Winter Getaways in Almost Heaven That Are Perfect For the Entire Family

Winter is the perfect time for unique opportunities in the Mountain State. Snow-covered hills provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure. Disconnect from worry and reconnect with your family and what matters most this winter in Almost Heaven. Try one of these adventures that are perfect for the whole family.

Experience the Longest Sled Run on the East Coast

Head to Blackwater Falls State Park to race down the longest sled run on the east coast. Open mid-December through February, the sled run at Blackwater Falls are built for speed and can accommodate up to two riders per sled. The sled run is lined with lights which allows riders to sled even after the sun has set. Blackwater Falls State Park is also home to several iconic West Virginia waterfalls as well as hiking & cross country skiing trails.

Celebrate Christmas in One of West Virginia’s Most Historic Towns

Create Christmas traditions at Harpers Ferry Old Tyme Christmas. Located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, Harpers Ferry was the site for John Brown’s famous raid that some believe helped to spark the Civil War. The roads of historic Harpers Ferry are lined with early-American era buildings that are decorated for the holiday season. Visitors have two opportunities to experience the festival. The festival begins Dec. 6 and ends Dec. 8, but will return Dec. 14-15. Be sure to bring the entire family to Harpers Ferry to experience the magnificently decorated streets, live entertainment, children’s activities, shopping and so much more.

Discover Winter Fun at Oglebay

Experience one of the biggest winter festivals in West Virginia at Oglebay Resort. The Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort is one of the nation’s largest, spanning 300 acres along a 6-mile drive. Oglebay features a cozy lodge, golf course, spa, indoor pool, cottages and even a zoo. After exploring the Festival of Lights, check out Oglebay’s ski slopes and terrain park.  The fun is endless at Oglebay Resort.

What is your favorite winter adventure?

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This post was last updated on August 3, 2020