The 5-mile paved Caperton Trail follows the Monongahela River and skirts the Wharf District and the Sunnyside neighborhood, as well as restaurants with outdoor seating facing the trail. The trail goes through the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park, which hosts local festivals, concerts, and the Movies on the Mon movie series. At the park, the Caperton Trail joins the Deckers Creek Trail. This 19-mile route follows the creek and Scenic Byway Route 7 for 19 miles. The Upper Mon Water Trail is accessible from Morgantown as well. The river can be accessed via the Uffington boat ramp off Route 73.
The river can be accessed via the Uffington boat ramp off Route 73, in the riverfront park, and also at the Morgantown Marina behind the Table 9 restaurant.
Fishing and Boating
The Monongahela River flowing through Morgantown supports small mouth bass and catfish. Several bass tournaments a year are held along this stretch of river. Anglers are often spotted fishing the tail-waters of the Morgantown Lock and Dam or trolling from boats. The WVU crew team practices out of the Morgantown Marina. Calm water kayakers and canoeists often put in here as well.