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    Canaan Valley

    The girly and I are headed to Canaan Valley for Labor day weekend. Not familiar with the area, need some recommendations.

    Thanks in advance for the sweet hook ups.

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    Top 3 rides in the area...

    1) Plantation Trail
    2) Canyon Rim
    3) "Park-to-Park" (Blackwater SP to Canaan Valley SP)

    Honorable Mention: Sirianni's Parmesean Wedges (Not really a ride but a must after any ride.)

    Roger at Blackwater Bikes in Davis can provide you with the necessary details and/or maps. Have a great trip.
    "Sufficient to have stood, yet free to fall."
    -John Milton, Paradise Lost

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    The other poster is right on. I was there last weekend. We did Plantation and part of the connector, as well as the Leadmine Trail a couple of towns over. It was great!

    Pick up the Canaan Valley Adventure Map, it shows all the trails in the area. Blackwater Bikes was out of it last weekend, but the tourist info shop down the street had them for $8. Then take it to the shop and ask about trail conditions...we were going to do one trail (Limrock), but were told it was totally overgrown with nettles so we skipped it.

    There is a brewpub right near the entrance of Blackwater Falls State Park that has phenomenal beer and good german food.

    Also, there are two chairlifts in the area that will take bikes up for riding is Timberline and the other is Canaan Valley Resort.

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    Good info from the others. There are some other nice trails you can ride to right from Blackwater Bikes. It follows the XC race course they used in July. My son and I spent three different Saturdays up there riding some of these trails. It was a blast. Especially the Moon Rocks...... Ask the guys at Blackwater Bikes in Davis WV about the Moon Rocks. I put a description of some of the trails in WV Trails under Davis / Canaan XC Course.

    Dobbin House is short but a good warm up for plantation.

    Have fun

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