Visit Blackwater

Plan Your Trip

Take a trip to the Blackwater Region of West Virginia to experience cool northern forests and exciting outdoor recreation. Historic small towns and dramatic landscapes at two state parks, the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Monongahela National Forest invite you to explore and linger in the High Allegheny Mountains. Sample the Blackwater Canyon from high above the Blackwater Falls State Park or along the 10 miles Trail through the heart of the Canyon. Lodging, Dining, Shopping,  Arts & Entertainment – You will find everything you need here to help you plan your trip to Blackwater Canyon and the surrounding areas.


Explore all the history and beauty the Blackwater has to offer.
railroad bridge arch along rail trail Railroad bridge along the Blackwater Canyon rail trail
view from Lindy Point in autumn View from Lindy Point
view of boardwalk and Blackwater Falls Blackwater Falls
view down Front Street in Thomas, WV Front Street, Thomas
bike at overlook along the Blackwater Canyn rail trail The Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail
small spruce trees at bear rocks preserve Bear Rocks Preserve
view down a stream lined with flowering rhododendron Big Run, in the Monongahela National Forest


Opportunities to connect, share & inspire change

Art Reception and History Talk at the B&L

We love sharing a building with the Buxton and Landstreet Gallery, we are excited to once again be collaborating with the B&L for a reception. This time we are celebrating a new display of nature-focused artwork from Ruth Blackwell Rogers, which will be at the B&L beginning May 25th. The reception will be from 6 […]

Great Courtroom Dramas of Tucker County in the 1890s

On May 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Cottrill Opera House in Thomas, Friends of Blackwater will be hosting a talk on notable court cases in Tucker County’s history. Guest speaker Tom Rodd is a former lawyer and state Supreme Court clerk, and director of the J.R. Clifford Project. The event is free and there […]