Morgantown Glass Museum
The Morgantown Glass Museum showcases Kurt Ly's passion which is home to over 5,000 pieces of glass art. The collection consists of art works that were made by three local companies, the Gentile Glass Company, which operated from 1892 to 1980, Morgantown Glass Company (1899-1971), and Seneca Glass Company (1891-1983). Admission is free and the museum is open by appointment only.
West Virginia Botanical Garden
Once the 82-acre site of the Tibbs Run Reservoir, West Virginia Botanic Garden, Inc has managed the now 85-acre site since 2000 and has since expanded it to 85 acres. Today the West Virginia Botanica Garden site, in addition to the old water works, features hiking trails, gardens displaying Appalachian flora, wetlands, a pond and a visitor center in an otherwise mostly undisturbed forest area. The site also hosts numerous educational activities such as nature walks, STEAM and nature camps for children, and school programs. The West Virginia Botanical Garden also holds various recreational activities and workshops in areas such as yoga, painting, and gardening.
Coopers Rock State Forest
Coopers Rock State Forest is named after a fugitive cooper who is said to have hid from the law near the lookout at Coopers Rock. The state forest spans across 12,713 acres in Monongalia and Preston Counties. Coopers Rock State Forest is very popular for camping, climbing, hiking, hunting and picnics. The famous overlook offers panoramic views of the gorge and Cheat River below, and houses historical artifacts from West Virginia's iron industry.