We wish you a Happy Father’s Day from White Diamond.

This year, Father’s Day ushers in Summer! That means you can celebrate both Father’s Day and the start of Summer by enjoying beautiful Mountaineer Country.

Take to the Outdoors …

If you’re looking for ideas on where to spend the day with your Dad, look no further than the Visit Mountaineer County website. You’ll find suggestions for eateries, libations, and even activities like ziplines, ax throwing, trampolines, and golfing.

Check out the State Parks …

Or, you can plan a day in one of our many state parks. At Pricketts Fort State Park, regular admission is fifty percent off for every father on Father’s Day. Check out the water-borne options for kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting in Tygart Lake State Park. You might even take a Father’s Day Cruise at Tygart Lake Marina to round out the day.

Be At Home for Father’s Day

If you want to spend father’s day closer to home, check out these great ideas!

The Family that Grills Together …

Buy all the fixin’s for a barbecue. This is a great idea if Dad’s big gift is a new outdoor kitchen, barbecue, or smoker. That way, you can open gifts early and put them to use right away. Grilling together is a great opportunity for Dad to teach his grade-school and older kids all his barbecuing tricks.

Pass on Family History …

If your father is older, you might spend time tracing your family roots together. Dig through old photographs and record the stories he tells. One day, you’ll wish you had, so why not start today.

Enjoy Your Own Back Yard …

Plan games and outdoor activities for the whole family. What better way to celebrate both Father’s Day and the start to the summer? Lawn darts, corn hole, badminton, lawn bowling, croquet, and horseshoes are great outdoor games for all ages to enjoy. If Dad is the competitive type, make sure to keep score and have prizes on hand for the winner.

Host an outdoor movie night. Rent a projector, hang up a sheet on the side of the house and show Dad’s (family-friendly) favorites. You can even roast popcorn or marshmallows over an outdoor fire pit. You’ll find great fire pit ideas for your new backyard in this great article at HGTV.com.

Plan for Next Year

I know what you’re thinking … you don’t have a backyard that works as an entertainment area, has room for an outdoor kitchen, or even a barbecue. We can help you with that. There are homes for sale now with fantastic backyard kitchens, entertainment spaces, and more. Let us help you get into one so that next year, the location for Father’s Day and the celebration of summer are pre-booked right in your own backyard. Check out these selected homes with outdoor entertainment spaces, or take a look at any of our market areas to find the perfect home for your next family celebration.

Homes for Sale with Outdoor Kitchens or Entertainment Areas