About Morgantown

Morgantown, West Virginia is located in North Central West Virginia, near the Pennsylvania and Maryland border.  Easily accessible via Interstates 79 and 68, both of which traverse the city.

--30,666 permanent residents (2013)

--An additional 28,766 full time WVU students

--Vibrant, diverse college town atmosphere

--Named 16th best college town by Business Insider

---Best small city in the East by Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small cities

--#1 dreamtown in the country by bizjournals.com

--Low cost of living relative to larger cities

   --Many residents own their own homes, but rental options abound as well

--Low crime rate

    Top 20 Secure place to live by Famer’s Insurance

--Relatively short commute time regardless of where you choose to live in Morgantown

   --Means more time after work to spend with family and on activities you enjoy

Things to do in Morgantown


--Named one of the best sports cities by the Sporting News

--Home of the West Virginia University Mountaineers, members of the Big 12 conference

--Big time college basketball and football games

--Home of the West Virginia Black Bears minor league baseball, single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Outdoor Activities

--Abundant hiking trails within a short driving distance of Morgantown

    Coopers Rock State Forest, only 12 miles from the hospital campus, contains multiple hiking trails, as well as 30 foot boulders as part of the Rock City climbing area

    Multiple other state parks within an hour drive—Cathedral, Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Valley Falls, Stonewall Resort all with numerous trails and activities to suit any outdoor interest

Link: https://wvstateparks.com/

White Water Rafting

Nearby Class II-V rapid trips available on the Youghiogheny River, less than an hour from Morgantown in nearby parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland

World class rapids on the New and Gauley Rivers in West Virginia are available approximately 2 hours from campus

Mon River Trail

--48 total miles of trail in the greater Morgantown area, 8 miles of which are paved, with the remainder being crushed limestone

--Great for jogging, walking with friends or family, strollers, biking


--Some of the best downhill skiing on the East Coast within easy driving distance

--Wisp Resort, Deep Creek, Maryland (41 miles)

--Timberline Four Seasons Ski Resort (80 miles)

--Canaan Valley State Park (82 miles)

--Snowshoe Mountain—widely regarded as one of the best East Coast ski resorts with a 4800 ft summit and 1500 ft vertical drop and 180 inches of annual snowfall. 56 total trails (121 miles)


--All ethnic cuisines represented

--Many restaurants utilizing locally sourced ingredients to create regional and international dishes

--Forks of the Cheat Winery, Mountain State Brewing, Morgantown Brewing Company, and Chestnut Brew Works in Morgantown offer opportunities to sample locally produced libations

--check out the restaurants at: http://www.morgantownmenuguide.com/

Although we’ve highlighted some of the great things to do in Morgantown above, many more activities, including indoor activities, touring Broadway shows, and even more outdoor activities are available to check out at: https://www.tourmorgantown.com/102-things-to-do-in-greater-morgantown/

If you’d like to learn even more about Morgantown, please visit http://health.wvu.edu/your-morgantown-experience/

Real. Morgantown. Food, history, outdoors, crafts, night life. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. You'll find it here.