Scenic Drives to Experience This Fall in Almost Heaven
The stage is set, and the awe-inspiring fall foliage of West Virginia is ready to put on a show. Vibrant hues will transform the rolling hills and mountains of Almost Heaven, and what better way to enjoy it than from one of the state’s iconic country roads?
Thanks to its high elevation, the Potomac Highlands kick off leaf peeping in the Mountain State. In late September and early October, there aren’t many places more beautiful. If you’re looking for an ideal drive through the region, consider routes 32 & 33. Route 32 will take you to Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Davis, Thomas and Blackwater Falls State Park. This area is full of outdoor adventure and recreation, as well as local shopping and unique dining. You can branch off to Route 33 and enjoy the drive to Seneca Rocks and Spruce Knob. These drives can be enjoyed in the same day or you can take your time and turn the trip into a weekend getaway.
Route 20 in the New River/Greenbrier Valley is packed full of scenic views and outdoor recreation. Visitors can begin their drive in Princeton en route to the historic town of Hinton. Key stops along the way include Pipestem Resort State Park, Bluestone State Park and Bluestone Lake. For extra scenery, head down New River Road from Hinton for 15 minutes to reach Sandstone Falls.
The Highland Scenic Highway takes visitors along many twists and turns through the Monongahela National Forest. Beginning in the town of Richwood, the highway stretches 43 miles to US Route 19. Along the trip, visitors can experience jaw-dropping views at the Falls of Hills Creek, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and Cranberry Wilderness. Additionally, the highway provides many scenic vistas along the way.
Find the perfect country roads adventure for you. Experience the splendor of fall in Almost Heaven with some of the most incredible views around. Which road trip will you choose?
This post was last updated on October 2, 2019