Experience the great outdoors

The best parks in West Virginia

If you are looking to get out and enjoy our wonderful fall weather, visiting a local park is a great way to go. It’s a fun, affordable way to experience all the best things West Virginia has to offer. Here are our top three picks for the best parks in West Virginia.

Blackwater Falls State Park

The eponymous falls drop five stories, and the rest of the heavily wooded park provides spectacular views as well. From the rocky gorges to the mountain wildflower meadows, Blackwater Falls is a great place for some outdoor R&R.

Pipestem Resort

One of the most popular parks in the state, Pipestem has upscale facilities from indoor and outdoor swimming pools, to an 18 hole champion golf course. Stables, tennis courts, miniature golf – Pipestem Resort has it all!

Tygart Lake State Park

This quiet, remote state park is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, and is also a great place to hold a conference or office retreat. The lake offers fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming, and the surrounding woods are an excellent place for a leisurely stroll or a strenuous hike, depending on your needs.

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