Checking Off Your Spring Bucket List in Almost Heaven

After a spectacular winter season, spring is blossoming anew in Almost Heaven. Relish in its liveliness by checking some items off of your spring bucket list. Whether you’re a history buff or an avid outdoorsman, you can use this list to guide you outside of your comfort zone and into an eventful spring in Almost Heaven. In West Virginia, you can easily find your type of adventure.

1. Go on an Epic Outdoor Adventure

Prepare to soak up the sunshine and bask in the breeze– outdoor adventure is out there waiting for you. Step outside of your comfort zone this spring, and you’ll find pure exhilaration in Almost Heaven.

New River Gorge

Fayette County, WV

New River Gorge is the hub for outdoor West Virginia adventure. With whitewater rafting, hiking, climbing and ziplining, New River Gorge is the perfect place to check off some items on your spring bucket list.

Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Mercer County, WV

Pocahontas, one of Hatfield-McCoy’s trail systems, allows you to venture through the heart of Appalachia. This trail connects you to Mercer County, where there is an abundance of dining and lodging options.

Alpine Ministries Paintball

Fayette County, WV

Challenge your friends to an exhilarating round of paintball at Beckley’s very own Alpine Ministries Paintball. This will be the perfect way to experience something new this spring.

2. Have a Picture-Perfect Picnic

As it begins to warm up here in Almost Heaven, you’ll likely want to grab a checkered blanket, a basket and some delicious food for a picture-perfect picnic. Take this opportunity to sit back and dine in on some West Virginia flavor.

Drip Coffee

Putnam County, WV

Drip Coffee is the place to fill up your picnic basket with sweet and savory treats. You can also fuel up on some iced coffee while you bask in that springtime sunshine.

Country Club Bakery

Marion County, WV

Marion County is known as “A Foodie’s Paradise” for a reason. This region is home to a range of flavor. After visiting the Country Club Bakery, you’ll find that homemade pepperoni rolls are perfect for your picnic.

Cheetah B’s

Grant County, WV

Stop by Cheetah B’s to pick up some all-American cuisine. Adorn your checkered blanket with anything from chili queso waffle fries to fried green tomatoes. The options are endless at Cheetah B’s.

3. Travel Back in Time

Almost Heaven’s Appalachian Mountains are teeming with stories to tell. Travel back in time this spring by delving into West Virginia’s rich history and culture. Whether you are a native or a first-time visitor, you’ll be glad that you did.

Berkeley Springs

Morgan County, WV

Berkeley Springs is where both history and luxury meet. This small, historic town boasts its title as America’s first spa. Sit back, relax and soak up some West Virginia history.

WV Mine Wars Museum

Mingo County, WV

The WV Mine Wars Museum speaks volumes about the rich history in Appalachia. This museum strives to tell a story that not many have heard before, one that tells of the fight for basic human rights in West Virginia.

Heritage Farm Museum & Village

Cabell County, WV

Fashioned after a 19th-century Appalachian Village, Heritage Farm has a way of connecting the past to the present. Visiting Heritage Farm is to step into Almost Heaven’s history.

4. Buy a Whole New Wardrobe

As we transition from winter to spring, right now is the perfect time to trade in your sweaters for a few sundresses. Shop until you drop this spring.

Centre Market, WV

Centre Market

Ohio County, WV

Stroll the streets in the air of spring at Wheeling’s Centre Market. With antique shops and delicious dining options, it may be a bit difficult to focus only on your spring wardrobe. Don’t worry though, no judgment here.

Meadowbrook Mall

Harrison County, WV

Bridgeport’s Meadowbrook Mall accommodates styles of every kind. Looking for the perfect sporty look? They’ve got it. Want to dress it up a bit? Look no further, for this mall has it all.

5. Stay Overnight in a New Place

Whether you are interested in a log cabin, resort or chalet, Almost Heaven has somewhere new for you to stay. After your first stay, you’ll want to become more familiar with these places.

Bavarian Inn

Jefferson County, WV

A touch of elegance pairs perfectly with Bavarian Inn’s European inspiration. If you stay with Bavarian Inn, expect luxury, relaxation and an amazing view of the Potomac River Bend.

Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Grant County, WV

Located closely to Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks and Blackwater Falls, Harman’s Cabins offers some seriously scenic views and easy access to adventure. After staying at Harman’s Cabins, you’ll wonder why you didn’t cross it off of your spring bucket list sooner.

Capon Springs and Farms

Hampshire County, WV

For rejuvenation and relaxation this spring, Capon Springs and Farms is the resort for you. With a spa, golfing ranges and so much more, this might become your regular spring getaway.

6. Take Flight

Yeager Airport

Kanawha County, WV

Yeager’s non-stop and passenger-friendly flights will be the gateway to the wonders of West Virginia. Take flight this spring and land right in the middle of the hip and historic city of Charleston.

Huntington Tri-State Airport

Cabell & Wayne Counties, WV

Venturing into Almost Heaven is made easy when you travel with the Huntington Tri-State Airport. Located within minutes to the heart of Huntington, your West Virginia adventure is closer than you think.


Let the season of new beginnings bring about new experiences. Check out our travel guide for more ideas to add to your spring bucket list.


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state.

This post was last updated on March 15, 2021