Best time to visit West Virginia

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6 THINGS TO DO IN WEST VIRGINIA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 02)

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

late March–September • nature

A curious optical phenomenon occurs quite rarely and only in special locations. If you are in the right time and in the right place, just look up to the sky

West Virginia Fall Foliage

West Virginia Fall Foliage

late September–late October • nature

See "Almost Heaven" explode with colors

American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail

all year round • activity

You'll find no better way to discover America than this lengthy hike across 15 states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For such a long journey, one needs at least a year of time reserved

Gauley Season

Gauley Season

early September–late October • activity

The most anticipated period of the year among rafting communities

Scenic Railroad Trips

Scenic Railroad Trips

April–December • activity

Hop aboard a genuine steam locomotive and discover the remote wilderness of West Virginia

Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Hatfield-McCoy Trails

all year round • activity

The best off-road vehicle trail system in the US, and among the greatest ones in the world

8 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Mountain Music Festival

Mountain Music Festival

June 03–05, 2021 • event

West Virginia's greatest music festival that combines music and mountains

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

mid-November–early January • event

The most wonderful time of the year at West Virginia's largest park

State Fair of West Virginia

State Fair of West Virginia

August 13–22, 2020 • event

One of the best family traditions taking place in mid-August

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

May–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

Caves & Caverns

Caves & Caverns

all year round • activity

Treat yourself to the wonderful underground sightseeing in Almost Heaven

Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights

Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights

November 6, 2020–January 10, 2021 • event

One of the largest holiday light shows in the country

Bridge Day

Bridge Day

October 17, 2020 • event

The largest and most spectacular one-day event in West Virginia

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late April–mid-August • nature

Visit Almost Heaven during the season of wildflower hikes

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