Get Cozy on These 5 Romantic Fall Dates

October 13, 2023

Almost Heaven is home to countless quaint locations, a multitude of gorgeous views and an endless amount of autumn-themed activities. While it’s impossible to list them all, read on to discover five options for a romantic date in West Virginia this fall.

Pumpkin Picking

What says fall date better than a charming pumpkin patch? Stop by Gritt’s Farm and find an oasis of fall activities. From the pumpkin patch and corn maze to wagon rides and interactive games, this is guaranteed to make quite the enjoyable and romantic date. Before leaving, make sure to browse the overflowing garden or shop the wide variety of fresh, local produce.

Zipping through Trees

Looking for an autumn adventure with the one you love most? Explore the nation’s newest national park from the treetops. Both ACE Adventure Resort and Adventures on the Gorge offer thrilling zip lining trips throughout the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. One view of the fall foliage here and you’ll see why this area received attention from The Travel. Soar through the fall-colored forest at nearly 60 miles per hour in some of the nation’s longest zip lines for an out-of-this-world adrenaline rush.

Spooky Ruins

What once was a prospering coal town overflowing with residents and business is now known as a ghost town complete with abandoned buildings and eerie remains of the life that once was. At its time of operation in the 1920s, the Thurmond Depot was a place full of hustle and bustle and among one of the greatest railroads found along the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Key buildings, like the grand hotel, continued to be destroyed by fires and were never rebuilt. For a spooky date and to learn more about this town, take the self-guided tour.

Sunset Hike

Visit Blackwater Falls State Park to witness one of the most jaw-dropping sunsets Almost Heaven has to offer. Hike the short and relatively flat Lindy Point Trail and be greeted by a viewing deck overlooking the canyon at almost 2,700 feet below. One of the state’s most photographed spots, this sunset hike is extra stunning when then golden sun sets behind the blazing orange and fiery red covered mountains.

Dinner with a View

Take a trip to Clarksburg this fall for a lovely dining experience with your special someone at The Wonder Bar Steakhouse. Since first opening in 1946, this top-tier dining destination has added a sprawling patio and comforting fire-pit to its menu. Thankfully, the delicious meals have stayed the same. Pair the tender ribeyes and endless list of fine wines with the vast autumn views of the town’s rolling hills and valleys.

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