The beautiful Canaan Valley in Tucker County, West Virginia is a tourist destination for those who love the rugged outdoors. It is a year-round destination, with 2 state parks, Ski resorts, large tracts of National Wilderness, National Forests, and Nature Preserve areas, and hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. About 70% of the valley is designated a National Wildlife Refuge.
At its widest, the valley runs about five miles across, bordered by Canaan Mountain to the west and Cabin Mountain to the east. The valley runs north to south for about 13 miles. Within its boundaries, it has a vast wetlands area.