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 U.S. 19 north or south to the 39th annual Bridge Day celebration on Oct. 20 at the New River Gorge Bridge. Each year, thousands of people gather on the bridge for West Virginia’s largest single-day festival.
Spectators can bask in the beauty of this architectural gold mine, all the while watching hundreds of BASE jumpers leap to the gorge below. This year’s festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For fall accommodations, look no further than Hawks Nest State Park or one of West Virginia’s many whitewater rafting resorts, such as ACE Adventure Resort, Adventures on the Gorge, or Rivers Expeditions. Looking for a more localized stay, check out the unique accommodations available at Lafayette Flats.
Rest assured, this road trip is full of culinary delights. Sample regional favorites at the annual Taste of Bridge Day festival on Friday, Oct. 19. Visit the original Pies & Pints or warm up from our cooler temperatures at Cathedral Café.
No matter where this road trip takes you, post and share 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.