- 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.
The Museum of American Art is dedicated to presenting the story of glass making in America and especially in West Virginia, and visitors can see products from Blenko Glass Company, Fenton, and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Carrara Art among others. The museum also includes the National Marble Museum.
Constructed between 1858 and 1881, the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was better known as the Weston State Hospital, and is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in the United States, and may be the second largest in the world. Visitors can tour the building that housed 2,400 people in the 1950s.
Colonel Edward Jackson developed the Stonewall Mill area, and adopted Tom and his sister Laura before the Civil War, but during the Civil War, Tom became known as General Stonewall, while his sister aided Union troops using her home as a hospital. The Extension Service maintains the area.
The Split Rock Pools is located at Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, and is split between a toddler's area with indoor and outdoor swim areas, a children's pool area with a geyser as well as slides. Adults have their own area with a sauna and hot tub.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers 11 lifts and 53 groomed trails on its 227 acres. Guests can rent skis and snowboards, take lessons, experience off road adventures, go tubing, and eat in the resort's five restaurants.
Running nearby Shaver's Lake, Bail-Out Natural Trail is located in the Cheat Mountain area nearby the Monongahela National Forest. The trail offers a steep, uphill hike and can also be accessed via other trails to provide a downhill route.
Located in Snowshoe, West Virginia and part of the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort, the Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail is a backcountry path that is open to hikers and bikers. The Greenbrier River can be seen half-way through the hike.