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DETAILED LIST OF NEARBY ACTIVITIES

The home itself is perfect for relaxing: Reading a book on the porch or in the sunroom, watching TV, doing puzzles, etc.

Hunter's Dairy Farm - Our property is right next to Hunter's Dairy Farm, a lush 200 acre farm that has been serving the local community for nearly a century. The cows are milked twice a day and guests of the Cohen B&B are welcome to help out with the milking process.

Morgantown Miniature Golf - This small new putt-putt course opened in 2018. It's closed in the winter months. (Distance from B&B: 2.6 miles, 5 minutes)

Friendship Hill National Historic Site - You can tour the historic home of Albert Gallatin, the Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. Visitors can also explore the 661 acre park by way of ten miles of nature trails. (Distance from B&B: 8 miles, 13 minutes)

Cheat Lake - This beautiful 13-mile wide lake goes all the way into Pennsylvania. You can rent a boat from the Sunset Beach Marina. Pontoon boat rentals are approximately $75 an hour, with a minimum of three hours. Rent before a certain time of day, and get the fourth hour free. The boat can hold about 10 people and is a relaxing way to spend several hours – driving the boat around, eating lunch, parking the boat and going for a swim in the lake. (Distance from B&B: 8 miles, 17 minutes)

Coopers Rock State Forest - This state forest has 13,000 acres of hiking trails and breathtaking views. When you arrive, the first place you'll want to go is to the overlook. It's a great place to take photos. There are trails of varying degrees of difficulty and length. One that we recommend is the Eagle Trail to the Rock City Trail, which takes a little more than an hour. There is also a playground and picnic tables for lunch afterwards. (Distance from B&B: 12 miles, 18 minutes)

Zip-lining - A few years ago, West Virginia University built a zip-lining course through Cooper's Rock State Forest. It is run by the university's outdoor education center which means that along the way, there's an educational component where you'll learn about forests in West Virginia. The course includes 4 zip lines and lasts approximately two hours. The cost is $60 per person. (Distance from B&B: 12 miles, 18 minutes)

West Virginia Botanic Garden - Looking for a peaceful walk in nature? This 82-acre park, complete with forest trails, is your answer. Chances are you'll be the only person there. It's a true hidden gem. (Distance from B&B: 7 miles, 18 minutes)

Core Arboretum - This is a 91-acre forest located in the heart of Morgantown on the campus of West Virginia University. There are multiple trails, mostly easy, that lead you down to the banks of the Monongahela River. Something to do if you're looking for an easy hike that last about an hour. (Distance from B&B: 8 miles, 22 minutes)

WVU sporting events - Depending on what season you're visiting, you could attend a football game (Sep.-Dec.), a basketball game (Nov.-Feb.) or a baseball game (Mar.-May). (Check the calendar here.) Football games are only held on Saturdays, sometimes in the afternoon, and sometimes in the evening. Ticket prices vary, with football being the most expensive ($60-$120 a ticket) and baseball being the least ($10 a ticket). (Distance from B&B: 8 miles, 22 minutes)

Black Bears Minor League Baseball - The Pittsburgh Pirates have a minor league team here in Morgantown. Experience the classic Americana that is minor league baseball. They usually play in the summer. See their complete schedule here. Tickets are usually about $10. (Distance from B&B: 17 miles, 22 minutes)

Stern's Berry Farm - Want to spend the afternoon picking blueberries? Then this farm is the place for you. You'll get to bring home buckets of blueberries that we can use for cooking and baking at the B&B. Only open during spring and summer months. (Distance from B&B: 20 miles, 28 minutes)

Prickett's Fort State Park - Go back in time! This rustic log fort is a re-creation of the original Prickett's Fort of 1774, which served as a refuge from Native American war parties on the western frontier of Colonial Virginia. They offer festivals and other events throughout the year. (Distance from B&B: 24 miles, 32 minutes)

Laurel Caverns - This geological park features a large natural calcareous sandstone cave that's about three miles long. You can get guided tours of the caves, go spelunking and much more. Tours start every 20 minutes and you do not need a reservation. The tour lasts about an hour. There is also a small indoor miniature golf course inside the cave, in case you wanted to do more after the tour. (Distance from B&B: 21 miles, 38 minutes)

Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo - This West Virginia zoo is small and therefore has a real intimate feel - you can reach out and touch many of the animals. It is home to over 30 different species of native and exotic animals from all over the world. What started out as a small collection of deer, black bear, cougars and tigers has turned into a menagerie of Chimpanzee, Grizzly Bear, various species of Orange and White Tiger, Spotted and Black Leopard, Ring Tailed Lemur, Baboon, and many other species. You always find new babies for that special photo opportunity and you can feed the giraffes. (Distance from B&B: 24 miles, 42 minutes)

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Casino - This first-class four-season resort features a golf course, a casino, a water park, horseback riding, a spa, a safari and much more. (Distance from B&B: 30 miles, 42 minutes)

Ohiopyle State Park - The rushing waters of the Youghiogheny River Gorge are the centerpiece of this 20,500-acre state park. This is a great place to go whitewater rafting. You can also go camping, hiking, rent bikes, and much more. (Distance from B&B: 34 miles, 49 minutes)

Wisp Ski Resort - While there are many places to ski in West Virginia, this 132-acre resort is the closest ski resort to the B&B. The nice thing about this place is that for those who don't ski, Wisp also has snow tubing and a snow roller coaster. Tubing costs about $30 and you can go as many times as you like during the two-hour window. (Distance from B&B: 41 miles, 50 minutes)

Fallingwater - This famous Frank Lloyd Wright home built into a waterfall is listed among Smithsonian's Life List of 28 places "to visit before you die." The guided tour of the home lasts an hour and costs $30. If you're feeling up for it, there's another Frank Lloyd Wright home not too far from this one called Kentuck Knob. If you go to both on the same day, they offer a joint discount. (Distance from B&B: 38 miles, 58 minutes)

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum -  Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital, this West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800's. The building, constructed during the Civil War, is one of the largest stone edifices after the Kremlin in Russia. Regular tours are available during the day and -- closer to Halloween season -- haunted ghost tours at night. (Distance from B&B: 67 miles, 1 hour, and 6 minutes)

Kennywood - This Pittsburgh-area amusement park features various structures and rides dating back to the early 1900s. Kennywood has dozens of roller coasters, rides and shows for kids of all ages. (Distance from B&B: 62 miles, 1 hour, and 24 minutes)

National Aviary - The nation's premier bird zoo is the country's largest aviary, and the only accorded honorary "National" status by the U.S. Congress. The aviary is home to over 500 birds representing more than 150 species. There are lots of exhibits and shows (watch the penguins!) and you can also feed some of the birds. (Distance from B&B: 76 miles, 1 hour, and 34 minutes)

Mr. Rogers Museum - Located in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh where you'll get to see the actual sweater and sneakers of the beloved television host. The museum also features several other exhibits for kids. (Distance from B&B: 77 miles, 1 hour, and 35 minutes)
 

Moundsville Prison - The West Virginia State Penitentiary is a retired, gothic style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. It operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility. The prison is rumored to be haunted and tours are available. (Distance from B&B: 90 miles, 1 hour, and 39 minutes)

Palace of Gold - This Indian temple is known as America's Taj Mahal. Located on 1,204 acres amidst the Appalachian mountains, this commune was built in 1968 and is home to hundreds of devout followers. Visitors can take a tour of the temple, the beautiful gardens, and watch them perform various ceremonies related to the New Vrindaban religion. (Distance from B&B: 67 miles, 1 hour, and 43 minutes)

Blackwater Falls - ​This beautiful state park has tons of hiking trails and an iconic waterfall overlook. It is among the most photographed venues in the state and appears on calendars, stationery, advertisements of all kinds and, most famously, on jigsaw puzzles. While driving to this park, you'll pass a little roadside attraction that's worth visiting: the world's smallest post office and America's smallest church. They're right next to each other. (Distance from B&B: 82 miles, 1 hour, and 47 minutes)

New River Gorge Bridge -  For many years, this bridge was the world's longest single-span arch bridge. It's a great place to take photos, but if you're really looking for adventure, then you'll want to go on the Bridge Walk Tour. You'll be hooked into harnesses and scale the catwalk on the underbelly of the bridge for 2-3 hours. Those with fear of heights need not apply. The area is also home to the New River Gorge River, a 70,000-acre park offering hiking, rock climbing, rafting on a whitewater river and other activities.(Distance from B&B: 152 miles, 2 hour, and 20 minutes)

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort - This is a bit of a fancier ski resort than the Wisp resort mentioned above. It has more trails, and more places to stay. It also has snow tubing. Shortly before arriving at Snowshoe, you'll pass the Greenbank Observatory, which houses the world's largest telescope. It is now being used to look for alien life (seriously!) and it has a cool science museum there. The town is also famous for being one of the few places in America where there's no Wifi or cell service and people travel there just to experience that peacefulness. (Distance from B&B: 148 miles, 2 hour, and 50 minutes)

Plus: Plenty of more fun and activities to enjoy in Pittsburgh, which is a little more than an hour drive away!

LOCATED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF APPALACHIA

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