Parks & Trails

Thirteen parks in the Morgantown Area are governed by the Board of Parks and Recreation offering 70+ miles of hiking trails are developed and maintained though out the year.

Morgantown has also recently developed Pedestrian Walking and Recreational Trails System. Two main trails traverse Morgantown: The Caperton Trail and the Decker’s Creek Trail. Together, these two trails provide nearly 10 miles of paved trails for exercise and fun. The trails also connect into a bigger system that provide an additional 23 miles of crushed limestone trails.

The Morgantown area also offers a variety of outdoor activities and events in surrounding area. Whether you enjoy hiking, white water rafting, golfing or festivals and community days, West Virginia’s Almost Heaven certainly lives up to its reputation.

For more information on the various recreational activities, please visit; the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners (BOPARC), or Mylan Park.

Mylan Park

Mylan Park is comprised of over 350 acres of mixed-use recreation, social, health, and wellness facilities for the greater Morgantown community.

Owned and operated by the non-profit 501c3 Mylan Park Foundation, Mylan Park now offers 14 different indoor and outdoor facilities comprising of over 60 acres of athletic field space and more than 180,000 sq. ft. of indoor sport, recreation and event venues.  Each unique component of the park serves to ensure that there is something for everyone and that Mylan Park is truly a place the entire community can enjoy.



Morgantown is best known for the great Big 12 sporting events played by the West Virginia University Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field or the Coliseum.

The West Virginia West Virginia Black Bears, Class-A Affiliate of the Pirates, also calls the Morgantown area home and play at Monongalia County Ballpark in the town of Granville.


The Arts

Complimenting the Collegiate athletics are great performing arts at the Creative Arts Center (CAC), or the various performance and entertainers at the Metropolitan Theatre. Also located downtown is the historic business district boasting an assortment of restaurants and retail stores.

The Art Museum of West Virginia University is located on Patteson Drive, making the University’s vast art collection more accessible to the campus and public alike. The facility has two art galleries that present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from the University’s collection. Visit the WVU Art Museum’s website for more information.

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