- TripBuzz found 18 things to do with kids in or near Elkins, West Virginia, including 12 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Davis, Buckhannon, Philippi and Seneca Rocks.
- From Elkins Bowling Recreation Center to New Tygart Flyer, the Elkins area offers 44 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Forests.
- Situated on the Tygart Valley River and Leading Creek, over 7,000 people call Elkin, West Virginia home. This city, located in Randolph County, spans only 4 square miles. Elkin was named in the 1995 edition of 'The 100 Best Small Towns in America.' The city has a wonderful, spanning view of the mountains and terrain, accompanied with an array of festivals in celebration of the town.
Canaan Resort is located in the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains. The resort is popular for skiing and tubing in the winter with 160 inches average snowfall, and the Bird Fest brings many visitors in May and June.
White Grass Touring & Café on Cabin Mountain offers over 31 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, and rents the equipment needed for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. At the café, diners find vegetarian soups, sandwiches, and desserts.
Photographers love to take photos of the water at Blackwater Falls State Park, because of its black color caused by tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles in the water. The park has a lodge with a 200-seat conference center and indoor pool, cabins, and camping facilities.
Timberline Four Season Resort has 39 slopes and trails, some of which reach the 4,268 feet peak. The resort annually sees 200 inches of snow, and has snowmaking equipment with the longest run being two miles.
The Canaan Valley State Park is a 6,000-acre state park that is best known for its eccentric winter sports playground. Activities that the park offers include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and tubing.