Discover these Hidden Springtime Gems in West Virginia
As Almost Heaven comes alive with greenery and budding flowers in the spring, it’s the perfect time to discover new places and try new adventures. From relaxing in warm spring water to hiking through wildflowers, springtime experiences in West Virginia are some of the best. Step out into the Mountain State and discover the state’s hidden springtime gems.
Shake off those winter blues with a visit to Berkeley Springs State Park. The park is renown for its warm spring water, which flows at a constant temperature of 74.3 degrees. On site, the parks Old Roman and Main Bathhouses offer a wide selection of spa services, such as massages or a session in the sauna to relax and unwind.
Discover beautiful Mountain State Wineries
Stunning views and incredible wines await you at the wineries around the state. Pack a lunch and explore the beautiful property of Daniel Vineyards. Their 2014 Pink, a semi-dry white wine that resembles a Blush or Rose is perfect to enjoy on a spring day. Visit Forks of Cheat Winery, a lovely winery that crafts their wines from French hybrid and American varietal grapes. Sit outside on their charming deck and sip on their delicious wines. Or tour the gorgeous, Lambert’s Winery with its gorgeous grounds and structure. Lambert’s Winery has everything from Cabernet Franc to White Zinfandel for you to sip on.
Get outside and enjoy the crisp spring mountain air all while playing your favorite sport. Around the state, incredible golf courses are just waiting to be played. Try the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort, designed by Arnold Palmer and perfect for any level golfer. Or head to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, where you’ll find the Raven Golf Club, a signature Gary Player-designed golf course. Spend a weekend at Oglebay Resort, which features two different golf courses: the Jones course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and the Palmer Course, designed by Arnold Palmer.
Hike through Fields of Wildflowers
Experience scenic hikes and along the way discover beautiful wildflowers at each corner. Explore the Dolly Sods Wilderness where bleeding hearts grow along the Big Oaks Trail. Look out for a variety of wildflowers such as thimbleweed, fireweed and turk’s cap. Visit Audra State Park and trek the Alum Creek and Cave trail, which features a beautiful shady tunnel of blooming rhododendron.Find More Spring Inspiration
This post was last updated on August 3, 2020