Experience the Best of Autumn in Almost Heaven

Pumpkin patches. Warm fuzzy sweaters. Autumn views. Its fall in Almost Heaven and favorite fall adventures and beautiful fall views have returned. Whether you dream of taking the most beautiful hike or want to indulge in all the fall flavors, West Virginia is the perfect place to experience the best of fall. Start planning your autumn Almost Heaven getaway today.

Autumn Adventures

Step outside and enjoy the crisp, cool mountain air. Fall is the perfect season to experience West Virginia’s outdoor adventures. You never know what incredible adventure awaits in Almost Heaven.

Explore the beautiful color of the state’s fall foliage and hike to gorgeous overlooks and scenic spots along incredible fall hikes. Choose from hikes like the Long Point Trail, a moderate level trail, which provides one-of-a-kind views of the New River Gorge Bridge. Or take in beautiful views of the Blackwater Canyon along the Lindy Point Trail located in Blackwater Falls State Park. No matter which hike you choose, get ready for gorgeous views.

A truly iconic adventure, whitewater rafting in West Virginia is a must-do activity. Each September to mid-October, rafters travel to Almost Heaven for Gauley Season. During Gauley Season, the Summersville Dam executes a series of scheduled releases into the Gauley River creating iconic Class V rapids. If you’re newer to whitewater rafting, don’t worry. Outfitters around the area also offer trips on the New River. The Upper New is recommended for families and beginners and perfect for any first-time whitewater experience. Find the perfect whitewater trip with the outfitters in the area like River Expeditions, Adventures on the Gorge, West Virginia Adventures and ACE Adventure Resort.

Endless back country and mountainous terrain create incredible terrain for ATV trails in Almost Heaven. Experience the thrill of a lifetime at Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems, one of the most extensive off-road trail systems on the East Coast. The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System features more than 700 miles of trail comprised of distinct regions that provide scenic views and world-class terrain. Along the way pass through ATV friendly towns and enjoy food, lodging and most importantly southern hospitality.


Fall Festivals

From leaf peeping festivals to extreme sports events, fantastic fall events await all season long. Celebrate all things fall and create lasting memories this season with these Almost Heaven festivals and events.

Held each year on the third Saturday in October, Bridge Day welcomes thousands of people making it the state’s largest single-day festival. At Bridge Day spectators can walk across the new River Gorge Bridge and watch BASE jumpers fly 876 feet into the gorge below from the catwalk.

On October 17-20, celebrate the heritage of the apple industry in West Virginia and enjoy family fun at the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival. The festival includes a Grand Feature Parade, live music, art fair, baking contests and more.

Head to Swilled Dog Hard Cider in Pendleton County on October 19 for the Swilled Fall Fest. The Swilled Fall Fest will feature live music, apple pressing, delicious food, children’s activities and much more.


Fall Flavors

There’s nothing better than keeping warm with a delicious pumpkin spice latte or making a delicious apple pie from apples you picked yourself. In autumn, fall flavors bring sweet and savory treats, seasonal drinks and holiday feasts. Enjoy incredible fall flavors this season in Almost Heaven.

Fun for the whole family, Orr’s Farm Market includes a pumpkin patch with hayrides and a corn maze. Also, at the farm you can pick your own produce like blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries and more. Visit Gritt’s Farm Fun Farm for all things fall. The fun farm includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, wagon rides and delicious fall food. A beautiful indoor-outdoor market, the Capitol Market is the perfect place for fall flavors. Inside, warm up with a cup of hot coffee from Mea Cuppa Coffeebar. Outside browse for pumpkins and seasonal produce at the market’s outdoor farmers market.

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This post was last updated on September 15, 2020