Greater-Bridgeport Visitor Guide 2022

Centrally located

in the heart of WV


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In the Center of it All— and Growing! Centrally located in the heart of West Virginia,

The name Bridgeport was born out of a cartographers mistake. Settled in the mid-1700s by early fur traders who came west over the Allegheny Mountains, Bridgeport was originally named Bridge Fort in reference to a bridge over Simpson’s creek that connected local forts. However, due to the mapmaker’s misspelling, the town became Bridgeport. Much of the new development in Bridgeport over the last several years has happened at Charles Pointe. Charles Pointe is a $1.4 billion state- of-the-art mixed use community spanning over 1,700 acres along the I-79 High Tech Corridor. It is a combination of commercial, residential and recreational opportunities in one community. Highlighted by the Bridgeport Conference Center, the area features hotels, restaurants, retail, office space and recreation venues all in close proximity to each other. Bridgeport is a hub for meetings, conferences, youth sports, shopping and dining. With easy access from Interstate 79 and Route 50, Bridgeport is a convenient drive from almost any location in West Virginia.

Bridgeport is also home of a stellar parks and recreation program which includes a pool, multiple parks, public lakes, walking trails and much more.


It is easy to drive to Bridgeport, but that is not the only way to get here. The North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) is located in Bridgeport. The airport is currently served by two commercial airlines; Allegiant and United Express. Allegiant offers service to Orlando/Sanford, Destin, St. Petersburg, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC while United Express offers global connectivity through their hubs of Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. Throughout all its growth, Bridgeport residents have maintained a small community atmosphere. The community is very family-oriented and members work together to provide advantages to all. From fairs and festivals to Bridgeport Farmers Market, Bridgeport has something for everyone.


For more information about visiting Bridgeport, contact the Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau at 304-848-7200 or visit .



Get Outdoors

There are plenty of things to enjoy during your stay. Several nearby local and state parks offer opportunity to explore fitness/hiking trails, swimming and cycling or simply pack a picnic and enjoy some time outside. Make sure you bring your clubs when you visit greater Bridgeport. With several area golf courses, including the Pete Dye Golf Club, you can play golf on some of the best courses West Virginia has to offer. The Pete Dye Golf Club has been rated the best course in West Virginia and one of the 100 best in America. If you are an outdoorsman, you must start your West Virginia outdoor adventure at McFly Outfitters. This unique shopping destination is committed to getting you ready for a world-class experience in the mountain state.


Golf Courses The Pete Dye Golf Club is rated as one of the best golf courses in West Virginia. This private club is nationally recognized and offers unsurpassed services and truly memorable experiences for members and guests. The private 18-hole Bridgeport Country Club features 6,208 yards of golf experience with the challenging slope rating of 124. The club also includes an extensive practicing range, chipping green and two putting greens. Bel Meadow Country Club is a challenging public 18- hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones. The lush landscape is dotted with plenty of sand traps and water obstacles. The public par-72 18-hole Tygart Lake Golf Course has Bermuda grass fairways, bent grass greens, more than 20 sand bunkers and lots of water. Enjoy a picturesque golf outing at Stonewall Resort , which features an 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf course. It has been named one of America’s “Best New Courses” by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

The Bowstring Bridge , which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1924 and currently acts as a walkway between two recreational areas. For hours of family fun, you can’t beat Bridgeport City Pool . With areas for kids of all ages, it’s the best place to beat the summer heat. Conveniently located close to I-79, A Mountain Clays is a 5 stand clay shooting facility offering 8 traps, all electronic. Shoot from the covered front porch of this rustic cabin and enjoy the view.

Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park feature city-owned lakes that are the perfect family destinations for picnics and outdoor fun. Both lakes are fully stocked, by the DNR, for great fishing. Located in the heart of the city, Bridgeport City Park features two miles of walking trails, baseball and soccer fields, play areas, basketball courts and even an archery range. If you love bridges, take a walk across the Simpson Creek Covered Bridge , one of 17 covered bridges in the state of West Virginia.



Built for Kids Bridgeport is a huge player in the youth sports market. The premier sports facility in the region is The Bridge Sports Complex which features four state- of-the-art baseball/softball fields, soccer, lacrosse and basketball courts. The Citynet Center , a new indoor sports complex, makes Bridgeport the sports destination for all seasons. The $40 million, multi-use facility houses six volleyball courts & six basketball courts (WesBanco Fieldhouse), indoor turf field, running track, fitness center, and indoor climbing walls. In addition, the center includes the UHC Aquatics Center, a natatorium with a competition pool and warm-up pool.


Watters Smith Memorial State Park is a 532-acre historical park that features a restoration and interpretive area and various recreational activities including hiking and horseback riding. The famous Stonewall Jackson State Park includes a top-notch resort, with fine dining and spa services. Here you can take in the breathtaking mountain, lake and golf course views while enjoying the hiking, biking, golfing, hunting and boating available to park guests.

constructed from hand-cut stones gathered from various parts of the state. The winery includes a racking room, cooling room and tasting room. For a bit of natural beauty, take a stroll along one of Audra State Park ’s many fine hiking trails. The park is known for its scenic beauty and is located along small rapids and cascades of the Middle Fork River. Just four miles south of Grafton, Tygart Lake State Park is known for its 10-mile long, 1,750-acre lake, which offers water activities like boating, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. The park is surrounded by beautiful mountain views and provides lakeside lodging. Also home of Ace Adventures water attractions. Valley Falls State Park , located near I-79, gets its name from the magnificent waterfalls that run through it. This beautiful park includes over 1,000 acres of land with more than 10 miles of biking and hiking trails.

Bridgeport Recreation Complex is the perfect place for tournaments or games at any level. It’s a beautiful facility that’s conveniently located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Bridgeport’s Bark Park is located between Hinkle & Deegan Lakes off of Rt. 58. Dogs are allowed to run off- leash inside the park. Lion’s Point Park features a gazebo, park benches, picnic tables, fishing and a parking area. Looking for a new, exciting experience or just wanting to kill an hour or two in Bridgeport? Come throw axes at Hillbilly Hatchets ! Compton Park features a five station fitness trail, lighted basketball court, Little Tykes play structure, picnic shelter with grills, a parking area and a multi-purpose court. Nearby Attractions

Fitness Anytime Fitness 1198 W. Main Street The Bridge Sports Complex 425 Forrester Boulevard Main Street Fitness 124 E. Main Street Planet Fitness 2399 Meadowbrook Mall Road WV Fitness 24 102 Thompson Drive

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Bridgeport is a foodies’ paradise with a delicious selection of local cuisine. Experience West Virginia’s only coal fired pizzeria at Mia Margherita at Charles Pointe or sample a brew at Mountain State Brewing Company, one of West Virginia’s oldest distributing micro-breweries and tap rooms. Oliverio’s Ristorante is known statewide as a premier Italian dining experience. If your tastes slant more toward Irish flavors, Meagher’s Irish Pub at Charles Pointe is a popular spot for an Irish pub style dining experience. To satisfy your sweet tooth, the carrot cake at Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee Shop is not to be missed. Also try hand-made pies, cakes, biscotti and their world famous cannoli. Local Cuisine


Ali’s Mediterranean Cuisine 128 Thompson Drive Almost Heaven Desserts Main & Center Streets Brickside Bar & Grille 101 Lodgeville Road Bridge Nutrition 423 South Virginia Ave. Clean Juice 139 Conference Center Way Country Roads Grill 105 North Wedge Street Dave’s Famous T&L Hot Dogs 402 East Main Street Della’s Deli 230 East Main Street Farm House Ice Cream 124 Thompson Drive Great Harvest Bakery & Cafe 3000 Jerry Dove Drive Hello Vietnam 519 East Main Street Hillbilly Hatchets 34 Keystone Drive (Rt. 50 East) Las Trancas Mexican Restaurant 479 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Main Street Station 312 Railroad Street Maple Valley Meat Market Rt. 50 East (Maple Lake) Meagher’s Irish Pub 26 Betten Court Mia Margherita 139 Conference Center Way, Suite 137 Mountain State Brewing Company 740 Genesis Bouleveard Oliverio’s Ristorante & Catering 507 East Main Street

Parkette Family Restaurant & Catering Old Rt. 50, Clarksburg Shogun Japenese Steakhouse 272 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Stone Tower Brews 8000 Jerry Dove Drive, Suite 116 Stonewall Coffee 1219 Johnson Ave., Suite 103 T&M BBQ/Grill 795 West Main Street The Wonder Bar Steakhouse 1012 Wonder Bar Road, Clarksburg Twin Oaks 818 West Main Street Winnie’s 124 East Main Street

Original Italian Pizza 1005 West Main Street



National Favorites

Bob Evans Restaurant 1607 Johnson Avenue Burger King 170 Barnetts Run Road Buffalo Wild Wings 45 Betten Court China One 111 E. Main Street Dairy Queen 51 Genesis Boulevard 154 W. Main Street Denny’s 489 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Domino’s Pizza 450 E. Main Street Don Patron Mexican Restaurant 8000 Jerry Dove Drive Dunkin Donuts 165 W. Main Street IHOP Restaurant 185 White Oaks Boulevard Firehouse Subs 139 Conference Center Way, Suite 139 Gino’s Pizza 1525 Johnson Avenue Kentucky Fried Chicken 155 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Little Caesars 51 Genesis Boulevard McDonald’s 1021 W. Main Street 50 Genesis Boulevard East of Chicago Pizza

Meadowbrook Mall 2399 Meadowbrook Mall Road Aunt Anne’s Pretzels Bubble World Charley’s Philly Steaks Chick-fil-A Eastern Wok Great American Cookie Co. Outback Steakhouse Pizza Place Dave’s Famous T&L Hotdogs Roasted Ice Cafe Tokyo Teriyaki Chicken Miskycha 239 Conference Center Way Panera Bread 103 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Pizza Hut 1023 W. Main Street Primanti Brothers 300 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Ruby Tuesdays 509 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Sheetz MTO 1220 Johnson Avenue 20 Oakmont Lane Starbucks Bridgeport White Oaks Subway 30 Scarlet Oak Lane Taco Bell 106 Emily Drive, Clarksburg Texas Roadhouse 290 Emily Drive, Clarksburg TGI Fridays

Greater Bridgeport also offers a large selection of regional and national chain restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

160 Southview Drive Tudor’s Biscuit World 1525 Johnson Avenue


Annual Events Don’t miss these local happenings.

ALL YEAR LONG Bridgeport Farmers Market

If you love fresh fruit and vegetables, the Bridgeport Farmers Market is open every Sunday from mid-May thru mid-October, 10am to 2pm. The Winter Market is open the 2nd Sunday of each month from November to April, 11am to 2pm, inside the Bridgeport Conference Center. LATE MAY/EARLY JUNE Summer Kickoff and Food Truck Festival The city’s own official launch to the summer season is sponsored and organized by the Associated Businesses of Bridgeport The event features live music, trivia and interactive games, caricatures, a giant sandbox, car show and other seasonal attractions. JUNE The Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars 5K Both avid runners and leisure walkers participate in the event, which raises money for the Jim and Derek Hotsinpiller Memorial Scholarship Fund, named for a former Bridgeport police officer and his U.S. deputy marshal son who lost his life in the line of duty. The community supports and embraces the annual 5K which also features music, games, a kids’ sprint and awards ceremony. AUGUST National Night Out National Night Out is an evening for the community to meet members of law enforcement and other first responders, building rapport while having fun. Staples of the annual event include a live band, inflatables for kids, free food and drinks, and other activities and giveaways. Other attractions are hosted by first responders, such as the popular ladder truck and K-9 demonstrations. Throughout the evening, there are prize drawings for big-ticket items. The event ends with an impressive fireworks display. The location is The Bridge Sports Complex, acres of rolling lawn providing plenty of space for activities.

DECEMBER Light Up Night

This event marks the annual lighting of Bridgeport’s Christmas tree. Main Street closes during this joyous event allowing local shops to give out hot chocolate, seasonal snacks and trinkets. Local choirs and bands entertain the crowds, which grow every year.



A Shopper’s Paradise Bridgeport offers a rare combination of shopping opportunities. There really is something for everyone. Looking for the big-name stores great for back-to-school and holiday gift shopping? Be sure to visit the Meadowbrook Mall. The mall features national brands like Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Eagle, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret and Target. For more of a local flare, antiques, unique gifts and specialty West Virginia-made items are popular at many local shops and boutiques.


About You Monograms 110 West Main Street Artworks 410 East Main Street Benny’s Boot Hill 166 Barnetts Run Road Bridgeport Running 317 South Virginia Ave. Calluna’s Boutique 421 South Virginia Ave. Champion Pharmacy and Wellness 319 South Virginia Ave. Community Pharmacy of Bridgeport 1212 Johnson Ave. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2399 Meadowbrook Mall Road

HempWorks 67 Casino Drive, Anmoore House of Fashions 121 Daniel Drive Insight Astronomy 419 South Virginia Ave. Market on Main 103 West Main Street McFly Outdoors 20 Shaner Drive Meadowbrook Mall 2399 Meadowbrook Mall Road Mountaineer World

Plant the Seed 1005 West Main Street Riversong Spa 147-C West Main Street Roaming Roots Plant Shop

353 East Main Street Shahady’s Antiques 109 Lodgeville Road Shrimpy & Snappy’s Seafood Market 8000 Jerry Dove Drive Sunmoon Apparel 202 East Main Street The Music Center 795 West Main Street, Suite B West Virginia Fruit and Berry Brushy Fork Road (by appointment) West Virginia Heritage Crafts 43 Quiet Dell School Road Mount Clare, WV Whispering Winds Naturals 406 West Main Street 15

166 Barnetts Run Road Off Road Hot Rod Shop 308 Water Street Oliverio’s Florist 241 East Main Street Our Market 406 West Main Street

Eastern Pet Supply 1403 Johnson Ave. Expressions Day Spa 100 West Main Street


Rest Your Head

Convenience and comfort.

No matter if you are simply passing through or here to work or play, there is a wealth of lodging options, all conveniently located and well-maintained.


Your home base for every Mountaineer game day! Coming to Morgantown to watch the Mountaineers? The most convenient location to stay and eat is Bridgeport, West Virginia. Just down I-79 from Morgantown with an abundance of lodging and dining options, Bridgeport is just a short drive from the stadium. Coming from a long way? Fly into the North Central West Virginia Airport located here in Bridgeport.

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SpringHill Suites 97 Platinum Drive 304-842-5200

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bridgeport 20 Sweetbriar Lane 800-345-8082

TownePlace Suites by Marriott 101 Platinum Drive 304-842-3600

Courtyard Bridgeport 30 Shaner Drive 304-842-0444

Super 8 Bridgeport 168 Barnetts Run Road 304-842-7381

Comfort Suites Bridgeport 285 White Oaks Blvd. 304-933-3390

Wingate by Wyndham Bridgeport 350 Conference Center Way 304-808-1000

Hampton Inn Bridgeport/Clarksburg 1515 Johnson Avenue 304-842-9300

Microtel Inn and Suites at Charles Pointe 201 Conference Center Way 304-808-2000

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham 75 Southview Drive 304-848-8700

Best Western Plus Bridgeport Inn 100 Lodgeville Road 304-842-5411



Where WV Celebrates

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate your special day?

Bridgeport is ideally located at the center of West Virginia with easy access and state-of-the-art facilities. Highlighted by the Bridgeport Conference Center, an abundance of convenient lodging, indoor and outdoor wedding venues, gifted culinary teams and professional wedding planners, Bridgeport is the place to celebrate.

Easy to get to

It is easy to drive to Bridgeport, but that is not the only way to get here. The North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) is located in Bridgeport. The airport is currently served by two commercial airlines; Allegiant and United Express. Allegiant offers less than daily service to Orlando/Sanford, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC while United Express offers global connectivity through their hubs of Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. Weekend getaways to Chicago and Washington DC are popular excursions for Bridgeport residents. Vacations to Orlando and Myrtle Beach are also popular trips for residents in the area. Skiers and rafters from Florida can fly into Bridgeport to escape to the mountains and rivers of West Virginia. Many Big 12 football and basketball teams and fans fly into and stay in Bridgeport when they are playing the WVU Mountaineers.


Meetings & Conferences Bridgeport is a very popular choice for corporate meetings and events. From affordable accommodations to a variety of meeting spaces, Bridgeport stands out as a great destination for groups and conferences. The Bridgeport Conference Center at Charles Pointe offers over 16,000 square feet of flexible, upscale meeting, wedding and banquet space. It is also a very popular spot for local events and celebrations. Bridgeport is home to eleven comfortable and convenient hotels all in close proximity to meeting locations. Benedum Civic Center can host meetings and events for groups up to 250 and offers professional, experienced staff to help plan and implement your event. An auditorium and commercial kitchen are available for rent and there are recreational facilities adjacent to the building.


Tom’s Taxi 304.622.0590

Centra Bus 304.623.6002

North Central West Virginia Airport 2000 Aviation Way 304.842.3400

Best Western Plus, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn & Suites, and Wingate Inn offer varying sizes of meeting and conference areas.




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