3 #AlmostHeaven Trip Ideas To Help You Get The Most Out Of Spring Break

West Virginia is a great place for spring break trips if you want to enjoy scenic beauty and outdoor adventures. Unlike beaches, theme parks and other popular tourist destinations, our rolling hills, mountains, lakes and forests aren’t crowded. You can truly enjoy peace and quiet and take a break from school work or escape the doldrums of winter.

Spring break is almost here, so here are three state park trip ideas to help you enjoy your adventure to Almost Heaven.

Enjoy Off-Road Adventures

West Virginia’s mountainous terrain and ATVs are a match made in heaven. Enjoy an off-road adventure on the Hatfield McCoy Trail System, one of the most extensive ATV trail networks in the country. 

If you are spending anytime on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails, staying at the nearby Chief Logan State Park is part of the experience. Just ask the thousands of ATV enthusiasts who visit the park each year, making it one of the most visited in West Virginia. And you can’t ask for a better starting point for exploring the more than 700 miles of off-road trails winding through the hills and hollows of southern West Virginia. In fact, the Bearwallow Trailhead is right outside the Chief Logan State Park entrance.

Explore even more trails in the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System near Twin Falls Resort State Park. Pinnacle Creek Trailhead is only 15 miles from Twin Falls and most known for its breathtaking scenic views and proximity to world class whitewater. This is popular for folks wanting to take a nice leisure ride through walls of rhododendron. Twin Falls Resort State Park offers all your creature comforts, including an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and 47-room mountaintop lodge.

You Might Also Like: Ride even more trails by visiting Cabwaylingo State Forest, home of the Cabwaylingo Trail. After your day of riding, unwind in one of the forest’s legacy cabins.

Get Away With Your Family

If you’re traveling with your family, Pipestem Resort State Park is a great option. Pipestem Resort is one of West Virginia’s most popular family vacation destinations and once you get here, you’ll know why. There’s hiking, biking, fishing, stunning views of the Bluestone River Gorge and tons of family-friendly activities at the Pipestem Adventure Zone, so you’ll never run out of things to do. 

Book a cabin or stay at the McKeever Lodge. You can even stay at nearby Bluestone State Park and make a short drive to the marina for lake fun.

You Might Also Like: Spend the week at Cacapon Resort State Park, where you can enjoy fishing, hiking, golf and many other outdoor adventures. The newly renovated lodge offers first-class accommodations, but if you want something a little more cozy, rent a cabin and make yourself at home. Just don’t forget to visit nearby Berkeley Springs State Park and other attractions in the eastern panhandle, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Day Trip Like A Pro

If you just want to visit as many parks as possible and see the best of Almost Heaven’s scenic beauty, take a day trip to Watoga, Beartown and Droop Mountain. At Watoga, you can hike more than 40 miles of trails. Cast a line in Watoga Lake or reel in trout from the nearby Greenbrier River. Take unique photos as you walk through ancient rock formations at Beartown. And take in the views from the observation tower at Droop Mountain. Everything is within a short drive of each other, so you can enjoy them all in a single day trip. Or you can spend the night in one of Watoga’s cabins and spend a day at each park.

You Might Also Like: Take a trip to North Bend State Park and North Bend Rail Trail. You can enjoy both in a day trip, but there’s enough to explore if you want to spend the weekend or longer.

Where will you spend spring break in Almost Heaven? Plan your trip today.

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