A large “octopus” kite being flown at Canaan Valley Resort.
A large “octopus” kite being flown at Canaan Valley Resort.

Kite extravaganza WindFest breezes into Canaan Valley July 2-4

DAVIS, W.Va. – This Independence Day Weekend (July 2-4) escape the summer heat and enjoy the cooler mountain breezes of the highest mountain valley in the eastern U.S. as they loft kites of all shapes and sizes and carry the sounds of outdoor, live music during Canaan Valley Resort’s Windfest Weekend.

“One of the most unique and popular events we offer, Windfest provides kids of all ages the opportunity to build and fly a variety of kites while also watching professional “kiters” fly 100-foot plus stunt kites,” said Sam England, Canaan Valley Resort General Manager. “The weekend also features an outdoor performance by the acclaimed Wheeling Symphony Orchestra as well as events to get families into the great outdoors, like guided trail hikes, a star gazing party and chairlift rides.”

England noted that kite building workshops, hosted by the New Era Kite Club, will be offered on both July 3 and 4.  Children and adults will learn how to design, build, and fly their own kite. The Club will also demo stunt kites, including a 115-foot cobra and the 150-foot Turbine.

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will perform on the Bear Paw Plaza at the ski area from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. Conductor John Gennaro Devlin is one of the nation’s youngest music directors to lead a professional symphony orchestra and he is a sought-after guest conductor with major orchestras across the nation. 

On Sunday, July 4, guests can participate in a guided nature hike along the Blackwater River Trail.  Enjoy excellent views of the upper Blackwater River and learn about the Northern Hardwood trees native to the area.

Throughout the weekend guests have access to the resort’s outdoor pool, miles of hiking and biking trails, and an 18-hole championship golf course, among other amenities offered at the property.

For additional information, or to make reservations, contact the resort at 1-800-622-4121 or visit the website at www.CanaanResort.com.

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