Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires, festivals and much more. Experience this incredible time of year to the fullest by visiting iconic leaf peeping spots, hitting the ATV trails, experiencing the last of the whitewater season or tailgate and take in an adrenaline pumping football game. No matter the activity, you will love the time you spent in West Virginia in autumn.

Leaf Peeping Spots

Experience the dazzling shades of West Virginia’s fall foliage. From burgundy to red, amber and orange the colors of the leaves will never disappoint. Visit these iconic leaf peeping spots to get you in the fall spirit:

Fall Festivals

Around the state you can find fun fall festivals located in charming towns perfect for creating an amazing fall memory. Here are some of the most iconic West Virginia fall festivals you won’t want to miss:

Fall Adventures

Although the temperatures are starting to get chilly don’t let that stop you from having fun adventures. From ATVing to whitewater rafting there’s still plenty of time to experience an incredible Mountain State Adventure.

  • Hit the Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems for some carefree fun. The trails are open 365 days a year with over 600 miles of trail located in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia.
  • Get in one last whitewater run this season with ACE Adventure Resort, Adventures on the Gorge and River Expeditions. Gauley Season is true whitewater adrenaline with whitewater releases exclusive to September and October weekends. For something a little milder, try a fall trip on the New River.


What better way to celebrate fall than attend a football game? From tailgating with pepperoni rolls and staying warm with apple cider to celebrating afterwards with your closest friends, is there any better fall tradition? This fall cheer on one of the Mountain State’s many teams:

Fall Farm Activities

From pumpkin patches, hayrides, hard cider, corn mazes to ziplines and more these places will fulfill all your fall season wants and needs:

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022