Local Attractions

International Mother's Day Shrine

The small railroading town of Grafton was the birthplace of Mother's Day, founded by Miss Anna Jarvis in honor of her mother.

Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum

Birthplace of the Founder of Mother’s Day, this house was the first field headquarters of General George McClellan.

Tygart Lake Golf Course

The 18-hole "Tygart Lake" course at the Tygart Lake Public Golf Course facility in Grafton, West Virginia features 6,255 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 .

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Perfect your swing on our championship golf course, swim in our outdoor and indoor pools, or ski down our 47 slopes and trails. No matter the season, you'll find no shortage of family-friendly activities.

Tygart Lake State Park

Tygart Lake State Park features a spacious 20-room lodge with sleeping rooms looking out over the waters of Tygart Lake. The lake stretches 11 miles, offering boating, swimming, fishing and scuba diving.

Historical B&O Railroad
Grafton National Cemetery

This cemetery was established in 1867 by congressional legislation to offer a final resting place for the men who died during the Civil War.

Audra State Park

Audra State Park is a natural beauty. This state park located in Barbour and a portion of Upshur counties, features camping, hiking, picnicking, and river swimming.

Coopers Rock State Park

Coopers Rock State Forest offers a multitude of activities. Picnicking, fishing, camping, and more than fifty miles of hiking and biking trails wind throughout the woods of the wild and wonderful.

Cool Springs Park and Restaurant

Open year round as a restaurant, general store and gift shop. The restaurant serves Buckwheat cakes all day long with the famous foot long hotdogs.

Valley Falls State Park

Valley Falls State Park is a day-use park with fishing and picnicking. The 18 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails are open to the public. There is no admission to enter state operated parks and forests.

Blackwater Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge.

Prickett's Fort State Park

Prickett's Fort State Park is a 188-acre West Virginia state park north of Fairmont, W.Va. near the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River, and two miles from Interstate 79. The park features a reconstructed refuge fort and commemorates life on the Virginia frontier during the late 18th century.