10 Adventure Destinations for your Fall Bucket List

Hoping to make this the year you hit all of those iconic fall locations in #AlmostHeaven? Use this list as your guide to the perfect autumn adventure.

New River Gorge

With changing leaves and roaring whitewater, the New River Gorge is a must-see fall adventure. As the trees lining the gorge begin to shift, unbeatable views are a guarantee.

Tucker County

Home to fall views icon Dolly Sods Wilderness, autumn in Tucker County is otherworldly. Swing through Davis for a bite to eat and head out on an adventure in this recreation oasis.

 ACE Adventure Resort

Hoping to hit the river for Gauley Season? Look no further than ACE Adventure. After taking on a guided rafting excursion cozy up for the night in one of ACE’s different lodging options!

Marion County

Enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge or break out your fishing rod for a fall’s day in Marion County. Set to a backdrop of changing colors, a day at Valley Falls State Park will become a lasting autumnal memory.


Famous for its sprawling lake, Summersville is an all-seasons-getaway with something for everyone. Swing by Kirkwood Winery for a glass or pack up for a camping weekend among beautiful nature trails.

Mercer County

To be truly among the fall colors, there are few things better than Pipestem Resort State Park‘s aerial tramway in Mercer County. Swooping deep into the Bluestone Gorge, you will be surrounded by beauty.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Soak up fall vibes and changing colors on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. With new classes of service and frequent bald eagle sightings, this is the fall trip of a lifetime.

Greenbrier Valley

Any time spent in the Greenbrier Valley is sure to refuel your passion for adventure. Take a ride or stroll along the Greenbrier River Trail and enjoy the season’s colors and crisp air.

Hatfield-McCoy Trails System

Rugged adventure and scenic views are a guarantee this fall along the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. Rent a vehicle or bring your own to enjoy this well-managed trail system with amenities along each route.

Southern West Virginia

Located in the heart of Appalachia, Southern West Virginia is jampacked with adventure opportunities. Find a cave to explore or soak up a golden forest trail on horseback!

This post was last updated on February 28, 2022