Fall for kids and families in Almost Heaven

With leaves falling and pumpkins patches all around, fall is the perfect time for families to make memories in Almost Heaven. Get ready for fun with these family-friendly fall activities:

Family Farms

Whether you’re looking to get lost in a corn maze or pick the perfect pumpkin, West Virginia farms are the perfect backdrop to a fall day.

If you’re looking for a farm with a variety of activities for the family, try Old McDonald’s Pumpkin Patch at Glencoe Farm in Inwood. The farm has a pumpkin patch, 5-acre corn maze, farm animals and hayrides.

Gritt’s Farm in Buffalo hosts an annual fun farm that’s perfect for kids. The farm features a corn maze, pumpkin patch, covered wagon rides and a tractor train. The farm also has unique fall activities, like pumpkin bowling and an apple cannon.

Known for the changing pattern of the annual corn maze, Cooper Family Farms in Milton welcomes families to get lost in in the maze. The farm also has campfires and a pumpkin patch.

West Virginia State Parks

Exploring West Virginia State Parks in the fall is the perfect way to see the leaves change. Take your family on a scenic hike at Blackwater Falls State Park where you can see the foliage mix with scenic waterfalls and overlooks.

Take a trip to Babcock State Park to see the historic Glade Creek Grist Mill. While you’re there, hike on 20 miles of trails to enjoy the fall weather and foliage with your family. If you want to extend your stay, try one of Babcock’s cabins.

For a unique view of the leaves, try Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Take a train ride and see the leaves from Bald Knob, the third highest point in the state.

Fall Festivals

Enjoying local foods and crafts at a West Virginia fall festival is a fun family activity. To celebrate all things pumpkin, visit the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton. The festival is home to crafts, quilting and woodworking.

Try the Mountain State Forest Festival for concerts, a lumberjack competition and a forestry exhibit. This Elkins festival promotes conservation and celebrates the beauty of the mountains.

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This post was last updated on August 3, 2020