West Virginia Botanic Garden offers a glimpse at the nature and history of north-central West Virginia. Located at a former reservoir near Chear Lake, the garden offers trails around the reservoir, wetlands and forest that have educational stops along the route.
The Mon River Trail Conservancy maintains 48 miles of recreational trails that span three counties in north-central West Virginia. The Caperton Trail is mostly flat and heads from Morgantown’s downtown area toward Point Marion, Pennsylvania, by following the Monongahela River. The Decker’s Creek Trail goes from downtown to Preston County and features a 2% grade.