Healthberry Farm is in the heart of a vast, beautiful wilderness. We are a few miles from the entrance to Dolly Sods Wilderness area, squarely between Otter Creek Wilderness, Spruce Knob and Seneca Rocks areas, Canaan Valley and the rest of the Monongahelia National Forrest, as well as halfway between the towns of Davis/Thomas and Elkins.
There is no shortage of things to do for folks who love four-season adventures and exploring the great outdoors. There are also several cute mountain towns with a unique variety of cultural offerings. You simply can’t do it all in one trip — perhaps not even in one lifetime!!
Here is a short list of our favorite things to explore. Everything listed below is within 30 miles from Healthberry Farm.
Outdoor Sports & Adventure Outfitters: Whitegrass XC Ski (Canaan Valley) // Mountain Trail Rides (Canaan) // Timberline 4-Season Resort (Canaan) // Canaan Valley State Park Ski Resort (Canaan) // Blackwater Bikes (Davis) // Blackwater Outdoor Adventure (raft and river rentals) (St. George) // Ski Barn (Canaan) // Driftland Ski Rental (Davis)
Hiking and Outdoor Adventure areas: Dolly Sods Wilderness // Otter Creek Wilderness // Spruce Knob Wilderness // Seneca Rocks Recreation Area // Canaan Valley State Park // Blackwater Falls State Park // Monongahelia National Forrest // Heart of the Highlands (bike trail) // Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge
Craft Drinks: Honey River Meadery! ahem… Stumptown Ales (Davis) // Mountain State Brew Co. (Thomas) // Still Hollow Distillery // Big Timber Brewing (Elkins) // The Brewstel (Elkins) // The Billy Motel’s Cocktail Bar (Davis) // Tip Top Coffee & Spirits (Thomas) // Trailhead Coffee (Davis)
Restaurants & Grocery: Hellbenders Burritos (Davis) // Siriani’s Pizza (Canaan Valley and Davis) // Flying Pig (Thomas) // Front Street Grocer (Thomas) // Highland Market (Davis) // The Purple Fiddle (Thomas) // Camden’s Corner Mart (Dryfork) // Shop & Save (Davis) // Kroeger (Elkins)
Live Music: The Purple Fiddle (Thomas) // El Gran Sabor (Elkins) // Mountain State Brewing Co. (Thomas) // Whitegrass (Canaan Valley) // also sometimes at Timbers Pub and Country Road Saloon
Art Galleries: White Room (Thomas) // Creature (Thomas) // Lamplight (Thomas) // Buxton & Landstreet (Thomas) // WV Highlands Gallery (Davis) // Ben’s Old Loom Barn (Canaan) // also sometimes at Cottrill’s Opera House, Tip Top and Front Street Grocers
Amenities & Local Resources: Mountain Yoga (Thomas) // Allegheny Holistic Health Care – massage, accupuncture (Thomas) // Harman Clinic & Pharmacy – medical (Harman) // Harman Library (Harman)
Other neat shops to visit: Riverfront Antiques (Thomas) // Thomasyard (Thomas) // Ella’s (Thomas) // S&T’s Bees (Elkins) // Walmart (oh, you’re still reading this? kidding…)…
Places to stay: Healthberry’s Strawbale Cabin! Also The Billy Motel (Davis) // The Purple Fiddle Hostel (Thomas) // Cooper House (Thomas) // Canaan Valley State Park Resort (Canaan Valley) // Blackwater Falls State Park (Davis)
Looking for other eco-tourism opportunities? Swim holes? The best thing to do that night? We can send you to some of our favorite private spots you might enjoy – just ask!