Celebrate Earth Day in #AlmostHeaven

Spend Earth Day soaking up the incomparable natural beauty that is best known as Almost Heaven. Here in West Virginia, natural wanders are celebrated every day of the year. Break away from all the noise and refocus on the reviving of spring and summer to come. Slow down with relaxing activities or jump full force into adrenaline-packed adventures, either way the Mountain State is calling your name.

Take a Hike

What better way to spend Earth Day than to get out and hike in one of the Mountain State’s wondrous landscapes? Home to over 1,500 miles of hiking trails, West Virginia boasts paths perfect for hikers of all skill levels. Trek through Almost Heaven to pass by vibrant scenery and be led to astounding overlooks. Enjoy leisurely strolls throughout a state park or push your limits with an uphill climb to Seneca Rocks.

Climb a Fire Tower

Witness unmatched, panoramic views of the breathtaking world below atop century-old fire towers. Specifically remarkable during sunrises and sets, a climb up the multitude of steps is well worth the effort. Olson Observation Tower, Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory and Bickle Knob Observation Tower are among some of the most popular spots. Thorny Mountain Fire Tower in the Seneca State Forest is another magical spot and can even be rented out for overnight stays.

Chase a Waterfall

Set out on a free and jaw-dropping pursuit of chasing picturesque waterfalls, part of the West Virginia Waterfall Trail. From roadside wanders to falls found at the end of multi-mile treks, this trail features over 40 stellar falls spread across the state. Simply register for a mobile passport and check in at participating locations to earn exclusive gear along the way.

Dine on Farm-to-Table Meals

Along with chasing waterfalls, you can also savor the flavor of Almost Heaven when following along the new West Virginia Culinary Trail. This trail features mouth-watering destinations hand-picked by chef ambassadors across the state. Find fresh and local ingredients straight from the Earth as the shining stars of many dishes. Let cuisine be your compass as you explore local dining options and unlock prizes for your efforts.

Cheers to Adventures

For those looking to take part in thrilling adventures, West Virginia is the perfect place. From rivers rushing with roaring whitewater to grand mountains longing to be biked and scaled, here there’s no shortage of outdoor recreation. Try ziplining through the treetops or traversing through rugged backcountry in an off-road machine. Check out the state’s many resorts, campsites and cabins to bundle these incredible adventures with an overnight stay.

Celebrate Earth Day in #AlmostHeaven

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This post was last updated on April 15, 2024