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Blog Posts by Karly Prichard '17 and Lauren Hughes '17

We’ve heard the question “What is there to do on the weekend?” one too many times. So, we explored nearby cities to find the best activities for our tight budgets. In this blog post, we have included everything from outdoor activities and events, to the best shops and local restaurants to ensure there is a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy!

  • On the MUve in Huntington and Roanoke

    by User Not Found | Jul 26, 2016

    If you’re looking for outdoor adventures, Huntington is right down the road and will fulfill all of your adventure-seeking needs.  A simple 25-minute drive from North Manchester, Huntington is perfect for camping, hiking, and even zip lining! Let our outdoor adventure begin….

    Kil-So-Quah State Recreation Area


    Our first stop was the Kil-So-Quah State Recreation Area. Kil-So-Quah is home to the J. Edward Roush Lake, a 900-acre lake rich in Native American history. This lake provides the perfect atmosphere for camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and other water-related activities. The lake is also surrounded by 7,600 acres of land, which offer year-round outdoor adventures. During the summer, the Kil-So-Quah campground charges $4 Monday-Thursday and $5 Friday-Sunday, per vehicle. For a close-to-campus getaway, this price was perfect for our not-so-deep pockets. 

    If you’re craving an outdoor adventure with a little bit more thrill, grab a group of friends, and travel to Zip Timber Lake. Though suspending and zip lining was a little too thrilling for your tour guides, we’ve heard that this fun, beautiful tour is sure to cure a hunger for thrill! Zip Timber Lake is even including night canopy tours as well. Check out the link for more information.

    Four Cups Coffee

    In need of a caffeine buzz, we decided to visit Four Cups of Coffee. Located on the outskirts of downtown, Four Cups of Coffee doesn’t only provide delicious beverages, they are also a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the Huntington community — one cup of Joe at a time. All of the baristas are volunteers and are committed to serving the community. They serve specialty coffees of all kinds, ensuring that there is a little something caffeinated for everyone. 

    Other local favorite food places include:

    • The Berg
    • Nick’s Kitchen
    • Pizza Junction
    • Brick House Grill
    • Los Amigos Mexican Restaurants

    Kil-So-Quah Nature

    Kil-So-Quah Trees

    Our trip to Huntington was fun and adventurous. While off the beaten path, we were able to learn a lot about Huntington and how great it is to have a relaxing getaway, without actually being too far away.