Hosted on the fourth Saturday of April, Celebrate Trails Day is an annual Spring celebration of America’s trails.  Started by the Rails to Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails.


Kick off the Spring trail season on Saturday, April 22 by joining the Mon River Trails Conservancy in celebrating our local Mon River Rail-Trails in Morgantown’s Wharf District (rail-trail mile 10).

Spring Handmade Market: Art Walk in the Wharf District, Morgantown
Enjoy shopping for hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, prints, wood art, and other local artisan products between 12PM-5PM in the Wharf District of Morgantown. Vendors will be located along the rail-trail outside of Flour and Feed, Mountain State Brewing, Oliverio’s, and Table 9 restaurants. 10% of artisan sales will go to benefit the local rail-trails.


Appalachian Fiber Flow– Handmade, yarn-wrapped hula hoops

Bubbles, Bones, & Biscuits– Hand made dog and cat toys, treats and skincare products

Caitlynn Buckler Prints– Hand-printed artwork, totes, and t-shirts

Chasing Happy– Macrame Rainbows & Acrylic Paintings

Clay Creations– Handmade pottery

Crow’s Nest Cottage– Resin, jewelry, hot/cold therapy packs, plants in macrame

Daun’s Designs– Wire wrapped crystal jewelry

The Feeble Easel– Resin and plants

Garbanzo Jeans– Paintings of food- originals, prints, stickers

Greenmont Woodworks– Wooden furniture and kitchenware

Halie Kittty Designs– Stickers, paintings, prints

Kay’s Kollections– Jewelry, crocheted items

Kelly Keifer Paintings- Oil and watercolor paintings

Loop Creative– Pottery and shadow boxes created from upcycled jewelry

Lucas Woodworks– Wooden crafts

Matterials Creative– Shadow boxes, cards, wreaths

Moonrise Mountain Market– Epoxy resin creations that are functional, handmade art for everyday life

Northwoods Artisans– Wheel thrown pottery

Orange Cat Studio– Pottery

Resting Rabbit Art– Upcycled reverse dye clothing, jeans, t-shirts, prints of my art, resin pyramids, jewelry

Sacred Totems– Jewelry and sculpture made from all different types of stones / crystals.

Sidewalk Crack Art– Images in sidewalk crack patterns found and enhanced by Cindy O’Brien

Silver Pennies Jewelry– Jewelry that is handmade in-house with precious metals leather, pearls and/or gemstones

310 Soap Company– Soap and skincare

Twisted Willow Beauty Co.- Handcrafted herbal bath products

UpCycle Queens– Jewelry using recycled items

Willow Roots Jewelry- Handcrafted stone and clay jewelry


2-Mile Spring Walk and Trail-side Fun
A community walk with MRTC will begin at 2PM with the start and end at the MRTC Tent beside Table 9 restaurant. A great way to enjoy the day with other rail-trail friends and search for the first signs of Spring. Pick-up a Rail-Trail map and find out more about the Mon River Trails Conservancy. FREE

Morgantown Tree Board–  Free white oak seedlings while supplies last and info on care.  Plus learn about the Morgantown Tree Board!

Kid’s Activities-  kids should be accompanied by an adult
A kids art table led by Debbie Palmer Arts Coordinator for BOPARC.  Craft a sun catcher to celebrate Spring!  Free while supplies last.

A seed planting station led by Morgantown Public Library to share the fun of planting and watching them grow.  Free while supplies last.


Live Music– beside Flour and Feed restaurant, on the rail-trail

12:30pm- Stonefly Four  here some songs

1:45pm- Vincent Farsetta

3:00pm- Emmy of the Mountains


Morgantown Adventure Outfitters will have FREE rental of bikes on the Mon River Rail-Trail and kayaks for a paddle on the Upper Mon River Water Trail from 11AM-7PM.  First come first served based on availablity.  Learn more about the Morgantown Adventure Outfitters and their rental facility at Walnut Street Landing / Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.


Pledge TODAY to Get Out on the Trail!
Rails to Trails Conservancy is holding a sweepstakes for Celebrate Trails Day, and when you pledge to join in on the festivities on the Mon River Rail-Trail, you will be entered to win some fantastic outdoor gear prizes.  Click Here to PLEDGE

Thank you to our Funders!

The Monongalia County Commission, City of Morgantown, Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts, Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc., and Arts Monongahela – Arts Council of Greater Morgantown

Event Partners

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Main Street Morgantown