Fall in love with these West Virginia State Park date ideas

Skip the monotony of dinner and a movie. The perfect fall date is at West Virginia State Parks.

Are you and your S.O. looking for more variety and quality time? Movie theaters are no place to learn more about that special person in your life. This fall explore these unique West Virginia State Park destinations. Delight in the fall foliage during the day, and then as the sun sets and the air gets cooler, cuddle up together by a warm, crackling fire. Whether it is your first date or your hundredth, there is a state park destination that is sure to kindle romance.

Heart poundin’ thrills at Pipestem Resort

Pipestem Peaks Zipline

Pipestem Resort State Park is packed with thrills that guarantee an unforgettable date experience. If you are looking to give that special someone in your life a truly unforgettable experience, book a Pipestem Peaks Zipline Tour. Soar through the treetops and see the spectacular fall foliage from a birds-eye-view. This one-of-a-kind experience will leave you both speechless. After the zipline tour, be sure to spoil your date with dinner at one of Pipestem’s four unique dining locations. If this sounds fun, turn your date into a whole weekend affair! Pipestem has two gorgeous lodges with spectacular views from the rooms. Additionally, they have cozy cabins where you can spend the evening cuddled up with your special someone by a crackling fire. Book now!

Get in touch at Twin Falls Resort

At Twin Falls Resort State Park , you can get in touch with nature and your loved one. Set on a high, wooded ridge in the rugged mountains of Southern West Virginia, Twin Falls is the perfect place to enjoy the changing colors of the season. Meander hand-in-hand along the Falls Trail, a rolling trail that will take you past Marsh Fork Falls and loops back to Black Fork Falls. The rushing waters are the perfect romantic backdrop to take a selfie with your partner. In addition to the beautiful views and winding trails, there are other nearby destinations like the New River Gorge Bridge and Tamarack. Don’t miss an opportunity to turn your date into a weekend-long getaway. The beautiful, modern Twin Falls Resort lodge is a great place for you and your partner to relax and enjoy some quality time in a gorgeous, natural setting.

Enjoy a picnic at Babcock State Park

Nothing could be more picturesque than a romantic picnic at one of West Virginia’s most iconic locations. Babcock State Park is a picture-perfect fall destination. Pack some finger sandwiches, yummy cheeses, and a thermos of hot cocoa and picnic by the burbling Glade Creek. Snap a photo with your partner with the Glade Creek Grist Mill in the background. The beautiful fall leaves, the ambiance of running water, and the sweet smell of crisp mountain air are sure to spark that warm fuzzy feeling.

Before or after your picnic, be sure to explore some of Babcock’s 20 miles of hiking trails. Whether you and your partner are looking for an easy stroll or a challenging climb, there is a trail for any date’s mood. Additionally, take a tour of the Grist Mill and don’t forget to take home a back of fresh ground cornmeal as a souvenir.

Basque in the beauty of Blackwater Falls

waterfalls west virginia state parks

Another iconic location nestled away in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, Blackwater Falls State Park is a perfect place to enjoy the stunning fall colors and delight in West Virginia’s unparalleled beauty. Blackwater Falls is home to a 57-foot cascade tinted by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. You and your partner can explore the many trails located in this nature-lover’s paradise. Look out onto the rolling mountain tops from Lindy Point or Pendleton Point Overlook. These are some of West Virginia’s most-photographed places and are perfect place for capturing memories with the love of your life that will last a lifetime.

Make your date to Blackwater Falls a couple days and explore the unique small towns of nearby Davis and Thomas, West Virginia. Stay at a Blackwater Falls’ cabin and spend the chilly fall evening snuggled up by the warm glow of a fire.

No matter if your date is a couple hours or you spread it out for a couple days, these West Virginia State Parks are perfect romantic date destinations. This fall, break the mold and take that special person on a unique experience that will create lasting memories for years to come. Here’s your next steps:

  1. Plan a trip

    Pick one of the ideas above or create your own! We have so many more parks, forests, and trails to discover in Almost Heaven.

  2. Book your stay

    Make it a getaway weekend instead and book your stay at one of our many cabins or lodge rooms.

  3. Make memories that will last a lifetime

    We’re all about making memories, and getting extra moments with your special someone is important so don’t delay.

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