Add These Must-Try Activities to Your 2024 Spring Bucket List

This spring, make a trip to West Virginia – where charming mountain towns and beautiful landscape create the perfect getaway. Experience Almost Heaven’s natural beauty more closely as you enjoy unmatched recreational activities, Appalachian flavors and irresistible resorts.

So pack your car and hit the country roads for the ultimate way to check off more boxes on your 2024 Spring Bucket List.

Heart-Pumping Adventures

Mountain Biking

Snowshoe, West Virginia

Tackle the hills of Pocahontas County on two wheels at Snowshoe Mountain. The host of several UCI Mountain Biking World Cup events, Snowshoe is home to world-class mountain biking. Build your skill at a clinic, traverse the rocky back-country trail system or catch serious speed at the downhill bike park.

Don’t forget to slow down and enjoy the stunning, mountainous landscape every once in a while.

Hatfield-McCoy Trails

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails is a one-of-a-kind trail system composed of over 1,000 miles of rideable terrain, and it has options for riders of all skill levels. Kick up some dirt at Pocahontas Trail in Mercer County and venture into the town of Bramwell, historically known for its millionaire homes from the early 20th century. There are even ATV-friendly roads leading to motels and restaurants perfectly suited for parking your adventure vehicle.

Ace Adventure Resort

Oak Hill, West Virginia

This spring, get some outdoor action at ACE Adventure Resort, which is minutes away from the New River Gorge. Enjoy making memories while whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, swimming in the adventure lake and dining. Find your ideal adventure at Ace Adventure Resort.

Pipestem Adventures

Pipestem, West Virginia

Summers County has plenty of spring action waiting for you at Pipestem Adventures. Soar from tree-to-tree via zipline tours or take a stab at rock climbing or rappelling. If heights aren’t your thing, there is also horseback riding trip, archery, laser tag, drone flying and much more. Once you’ve had your adrenaline fix, kick back at the nearby Pipestem Resort State Park.

Chasing Spring Waterfalls

Blackwater Falls

Davis, West Virginia

One of West Virginia’s tallest waterfalls, Blackwater Falls in Tucker County stands 57 feet tall. This waterfall gets its name from the distinct amber color of its waters, dyed by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. You can score a beautiful view of the falls by taking a short walk on the Gentle Trail, which is ADA accessible. Be sure you capture your #AlmostHeaven swing selfie while you’re there!

Kanawha Falls

Kanawha Falls, West Virginia

Located just along scenic Route 60 below the junction of the New and Gauley Rivers, Kanawha Falls is a must-visit spot for adventurers. The falls stretch out along the length of the Kanawha River, creating an impressive sight despite the short vertical drop. Kanawha Falls provides the perfect backdrop for a day of exploring the town and taking #AlmostHeaven selfies.

Mann’s Creek Falls

Danese, West Virginia

There are many stunning views at Babcock State Park in Fayette County, including the layering cascades of Mann’s Creek Falls. Begin your journey at the Narrow Gauge trailhead located on the service road below the park’s campground for some soothing waterfall white noise.

Campbell Falls

Camp Creek, West Virginia

Campbell Falls is located in Camp Creek State Park nestled between the mountains of Mercer County. With a multitude of shelves, Campbell Falls stands 15 feet tall with cascades pouring into an oval pool – making the perfect for a springtime swim. Closer views of the falls call for a short scramble down some large rocks.

Spring Flavors

Vagabond Kitchen

Wheeling, West Virginia

In the heart of WheelingVagabond Kitchen takes Appalachian cuisine to another level in the Northern Panhandle. The consistent use of fresh, seasonal ingredients translates into an array of unique cuisines. Try signature dishes, such as the Dew It Chicken, Cedar Plank Trout and Smoked Rabbit Cornbread Casserole.

Von Blaze

Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown has many of West Virginia’s best restaurants, and Von Blaze certainly fits into the mix. This dining spot started off as a food truck in 2021 and has since found a permanent home in this booming college town. Von Blaze serves unique twists on traditional American food and is known for their signature chicken drumsticks, burgers, hand-cut fries, soups and much more. Mountaineer Country is calling you to try some new flavors!

The Prime Marina

Moundsville, West Virginia

The Prima Marina is located along the banks of the beautiful Ohio River, making this a nice spot to view of the water while you’re dining. Choose from both casual fare and unique daily specials. This is a must-stop if you’re exploring Moundsville.

Tootsie’s Place

White Sulphur Springs

Tootsie’s Place is your go-to coffee shop & bakery in White Sulphur Springs. This charming little shop sells locally-ground coffee, delectable pastries, cakes and specials that will satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re hungry or just need a quick caffeine kick, Tootsie’s will find a way to wow you in southern West Virginia.

Foodie Tip: All of these food stops are on the West Virginia Culinary Trail! Be sure to check in on your digital passport while you are enjoying your cuisine.

Irresistible Stays

Adventures on the Gorge Resort

Lansing, West Virginia

Adventures on the Gorge Resort gives way to some of the best outdoor recreation in southern West Virginia. Overnight accommodations include everything from luxury cabins and glamping tents to RV sites and vacation homes. Outdoor activities include paintball, laser tag, hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding and much more. Experience the New River Gorge like never before!

Country Road Cabins

Hico, West Virginia

For a truly magical spring stay near the New River Gorge, Country Road Cabins is your ticket. Choose from 18 deluxe log cabin rentals, yurts and a unique treehouse that will make you feel at home in southern West Virginia. Staying here puts you within close proximity to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, so you can easily get a view of the famous New River Gorge Bridge.

Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Cabins, West Virginia

With 20 riverside luxury log cabin rentals near the Seneca Rocks-Spruce Knob National Recreation Area, Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins has a spring accommodation for you. These cabins are located on the banks of a private trophy trout stream and have a fully-equipped kitchen, TV/DVD with Dish Satellite, Wi-Fi, telephone, hot tub, gas fireplace and central air and heat.

Cheat River Cabins

Elkins, West Virginia

Cheat River Cabins offers accommodations that overlook the beautiful Cheat River in Randolph County. Choose a riverfront cabin or one boasting mountainous views. Each cabin is made from log or stone, which provides a rustic yet contemporary feel. Some activities here include canoeing, kayaking, fishing and horseback riding. Bring your furry friend as these cabins are also dog friendly.

Planning to expand your 2024 spring bucket list? Do so with ease with the help of our free West Virginia Vacation Guide!

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