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Fall foliage trip - week of october 20th

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Fall foliage trip - week of october 20th

Hello, we are planning a fall foliage trip to WV the week of October 20th. According to the foliage map, it appears that southern and northeastern WV usually peak around this time. We have planned a trip to southern WV, but I am wondering if it is worth the drive to the Canaan Valley region. I know this is a very popular destination, but I believe the leaves peak around late September? Is it worth it to explore this region for fall leaves, or are we better off sticking to southern and northeastern WV? We will be spending around 5 days total in WV. Thanks!

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1. Re: Fall foliage trip - week of october 20th

Canaan is our favorite area. Within a few miles you also have Blackwater Falls and Dolly Sods, but late Sept is considered peak time in that area.

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2. Re: Fall foliage trip - week of october 20th

Check the fall foliage report on the WV tourism website. October 20 is a bit late for Canaan, the leaves there usually drop early in the month. Southern WV peaks a couple of weeks later and should be lovely around the New River Gorge.

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3. Re: Fall foliage trip - week of october 20th

If there is any way...try to be in Fayetteville on Oct. 19. Bridge Day! Huge event in Southern WV. So much fun!!



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4. Re: Fall foliage trip - week of october 20th

I was just up in the Canaan Valley area this past weekend and the trees are beautiful. If you go, take a ride on the ski lift and you can see a wonderful view. Blackwater Falls was also beautiful.

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