Our bed and breakfast is a great place to stay as fall arrives. Besides the colors turning in our own town, the surrounding area is great for observing this beautiful natural phenomenon. If you are planning a fall trip to see the leaves change color, here is what you should expect from a visit to our bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV:
- Best dates: What you see in the foliage palette will depend on when you visit. Leaves change color starting in late September, with some areas not reaching their full brightness until late October. Color reports which track the turning colors start coming out around September 29. You can normally find these reports posted online so you can plan your foliage trip around which areas are the most active. If you have preferences for orange, bright yellow or red, the reports will offer guidance in this area, too.
- Options are not limited: New River Gorge, Grandview National Park, Babcock State Park and Coopers Rock State Forest are all great places for viewing the changing trees. Since West Virginia is not a giant state, you will have the time to drive around and take in the scenery. Major interstate routes including I-79, I-77, I-68 and I-64 east and west all produce good views, along with local routes. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is also considered a favorite for fall foliage if you do not feel like driving your day away. It is all up to you and your leafy ambitions!
- You will learn history: West Virginia is the only state born out of the Civil War. There are many historic sites along the way as you look at beautiful changing foliage. In addition to our own historic park, there is also Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Bulltown Historic District and Cheat Summit Fort, to name just a few opportunities for enjoying history. You will likely encounter landmarks along with autumn colors.
- Know your areas: Being north, Harpers Ferry will experience the best foliage in late October, which gives you time to plan a trip. However, other areas experience the leaves changing at different times. If you go west, the best foliage develops in mid-October. Most of the southern half of the state also displays its best fall look in late October. Only one small area that includes the Droop Battlefield starts to develop in the early part of the month. This is where foliage reports and the accompanying maps become helpful.
- The scenery will amaze you: West Virginia is a scenic state. When you consider the intensity of fall colors on the east coast, this adds to an already beautiful place that attracts visitors throughout the year. Fall is a popular time for tourists, and you may find accommodations difficult to find if you do not act quickly. Consider absorbing yourself in the experience by staying in a bed and breakfast in a historic area.
Lily Garden Bed and Breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV would love to host you for fall foliage and more. Call us today to reserve a suite.
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