Discover Almost Heaven’s Country Roads this Autumn
Let Almost Heaven’s scenic roads lead you to extraordinary places this fall. Discover hidden gems and scenic spots along the way. You never know what you might just find along West Virginia’s beautiful country roads.
For a quintessential scenic drive, follow Route 20 and begin your trip in Princeton, a charming small town with great restaurants, museums and incredible public art. From there, head to Pipestem Resort State Park, a stunning park with one-of-a-kind adventures. At Pipestem, take a trip on the aerial tram and enjoy the stunning views of the Bluestone River Gorge and fall foliage along the way. After your one-of-a-kind trip follow Route 20 to the beautiful town of Hinton and explore its historic downtown area. End your drive at Sandstone Falls, the largest waterfall on the New River, divided by a series of islands. Sandstone Falls is gorgeous year-round and a perfect spot to see some beautiful fall foliage.
A perfect drive for leaf peeping, Route 33 leads to fall foliage meccas like Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls State Park and the charming mountain towns of Davis and Thomas. Ideal stops during a scenic drive, visit TipTop in Thomas and warm up with roasted coffee and espresso and enjoy live music and food at The Purple Fiddle. No trip on Route 33 is complete without a stop at Blackwater Falls State Park. At Blackwater Falls State Park, hike down to the falls, a stunning 57-foot cascade with amber waters. In the fall, it’s a lovely place to enjoy peace and quiet and beautiful fall foliage.
Route 9 leads you to the charming small towns of Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry. At Berkeley Springs, take time to explore the towns downtown area known for its art scene and unique dining options. Stop for dinner at Lot 12 Public House, which serves upscale comfort cuisine. Afterwards, head to Shepherdstown, a historic town located along the banks of the Potomac River. In Shepherdstown, fine dining, historic spots and shopping await. The ultimate scenic drive locale end, your drive at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. At Harpers Ferry National Historical Park enjoy guided tours, hiking, historic trade workshops and stunning views.
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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022