Fantastic Fall Adventures in Almost Heaven

This fall, marvel in the magic of West Virginia and its beautiful and vibrant mountain color. Bring the whole family along to the Mountain State to create memories that will last a lifetime. These adventures are awaiting you in Almost Heaven.

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting is one of West Virginia’s most iconic adventures, but every fall, one of West Virginia’s rivers becomes world-renowned. Every year beginning the weekend after Labor Day, the Summersville Dam executes a series of scheduled releases into the Gauley River, transforming it into a Class V river overnight. Rafters from around the world continue to flock to West Virginia each fall, but rafters can also still enjoy rafting on the New River. For more information or to book an Almost Heaven rafting trip, visit ACE Adventure Resort.


One of the most unique ways to view the breathtaking West Virginia fall foliage is by soaring through the trees. Adventure enthusiasts can make their way to Pipestem Resort State Park and experience the brand new Pipestem Peaks Ziplining Tours. The tour features nine different ziplines that will take visitors over the Bluestone River Gorge for incredible panoramic views. Pipestem is also home to cozy cabins and other outdoor activities perfect for the whole family. For more information on Pipestem Resort State Park and other adventures in the area, check out Visit Southern West Virginia.


If you’re looking to hit the trails, make a visit to Blackwater Falls State Park – located in the charming mountain town of Davis. Watch from one of the park’s various trails as the mountains come alive with vibrant fall hues. Visit on the last weekend of September to take part in the annual Leaf Peepers Festival located right in the heart of Davis. Neighboring Canaan Valley Resort State Park also features iconic hikes and panoramic views that are perfect for viewing fall foliage. Check out the Tucker County CVB for more information and help planning your getaway.

Peaceful Mountain Getaway

Looking to slow down and find peace and tranquility for a weekend? Make your way into the Potomac Highlands to Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Also known as 4848′ because of its elevation among the Allegheny Mountains, Snowshoe offers incredible outdoor adventure but is also known for its relaxing accommodations. With a myriad of lodging options, you have your choice of hotels, cabins, lodges and so much more. Relax at the spa, by the resort’s indoor pool and hot tub, and experience fine dining at one of many of the top-class restaurants on the mountain. Wake up to gorgeous panoramic views of Pocahontas County and let responsibilities drift away for the weekend. To learn more and schedule your trip, check out Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

No matter your preferred adventure, West Virginia is the place to be this fall. What’s your ideal getaway?

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022