A Family-Friendly Spring Break to Almost Heaven

Spring break is the perfect time to gather the family for a getaway to the Mountain State. West Virginia’s rolling hills and mountains are alive with vibrant colors, plant and wildlife, and jaw-dropping views you wouldn’t believe. Consider some of these family-friendly favorites on your spring break adventure to Almost Heaven.


West Virginia is home to some of the most incredible scenic hiking trails on the East Coast. Hike your way around iconic locations like the New River Gorge or take a step through history in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. From the southern coalfields to the tip of the Northern Panhandle, West Virginia is abundant with outdoor adventure and trails for all skill-levels.

Horseback Riding

While West Virginia’s trails are fun to hike, it is also fun to experience them from a different perspective: on horseback. There are numerous stables around the state at locations like the New River Gorge, Lost River State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, Oglebay Resort, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley and in many of the state parks around West Virginia. Guides can take you on tours that lead to amazing views of Almost Heaven landscapes.

Zip Lining

Zip lining is another popular spring activity in West Virginia. Places like ACE Adventure Resort, Adventures on the Gorge and Grand Vue offer zip lining tours that give visitors new vantage points of Almost Heaven scenery. Beginning spring 2019, Pipestem Resort State Park will be offering a brand-new zip lining tour in partnership with ACE Adventure Resort.

Fishing Trips

West Virginia gives anglers from around the world a chance to step off the beaten path and experience some of the best fishing in the eastern United States. In the Eastern Panhandle, both the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers offer great fishing near Harpers Ferry, while the New River is known for great smallmouth and largemouth bass. West Virginia is also home to scenic lakes like Summersville Lake, Flat Top Lake and Cheat Lake that are perfect for fishing and relaxation.

Gather the family and make memories that will last a lifetime right here in Almost Heaven.

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This post was last updated on May 3, 2023