Winter Activities and Events Happening Around Clarksburg, West Virginia

by | Dec 28, 2023 | Things to Do

Winter is upon us, and two kinds of people have emerged – the adventurers and the snugglers. Thankfully, our quaint community of Clarksburg has something for both! The cold and wintery months provide many sites, smells, and things to do in Harrison County. 

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best activities and events taking place this winter near Clarksburg, West Virginia. Check them out below. 

Snow Sports To Enjoy Near Clarksburg

Skiing and Snowboarding

Within only an hour and a half of several resort destinations, hit the slopes for a jam-packed weekend of snowy fun at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Also offered at Canaan Valley Resort are several activities like snow tubing, dining, cafes, and shops. 

Sleigh Riding

Want to feel like Tim Allen in Santa Claus? Take a detour to Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia for a day of winter sleigh riding.


Hiking in the wintery snow provides more than a few beautiful views. If you’re up to it, explore trails like Harrison North Rail Trail or Harrison South Rail Trail. Some other fun trails can be found in City Parks of Clarksburg and Watters Smith State Park. Visit recreation on our website or Harrison County Parks and Recreation to learn more. 

Events And Activities Happening Around Clarksburg

Are you looking to fill your days with a little more than snow in your face? Then, check out these events and activities happening in the Clarksburg area!

New Year’s Eve at Tygart Lake State Park

New Year’s Eve Gathering Walk-In Rate: $13.99 (before tax) (Snack table includes: mini tomato-mozzarella pies, pretzels and beer cheese, chili-glazed meatballs, bacon-wrapped shrimp, fried cheese ravioli and marinara, Andes chocolate mousse, cookies, and punch) New Year’s Eve returns to Tygart Lake State Park!

Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV

Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is a historic venue owned and operated by the City of Clarksburg and offers a vibrant and diverse array of programming that engages community members of all ages, businesses, schools, and local organizations. Recent performances include the Broadway tour of Once (The Musical), Jay Leno, Bill Engvall, Travis Tritt, Vienna Boys Choir, Chris Janson, The Guess Who, and more! Find all their events listed here


Want to avoid the cold temperatures altogether? The Clarksburg area is filled with numerous shops and antique stores. Check out Art By Crim, Looking Glass Consignment, Nonnie’s Niche, West End Antiques, West Virginia Heritage Crafts Co-Op, and Wicked Sisters Clothing Boutique. 

Places to Visit

Clarksburg is filled with so many activities and historical sites. Some interesting places to visit while you’re here include the Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club and the Clarksburg History Museum. To find other places or historic sites to visit please go to our website under Historic Sites

Lodging And Dining In And Around Clarksburg 

What’s your first reaction when you see snowflakes falling from the sky? If you’re anything like us – a blanket, book, and cozy fire do the trick. But no vacation is complete without the best dining and lodging locations. So we’ll list some of our favorites below. 

Chimes Inn

The Chimes Inn is your cozy retreat located at 235 Brighton Circle Rd in Clarksburg. This Short-Term Stay rental is a spacious, 1200 sq ft apartment occupying the entire first floor of the house and comes with its own private entrance. Chimes Inn is a Non-Smoking campus and offers a range of amenities, including an on-site Washer and dryer, common outdoor areas with a patio and gas grill, private driveway parking, and a fully equipped kitchen. Whether you are working remotely from the office area with free internet and WiFi or relaxing in the large living room with a reclining sofa and electric fireplace, Chimes Inn is designed to make you feel right at home.

Hilton Garden Inn

Conveniently located off of I-79, Hilton Garden Inn is surrounded by restaurants and retail shopping in Clarksburg. The Garden Grille & Bar serves breakfast and dinner, and room service is available every evening. Grab a drink, snack, or ready-to-cook meal at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry.

The Gore Complex – Fully-furnished Corporate Apartment Rentals

Perfect for visiting doctors, travel nurses, legal teams, and graduate students coming to Clarksburg and Harrison County. Located in the heart of downtown Clarksburg, the Gore Complex offers luxury living with the turn of a key! With its fully-furnished corporate apartment rentals, all you need to bring is your suitcase and some personal items. This is your home! With brick structure walls, high ceilings, wood floors, and plenty of windows for natural sun, The Gore apartments are your home in the city. 

The Caboose 

The Caboose is an iconic Clarksburg restaurant that guarantees an unforgettable dining experience. Indulge in their mouth-watering hoagies, steaks, and pasta dishes while enjoying the cozy ambiance and warm hospitality.

Julio’s Cafe 

Start your culinary adventure at Julio’s Cafe, a charming restaurant that offers a delectable menu inspired by Italian cuisine. From their made-from-scratch pasta to their broiled-to-perfection filet mignon, Julio’s Cafe will not disappoint. Don’t forget to check out their new hours on their Facebook page.

Washington Square Pizzeria and Lounge

This pizzeria offers an eclectic and energetic experience. Their menu features a large array of different pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. If you aren’t hungry, they also offer specialty cocktails to help you unwind from the day. 

Kelly’s 2.0

For a lively dining experience, head over to Kelly’s 2.0. This vibrant eatery offers a fusion of American and Italian cuisines, specializing in wood-fired pizza. Enjoy the energetic atmosphere by pairing your meal with a craft beer or a signature cocktail.

Winston’s Cafe

When you visit Winston’s Cafe, you embark on a flavor-filled adventure. You can enjoy their cozy ambiance, warm hospitality, and mouthwatering sandwiches, bagels, and salads.

BFF Bakery

What started out as a homeschool project turned into a family owned and operated bakery. With fun and adventurous cookie flavors like Pina colada and blue raspberry there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

The Wonder Bar Steakhouse 

This legendary steakhouse has consistently delighted locals and visitors alike with its unwavering commitment to tradition and quality. Renowned for its impeccable service and a menu that boasts the finest steaks, succulent chops, and delectable seafood, The Wonder Bar Steakhouse offers an unforgettable dining experience that transcends time.

Visiting Clarksburg, West Virginia, This Winter Season? Contact the Clarksburg Visitors Center!

Ready to explore, observe, and learn something new on your next trip to Clarksburg this winter season? Look no further for help planning your trip than the Clarksburg Visitors Bureau. Not only will you have plenty to look forward to in town, but you can enjoy Clarksburg’s rich legacy firsthand. 

Call us at (304) 622-2157, or contact us online if you have any questions. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you.



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