In today’s world, there aren’t many opportunities to slow down — to really disconnect. At the Wyoming County Economic Development, we believe there’s no greater time to pause and reflect than during the fall season, and that’s just what we’re doing. With the start of this new season, we’re taking an opportunity to recharge in and explore some of our county’s most scenic, serene spots.
As a haven for outdoor activities and recreation, our rural county is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Below, we’ve included a list of five musts for Wyoming County fall exploration, leaf peeping, and other seasonal activities. There’s a little something for everyone here in our corner of southern West Virginia. Come see it for yourself!
If you’re a fan of hiking, biking, golfing, and waterfall hunting, a trip to Twin Falls State Resort Park in Mullens, West Virginia is an absolute must. With miles of walking and biking trails surrounding our secluded 18-hole golf course, you’re certain to see acres of undisturbed nature filled with native wildlife, flora, and waterfalls along your trek. Each month, the park hosts a series of seasonal events, exploring everything from county history, kids crafts, and local folklore. Be sure to ask the front desk for a list of events during your visit, and while you’re there, grab a bite at the resort’s restaurant on site!
Renovated in 2011, the Twin Falls Resort bears a rustic, lodge atmosphere that’s warm and welcoming for the whole family. After a day spent outdoors, nestle up by the fireplace for the perfect cozy reprieve! If you’re in the mood for a swim, visit the indoor pool and take a dip. If resorts aren’t your thing, reserve a campsite or cabin and get the full outdoorsy experience!
Prefer to spend your spare time kayaking, floating, or boating? Look no further than Wyoming County’s R.D. Bailey Lake, a man-made reservoir in Hanover, West Virginia. With a valid fishing license, fishermen can test their luck on the lake, too, by catching mid-sized native fish along the lake’s 630 acres — a fraction of the 19,000-acre lake. During the spring and early fall, nearly 100 camping spaces are open for rental.
At the overlook and visitor’s center, visitors can take a peek through the tower viewers to look for wildlife and foliage. The nearby playgrounds will be a huge hit if you have younger visitors in your group!
Trade the beaten path for a dirt trail as you explore Wyoming County’s segment of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. The Pinnacle Creek Trail near Pineville is a great place to start and an even better way to take your mind off of the day-to-day grind. As you navigate miles of secluded woods, you’ll encounter changing foliage and wildlife — certain views you can only catch on these off-road trails. Here, it’s just you, your machine, and the open woods.
Fuel up, grab your permit, and enjoy the ride!
For more information about Wyoming County’s outdoor tourism and recreational activities, visit the Wyoming County Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://visitwyomingcountywv.com/