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 23 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.


Art by Angela– inspirational, hand-painted signs made from reclaimed wood

Bubbles, Bones, & Biscuits– dog/cat treats, toys, and skincare

Candles and Cards 538– Handcrafted scented candles with dried flowers, cards with calligraphy and dried flowers, and dried flower art designs

Coal Country Woodworking– Wood/epoxy charcuterie boards

Cosmic Timber– handmade artisan tables and mixed media paintings

Crow’s Nest Cottage– hot/cold therapy packs, jewelry, macrame, home decor

Daun’s Designs– crystal jewelry and paintings

Dye27- Tie Dye

Earth + Air– metalsmith/jewelry: copper, sterling, torch fired enamel. Hand poured soy candles, batik, hand crafted brooms

Eddie Spaghetti Art– Woodcut Printmaking

Foxy Fonts– Artwork

Hawke Design Shop– woven wall hangings, wooden framed signs, miscellaneous

The Hippie Spirit– Handmade candles and wax melts

Kantaturu Handcrafted Accessories– Headbands, scrunchies, pouches

Kyber Design Workshop– Ceramics, Pop-up FairyGardens, Earth -Inspired T-Shirts

Laura’s Wreaths and more– Wreaths

Loop Creative– pottery and recycled “bejeweled” shadow boxes

Made in the Mountains– stained glass – jewelry, sun catchers and other home decor

Midnight Solstice– Candles and wax melts in all the scents

Milkweed Rising– Photography and digital illustration

Off the Shelf Designs- Wood and vintage crafts, painted / stenciled signs

Pure Light Jewelry– Handmade jewelry for light and love! Intentionally designed jewelry with meaningful gemstones

Reclaimed Threads- – Repurposed quilting: Fanny packs, sweatshirts, shorts, jackets

Sacred Totems– Lapidary work. Hand carved crystal jewelry, rock sculpture figurines, and rock sculpture wall hangings

Sidewalk Crack Art– Graphic Arts

Sunflower Natural– Clean, small batch, hand-poured soy candles. Specializing in earthy scents presented in unique vessels.

Thymeless Tyes– Custom and unique designed tie dye apparel, wall hangings, and other miscellaneous hand dyed items

Twisted Willow Beauty Co.- Soap, Bath Salts, Massage Oils, Body Scrubs, Shave Soap

Willow Roots Jewelry– Handcrafted clay and stone jewelry

Wood Mountain Dreams– hand-crafted wooden items

Interested in Participating as an Art Vendor?  Contact Ella:  ella@montrails.org


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

Kid’s Activities-  
A kids art table led by Debbie Palmer Arts Coordinator for Arts in the Park

WVU Monongalia County Extension 4-H will provide an activity that encourages youth to plant seeds and share their craft with someone who might need a little color and kindness in their lives. Participants would decorate a pot, then plant seeds in soil.

Miss Pockets will be trailside to paint faces!  1-4pm

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

  • Stonefly Four- 12:30pm
  • Vincent Farsetta- 1:30pm
  • Lords of Lester 3:00pm

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.  Pledge Here

Event Partners

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Main Street Morgantown