West Virginia Fall August 22, 2020
by Cristy Book Now For A Front-Row Seat To See West Virginia’s Spectacular Fall Foliage
Autumn is a popular time to visit West Virginia’s beautiful Appalachian Region, and for good reason – the yellow, orange, and red leaves transform the already beautiful mountain slopes into stunning works of vibrant art. And if you want a front-row seat to this particular art show, plan ahead, because overnight accommodations (if you need them) fill up fast!
For inspiration as you think about planning a fall getaway, here are a few of our favorite places to see the fall colors.
1. Dolly Sods
is beautiful at any time of the year, but especially when the scrub brush that covers this unique ecosystem flares bright red each fall. Stay nearby at one of the many accommodations available at Seneca Rocks or Canaan Valley.
2. Babcock State Park
Babcock State Park
is fun to visit in any season, thanks to the beautiful views, the waterfall, and the mill, but it's especially beloved when the leaves turn! Stay in the park in a quaint cabin to fully experience the beauty of the fall evenings.
West Virginia boasts such a beautiful
, but Charleston and the majestic capitol building are especially enjoyable on a cool, colorful fall day!
4. New River Gorge
There's no wrong time to visit the
New River Gorge
, but autumn transforms the gorge, and especially the Endless Wall area, into a fabulous mosaic of depth and color! Stay at ACE Adventure Resort or book a local hide-a-way on Airbnb.
5. Harpers Ferry
There's beauty and history to be found in
, and both are especially enjoyable as the weather begins to cool. Check for available Airbnb rentals; there are several in the area that are full of character and charm.
6. Bluestone State Park
(and, really, any lake around West Virginia) is especially beautiful in the fall, when the water reflects the colors of the trees and the sky. You can stay in the park in a comfortable, rustic cabin.
7. Blackwater Falls State Park
From Lindy Point Overlook to Blackwater Falls, there's plenty of forest to enjoy here each autumn! Stay in
Blackwater Falls State Park
in the lodge or a cabin.
What’s your favorite spot to see the fall colors and when do you go to get the best color? The
general prediction from the folks at WV Tourism is end of September through October for different regions of the state.
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Address: Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia 26260, USA Address: Babcock State Park, 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA Address: Endless Wall Trail, New Haven, WV, USA Address: Charleston, WV, USA Address: Blackwater Falls, West Virginia 26260, USA Address: Bluestone State Park, 78, HC, Hinton, WV 25951, USA Address: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA