Adventure Advisory: Ringing in the New Year around West Virginia

The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at; click the Calendar tab. Event organizers and promoters are encouraged to submit items electronically at

Jan. 4: Holidays at the Mansion Tour, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, 304-242-7272;

Tour the Mansion Museum lavishly decorated through the holidays. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Jan. 4. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve at Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs


A new year filled with promise and resolutions is always a cause for celebration. Ring in the New Year at Cacapon with music, dancing, and a formal toast to start off a new year! Entertainment for the night will be provided by DJ Frank Demory. Overnight or entertainment only packages are available.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Dance and Celebration, Twin Falls Resort State Park, Mullens, 304-294-4000;

Start the New Year with our dinner/dance package. The package includes one or two nights’ lodging and dinner/dance. There will also be a New Year’s toast and refreshments. Reservations required.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, North Bend State Park, Cairo. 304-643-2931;

Countdown the old and ring in the New Year at North Bend State Park with great food, live music and dancing, refreshments, and a midnight champagne toast.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve – Dance the Night Away at Chief Logan Lodge, Logan, 304-855-6100;

The Jaguars will be playing from 9 p.m. until midnight, bringing in 2015 in style. Live music features oldies, big band; jazz, classic rock and R&B. Overnight package includes dinner, dance and accommodations on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Extended stay rates are also available. Call for reservations.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem. 304-466-1800;

Pipestem is breaking out the noisemakers and ringing in the New Year with dinner, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight, and overnight stay. What a great way to welcome 2015! Overnight packages are available.

Dec. 31 – Jan. 1: New Year’s Eve Celebration, Jackson Square, Clarksburg. 304-622-2157; 304-641-9782;

If you can’t be in Times Square, come on down to Jackson Square for this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! Entertainment for the evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with teen band The 5th Gear, followed by local favorites Ryan Cain & The Ables at 8 p.m. and Pittsburgh pop sensation No Bad JuJu at 10 p.m. The evening will wind down with fireworks and the ball drop at midnight.

Dec. 31 – Jan. 1: New Year’s Eve Party, Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, 304-259-5216;

Celebrate the coming of a new year at beautiful and relaxing Blackwater Falls State Park with dinner and evening entertainment. Music and dance from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m./hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast/Cash bar. Reservations recommended.

Jan. 1: First Day Hike – Bust n’ Boom, Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis. 304-259-5216;

“Bust n’ Boom” along the Elakala Trail starts at 10 a.m. This is a free walk along the canyon’s rim, past some huge sandstone formations and over a section of Shy Run with interpretive stops along the way. This hike will be about 70 minutes long and covers a mile with some steps involved. Conditions can be icy so be sure to wear appropriate clothing, sturdy boots/shoes, and bring along some bottled water.

Jan. 1: First Day Hike, Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem. 304-466-1800;

Meet Kim Hawkins at Pipestem McKeever Lodge lobby at 1 p.m. for a 1½ to 2 hour afternoon hike to Long Branch Lake and back. Dress appropriately/layer for the weather.

Jan. 3: Little Princess Ball, North Bend State Park, Cairo. 304-643-2931;

Bring your little princess (age 5-12) to this father-daughter weekend and be prepared to make some special memories! Celebrate with dancing, music, arts and crafts, games and more. Photos will be taken of fathers and daughters, so dress your daughter in her favorite party dress.

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