Fall Foliage Preview
Want to get a head start on planning your fall escape? Use our fall foliage preview map, compiled by the West Virginia Division of Forestry, as your guide. This map shares general times and seasons for peak fall foliage across the state.
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Featured Country Road Trip of the Week
Take W.Va. Route 66 east to the old logging town of Cass. There, you can experience leaf peeping from the unique perspective of the rails. Board an antique steam engine at Cass Scenic Railroad for a leisurely climb up to Bald Knob, which offers spectacular views.
Lodging options in the area range from the restored company houses at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park to modern condominiums at Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Grab a bite to eat at The Last Run Restaurant in Cass or choose from several restaurants and pubs in Snowshoe.
If you extend your leaf-peeping to an overnight stay, pop over to the quaint community of Green Bank for a tour of the Green Bank Observatory, home of the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
As you set out on your leaf-peeping excursion, post your photos using #AlmostHeaven.
Live Color Map
To help you plan your fall getaway to West Virginia, we are working closely with the West Virginia Division of Forestry to post weekly fall foliage updates – starting the last week in September. Reports will be posted showing up-to-date leaf conditions at all West Virginia State Parks and Forests. Visitors are encouraged to check out our complementary Country Road Trip of the week to plan and extend your stay. From accommodations and dining to nearby activities and must-see stops, we’ve got you covered this fall.
Fall in #AlmostHeaven
Each year, travelers from across the country and around the world journey to West Virginia to see and explore our state’s vivid fall foliage. From rich shades of burgundy and red to amber and orange, there’s no better place to experience the colors of fall than in the hills of Almost Heaven.