There are several nearby holiday events in Southern West Virginia, just a short drive from Mountaineer Mitsubishi and Beckley. If you’re looking for something to do, check out these activities.
Appalachian Coal Town Christmas
Enjoy this event right here in Beckley at the local Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. It takes place on December 5th and 6th, offering light displays, a marshmallow roast, a horse-drawn carriage, and more.
Santa’s Christmas Adventure
Taking place at Glade Springs Resort, your family can enjoy all sorts of fun activities at this Christmas adventure, including helping the elves in the workshop, writing Santa letters, meeting Santa himself for tea, and more!
Fayetteville Holiday Art Show
Live music and refreshments will be available as you browse local Appalachian artisans and vendors for unique gifts and goods. Jewelry, pottery, paintings, and many other locally made crafts will be available.
Bramwell’s Christmas Historic Homes Tour
Once the home to more millionaires than any other spot in the country, Bramwell still houses beautiful historic mansions. Join the many people who stroll Millionaires’ Row on December 13th to see the sights.
These nearby holiday events in Southern West Virginia are sure to be fun for the whole family this Christmas season. Browse unique gifts, meet Santa, see beautiful sights, and more.
Finding the perfect haunted place can make or break any Halloween adventure. We here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi have a few spooky places to visit in West Virginia that will make this Halloween one to remember.
Soldiers Memorial Theatre
A cemetery always bears a creepy vibe, and the Soldiers Memorial Theatre in Beckley is no exception. The theatre was built in the early 1930s and is believed to be near a cemetery from the Civil War era. That doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the recent haunting, though.
Witnesses claim to have seen an older man in clothing from the 1930s walking about. Ghosts have been seen and some passersby claim to have heard sounds of children playing. Some have even heard saxophone music coming seemingly from nowhere.
Glen Farris Inn
The Glen Farris Inn was built in 1839 and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Nicknamed The Colonel, the ghost has a long beard and is friendly. He can be seen from the waist up, has audible footsteps, and makes a habit of closing doors behind people. Pack the family into the spacious Mitsubishi Outlander and get ready for a trip of a lifetime (or two).
Hawks Nest State Park
Hawks Nest State Park has a long history of hauntings. Legends claim that two lovers leapt off the cliff in the 1800s, but that’s just the beginning. Christened Lovers’ Leap, the cliff has become a popular suicide spot, thus earning a reputation for hauntings.
West Virginia is full of beautiful hiking trails for every kind of hiker. Here in Beckley, we’re a short drive from areas like the New River Gorge and various area parks. Here are some of the best hiking trails near Beckley, West Virginia.
Beckley is just half an hour away from the New River Gorge, which holds some of the best hiking trails in the state. Grab a hiking trail map and head to the New River Gorge Bridge, and then start your journey through the 17 hiking trails just in this area. From short and easy trips to more difficult, many-mile hikes, the New River Gorge has something for everyone.
Thurmond is another popular area for hiking in the New River Gorge area, with more than 13 developed hiking and biking miles across 7 trails. Glade Creek Trails, Grandview Park, and the Sandstone-Hinton Area all offer New River Gorge-area hiking as well.
You can also check out the hiking scene at the many state parks. Little Beaver State Park is less than 20 minutes from Beckley and has 10 hiking trails, and Babcock State Park and Hawks Nest State Park are also close. One thing is for sure: you’ll never run out of trails to hike in the Beckley area. At Mountaineer Mitsubishi, we’re committed to experiencing nature and getting fit while you do it, so we hope you’ll check these out!