AND TWOWHEELS MORE THAN FOUR Rent a bike or have your own serviced at Wamsley Cycles , conveniently located on the 30-mile Mon River Rail- Trail . Also try out the Deckers Creek Trail : 20 miles of smooth asphalt and crushed limestone with a 2 percent grade. Start at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and follow the trail east into Preston County. AND LOVE TO HIKE There are plenty of hiking opportunities around town, and hikers should try out the trails in Chestnut Ridge Park , Coopers Rock State Forest , Falling Run Greenspace , WVU Core Arboretum , and the West Virginia Botanic Garden . AND SLEEPING IN A TENT Book a spot in the McCollum Campground at Coopers Rock State Forest . Try out the Cheat Canyon Campground for $5 per person per night. Big Bear Lake Camplands , in neighboring Preston County, offers weekend- use permits—and grab any gear you need from Pathfinder , the WVU Outdoor Rec Center for students and faculty, or McFly Outdoors . AND A GOOD PICNIC Pack your lunch and head to the shores of Cheat Lake , the shaded canopy of Krepps Park in Suncrest, the West Virginia Botanic Garden off of Tyrone Road, or Dorsey’s Knob just south of town. AND LOVE TO FISH Wet your line in Cheat Lake or the Monongahela River or try out Messinger Lake , located in Coopers Rock State Forest and a stone’s throw from Chestnut Ridge Park. The six-acre pond is stocked each spring and it’s the perfect place for an afternoon of fishing. AND YOU’RE A SWIMMER Practice your strokes at Krepps Pool and Marilla Pool , the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park , with a membership to Healthworks Rehab & Fitness , or with a day pass at the WVU Student Rec Center . Or check out the local swimming holes: Wonder Falls at Big Sandy Creek and Blue Hole in Jenkinsburg.
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