November in Canaan Valley is a quiet time to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family and prepare for the winter ahead. Every month in Canaan is beautiful…and this month is no exception. The cold clear nights offer fabulous stargazing at nearby dark spots off Canaan Loop Road. When the leaves have fallen, the woods surrounding Davis become silvery grey and copper and the crisp dry air is perfect for hiking. But stick to the parks and posted areas near town, as deer hunters dominate the Monongahela Forest when deer season begins Thanksgiving week.