Canaan Valley Resort will host a guided hike and night sky photography workshop on the weekend of August 19 – My Buckhannon

Davis, W. Va. – Showcasing the unique flora and fauna of the highest mountain valley in the eastern United States and providing individuals and families with the opportunity to learn and explore all the area has to offer , Canaan Valley Resort will host an expert-led, educational forum and facilitate outdoor adventure weekend hike August 19-21.

Matt Baker, General Manager of Canaan Valley Resort, said, “As summer draws to a close, now is the perfect time to spend some time outdoors with friends and family. Offering cooler mountain temperatures and plenty of activities focused on exploring and discovering the Canaan Valley, guests are set for an incredible experience.

The weekend begins Friday evening August 19th with the Mountainside Musical Series at the ski area’s Quencher’s Patio. The Crandall Creek Band will perform slopeside from 6-9 p.m. Pub food, as well as local craft beers, are available for purchase at Quencher’s Pub.

Chairlift rides are available in the evenings, as well as daily throughout the weekend. Guests can choose to ride up and down the mountain on the lift or descend to the top of the mountain and hike the beautiful two-mile Bald Knob Trail to the ski area.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, the station will host the edible plant hike. Taking place on the trails, fields and forests of Canaan Valley State Park, the tour will introduce participants to techniques for finding and identifying wild plants that are safe to eat. Hikers will also learn how to use trees and plants to start fires, create shelters and for other survival purposes.

Saturday evening, from 9 p.m. to midnight, the resort will host a night sky photography workshop, weather permitting. The workshop will teach the basics of astrophotography in one of West Virginia’s top dark sky destinations. Guests are encouraged to bring their own camera and a sturdy tripod.

Throughout the weekend, guests have access to the resort’s outdoor pool, miles of hiking and biking trails, and an 18-hole championship golf course, among other on-property amenities. . Trolley rides will be offered in the park on Friday and Saturday evenings. Rides are offered at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. and include a marshmallow roast.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the resort at 1-800-622-4121 or visit the website at

Canaan Valley Resort is a four season destination with a wide range of adventures and a variety of rooms and cabins. On-site activities include an 18-hole championship golf course, scenic chairlift rides, hiking and biking trails, bike rentals, miniature golf, and indoor/outdoor pools.

The Canaan Valley Resort is located in northeast West Virginia, approximately 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh, and 2.5 hours from Charleston, W.Va.

Room reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-622-4121.

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