna Jarvis Museum

3576 Webster Pike, Grafton, WV 26354 

https://www.visitmountaineercountry.com/business/anna-jarvis-museum/

Museum dedicated to educating our youth of today about Mother’s Day and how it started.

The Metropolitan Theatre

https://morgantownmet.com/

371 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505

Step back in time and catch a show at “West Virginia’s Most Beautiful Playhouse.” The Met opened in 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Annual ARTS WALK

www.tourmountaineercountry.com 

Downtown Morgantown

Experience Downtown Morgantown and an array of art from local artists at this annual fall event. Stroll through more than 40 downtown businesses, see artwork from local artists, enjoy live music and entertainment, and take advantage of restaurant and retailer specials.  

WVU Sporting Events

https://wvusports.com/

Various Venues

Cheer on the Mountaineers at a variety of venues throughout Morgantown.

Morgantown Marathon

http://morgantownmarathon.com/

WVU Coliseum, 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Morgantown, WV 26505

This three-race event honors military heroes. Run the Mountain Mama 8K, Morgantown Thirteener 13.1 or the Morgantown Marathon 26.2 Heavenly Miles.

Alderson Broaddus University

https://ab.edu/

101 College Hill Drive, Philippi WV 26416

Overlooking the picturesque Tygart River Valley in Philippi, West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University students learn and grow in a faith-based community affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the West Virginia Baptist Convention. 

Coopers Rock State Forest

https://wvstateparks.com/park/coopers-rock-state-forest/

61 County Line Dr., Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

With iconic overlooks and a variety of hiking trails, this State Forest is a favorite weekend recreation spot. Looking for a thrilling adventure while you explore? Check out Adventure West Virginia’s zipline canopy tour nearby.

Forks of Cheat Winery

http://wvwines.com/

2811 Stewartstown Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508

This award-winning winery offers tours and tastings and features an onsite moonshine distillery.

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