5 WV State Parks that will make you fall in love with the outdoors

West Virginia’s state parks make the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. Enjoy natural beauty, outdoor adventure and comfy accommodations while you spend quality time with your sweetheart. But you don’t need a date or even a special holiday to enjoy a getaway. Whether you’re happily married, in a relationship, single or “it’s complicated,” you’ll find lots to love about these five state parks.

North Bend State Park

Take this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to slow down life’s fast pace and make time for that special person with a cozy getaway to North Bend State Park. This park has a newly renovated lodge and nine cozy cabins located at the top of a secluded ridge in a white pine forest, a perfect setting for connecting with someone as you explore the trails together.

Hawks Nest State Park

The best relationships rely on your presence rather than mere presents. Give the gift of your time at Hawks Nest State Park where you and your loved one can take in stunning views of the New River Gorge right from your lodge room or venture into the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve for a rejuvenating day of hiking and biking.

Chief Logan State Park

Navigating a relationship can be confusing at times, but knowing where you want to go, like following markers on a trail, can guide you to beautiful places. Discuss those beautiful places with your significant other with a romantic hike at Chief Logan State Park. And for the four-wheeling couple, rugged adventure awaits on the Hatfield McCoy Trails just a short drive from the park.

Cacapon Resort State Park

Loving someone requires a degree of letting go of the daily stresses that affect our relationships. Let those tensions melt away with a relaxing stay at  Cacapon Resort State Park. The park’s Healing Waters Spa offers a variety of pampering services, including couples massages.

Blackwater Falls State Park

As we grow older, we get bogged down by adult responsibilities like housework and errands, which leave us with less time and attention for relationships. Reconnect with your playful side with a Valentine’s Day ride down the Sled Run at Blackwater Falls State Park. The park’s signature waterfalls are especially beautiful on snowy days.

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