5 Reasons To Visit Grandview This Fall

While the nation’s newest national park is full of eye-catching views, the Grandview area is at the top of our list. With its own visitors center, picnic areas with playgrounds and five hiking trails in the mountains above the New River Gorge, you’ll surely be able to catch breathtaking views of the adventure utopia below. 

If you are making your itinerary for an upcoming visit to the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve this fall, Grandview might be the perfect addition.

Here are 5 reasons to visit Grandview this fall:

1. Unmeasurable Views

Offering panoramic views of the deepest section of the New River Gorge and six miles of hiking trails, there is no shortage of leaf-peeping to be had. Overhanging gorgeous views of the valley below, adventurers immerse themselves into a land of photo-ops, leaf-peeping and loads of fun. 

With dramatic mountains and quaint winding trails, we recommend this magical sight-seeing experience for family, and friends of all ages.

2. Variety of Trails

Nestled along the lofty ridges of the Appalachian Mountains there’s a great variety of hiking trails to be explored. Hikes can range from easy to strenuous—with the length of trail to be chosen by each and every hiker.

Trails can be completed in various shorter segments or in their entirety, offering something for outdoor lovers of all ages. Whether you love the outdoors in short or lengthy periods, you will thrive on these enchanting trails.

To ensure a safe trip for you and your travel buddy, don’t forget to pack water and some tasty snacks.

3. Local Wildlife

If you’re looking to see local wildlife, Grandview provides excellent views of deer, foxes, bats, turtles, birds and more. Home to more than 366 species of birds persistently singing their sweet melodies, Grandview’s overlooks are a birdwatcher’s paradise.

It’s almost impossible to go on a hike here and not see one of our treasured critters. Keep your eyes peeled this November for West Virginia’s wild turkey and notorious white-tailed deer. 

4. Spectacular Foliage

West Virginia has spectacular fall-foliage and diverse plant growth that can’t be found elsewhere. With Grandview’s unbelievably scenic views of the valley beyond, it happens to be one of the best places in the state to see the leaves change. Consuming the mountains in the fall are billions of orange, yellow and red leaves surrounded by breathtaking pines. 

Our picturesque mountain views are any fall-lover’s dream. With the first step out of you car, crisp, warm scents and a swift mountain breeze fill the unique terrain, and sweep you off your feet.

5. Life-Changing Overlooks

Carefully crafted overlooks are one of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve’s biggest attractions, especially in the fall months. Nestled into the rocky cliffs, the Main Overlook and Turkey Spur Overlook are located along the Grandview Rim Trail are the perfect locations to see the New River Gorge. 

As one of Almost Heaven’s greatest views, we can’t help but stop and take it all in. 

A relaxing area inviting you to slow down, unwind and feel the magic around you—Grandview is a lovely vacation destination you don’t want to miss this fall.

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This post was last updated on October 14, 2021