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Your West Virginia Family Vacation Itinerary

There are so many wonderful things to do in West Virginia, but planning an itinerary can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled these ready-made West Virginia family vacation itineraries that include family-friendly attractions and outdoor adventures on and off the Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins property. All of these ideas are interchangeable, so you and your family can choose the perfect combination of activities to enjoy during your stay.

Best of all, these things to do and attractions are near Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins so you won’t have to travel too far to try new experiences and create memories.

Check out our West Virginia family vacation itineraries below!

A family hiking through the forest5-Day West Virginia Family Vacation Itinerary for Hiking

Day 1 – Harman’s Onsite Hikes

Discover unmatched scenery and adventures the moment you step outside your West Virginia log cabin. Harman’s Cabins boasts numerous onsite West Virginia hiking trails for all ages and experience levels, making for an immersive experience without even having to travel too far from your cabin. Harman’s onsite hiking trails include:

  • Top of the Rocks: provides phenomenal views of the cabins and surrounding area
  • Hopeville Canyon Overlook: enjoy spectacular views of Hopeville Canyon
  • Stream Access: an easy hike for kids—just follow the North Fork River

Day 2 – Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 14 minutes; 11. 8 miles

Begin your journey off of Harman’s property with a quick trip to the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. Here you’ll find the Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail, a 1.3-mile trail that rises 700 feet above ground in the middle of Monongahela National Forest.

You can discover more Seneca Rocks hiking trails.

A scenic shot of a bald eagle sitting on a tree branch

Day 3 – Dolly Sods Bear Rocks Preserve

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 29 minutes; 12.9 miles

Dolly Sods Bear Rocks Preserve sits above Canaan Valley in Dolly Sods, providing majestic views of West Virginia’s natural beauty. Here, hikers will likely see birds of prey soaring through the sky, smaller birds that live within the flora that covers the ground, and other unique creatures like salamanders.

Discover more Dolly Sods hikes.

Day 4 – Blackwater Falls State Park

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 1 hour; 46 miles

Located only 45 minutes from our West Virginia log cabins is Blackwater Falls State Park, a gorgeous setting located in the Allegheny Mountains and one of the most photographed areas in West Virginia. While the park does offer 20 miles of hiking trails, the main attraction is Blackwater Falls, where all ages will enjoy the scenery and sounds as crisp, flowing water cascades 57 feet down the rocks. Just make sure you have your camera ready!

Day 5 – Harman’s Onsite Hikes

After days of exploring the local hiking trails, use your final day to relax onsite and enjoy Harman’s trails you missed—or the trails you want to hike again near your West Virginia cabin rentals. Stop by the Harman’s gift shop for toys, souvenirs, snacks, and more to complete your mountain getaway!

If you’re looking for more family-friendly hiking opportunities, there are plenty of other nearby hiking trails to enjoy. Find out more about nearby West Virginia hiking trails.

5-Day West Virginia Family Vacation Itinerary for Outdoor Adventure & Sightseeing

A person ziplining between the tall trees of a forest

Day 1 – Top of Rocks/Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 14 minutes; 11. 8 miles

Just 14 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center lies at the base of Seneca Rocks. The center includes a picnic area, live music on Saturdays, Appalachian crafters and artisans during the summer months, and nearby hiking and sightseeing.

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center hours of operation:

  • March 30 – April 29; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • May 3 – September 3; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Daily
  • September 5 – October 28; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays through Sundays

Day 2 – NROCKS Via Ferrata

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 33 minutes; 25.2 miles

Gain an entirely new appreciation for the great outdoors when you visit Nelson Rocks for a day of Via Ferrata. This 3.5 hours-long professionally guided tour includes scaling 1,085 feet in elevation, crossing a suspension bridge 150 feet above ground, and more! Guests must be 13 years or older to take on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Prices start at $125. Call (877) 435-4842 to book your trip at NROCKS Outdoor Adventure.

seneca caverns tunnel

Day 3 – Smoke Hole or Seneca Caverns

Smoke Hole Caverns distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins – 2 minutes; 1.8 miles

Seneca Caverns distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins – 29 minutes; 19 miles

Head underground for a tour of a completely different world at Smoke Hole Caverns and Seneca Caverns. One of the best things about these caverns is that weather is never a factor; you can enjoy these natural wonders any time of year! These incredible underground formations are filled with truly unique features like stalactites, stalagmites, bats, and flowing mineral-carrying water. At Seneca Caverns, you’ll descend 165 feet below the entrance to the caverns. And kids can dig for their own keepsakes at the Gemstone Mining stations, offered at both locations.

Guided cavern tours for Smoke Hole Caverns are $17 for adults, $12 for kids ages 5–12, and free for kids ages 4 and under. Call (304) 257-4442 for more information.

Tour rates at Seneca Caverns are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids ages 4 and under. Contact (304) 567-2691 for more information.

Day 4 – NROCKS North Fork Valley Canopy Tour Zip Line

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 33 minutes; 25.2 miles

Zip between the trees at NROCKS North Fork Valley Canopy Tour. This scenic adventure packs tons of thrills and some of the area’s best views as you glide through the valley. The tour includes 3 sky bridges and 12 zip lines as high as 80 feet above the ground and 680 feet long! This family-friendly sightseeing tour is a can’t-miss attraction! Prices start at $70 per person from November thru March. To book your zip line tour, call (877) 435-4842.

Day 5 – Yokum Stables Horseback Riding

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 14 minutes; 11.4 miles

Located only 14 minutes from our West Virginia log cabins, Yokum Stables has made sure you don’t have to use your own two feet to hike every trail. Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride through Seneca Rock with a guided tour for ages 6 and up. Plan in advance by calling (304) 567-2466 to make reservations.

Get the entire list of can’t miss outdoor destinations in West Virginia.

5-Day West Virginia Family Vacation Itinerary for Fishing

Day 1 – Fishing at Harman’s North Fork of the South Branch Potomac River

A father and daughter holding a fishYour West Virginia fly-fishing adventure starts right near your Harman’s log cabin when you book through the resort. This private two-mile portion of the North Fork is a catch-and-release stream that provides excellent golden, brown, and brook trout fishing year-round. This exclusive experience is only available to guests of Harman’s so you’ll find this to be a peaceful, picture-perfect place to begin your fishing trip. 

Learn more about guided fishing at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins.

Day 2 – Fish the North Fork of Lunice Creek

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 20 minutes; 13.1 miles

This creek is located just a 20-minute drive from Harman’s Log Cabins, and it’s a great place to set out on your second day of fishing. The stream offers several access points from WV Rt. 42 for anglers to find their lucky spots. The creek is stocked with trout twice monthly from February to April and once in May, but you also might net bass or other sportfish species.

Day 3 – Fly Fishing at Dry Fork

a fisherman holding a trout fishDistance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 58 minutes; 24.3 miles

Dry Fork is one of the top fly-fishing destinations in West Virginia. This 40-mile tributary of the Black Fork and Cheat River near the Monongahela National Forest affords anglers a selection of brown, yellow, and rainbow trout. The stream is stocked in February and again from March through May.

Day 4 – Gandy Creek Trout Stream

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 1 hour; 33.1 miles

Gandy Creek is a spectacular spot for an angler looking for a day of casting. The stream is known to fishing enthusiasts for its rainbow, brown, and brook trout. County Road 29 follows the stream for miles and affords many places to stop and fish. 

Day 5 – Fish Scenic Red Creek

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 41 minutes; 32.8 miles

This scenic creek is stocked with trout January and February, and weekly from March through May, but you’ll find other species here as well. To cast near the stocking area, stay between WV Secondary Route 3 bridge upstream through Greenland Gap to Scherr.

See more of our favorite trout streams in West Virginia.

5-Day West Virginia Vacation Itinerary for Families With Toddlers

Day 1 – Harman’s Hike & Family Picnic

Mother and daughter hiking in West Virginia.Your stay at a luxury West Virginia cabin affords great opportunities for hiking and outdoor fun for all ages. Visit the Harman’s Gift Shop to find picnic supplies and ask about the best onsite trail for bringing your lunch along on the outdoor adventure. The stream access path is the easiest and is great for kids. Finish your day with s’mores around a campfire right at your cabin.

Day 2 – Smoke Hole Cavern Tour, Mining & Mini Golf

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 2 minutes; 1.8 miles

Young kids love to visit Smoke Hole Caverns during their West Virginia family vacation, and its close proximity to Harman’s cabins makes this a quick yet fun adventure. The gemstone panning gives children the chance to find amethyst, rubies, emeralds, crystals, and perhaps even arrowheads. An easy yet exciting mini golf course is also available for ages 3 to 12. Finish your visit with a cavern tour. These tours last approximately one hour and will fascinate children and adults. Value-priced packages are available; kids under 3 are free for all attractions. Call (304) 257-4442 for more information.

Day 3 – Mountain Trail Rides’ Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 42 minutes, 33.7 miles

Connect with nature at Mountain Trail Rides during your West Virginia vacation. The barnyard petting zoo is a delight for young kids. Opt for the VIP pass for $15 to enjoy a hand-led horse ride, to feed the animals, and have a go at gemstone mining. If you’re up for more adventure, Mountain Trail Rides also offers horseback riding outings. Age restrictions apply, but pony rides are available for children aged 15 months and up for $6. Other rides begin at age 10 and up, with prices from $35 to $65. Call (304) 866-4652 to book your reservation or for more information.

Day 4 – Visit the Town of Seneca Rocks

Mother and son hiking in West Virginia.Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 14 minutes; 11.7 miles

The Seneca Rocks area has easy trails for little hikers to enjoy. Follow the marked path to the observation deck for picturesque views and great photo opportunities. The town of Seneca Rocks also offers seasonal attractions such as a Discovery Center, underground caverns, and an old time general store, plus picnic spots to make a day of your adventure. For more information on openings and hours, contact each attraction:

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center: (304) 567-2827

Seneca Caverns: (304) 567-2691

Harper’s Olde General Store: (304) 567-2586

Day 5 – Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo

Distance from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 1 hour, 50 minutes; 71.9 miles

Bring the kids to see one of West Virginia’s largest collections of animals. This zoo features 30 species of wildlife, from exotic to native, including tigers, bears, monkeys, and donkeys. Admission is free for kids age 2 and under, $10.99 for ages 3 – 12, and $12.99 for ages 13 and up. Contact (304) 329-3122 for more information.

Find even more things to do in West Virginia with kids to add to your itinerary.

We hope these itineraries show you how much fun you can have on your West Virginia family vacation. No matter the number of days you’re staying at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, there’s always something new to experience and memories to be made.

Looking to get your West Virginia family vacation started? Check out our guide to some of the area’s most popular destinations and be sure to reserve your log cabin!