When And Where To Expect West Virginia's Fall Foliage To Peak This Year
Finally, finally – it’s fall in WV. The calendar says so. The pumpkin displays at the grocery store say so. The event calendars at all the local farms say so. The seasonal coffee, dessert, and soup menus at so many area restaurants say so. But there’s still one more sign of fall we’re waiting on – when is peak fall foliage in West Virginia? Check out the interactive map below to see for yourself:
Head to the Smoky Mountains website to see the interactive fall foliage map for yourself. That way, you can see when peak fall colors in WV will be visible in your area! Go here to learn more about Babcock, Dolly Sods, or the New River Gorge.
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Fall Fun in West Virginia
What are the best pumpkin patches in WV?
Nothing says fall like a trip to the pumpkin patch, and luckily, there are several in West Virginia worth visiting. One of the best pumpkin patches in WV is Orr's Farm Market, located in Martinsburg. Not only does the farm offer a sprawling pumpkin patch, but it's also an apple orchard and produce stand. It also has a bakery where you can stock up on delicious homemade goods, and you can pick your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Oh, and did we mention it's also a Christmas tree farm (although that is a whole different season entirely!) Is there anything Orr's Farm Market can't do?
Which hiking trails in WV are best in the fall?
West Virginia is a leaf peeper's paradise. In our totally unbiased opinion, the Mountain State is home to some of the most breathtaking fall foliage in the country. Sure, you can embark on a scenic drive to view the changing leaves, but nothing quite compares to hearing them crunch beneath your feet. If you're up for a little adventure, one of the best fall hikes in West Virginia is the trail that leads to Mill Creek Falls. Located near Ansted, this short and sweet trek is only about a mile each way, beginning at the Hawks Nest Resort. While meandering down to the waterfall, not only will you see all sorts of stunning autumn hues, but also the ruins of an old mining town - how cool is that?
What are the best fall festivals in WV?
From pumpkin patches to apple orchards and everything in between, West Virginia is brimming with fall fun. If you're looking to attend an old-fashioned harvest festival this year, look no further than the annual Black Walnut Festival in Spencer. One of the best fall festivals in WV, the celebration dates to 1954, featuring live music, carnival rides, a parade, a livestock show, and - of course - tons of foods made with the humble black walnut. Pulling everything together is the gorgeous scenery that Spencer, a charming little mountain town, is known for.