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Outdoor Activities

Get Outdoors in the Smoke Holes…!!  

Nearby is the Monongahela National Forest with trout fishing available off the banks of the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Fishing is extremely popular here, with 52 miles of well-stocked streams with rainbow and golden trout and smallmouth bass…

The misty fog that often lay along the South Branch River as it ran through the “hole” makes the name appropriate. The old-timers called the canyon “Smoke Holes” because the Native Indians used the caves for smoking meat and others say it was the moonshiners when making their corn liquor…

The Smoke Hole Big Bend National Recreation Area offers visitors a beautiful place to stop and spend an hour or spend the day hiking a three and a half mile loop on the South Branch Trail. Or if you're more adventurous, the 26 mile North Fork Mountain Trail overlooking Seneca Rocks…

Smoke Hole and its surrounding area offer so many outdoor opportunities that it is hard to know where to start exploring… Let us help you make that decision with our One or Three Day adventure plans…

We appreciate you choosing us…Smoke Hole Resort wants to make your visit to this exceptional area the best experience ever…

A woman picking berries

Berry Picking

Enjoy some relaxing time under the sun. The great thing about berry picking is that you can truly enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Man and toddler in canoe


Spend some time on the water, charting your own course.

fly fisherman in the river


Enjoy casual fishing and fly fishing in our stocked streams, and bring home the big catch!

Group hiking through the forest


The local trails are as manageable as they are beautiful.

Biker group beneath smoke hole resort sign

Motorcycle Tours

Cruise with us and tour the local area on a hog.

woman riding and petting horse

Horseback riding

Cannan Valley has gentle, well-trained, sturdy horses to fit any rider. Experienced trail guides will take you & your family for a horseback ride to the very top of Seneca Rocks to enjoy the breathtaking view - nearly 1,000 ft. high!

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