Attractions

The town of Morgantown is located in the Mountaineer Country Region of West Virginia. The coined phrase, Wild Wonderful West Virginia, is at its best here. Morgantown abounds in rugged natural beauty. Overlooking the City, is Cooper's Rock, West Virginia's largest State Forest, with its spectacular 1,200-foot overlook of the Cheat Canyon. The Cheat River barrels through the Canyon providing thrill seekers with class 5 & 6 rapids. Several rafting companies offer professionally guided tours enjoyed by vacationers from across the Country. The area abounds in biking on the many areas scenic trails, swimming, fishing, boating on Cheat Lake. Lakeview Resort which offers a first class 18 hole golf course and country club is recognized as one of the top golf courses in America. Cheat Lake and Lakeview Resort are just a short mile from The Lake Manor.

Morgantown is the home of West Virginia University (WVU). The Mountaineer sports teams enjoy much adoration here in the Mountain State and are very competitive nation-wide in many of those sports activities. WVU brings in fans by the thousands to enjoy sports activities in our state of the art facilities. The WVU Creative Arts Center enriches the areas cultural opportunities with musical events featuring nationally recognized artists, to University sponsored plays and musical events.

Morgantown enjoys a vibe that has been recognized on a National level. Statistically the City has one of the countries lowest unemployment rates in the U.S. as well as having had little down turn in our housing and city wide construction. The recent revitalization of the Wharf District is a good example with its shops, restaurants, and galleries. It features one of the areas rail trail systems offering recreation for bikers, bladders and walkers on the Caperton Trail. Morgantown is about 1 hour drive or less from entertainment in PA and MD. The larger city of Pittsburgh, PA offers many big city cultural opportunities and recreational opportunities abound in Western MD such as Wisp Ski Resort and Deep Creek Lake.