We have been super lucky on weekend weather, but this Saturday it was overcast. Thankfully the rain held off for most of the day, but it was kind of a bummer that I couldn’t really capture all the gorgeous foliage. We love the West, but nothing beats an east coast fall, and West Virginia mountain foliage was absolutely gorgeous.
Our first stop was Blackwater Falls and It was a lovely waterfall. There is a nice wooden walkway that wanders through the woods and the views were amazing. It was a little crowded for my taste (a downfall of visiting places on weekends), but super glad we went.
Next we drove down into the Dolly Sods Wilderness. There is an amazing viewpoint up a gravel road, but it was too rough for me that day. Plus with the overcast skies I didn’t think it was worth it, so we just took some pictures from the bottom.
Next we headed to Spruce Knob (the highest point in West Virginia) and along the way we stopped for lunch and saw Seneca Rocks. These rocks are super popular with climbers and kind of interesting, but for those of us who have been out west just so-so. The area was packed though and they were doing a good business. One benefit of traveling on Saturdays is places were open. Our neighbors in the RV park said the restaurants were closed when they went during the week.
Finally we made it to Spruce Knob and we drove to the top. There is a half mile walk with an overlook tower, plus a nice point you can walk out to. Definitely wear your hiking boots because the terrain to get to the point is really rough.
It was a lovely day despite the weather and we got back right when the rain started. It rained for the next three days so I am grateful we got some sightseeing in at all. Next up more information about our traveling as we head to Maryland.
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