4 state parks where you can enjoy a long Labor Day weekend road trip

There’s something magical about taking a road trip to your favorite West Virginia state park. Car packed up, family along for the ride, driving down winding country roads with your windows rolled down and music playing as the sun sets in the rearview mirror. With Labor Day a few weeks away, we can’t think of a better way to end the summer 2021 season.

Here are four West Virginia state parks that are perfect for a long Labor Day weekend road trip.

Cabwaylingo State Forest

With 80 miles of trails to explore, the Cabwaylingo ATV Trail is the most exciting way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cabwaylingo State Forest. We can’t think of a more exhilarating way to end your summer. This trail is also part of the Hatfield McCoy Trails system, which means you have access to hundreds of additional miles of ATV trails. We recommend using the Cabwaylingo Trail as a launching point for outdoor adventures at other popular state parks, such as Chief Logan State Park and Twin Falls Resort State Park.

Planning a long weekend? Make sure you book a cozy cabin or campsite and check out our suggested itinerary below.

Day 1
Ride the Cabwaylingo Trail
Spend the night in a cabin

Day 2
Fish in the morning
Ride the Cabwaylingo Trail or other nearby ATV trails in the afternoon
Spend the night in a cabin

Day 3
Hike in the morning
Ride the Cabwaylingo Trail or other nearby ATV trails in the afternoon

Twin Falls Resort State Park

Get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing getaway at Twin Falls Resort State Park. At Twin Falls, enjoy more than 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and cozy accommodations. The park features a fully-functional Pioneer Farm, which offers park visitors a glimpse of what life was like on the frontier. 

With cozy cabins, campsites and lodge rooms, Twin Falls has plenty of options for a Labor Day weekend trip with your family. Planning a long weekend? Here’s our suggested itinerary.

Day 1

Enjoy a morning bike trip
Eat dinner at the Lodge Restaurant
Spend the night in a cabin, campsite or lodge room

Day 2

Golf in the morning
Enjoy a picnic
Hike or ride a bike on the 25-miles of trail
Eat dinner at the Lodge Restaurant
Spend the night in a cabin, campsite or lodge room

Day 3

Eat breakfast at the Lodge Restaurant
Spend the day at nearby New River Gorge

Pipestem Resort State Park

If you’re looking for outdoor activities, stunning mountain views and opportunities to make cherished memories with your family, you can’t ask for a better place than Pipestem Resort State Park. And with a Zipline, Adventure Lake and Adventure Zone, it comes as no surprise that this park continues to be one of West Virginia’s most popular family vacation destinations.

With cozy cabins, campsites and lodge rooms, Pipestem Resort is a perfect place for a Labor Day weekend trip with your family. Planning a long weekend? Here’s our suggested itinerary.

Day 1
Go to the Adventure Lake
Get ice cream at Tramway Sweets and Treats
Ride the Aerial Tram
Eat dinner at Black Bear Grill and Lounge
Spend the night in a cabin, campsite or lodge room

Day 2
Eat breakfast at the Bluestone Dining Room
Fish, golf or hike in the morning
Ride the Pipestem Peaks Zipline
Enjoy a picnic
Eat dinner at Black Bear Grill and Lounge
Spend the night in a cabin, campsite or lodge room 

Day 3
Eat breakfast at the Bluestone Dining Room
Fish, golf or hike in the morning
Buy an Adventure Zone pass

Cacapon Resort State Park

If ending your summer with a “resort” trip sounds like fun, then you need to visit Cacapon Resort State Park. Cacapon offers an 18-hole championship golf course, Horseback riding, a seasonal beach with lake swimming, tennis and game courts, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards, sporting clays, a nature Center, Lit walking trail, fishing & hiking and more.

With cozy cabins, Tentrr campsites and lodge rooms, Cacapon is a perfect place for a Labor Day weekend trip with your family. Planning a long weekend? Here’s our suggested itinerary.

Day 1

Spend the day playing golf
Eat dinner at the Lodge Restaurant

Day 2

Fish in the morning
Hike in the afternoon
Head back to the lodge for some swimming

Day 3

Spend the morning hiking
Eat lunch at the Lodge

Book your trip and don’t forget to participate in our Adventure Challenge

Time is running out to participate in the West Virginia State Parks Ultimate Adventurer Challenge and the West Virginia State Parks Junior Adventurer Challenge. These challenges will lead you to new destinations and adventures and give you a chance to win a free year of state park lodging. Book your Labor Day trip today and click here to learn how to participate in the challenge.

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