Nature’s Mountain Playground – Where You can Social Distance Naturally

Looking for that perfect getaway that offers social distancing?
Look no farther than Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Nature’s Mountain Playground has all the wide open space you need to take a staycation where you feel safe getting outside and enjoying West Virginia. Here are some great ways to make the best of your 2020 summer:

The wild rhododendrons lavish the hillsides in Watoga State Park the first half of July. There is no better place to appreciate the magnificent state flower. The shrub blankets the park road and forest areas. Make a day of it visiting three state parks including A hike along the Beartown State Park board walk through huge rock formations and visit the last significant land battle of the Civil War, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park where you can climb the lookout tower for an unending view of the Little Levels Valley.

The Highland Scenic Highway is the Monongahela National Forest’s most treasured features. This 43 mile National Scenic Byway offers stunning views of the cascading Allegheny Highlands which peak at an elevation of 4,500 feet. You’ll enjoy stunning views, gorgeous forests, and globally unique attractions. The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Cranberry Glades and plenty of hiking trails make this trip a must this summer and fall.

Autumn in the Allegheny’s is the perfect time for to visit Nature’s Mountain Playground. Take a drive around this 900 square mile expanse and you see the splendor of fall at Snowshoe Mountain, Cass Scenic Railroad and throughout the Monongahela National Forest. The brilliant oranges, fiery red and yellow of the sugar maples and the golden bronze of beech nestled against the evergreens create a patchwork quilt forest. We recommend visiting September 20th through October 10th for the best fall foliage in the higher elevations of the Allegheny Mountains, but call for updates as fall season arrives.

Call the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for and Adventure Guide and Fall in the Allegheny’s brochure, and more information on all these getaway ideas. 800-336-7009

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