Step outside, take a deep breath and let your lungs fill with paradise. This is fall at its very best, when autumn’s early arrival transforms Tucker County, West Virginia into an explosion of color. Loyal leaf peepers joyfully make their annual pilgrimage here and are rewarded with hues of blazing intensity. The legendary Leaf Peeper’s Festival, September 23rd – 25th, just might be the ultimate celebration of fall color. From the rugged beauty of the Blackwater Falls State Park to the pristine backcountry of the Dolly Sods wilderness and the breathtaking views at Lindy Point, this is a world untouched, unhurried, and unrivaled.

Endless outdoor adventure makes getting “tucker’d” in Tucker County irresistible. Enjoy activities in the National Forest with epic mountain bike trails or gentle and scenic rail trails. A vast network of well-maintained trails allows firsthand access to a world of natural wonder. The Canaan Valley chairlifts run throughout the fall season, and just might be the best way to take in the colors of the valley and surrounding mountains. You’ll also find some of the East’s wildest areas here, including two Federal Wilderness Areas and Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

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Fall in Tucker County brings with it plenty of fairs, festivals and friskiness. Sip a craft beer, an espresso, or a hot chocolate, and savor the folksy warmth and spirited music of the season. Raise your mug with an “ale to autumn” at one of the area’s three microbreweries—Mountain State Brewing Company, Blackwater Falls Brewery and the newest addition, Stumptown Ales. Explore the charming nooks and crannies of the quaint small towns of Davis, Thomas and Parsons where lively street pubs, corner cafes and eclectic shops provide a warm welcome.

Make fall more colorful than ever with a visit to Tucker County, West Virginia. To learn more or for a free Travel Guide, visit canaanvalley.org or call 800-782-2775.