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Arthurdale, Masontown, Reedsville H & L Lanes
Aurora, Rowlesburg CATHEDRAL STATE PARK

FAIRFAX STONE STATE PARK

Rowlesburg Community Park

Bruceton Mills, Hazelton, Brandonville COOPER'S ROCK STATE PARK

Bruceton Mills Dam & Big Sandy Creek

Cranesville, Cuzzart, Lenox Cranesville Swamp
Kingwood, Albright Kingwood Municipal Swimming Pool

Craig Civic Center

Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo

Cheat Canyon Campground

Newburg, Independence, Fellowsville
Terra Alta, Hopemont Alpine Lake Resort Community
& Conference Center
Tunnelton, Denver


 

COOPER'S ROCK STATE PARK

12,713 Acres,
 25 Tent/Trailer Campsites,  Fishing, Hunting (in season),  Picnicking, Playground,
Hiking/Cross-Country Ski Trails, Trading Post/Snack Bar
Contact:
 Rt. 1, Box 270,
 Bruceton Mills, WV 26525.
 304/594-1561.
Directions: Exit 13 of  I-68

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BRUCETON MILLS DAMS & BIG SANDY CREEK

This public fishing area is stocked with 3000 square feet of bait fish every year.
A Pavilion with public restrooms is available. Open year round.
For additional information call (304) 379-4405.
Directions: From WV I-68, take Bruceton Mills exit 23.
 Follow Route 26 North approximately 1/4 of a mile.

Dam is on your left.

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CRAIG CIVIC CENTER
Recreational hall. Basketball programs (Dec-Mar), roller skating (Oct-May), handicapped accessible.
Hosts organizational and private functions. Public restroom facilities.
Call (304) 329-9874

and ask for Brenda Turner.
Directions: Tunnelton Street, Kingwood

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FAIRFAX STONE STATE PARK

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Marking the junction of Grant, Preston and Tucker Counties, the Fairfax Stone

is 2 miles off US 219, 4 miles north of Thomas, West Virginia.
The stone is one of the oldest markers in the United States.
In 1681 Charles II of England granted Lord Hapton 6 million acres in this area.
The grant was inherited by Lord Fairfax in 1722. The spot marks the boundary
between Maryland and West Virginia, the headwaters of the Potomac River, and is a state park.
For more information,

please visit the Fairfax Stone State Park web site at http://wvweb.com/www/fairfax_stone.html

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ALPINE LAKE RESORT COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE CENTER


700 West Alpine Drive
Terra Alta, WV 26764
304-789-2481 * 800-752-7179
www.alpinelake.com

Newly Renovated Motel, 18 Hole Golf Course, Restaurant, Lounge,
 Pro Shop, Miniature Golf, Indoor Heated Pool, Game Room,
 Fitness Center, Tennis, Basketball, Beach,150 Acre Lake, Fishing, Hiking

Overlooking the Lake & Golf Course
Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials
Lakers Lounge - Open Daily

Golf Packages & Group Discounts

Weddings*Family Reunions*Conference Facilities*Company Picnics

Come For A Vacation - Stay For A Lifetime!

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CATHEDRAL STATE PARK
This majestic stand of virgin hemlock and hardwoods is just as it was before modern man came to the mountains. For about 60 years, it was the site of the original Brookside Hotel. Maintained for walking and bridle trails, the 132 acres were protected from logging and sold to the state of West Virginia for its use as a wilderness park in 1944. A walk through the majestic, centuries-old trees inspires a cathedral-like reverence. These priceless, imposing and irreplaceable giants, among the few remaining anywhere, are a stunning reminder of the primeval forests once extending from horizon to horizon over much of the eastern half of this continent. The great forest at Cathedral State Park has been entered in the National Registry of Natural History Landmarks by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service. Picnicking and playgrounds are available.

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CRANESVILLE SWAMP
Cranesville Swamp is a peatland bog, (a permanently wet area where partially decomposed plant debris has collected and compacted into peat) and was  formed during the most recent Ice Age, 15,000 years ago. This peat is nutrient poor and very acidic. This boreal bog can exist so far south only because it is in a colder microclimate than its surroundings. This frost pocket effect is caused by a combination of natural circumstances, including the persistence of cool air in the high mountain valleys.
Open to the public for bird watching and nature walks year-round. Before visiting, please review the visitation guidelines in the Preserve Guidelines section of this area. Park in the designated area and follow the marked trail through the woods to the boardwalk.
The 1,500-foot boardwalk allows easy exploration of the bog. Please remember to stay on the trail and boardwalk because plants are easily damaged by foot traffic.

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KINGWOOD MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL
Open to the public with daytime and nighttime hours.
Open seasonally from the last of May to the first of September
7 days per week
Concession stand and vending machines available.
Daytime swimming (1pm-5pm) everyday
Nighttime swimming (7pm-9pm) Tuesdays and Thursdays
Private Parties (7am-9pm) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Lessons available
Call (304) 329-9874
Directions: Price Street, Kingwood....near Preston Memorial Hospital

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