Do you have a family vacation planned in one of our vacation rentals this summer but not sure what to do? Have no fear as we know where all the fun happens to be. Summer time in the Snowshoe area is just as fun as the winter time. Let’s take a look to see what family-friendly activities there are.
Shavers Lake & Lift
Shavers Lake is one of the area’s best kept secret and is located at Snowshoe Mountain. Hop onto Ballhooter Lift that will take you down to the lake. Once you have arrived at the lake, there are several things for your family to enjoy. There is a beach area which features an area that offers snacks and beach accessories for you to purchase. As well as an inflatable floating challenge course, paddle boats, canoes and even stand-up paddle boards. For the younger children, there is a pirate ship with a mega-tower playground. With so much to do, make sure you get here early. You can purchase the pass to be able to do this online. Be sure to check the hours of operation before you plan your trip.
Green Bank Observatory
Do you have a scientist in your family and want to have a day of learning? Then head on over to Green Bank Observatory for a day of science fun. Admission into the Science Center is free but for those who want to do an hour-long telescope tour you will have to pay. Prices for the tour are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, kids 10 & under are free as well as Active and Veteran Military. They do the tours hourly so you won’t miss out on the fun if you don’t get there in time. Please note that the area where the observatory is at, you will not have cell or Wi-Fi service. The summer hours for the science center are May 25-September 3, 2018 from 8:30 am to 7 pm. The tours begin at 9 am and end at 6 pm.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Have a little one in the family who loves trains and wants to experience one? If you do then you should head to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park for a little fun and even get to take an unforgettable ride on a train. Located in the historic town of Cass, WV you will find a park that will take you back into history for the day. A time where all you had was a train to get from place to place and not a car. There is even a company store that is open from 8 am to 8 pm where you can eat at a restaurant, visit the museum or purchase something from the gift shop. Stop by the visitor’s center to learn more information about the park and keeping it authentic. View the tickets here to see which ride looks fun to you.
Beartown State Park
If you are looking for strange rock formations or cliffs to take amazing pictures from look no further. Beartown State Park is located on Droop Mountain’s eastern summit where you will be able to find this beautiful 107 acre area. You and your family will be able to see strange rock formations, overhanging cliffs and even some huge boulders. These were all made up of the Pottsville Sandstone which happens to date back to the Pennsylvanian Age. Don’t miss out on what nature has to offer you on this amazing visit.
Falls of Hills Creek
Falls of Hills Creek is in the Monongahela National Forest that is roughly 114 acres of land. You and your family will be able to enjoy 3 beautiful waterfalls and one of the cleanest streams in the state. There happens to be a boardwalk with a length of approximately 1700 feet that will allow you to get some beautiful shots of the first waterfall. For those of you who love wildflowers, then you will be able to find more than 40 different species of them on your way.
There are many more activities within the area that are family-friendly for all ages. And there are different events happening all summer long that your family will enjoy. We can’t wait to see you this summer while you are on your family vacation. Allow us to help you make new memories and want to come back and visit for years to come.