Summer is nearing an end, and now is the best time to plan your fall-foliage getaway. West Virginia State Parks are the perfect locations to see some of the best fall foliage colors. All state parks take on fall colors and five stand out as perennial hot spots. Don’t miss the autumn splendor. West Virginia State Parks’ accommodations book quickly this time of year!
Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley Resort State Parks
The last week of September and first week of October are typically the best times to visit the Davis-Thomas area of Tucker County.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks
Babcock State Park is another of West Virginia’s most photographed places. The classic shot of the working grist mill against a background of fall color is on every photographer’s shot list. The park even provides a webcam so visitors can track the leaves as they begin to change.
From Babcock, visitors can take a short 30 minute drive and see other classic fall foliage views at Hawks Nest State Park. From the height of the park’s scenic overlook, guests can see a panoramic view of a rugged section of the New River Gorge National River, an American Heritage River.
Foliage at Babcock State Park typically peaks around the second week of October. Hawks Nest State Park usually peaks a week later.