DAVIS, W. Va., Aug. 10, 2018 – Crisp air and bursts of nature’s beauty await guests at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands.
Nestled on a plateau overlooking the highest valley east of the Rocky Mountains, the resort is a four-season destination that's not to be missed.
For travelers looking for adventure, there’s hiking, fishing and horseback riding aplenty in the iconic valley.
“Autumn is a very special time of year and we embrace it for all that it is,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of the resort. “The park comes alive when the leaves burst into their colors. Fall has easily become one of our more popular seasons.”
Take a scenic autumn chairlift ride to the top of the resort's ski slopes. The views of the valley, surrounding mountains and fall foliage are impressive, especially from an elevation of 4,280 feet. The bird’s eye views from the chairlift make the already-spectacular sights truly exquisite.
Here are a few stops to make when venturing out to enjoy the local scene:
Head to Davis and at the corner of William Avenue and Fourth Street you will find Stumptown Ales. In addition to serving up eight handcrafted beers, the brewpub's furnishings pay homage to the former timber town with a 21-foot-long, red oak bar that welcomes visitors.
After wetting your whistle, it's on to Blackwater Falls State Park which is easily the most photographed waterfall location in the State of West Virginia. Crashing almost 60 feet to the water below, Blackwater Falls is easily accessible thanks to its boardwalk.
From there, hop on over to Mountain State Brewery in Thomas where you can stroll Front Street. This small quaint town features several art galleries and antique shops. For a top-notch coffee and pastry, Tip Top Coffee Bar will become a favorite stop. From the locally sourced neighborhood grocery to the renowned Purple Fiddle, Thomas will sweep you off your feet.
End the day with a glass of wine on the back lawn by the fire ring or take a memorable wagon ride and roasting s’mores at Canaan Resort where kids five and under are free.