Build Your Spring Bucket List
Spring is the perfect time to get out and explore all that Almost Heaven, West Virginia has to offer. From outdoor recreation and jaw-dropping views to retreat and resort getaways, we have everything for you. Bring along the entire family or embark on an adventure with friends. Any of the mentions below should definitely be at the top of your spring bucket list.
Adventures & Activities
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Sit back and enjoy a relaxing ride filled with quality time and gorgeous views on Romney’s Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. Breathe in the fresh spring air and witness nature coming back to life as you journey along the South Branch of the Potomac River. Make sure to watch for American bald eagles when passing through the Trough, one of the train’s most iconic and scenic spots. Take the special day-long trip and travel to Grant County to visit the town of Petersburg.
Spring in West Virginia means lakes, expansive rivers, and babbling brooks just waiting for you to cast a line. From fly fishing our famous brook trout to trolling the river for prized smallmouth bass, there’s plenty to reel in from our network of more than 20,000 miles of streams and 100 lakes. Whether you’re an expert angler or are looking to start the sport, try your hand in the waters of the Mountain State. Get your Fishing License from the WV DNR.
Find just the fun you need this spring in Summers County, at Pipestem Adventures. Participate in an amazing zipline tour, rock climbing and rappelling session, horseback riding trip, archery, laser tag, drone flying and the list continues to go on. Continue the fun with a visit to the nearby Pipestem Resort State Park.
Snowshoe Mountain Biking
Despite being known for its winter activities, Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County also abounds in things to do during the spring. This spot is known all around the world as one of the best places to mountain bike in the U.S. Being home to one of the longest trail systems on the East Coast and the host of multiple Mountain Bike World Cups draws in bikers of all skill levels to flock here every year. Complete with bike rentals, lessons, tours and 1,500 vertical feet of descent, you’ll want to be sure to check this out.
Adventures on the Gorge
Get energized this spring with a thrilling stay at Adventures on the Gorge, situated right beside the New River Gorge. Choose between rustic cabins, glamping experiences, vacation homes, deluxe lodging, campsites and more. Reconnect with nature when taking a guided rock-climbing, mountain biking or hiking tour. Show your competitive side with an exhilarating game of paintball or laser tag. Catch major wind when zip-lining through the trees or experiencing the TreeTops Canopy tour.
Capon Springs & Farms
Escape the hustle and bustle for a springtime getaway at Capon Springs and Farms. Find peace nestled within 4,700 acres of breathtaking farmland scenery found in Hampshire County. Rejuvenate with the healing spring water found throughout the property and refuel with homemade comfort food. Pamper yourself with a massage, facial or a personal swim spa pool at The Hygeia Bath House & Spa. Swing away on the rolling hills of green with your choice of a regulation golf course or short par three.
Country Road Cabins
Country Road Cabins provides 18 deluxe log cabin rentals, yurts and a breathtaking treehouse for the springtime stay of your choice. Just minutes from the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, guests can take a quick trip to see the iconic bridge shining in the sun or stay in for some rest and relaxation.
South Branch Inn
Extend your visit to Romney with an overnight stay at the South Branch Inn. With over 60 rooms, suites, free internet, TV, continental breakfast and an exercise facility, you’re sure to be satisfied. Located only minutes away from downtown Main Street, guests have easy access to the local town shops and restaurants.
Lost River Vacations
Enjoy a luxury stay in a tiny house rental just 3 miles away from Lost River State Park and a short 2.5-hour drive from the D.C. Metro Area. These cute and cozy homes are an Almost Heaven treasure. With a modern edge that sets them apart, Lost River Vacations offers 22 serene acres to roam freely on, a 9 hole disc golf course and tons of hiking trails for anyone to enjoy.
Make your spring even sweeter with a taste of West Virginia’s local ice cream. A visit to any of our shops is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.Ice Cream Shops in West Virginia
This post was last updated on April 11, 2022