Just about 20 miles shy of the Maryland border, Blackwater Falls lies in the northern end of West Virginia. Passing the ski resorts of Canaan Valley and Timberline Four Seasons, we drove through Davis and into the state park.
I had read this was one of the top 10 places to visit in West Virginia and we had driven two hours out of the way for this. It did not disappoint. Walking down a 1/4 mile path, we soon heard the rush of the falls. They roared magnificently.
With several vantage points, we could see an even higher outlook in the distance. Unfortunately we were out of time to explore any other paths. However, the leaves showed the first signs of Autumn.
Leaving, we noticed the state park had a 54-room lodge and several walking trails. For more information, see Blackwater Falls State Park.