The Perfect Way to Spend Labor Day in Almost Heaven

Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and we are quietly inching closer to fall. Temperatures will be decreasing, and the autumn air will be whisking through the Mountain State before long. Make the most out of your holiday weekend and send summer off properly in Almost Heaven. There are countless options across the state that are perfect for the entire family.

A Getaway at the Gorge

Gather the family and make your way to Fayetteville – voted one of the coolest small town’s in America. The town is nestled just a few minutes from the iconic New River Gorge Bridge and features countless restaurants, shops, galleries, hiking trails and so much more. Outfitters around the area are prepared to take visitors on excursions throughout the New River Gorge National River and provide guests with the adventure of a lifetime. Outfitters like ACE Adventure Resort, West Virginia Adventures and Adventures on the Gorge offer numerous lodging accommodations like camp sites, cabins and even cozy lodges. Excursions include whitewater rafting, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, standup paddle boarding, ATV rides, zip lining and more. Create your own adventure in the New River Gorge.

Make Your Way to the Mountains

Tired of hot temperatures and ready for cooler mountain air? Not a problem. Head to the eastern portion of the state into the heart of the Potomac Highlands. Canaan Valley Resort State Park is nestled in the mountains of Tucker County and is your gateway to West Virginia mountain magic. Just 10 minutes down Route 32, visitors will find the towns of Davis and Thomas, as well as Blackwater Falls State Park. Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Blackwater Falls Resort State park both offer ultimate adventure, and you’ll find Dolly Sods Wilderness, Seneca Rocks and Spruce Knob all within 30-45 minutes of Canaan Valley. Pack your long weekend full of exploration, incredible dining, breathtaking views, hometown shopping and local artisans.

Get Cozy While Camping at a West Virginia State Park

West Virginia is home to nearly 50 state parks and forests, and many of them offer camping accommodations. With so many options throughout all regions of the state, there’s no wrong choice when it comes to camping in the Mountain State. Plus, it’s never been easier to plan a camping trip – visitors can now head over to and book their trip from there.

Make memories that will last a lifetime this Labor Day weekend in the Mountain State. Whether you’re continuing vacation traditions you’ve had for years or creating new ones, Almost Heaven is the place to be.

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022