Things to Do in West Virginia with Kids

Take a break from it all and head outside with the kiddos! West Virginia is like one giant outdoor playground that offers excitement and exploration that all ages will enjoy and plenty of social distancing.

Here are some of our favorite things to do in West Virginia with kids:


seneca rocksSeneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks is one of West Virginia’s most recognizable landmarks and offers plenty of activities for kids and adults. Although steep, all ages can enjoy the Seneca Rocks Trail. Other activities for youngsters include zip lining and wild caving with NROCKS Outdoor Adventures.

Discover more things to do in Seneca Rocks.





sunset view over dolly sodsDolly Sods Wilderness

Located right next door to Harman’s Log Cabins, Dolly Sods Wilderness offers some of the best views in West Virginia. The area’s unique ecosystem offers plenty to see and discover, including various species of plants and migratory birds. There are also plenty of day hiking options suitable for all ages.





blackwater falls in north west virginiaBlackwater Falls State Park

Well known for its cascading waterfall, Blackwater Falls State Park also offers many activities for families to enjoy. The park has nine trails considered easy, so children can enjoy. 

During the summer, Pendleton Lake is available for swimming. During the winter, take a ride on the sled run or enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

Take the family on a West Virginia waterfalls road trip!




kids inner tubingInner Tubing at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Kids of all ages can enjoy a lazy day on an inner tube at the swimming hole or take a brief adventure along a few riffles at Harman’s Log Cabins.







A family hiking through the forestHiking at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Families staying at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins won’t have to travel far for an outdoor adventure. There are several hiking trails on the Harman’s Log Cabins property, including the Stream Access trail, which is easily accessible for all ages.







A father and daughter holding a fishFishing at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Families staying at Harman’s Log Cabins will get to enjoy private access to a catch and release trophy trout stream. If your kids are beginners with a spinning rod or fly rod, either is welcome during your family getaway. There are also several nearby trout ponds where kids can catch and keep their own trout for a fee.

Learn more about the Kids Corner at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins.





seneca caverns tunnelSeneca Caverns

Wow” the little ones with an underground journey exploring 4.5 million-year-old caverns! Seneca Caverns has plenty to see inside the caves with a guided tour. They also offer a gemstone mining area where kids can find their own take-home treasures!








inside of smoke hole cavernsSmoke Hole Caverns

Smoke Hole Caverns will excite and amaze everyone in your party. Tours are offered nearly every day of the year except major holidays. Exploring the caverns is the perfect activity for a rainy day!





a train on train tracksCass Scenic Railroad

Take an adventure into the wilderness of West Virginia aboard a classic steam-driven locomotive! The Cass Scenic Railroad’s featured expedition takes riders to the overlook at Bald Knob, the third-highest point in West Virginia, offering plenty of views kids and parents will love.

Check out our favorite train rides for foliage viewing!




aerial view of spruce knobSpruce Knob

Spruce Knob is West Virginia’s highest peak, standing over 4,800 feet above sea level! There’s plenty of day hiking and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Make your way to Spruce Knob Tower, which sits atop Spruce Knob, for breathtaking views of forested ridges and grassy pastures.





kids taking a horseback rideHorseback Riding

Kids ages 6 and up will get to take a scenic trail ride by horseback at Yokum’s Seneca Rocks Stables, where riders are taken to the very top of Seneca Rocks! 

At Mountain Trail Rides, there are options for children as young as 15 months for an unforgettable day out, including pony rides, a baby petting zoo, an adventure cave, and gemstone mining.

Learn more about horseback riding in West Virginia.






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