4 reasons why you need a park getaway…like, right now

There’s still time to enjoy winter adventures at state parks.

This is an updated post. The original was published on Feb. 27, 2019.

Mist-filled river valleys kissed by the warm glow of sunny afternoons are starting to usher in West Virginia’s incredible spring season. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Spring is a few weeks away and there’s a few places in the Mountain State where the chill of winter is still welcome.

So, to all you powder shredders and winter lovers out there: This is your last chance to get in one final snowy adventure before spring officially arrives. Here’s four reasons you need to make the trip.

Snow Adventures

Missing the white stuff? Us too. There hasn’t been a lot of snow this winter, but West Virginia’s terrain varies and the higher elevations have had several good weeks of cover and might have a few more to come. Cross your fingers.

Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley Resort State Park, located in the Allegheny Mountains, are where you’ll want to go. The north facing slopes hold snow, and state-of-the-art snow-making equipment at Canaan Valley should give you a few more weeks to enjoy a skiing or sledding trip.

Breathtaking Views

Snow or not, West Virginia’s mountain scenery is simply breathtaking in winter. Enjoy the views and rediscover the beauty of nature with a winter hike out to an iconic overlook. Or simply kick back and enjoy the view and other amenities at one of our lodges.

Winter Relaxation

Who would’ve thought that being cooped up inside all winter long would be so exhausting. What you need is a relaxing getaway at a state park lodge or cabin. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating weekend at Cacapon Resort State Park, where you can enjoy outdoor adventures and quiet evenings around a cozy fire. And don’t forget to spend a day at the spa at nearby Berkeley Springs State Park.

Lodging Discounts

Our email subscribers receive exclusive lodging deals and late winter is a great time to use your discount and stay a state park for an incredible price. If you don’t receive emails from us, sign up today and receive 10 percent off your next stay. But hurry. Winter’s almost over.

Plan you trip today.

Book Now

Find a Park

  • Activity
  • Region
  • Lodging