There’s just something special about fall. Cooler weather replaces summer’s heat and humidity. Green leaves take on breathtaking hues of gold, scarlet and magenta. Crisp air carries the smell of campfires, and with it, the prospect of melting s’mores.
A great way to experience the changing seasons is during a stay at one of our parks and forests. Ten state parks have lodges, five of which are offering special midweek rates until the end of September: Cacapon Resort, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Twin Falls and Tygart Lake state parks. Rates start as low as $69 per night, so hurry and make your reservations today!
Nineteen state parks and forests offer cabin rentals. Cabins range from modern, featuring upgraded amenities and contemporary design, to pioneer cabins, equipped with LP gas lamps, a wood-burning kitchen stove and a fireplace for heat.
The official start of fall is Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, but West Virginia State Parks offer a month full of activities to help celebrate the changing seasons. Seeing colorful fall foliage is at the top of most guests’ lists so hikes, kayak tours, a fall photography workshop and the annual Leaf Peepers Festival are definitely on our schedule.
This fall, we’re also offering guests the opportunity to take advantage of reduced light pollution and focus on the night sky with two September events – a full moon hike and an astronomy weekend.
No matter how you decide to celebrate the season, we hope you will join us at West Virginia State Parks!