The Most Instagram-Worthy Fall Foliage Spots at WV State Parks

#NoFilter required at these gorgeous photographable destinations

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture truly stunning photos at these iconic state park locations.  Mountain overlooks and woodland scenes are aglow with the warm colors of fall. If you are looking to rake in the likes on your Instagram photos, these spots are guaranteed to be a hit with your followers! And don’t forget to use #WVStateParks on your caption. We may even feature your fall foliage photo on our social!

Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock

Perched next to a babbling stream and surrounded by fall foliage, it is no surprise that Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park made our list of Instagramable spots. This iconic state landmark has graced the covers of magazines around the world. In the autumn months, fiery red leaves and create a natural frame for the picturesque mill. Small waterfalls also surround the mill, making this spot perfect from almost any angle. Snaps from of the Grist Mill at Babcock will surely grab your followers’ attention!

Hawks Nest Overlook

Looking to flood your profile with pictures of the West Virginia mountains in fall? Then take a trip to Nest State Park. The Hawks Nest Overlook trail is a short, paved path that leads you directly to a perch that offers panoramic views of the New River, the Hawks Nest Tunnel area and surrounding mountains. Additionally, you can also get great photos of two bridges and waterfalls along the Hawks Nest Rail Trail. The iconic New River Gorge Bridge is also nearby. The likes will come rolling in after you post pictures from your day at Hawks Nest and the surrounding area.

Towering Trees at Cathedral State Park

If you are looking to take a quiet walk away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life while also capturing stunning fall foliage shots, look no further than Cathedral State Park. Amble through over three miles of hiking trails underneath a canopy of golden leaves. Designated a National Natural Landmark, this 133-acre park offers sanctuary for these ancient trees. This is the perfect spot to snap photos of leaves above or crunching beneath your feet. So go ahead and show off your fall aesthetic.

The Falls at Valley Falls

Everybody loves a good waterfall photo! At Valley Falls State Park, a series of four picturesque falls to be photographed. The dark, rushing waters of the Tygart Valley River are stunning when juxtaposed against the vibrant fall foliage. No need for filters here. Just snap a few photos with your camera or smart phone and your followers will shower you with hearts and likes!

No matter what state park you’re visiting, there are Instagram-worthy shots begging to be captured. No matter your photography skill level, West Virginia’s beauty will always shine through!

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