A Guide to Nail City:
We sent our intern, Grace, out to investigate our city’s top attractions. Over the next week, a four-day article series entitled “A Guide to Nail City” will explore the local sights, tastes, and sounds of Nail City.
Day One: Recreation & Adventures
What do you do on Saturdays? For years, our area has been criticized for its lack of fun activities. Although these objections are made, Nail City is more than just a forgotten piece of the rust belt. The Nailers have created these guides to help visitors and inhabitants, alike, understand Nail City’s attractions. West Virginia has been praised as a state filled with lush mountains and beauty. Nail City is no exception, offering a variety of activities, especially those involving the outdoors. Nail City offers numerous recreational activities that are perfect for an exciting, active day outside. The opportunities for entertainment are endless.
Top Pick: Ice-skating at the White Palace
It is the perfect, family-friendly location for ice skaters of any age or skill level. Potentially with enough practice, you can go from being a benchwarmer to the next Sidney Crosby, maybe. You might even come one step closer to your dream of breaking a Reading defensemen’s ankles. Unfortunately, since it is currently summer, the outdoor ice rink is not fully equipped for recreation. However, Wheeling Park offers numerous other outdoor activities such as golfing, tennis, and miniature golf. The park also features a playground, lake, and pool with a waterslide that are perfect for sunny days where you can enjoy #NailersVacay.
Second pick: Skiing and Snowboarding at Oglebay Resort & Spa
For winter sport enthusiasts, Oglebay is the best location in Nail City to tear up the slopes. Skiing and Snowboarding at Oglebay Resort is great for anyone looking for a fun activity on a cold winter day. You can grab your gear and hit the slopes for a few, before heading down to WesBanco Arena to catch a Nailers game. Since it won’t be snowing all year, Oglebay offers a plethora of other activities. These activities include golfing, tennis, soccer, museums, swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking, walking and hiking trails, and rope and obstacle courses. With all the fun that you are having during your outdoor adventures, you can head over to the West Spa at Wilson Lodge for some relaxation and downtime.
Honorable Mention: Ziplining at Grand Vue Park
Zip-line into your weekend with this activity that is a great option for large groups. The park hosts private group days on Wednesdays and Thursdays that are accommodating for corporate retreats and family reunions. The park features zip-line rides, rope courses, a giant swing, a rock wall, and a rappel wall. The park also includes scenic overlooks, mountain biking, golfing, and walking and hiking trails. These activities are ideal for anyone looking for a fun day outside that will mentally and physically challenge them. Individuals can seek new heights and explore their capabilities with a little hard work and determination.
In order to complete these outdoor activities, you must overcome struggles, take nothing for granted, and stand strong. The state of mind required by these adventures is the same spirit that bleeds through the veins of Nail City. On behalf of the Wheeling Nailers, we would like to welcome you to Nail City. There is so much to explore, and we would like to encourage you to discover more things to do outside in #NailCity.