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Be in complete awe of autumn here in Nature's Mountain Playground - Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Jaw Dropping Autumn Routes:

Highland Scenic Highway:
Of course the Highland Scenic Highway is beautiful regardless of the season, there's something extra beautiful about taking Route 150 in fall. With 22.5 miles of gentle curves, and long straight stretches that seem to run parallel with the sky, you can really get lost in the beauty of autumn on the Highland Scenic Highway.

Along scenic Route 150 are outlooks, complete with restrooms and picnic areas, that give you epic backdrops for selfies and picturesque shots, all the while giving you an unbelievable view of the rolling sea of red, yellow and orange

If you're the exploring type, be sure to stop along the many hiking trails along the Highland Scenic Highway

Notable Stops Along Scenic Route 150:
Big Spruce Overlook
Honeycomb Rocks Trail
Red Lick Overlook + Black Mountain Fire Interpretive Trail
High Rocks Trail

Route 219 Seneca Trail:
This route runs right through the heart of Pocahontas County, coming in from the south in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Route 219 gently rolls through charming towns and gives beautiful views of autumn in Pocahontas County. There are plenty of great stops along Route 219, from Beartown State Park to Snowshoe Mountain Resort and all the delicious food in the charming towns along the way

Notable Stops Along Scenic Route 219:
Beartown State Park
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park - check out the overlook tower and the museum!
Pearl S Buck Birthplace
Levels Depot - Hillsboro, West Virginia
Marlinton Museum + Pocahontas County Historical Society
Tattered Rose Boutique - Marlinton, West Virginia
Big Spring Fork - Slatyfork, West Virginia
Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Appalachian Water Scenic Byway Route 39:
Appalachian Water Scenic Byway Route 39 enters Pocahontas County from the west, notably Richwood, and continues through Pocahontas County into Virginia. This winding route traces along many of the waterways in Pocahontas County, and winds in and out of quaint small towns The best way to describe a scene along Route 39 in the fall: the streams are flooded with the reflections of gold, red and orange hues, unbelievable beauty waiting around every bend

Notable Stops Along Scenic Route 39:
Falls of Hills Creek
Cranberry Glades + Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
Dirtbean Cafe + Bike Shop - Marlinton, West Virginia
Richardson's Hardware Store - Marlinton, West Virginia
Pocahontas County CVB - Marlinton, West Virginia
*Please stop in & say HELLO! The Pocahontas County CVB is besides CJ Richardson's Hardware Store
4th Ave Art Gallery + 4th Ave Mason Jar Trading Post
Devil's Backbone - Huntersville, West Virginia

Fave Fall Attractions & Activities:
There's nothing like seeing the Falls of Hills Creek in autumn - trust us, you have to see this for yourself!

Take in the Cranberry Glades Botanical Boardwalk - the views are E P I C this time of year!

Beartown State Park is a treasure to experience any time of year, but there is something truly magical about the boardwalk when the park is cloaked in vibrant fall colors

Enjoy a scenic drive through Watoga State Park, which transforms with the change of the leafs

Take a paddleboat, kayak, or if you're feeling a little more adventurous and brave, stand-up paddle boarding out on the beautiful Watoga Lake in Watoga State Park

Take a drive along Highland Scenic Highway and hike the High Rocks Trail to get some of the most scenic vistas overlooking the town of Hillsboro, West Virginia

Enjoy a bike ride, hike, or horseback ride on the Greenbrier River Trail State Park, the 77-mile award winning rail trail looks just like a capture from the front of a postcard

Ride the lift at Snowshoe Mountain Resort to Shavers Lake to see breathtaking views of mountains surrounding the resort
*Snowshoe Mountain Resort closes October 13th until end of November for ski season prep*

Enjoy one of three Mountain Rail Adventures excursions that take you high into the mountains, by way of steam locomotive, to see spectacular views from some of the highest points of elevation in the Mountain State - trust us, you've never done leaf peeping like this before

Contact Fall Tour


Pocahontas County CVB
301 8th Street
West Virginia




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