Cool mountain air and low humidity are found in one of West Virginia’s highest elevated counties, this alone makes escaping the low lands and surrounding major metropolitan areas worthwhile. A mountain outdoor recreationalist paradise is what we are, plain and simple.

Pitch black skies in one of the darkest spaces found on the east coast is an astronomer’s paradise.

Our historical small towns are full of character, in a modest easy-going sense.   After a full day of enjoying the outdoors, there are just enough antique shops, art galleries, live music, breweries, and restaurants to have a relaxing stroll through Davis, Parsons, or Thomas. 

Plenty of festivals accompany summer such as Celebration of the Arts at Canaan Valley Resort, Mountaineer Days Fourth of July in Thomas, and Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival.

Top Tucker Trip Suggestion: Sleep Outside.  You don’t always have to drop hard earned coin on lodging, spend the night outside under the stars.  If this is not for you, think about the kids, they could be into it, I highly recommend encouraging youngsters to try a night sleeping outside.  It is an amazing experience when the mind begins to wander into the star studded quiet of the night.  Keep any eye out for the big dipper.  Build a campfire!  Bring from home a sleeping pad and sleeping bag and to think, if the weather turns, get up and walk inside to the comfort and security of a bed.

Discover Summer in the Canaan Valley