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Kingwood is a small town located in northeast West Virginia. It is the county seat for Preston County and is part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the population of Kingwood was 2,944 residents. The town was founded in 1815. The town of Kingwood is home to the Preston County Buckwheat Festival, one of the largest festivals in West Virginia. It's held on the last weekend of September and is famous for the Buckwheat cakes that are served all over the county of Preston during the festival. Buckwheat cakes are a sourdough cake that resembles a pancake yet has a very distinct taste that is all its own. The festival features arts and crafts, carnival rides and livestock. Kingwood is located in a very scenic area near the Cheat River, and includes the tip of the Monongahela National Forest. Outdoor activities in the area include white water rafting, hiking, biking, alpine and cross-country skiing, hunting and fishing. Other small town events in the area include the Cheat River Festival in Albright, the New Deal Festival in Arthurdale and the Terra Alta Fourth of July Celebration. Kingwood has gorgeous fall colors, pristine snow and cool summer days, which adds to the enjoyment this special region has to offer.

Surrounding areas: Terra Alta, West Virginia (7.7 mi), Aurora, West Virginia (12.3 mi), Hazelton, West Virginia (15.0 mi), Morgantown, West Virginia (18.2 mi), Grafton, West Virginia (20.1 mi), Fairmont, West Virginia (24.5 mi), Canaan Valley, West Virginia (27.6 mi)

Kingwood Vacation Rentals

Kingwood Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Heldreth MotelRt 26 S Pob 564Kingwood, WV (304) 329-1145
Alpine VillageRt 6Oakland, MD15.4 mi.(301) 387-5534
Oak Land Motel435 N Third StOakland, MD15.4 mi.(301) 334-2171
Town Motel243 N 3RD StOakland, MD15.5 mi.(301) 334-3955
Holiday Motel1712 Mileground RdMorgantown, WV17.6 mi.(304) 292-3303
Comfort Inn-deep Creek2704 Deep CRK DrMC Henry, MD18.2 mi.(301) 387-4200
Clarion Hotel Morgan127 High StMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 292-8200
Comfort Inn Morgantown225 Comfort RdMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 296-9364
Holiday Inn Express - Morgantow605 Venture Dr-glenmark PLZMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 291-2600
Lakeview Golf Resort & SpaOne Lakeview DrMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 594-1111
Morgantown Econo Lodge15 Commerce DrMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 296-8774
Morgantown MotelMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 292-3374
Morgantown Usr Center300TH Chemical CompanyMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 292-1608
Springhill Suites By Marriott Morgantown1910 Hunters WayMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 225-5200
Waterfront Place HotelTwo Waterfront PlMorgantown, WV18.2 mi.(304) 296-1700
Innlet Moter Lodge2001 Deep CRK DrMchenry, MD18.6 mi.(301) 387-5596
Innlet Motor LodgeDeep CRK DrMchenry, MD18.6 mi.(301) 387-5596
Royal Oaks InnHCR 2 Deep CRK DrMchenry, MD18.6 mi.(301) 387-4200
Wisp Resort HotelMarsh HL RdMchenry, MD18.6 mi.(301) 387-5581
Residence Inn Morgantown1046 Willowdale RdMorgantown, WV19.1 mi.(304) 599-0237
Panorama Motel & Efficiency921 Mosser RdMchenry, MD19.5 mi.(301) 387-5230
Hampton Inn1053 Van Voorhis RdMorgantown, WV19.6 mi.(304) 599-1200
Euro-Suites Hotel501 Chestnut Ridge RdMorgantown, WV19.7 mi.(304) 598-1000
Yough Valley Motel & Restaurant138 Walnut StFriendsville, MD20.0 mi.(301) 746-5836
Tygart Lake State Park LodgeRt 1 Box 260Grafton, WV20.1 mi.(304) 265-6144
Quality Inn & Suites1400 Saratoga AveMorgantown, WV20.5 mi.(304) 599-1680
Econo Lodge Coliseum3506 Monongahela BlvdMorgantown, WV20.6 mi.(304) 599-8181
Best Western Mountaineer Inn366 Boyers AveMorgantown, WV20.8 mi.(304) 599-5399
Keysers Ridge Auto Truck Stop IncUS Rt 40 & US Rt 29Accident, MD22.2 mi.(301) 746-8710
Holiday Inn Fairmont930 E Grafton RdFairmont, WV23.3 mi.(304) 366-5500
Fairfield Inn & Suites27 Southland DrFairmont, WV24.5 mi.(304) 367-9150
Super 8 Motel2208 Pleasant Vly RdFairmont, WV24.5 mi.(304) 363-1488
Tucker Country InnParsons, WV25.9 mi.(304) 478-2100
Comfort Inn1185 Airport RdFairmont, WV26.0 mi.(304) 367-1370
The Lodge At Chalk Hill2920 National Pike RdChalk Hill, PA26.2 mi.(724) 438-8880
Summit Inn Resort2 Skyline DrFarmington, PA26.2 mi.(412) 438-8594
Beaver Ridge Condo's-ash & Beach LodgeRt 1Davis, WV26.4 mi.(304) 866-4572
Best Western Alpine LodgeRt 32 Williams AveDavis, WV26.4 mi.(304) 259-5245
Blackwater Falls State ParkBlackwater Falls RdDavis, WV26.4 mi.(304) 259-5216
Bright Morning InnWilliamson AveDavis, WV26.4 mi.(304) 259-5119

Kingwood Weather & Climate

Northeastern West Virginia has a four-season, mountainous climate. Due to its high elevation, this region has a somewhat cooler, moister climate than surrounding areas at lower altitudes. Summers are mild and humid with high temperatures ranging from the 60s to low 70s F. Summer low temperatures average 50-55 F, although temperatures below freezing have been recorded in every month of the year. Winters are typically cold and snowy. The elevation allows it to receive significant upslope snow, particularly during prolonged periods of northwesterly winds coming off the Great Lakes. Located along the spine of the central Appalachian Mountains, this region is often near the southwestern extreme of Nor'easters, getting significant snowfall from strong, Atlantic moisture-laden, easterly winds. Annual snowfall averages 160 inches. Nearly all snow falls from October through April.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 18°F 3.63 in. -
February 37°F 20°F 3.03 in. -
March 47°F 27°F 3.81 in. -
April 58°F 36°F 3.89 in. -
May 66°F 46°F 4.32 in. -
June 73°F 54°F 4.63 in. -
July 77°F 59°F 4.78 in. -
August 75°F 58°F 4.09 in. -
September 70°F 52°F 3.46 in. -
October 60°F 41°F 2.97 in. -
November 48°F 32°F 3.68 in. -
December 38°F 23°F 3.61 in. -

Kingwood Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located about 31 miles west of Kingwood in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Arnold Palmer Regional airport (LBE) located approximately 57 miles northeast of Kingwood in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County airport (AGC) located roughly 62 miles north of Kingwood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and finally the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County airport (JST) located around 73 miles northeast of Kingwood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Kingwood Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA58.3 mi.
Kennywood ParkWest MifflinPA62.4 mi.
Fun Fore AllCranberry TownshipPA88.1 mi.
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA69.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Preston Country ClubKingwoodWV 
Salem Country ClubSalemWV16.9 mi.
Mountaineer Golf & Country ClubMorgantownWV17.5 mi.
Paradise Lake Golf CourseMorgantownWV17.5 mi.
Tygart Lake Public Golf CourseGraftonWV19.7 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseWinfieldWV21.1 mi.
Meadow Ponds Golf CourseCassvilleWV23.9 mi.
Holly Meadows Golf CourseParsonsWV26.4 mi.
Apple Valley Country ClubWhitehallWV26.7 mi.
Twin Woods Golf ClubHatfieldPA27.6 mi.
Barbour Country ClubPhilippiWV29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD18.6 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA66.3 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA83.1 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA86.8 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA97.8 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA102.1 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA117.5 mi.
State Parks
Herrington Manor State ParkMD12.6 mi. 
Cathedral State ParkWV13.3 mi. 
Swallow Falls State ParkMD14.1 mi. 
Mont Chateau State ParkWV14.9 mi. 
Pricketts Fort State ParkWV21.8 mi. 
Tygart Lake State ParkWV21.9 mi. 
Valley Falls State ParkWV21.9 mi. 
Fort Necessity State ParkPA24.0 mi. 
Braddock Grave State ParkPA25.3 mi. 
Blackwater Falls State ParkWV27.1 mi. 
Ohiopyle State ParkPA28.8 mi. 
Big Run State ParkMD29.9 mi. 
Casselman Bridge State ParkMD32.6 mi. 
Canaan Valley State ParkWV33.4 mi. 
Audra State ParkWV36.0 mi. 
Laural Ridge State ParkPA38.1 mi. 
Dans Mountain State ParkMD39.5 mi. 
Compass Inn MuseumLaughlintownPA57.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV68.6 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA69.0 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA69.0 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA88.4 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH108.3 mi.

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