Three Ideas for Your Ultimate Almost Heaven Summer Getaway

Summer in West Virginia is filled with wonder. It’s filled with adventure. Filled with memories that will last a lifetime. This summer, gather the family and make your way to Almost Heaven. Make unbelievable memories with your loved ones on one of these Mountain State adventures.

A Getaway on the Gorge

The New River Gorge is abundant in adventure. Be sure to reserve a trip with one of the region’s outfitters like ACE Adventure Resort, Adventures on the Gorge, New & Gauley Expeditions, West Virginia Adventures, Cantrell Ultimate Rafting and many others. Each outfitter offers many excursions filled with ultimate outdoor exploration. Raft down the iconic New River, fly through the trees on a zip line canopy tour or go for a relaxing swim to clear your mind. Hawks Nest State Park and Babcock State Park are both within 25 minutes of the gorge and offer incredible scenic views and adventure. For the best views of the gorge, take a hike along Long Point Trail, Endless Wall Trail or atop Beauty Mountain.

A Canaan Valley Retreat

You will find the perfect mixture of relaxation and adventure nestled away in the mountains of Tucker County. Canaan Valley Resort State Park sits among the pristine mountains and valleys of the Potomac Highlands, perfect for weekend of relaxation or exploration depending on your interests. Neighboring towns of Thomas and Davis are just a few minutes down Route 32 and feature locally owned shops, charming restaurants, breweries, bars and unique art galleries. Just outside of downtown Davis you can find Blackwater Falls State Park, featuring some of the most iconic views in the state as well as incredible, cozy accommodations. Nearby attractions also include Dolly Sods Wilderness, Seneca Rocks, and Spruce Knob – all within an hour of Canaan Valley.

Ride Over Mountains and Through History

Almost Heaven’s mountainous terrain is more than just a sight to behold. Its rolling hills provide the foundation for one-of-a-kind off-road adventure. Across southern West Virginia, there are more than 700 miles of ATV trails dedicated to one of the most notorious family feuds in American history. The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System will take you off the beaten path and into West Virginia’s natural amusement park. Explore locations like Chief Logan State Park, Williamson, Matewan, Pinnacle Rock State Park, Bramwell and so many other beautiful and historic locations throughout the southern coalfields.

Experience a summer like no other, and one you and the family will certainly never forget. Experience adventure. Experience happiness and excitement. Experience Almost Heaven.

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022