Outdoor Adventure

Golfing

within 15 minutes of Creekside

Fountain Springs Golf Course

Discover the splendor of southern West Virginia's finest scenery where Russell Breeden's 6500 yard championship public golf course stretches across rolling hills with every level of golfer in mind. Eighteen hole course, pro-shop, snack bar, restaurant. Open year-round. All major credit cards accepted. Call for tee times.

304-753-4653

 

within 45 minutes of Creekside

304-536-1884

Pipestem Resort

304-466-1800

The Greenbrier

855-453-4858

Castle Rock Golf

540-626-7276

 

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Hiking, Biking, Climbing & Caving

within 15-40 minutes of Creekside

Allegheny Trail

Southern terminus originates from the Appalachian Trail near Pine Swamp Ridge above the Sugar Camp Farm. Trail follows the crest of Peters Mountain northeastward to Laurel Branch, near Sweet Springs
304-466-2724

Appalachian Trail

This famous Maine-to-Georgia footpath follows the crest of Peters Mountain from the southern Monroe county line with Virginia to a point above the Sugar Camp Farm, a part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. The trail is best accessed from Monroe County by hiking up the Groundhog Trail from the Sugar Camp Farm. Monroe County is one of only two counties in West Virginia which can claim a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The famous Maine to Georgia footpath follows the crest of Peters Mountain for roughly 12 miles. Monroe and Jefferson counties are the only two West Virginia counties thatcontain aportion of the trail.
540-552-4641

Hanging Rock

Hike Peters Mountain to the Hanging Rock Observatory.
Situated atop Peters Mountain, the site was once manned as a fire observation post of the national forest. Now used by hawk watchers to observe migrations in the autumn, the vantage point rests at an elevation of 3,812 feet, nearly 2,000 feet above the valley floor below. The lookout offers an outstanding panorama of Monroe County, and on clear days views can extend well into Mercer, Summers, and Greenbrier Counties in West Virginia, and Allegheny, Craig, Roanoke, and Giles Counties in Virginia. The observatory is reached via a 40 minute walk along the Allegheny Trail from the mountaintop parking lot along Monroe County Road 15. Waiteville, WV

Organ Cave

Second longest commercial cave on the East Coast and a National Natural and Historic Landmark, featuring Thomas Jefferson’s three-toed sloth, largest collection of Civil War hoppers in the U.S., extended caving tours.

304-645-7600

within 45-60 minutes of Creekside

Lost World Caverns

Designated a National Natural Landmark, this cave possesses large chambers and natural formations. Self- guided tours of the commercial cave and Natural History Museum. Wild cave tours available.

304-645-6677

Free Spirit Adventures

This outfitter serves the full length of the Greenbrier River Trail
with bicycle rentals, tours, sales, repairs and accessories.
304-536-0333/800-877-4749

Greenbrier River Trail

A 78 mile trail along the Greenbrier River from Caldwell to Pocahontas County, WV. Originally part of the C&O rail systems, this trail provides access to the river for fisherman and canoes, cross-country skiing in the winter, and hiking and biking year-round. Featured recently in Backpacker Magazine as one of the top ten hiking trails. The trail is accessible from several locations and begins in Caldwell.

Cascade Falls

2 mile scenic hike of moderate terrain takes you to a breathtaking view of Little Stoney Creek cascading down the 69' high rock wall creating a pool below.
540-552-4641

Hard Rock Climbing Services

Rock climbing, rappelling instruction, half, full and multi-day trips into
New River Gorge and other mountainous West Virginia country.
Fayetteville, 304-574-0735

New River Mountain Guides

Explore nature with guided rock climbing and rappelling. Workshops,
sport climbing seminars for beginners to advanced climbers.
304-574-3872, (800)73-CLIMB Fayetteville, WV

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Rafting, Canoeing, Swimming, Fishing

within 30-60 minutes drive

New River's Edge

Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Lodging, Guided Fishing, Hiking and MORE
540-599-8382

Tangent Outfitters

Guided Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Biking
540-626-4567

Ultimate Rafting

304-574-2500

Greenbrier River Company

800-775-2203

Canoe the New

Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing
540-921-7438, Pembroke, VA

Moncove Lake State Park

The park, in a remote section of Monroe County formerly known as Devil's Hollow, offers fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking in a serene, peaceful setting. Moncove Lake State Park seems worlds away from everyday realities. With all park facilities located within easy walking distance, this is the place to enjoy the simple things in life. Facilities include a 48 site campground,swimming pool, picnic and playground areas, boat launch and boat rentals.This state park features camping, swimming, hiking, picnicking, a playground and a 144-acre lake for boating and fishing. Hunting is permitted
304-772-3450 Gap Mills, WV

Outdoor Adventures

Whether it's mountain biking, paddle sports or backpacking,
this outfitter offers guides, rentals and transportation.
  (888)PLAY-WVA
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Bluestone Lake and Wildlife Management Area

The state's third largest lake (2,040 acres) offers excellent boating and warm water fishing. The adjacent public hunting and fishing area provides 17,632 acres for hunting, camping, hiking and picnicking.
304-466-3398 Hinton, WV

Bluestone National Scenic River

One of the newest additions to the national park system in West Virginia, this area is undeveloped, but accessible for public recreation.
304-465-0508 Glen Jean, WV

Bluestone State Park

Bordering Bluestone Lake, this park offers boat launching facilities, fishing, waterskiing, hiking trails, a fishing pier for the handicapped, year-round cabins and camping.
304-466-2805 Hinton, WV

Grandview State Park

Formerly a state park, Grandview is now part of the New River Gorge National River park. At Cliffside Amphitheater, Theatre West Virginia presents the outdoor dramas Hatfields and McCoys and Honey in the Rock, plus other seasonal offerings. Near Beckley, 304-763-3715

New River Gorge National River

Flowing north from the Carolinas, one of the oldest rivers in the world has carved a spectacular gorge through the southeastern part of the state. Fifty-three miles of the lower end of this ancient river have been designated as a National River. The New river's magnificent scenery and rapids have made it the most popular whitewater river in the East, and the heart of the state's rafting industry. The gorge offers more than 20 miles of cliffs for rock climbing, with more than 700 completed routes and more awaiting exploration. The area offers numerous outfitters, hiking, fishing and other recreational opportunities. The New River Gorge Bridge, second highest bridge in the US and longest steel arch in the world, towers 876 feet above the whitewaters of the New. Just north of Fayetteville, the National Park Service maintains a visitors center with a boardwalk for viewing the bridge. Park Service visitors centers at Thurmond, Grandview and Hinton provideinterpretive programs. Glen Jean, 304-465-0508

Serenity Now Outfitters

Specializing in guided fly fishing trips in the Greenbrier Valley and southwestern Virginia. Fly tying instruction and adventure planning also available
304-647-9779
207 W. Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Shanklin's Ferry

Location of the old ferry crossing of the New River; now a part of the Bluestone Wildlife Managment Area. Avid fishermen can enjoy float fishing and stocked trout fishing in Indian Creek. Hunting is offered due to the wildlife managment area status HC 65 Indian Mills, WV 24935

Whitewater Rafting

Each year more than 100,000 people raft the New River on an all-day course that's approximately 15 miles long. Many thousands opt for the best of the best in the fall, the Gauley River. Call for a list of outfitters. New and Gauley Rivers,
  800-636-1460/www.visitwv.com

 

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Hunting & Birding

within 10 minute drive of Creekside

Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve

Hunting preserve situated on 400 acres of beautiful rolling mountain meadows and hardwood forests. Offering trophy white tail deer, fallow deer, wild boar and other exotic game hunts.

304-832-6635  Greenville, WV

within 40-60 minutes drive

Hanging Rock Observatory

Hawk migrations and exquisite views.Hike Peters Mountain to the Hanging Rock Observatory. Situated atop Peters Mountain, the site was once manned as a fire observation post of the national forest. Now used by hawk watchers to observe migrations in the autumn, the vantage point rests at an elevation of 3,812 feet, nearly 2,000 feet above the valley floor below. The observatory is reached via a 40 minute walk along the Allegheny Trail from the mountaintop parking lot along Monroe County Road 15. Waiteville, WV

 

New River Valley Birding Trail

 

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Skiing

New Winterplace Ski Resort

Two Minutes Off I-77 at Exit 28Night skiing, snowboard skiing, children's programs and other family activities at this 24 slope/trail ski resort. Slopeside restaurant and lodging, with mid-week packages available. Flat Top,
304-787-3221, 800-607-7669, 800-258-3127 (snow/slope information)

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Horseback Riding

Approximately 50 minutes from Creekside

Pipestem State Park

304-466-1800

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