Don’t Miss These Almost Heaven Winter Views
West Virginia covered in a blanket of fresh snow is truly Almost Heaven. These spots are perfect for scenic winter views and are sure to make picture-perfect memories.
The New River Gorge has beautiful winter scenery, including the overlooks at Canyon Rim Visitor Center, Hawks Nest Resort State Park, Sandstone Falls and Grandview. Dozens of miles of hiking trails also offer amazing views. The three-mile round trip Long Point Trail leads to a rock outcropping that reveals a stunning panoramic view of the 876-foot high New River Gorge Bridge.
When the temperatures plummet, the 62-foot cascade and namesake of Blackwater Falls State Park freezes into a solid curtain of ice. Framed by snow-covered evergreens, the scene is a sight to behold. The park is a favorite winter retreat, with more than 10 miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and stunning overlooks of the Blackwater Canyon. The park also boasts the longest sled run on the East Coast.
The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a popular spot in every season. The iconic mill set above the rock-strewn stream forms the centerpiece of Babcock State Park. When snow falls, the scene becomes a wonderland that is picture-perfect. Bundle up and enjoy a quiet hike through snowy woods.
Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers great recreation all year long, but it really “heats up” in winter, when the skiers and snowboarders come out to play. The resort has 47 slopes for all skill levels, as well as 18 miles of cross-country skiing trails and a 1,200-foot tubing park. There’s also an outdoor ice skating rink set against a beautiful backdrop of Canaan Valley and the Allegheny Mountains and a ring side fire pit where skaters can take a break to warm up.
How many of these places have you seen covered in snow?
This post was last updated on October 16, 2019