Snowy State Parks in Almost Heaven

Soft blankets of snow rest peacefully upon the Appalachian Mountains, adorning the state in a wooly white. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to live inside your favorite snow globe, then allow West Virginia’s snowy state parks to provide you with some insight. Bundle up and explore a true winter wonderland.

Blackwater Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls State Park showcases its abundant beauty all-year-round, but in the wintertime, those Falls are simply ethereal. With these snow-covered waterfalls, twenty miles of trails and a sledding magic carpet, you might just want to bundle up for a full day of exploration. You’ve got a lot of snowy ground to cover.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Explore Canaan Valley Resort State Park by foot, snowshoe or skis. No matter your mode of transportation, the magic of winter in West Virginia will likely stop you in your tracks. There’s just something about those snow-coated evergreens. It’s Almost Heaven.

Babcock State Park

Imagine that you are stepping into a postcard, and you’ll find yourself in the iconic Babcock State Park. The park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill retains its renowned beauty every season, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a wintery photo; however, the Mill will take up most of your spotlight.

Pipestem Resort State Park

Experience the bliss of winter in the snowy Pipestem Resort State Park. Snow-dusted trees cover these rolling hills to create photo-worthy moments and life-long memories. Grab your snow boots, skis or sled, and you will be ready to bask in the park’s 4,050 acres of wintery landscape.

Will you be chasing icy waterfalls this winter in Almost Heaven? Check out our travel guide for more ways to enjoy West Virginia’s snowy state parks.


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state.

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This post was last updated on February 2, 2021