Play Time with Zeke at Blue Bend Recreation, Monongahela National Forest, Anthony Creek, WV

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Blue Bend Recreation, Monongahela National ParkSunday, my husband and I drove to the Blue Bend Recreation with our chocolate lab, Zeke, for some play time, and relaxation.

From Lewisburg we drove north on Route 219 and made a left on Anthony Road and drove about 12 miles to the Blue Bend Recreation at Monongahela National Forest.  Constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Blue Bend is in a rustic and beautiful setting along scenic Anthony Creek. The area serves both campers and daytime visitors, and is popular for fishing, swimming, hiking, and picnicking. 

As soon as we neared the water Zeke started to whimper, he wanted out of the car as he knew what was ahead for him.....fetch, fetch the stick...and swimming....lots of swimming.

We made our way to the water with Zeke, chairs, blankets and picnic basket.  It was hard to keep Zeke on the leash as he was so excited.  We had a great day throwing a stick in the river for Zeke to fetch.  Zeke could do this all day, and never tire. 

Upon arrival, we met some nice folks from Kentucky.  They were telling us how much they love Blue Bend and usually visit three or more times every summer.  Needless to say, their children had a blast playing with Zeke.   This was my second time at Blue Bend.  My husband comes more frequently to play fetch with Zeke. 

We had a wonderful time playing, relaxing, and talking with other patrons of Blue Bend.   I would recommend this area to anyone who just wanted to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  Besides swimming, there is fishing, canoeing, biking, walking trails, camping, and so much more. 

Here is a short video of our play time with Zeke fetching a stick and swimming.


For more recreation opportunities throughout the state of West Virginia, be sure to visit the Monongahela National Forest website....  there is so much to do in "Wild and Wonderful West Virginia".


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Comments (10)

Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Nice writeup, Rebecca. We used to have labs and they would indeed play all day, every day if we had the energy! :) 

Jul 20, 2009 06:46 AM
CJ Harrington
Keller Williams Realty Greater Cleveland Southwest - 18318 Pearl Rd.; Stronsgville, OH 44136 - Strongsville, OH
Cleveland OH Listing Realtor Keller Williams Agent

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Jul 20, 2009 07:07 AM
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Rebecca,

Enjoyed your post about Blue Bend and playtime with Zeke.  Your post was very well written and I am glad that you, your husband and Zeke had a fabulous day of relaxation & fun!  Beautiful scenery!  I enjoyed your video too!  Thank you for sharing!  Have a great week!



Jul 20, 2009 03:00 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Jesse, thanks for the comments. Zeke could play all day lomg...can't say the same for his owners...LOL

CJ, thank you so much.  We do not have a Keller Williams in this area.

Rita, thanks for your comments.  It was a great day.

Jul 21, 2009 01:38 AM
Janie Coffey
First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty - Ponte Vedra, FL
Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives

being from VA and spending lots of time in the Appalachians, seeing these beautiful scenes make me homesick!  Thanks for sharing such lovely pics and videos!

Jul 21, 2009 09:47 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Janie. I love the Appalachians...while working in DC I would drive home once a month, as I was homesick for the mountains, as well as my family. After working 35 years, I moved back to my roots, and I am loving it here.
Jul 21, 2009 02:52 PM
Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Love the lab-- they are a great breed -- strong - playful and strong!

Jul 21, 2009 05:00 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debra, yes, they are the best dogs...

Jul 22, 2009 12:32 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Rebecca, Blue Bend looks like a beautiful place, I was waiting for Zeke to do the inevitable shake, where everyone gets a shower!  I guess that wouldn't be very good for the camera.  I enjoyed this post very much, thank you!

Jul 25, 2009 12:28 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Mary - Zeke did a lot of shaking, but I didn't take a shot of this action...My husband asked the dame question....what was I time I'll get some shots of him shaking off the water.
Jul 25, 2009 01:24 PM