Fly into West Virginia and get in the car to see these breathtaking fall colors. These are the 10 most stunning places to see fall foliage in West Virginia.
7 Places to See Fall Foliage in West Virginia
Fall is the best time of the year to take a small trip with your friends or family and just enjoy one another’s company. The weather is nice and cool, the food is amazing and the leaves are absolutely stunning!
The Top Northeast Fall Drives and Day Trips article on the Alamo Scenic Route blog got me thinking. After browsing the lovely areas on their list, I just had to share some incredible places you should visit in West Virginia, too.
If you are anywhere near West Virginia, these are the most stunning places to visit when the leaves are changing.
And if you don’t live in West Virginia, it is worth a weekend trip!
1. Seneca State Forest
Seneca State Forest is located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. This place turns so many vibrant shades of orange and yellows in the fall. It’s a must-see!
2. Seneca Rocks
Surprisingly, Seneca Rocks are not located in the Seneca State Forest! Nope, it is located in Pendleton County, in the Monongahela Forest. This is a wonderful place to hike. Once you get to the top, the views are breathtaking.
3. Blackwater Falls State Park
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in West Virginia is Blackwater Falls. It has a walkway that anyone can walk down, so it’s also one of the most accessible hikes too. This place comes to life in the fall. Go visit after rain for a really raging waterfall.
4. New River Gorge
One of the most photographed places in West Virginia is the New River Gorge. There’s a scenic overlook you can walk to where the views are priceless. Take some time to do some river rafting or take a drive down the bottom of the gorge.
5. Grist Mill
This beautiful area is located in Babcock State Park, in central West Virginia. This area is pretty far away from any towns so take the opportunity to go camping.
6. C&O Canal Trail
There are a ton of stunning views along the C&O canal in West Virginia. Walk along the trails in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. It’s really bike and camping friendly, and it runs nearby lots of beautiful towns too.
7. Harper’s Ferry
Harper’s Ferry has tons of hiking trails with panoramic views of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Go visit historic shops or stand on Jefferson Rock while looking at the view that President Thomas Jefferson said is “worth a voyage across the Atlantic.”
More Fall Foliage in Northeast USA
While you’re traveling with your family and friends, check out Amish country in Pennsylvania.
It’s drivable from West Virginia.
According to the Alamo Scenic Route article, it is located:
- From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 90 minutes
- From Philadelphia International Airport, 90 minutes
While you are there, you have to try a whoopie pie in Lancaster. It’s where it originated, you will never have one like it anywhere else!