Fall seems to be the season to drive West Virginia. With the weather still warm enough to enjoy being outdoors but becoming crisp & cool, visitors find true relaxation during long weekend drives in the mountains. They’re in search of the colors of the autumn leaves, visiting another State Park to check off their list, or trying out that restaurant they keep hearing people talk about.

With a trip centered in Buckhannon, you’ll find these six drives & stops (plus more) along the way:

  1. From Buckhannon, drive Rt. 20 South. Connect onto Route 4 West in Rock Cave and go towards Walkersville (Walkersville has an historic covered bridge) and Stonewall Jackson Lake for some fishing and golfing.
  2. From Buckhannon, drive Route 20 North and connect onto Route 119, towards Philippi to see one of the Civil War’s historic covered bridges. Stop by Adaland Mansion for a tour, special event, or a sip of their famous peach ice tea.
  3. From Buckhannon, drive US 33 East to Elkins. Take US 219 North and travel through Parson towards Thomas. Connect to Route 32 South and drive through Davis to Canaan Valley. You’ll see Black Water Falls along the way!
  4. From Buckhannon, drive Route 20 South and connect onto Route 11 by the WV Wildlife Center and through Alexander, Helvetia and Pickens. Experience a hidden Swiss Village & stop to eat at the authentic Hutte Restaurant.
  5. From Buckhannon, drive Route 20 South and connect onto Route 4 West in Rock Cave, then Route 5 North towards Ireland and Glenville. Have fun at the Irish Spring Festival and go Road Bowling in March!
  6. From Buckhannon, drive Route 20 South to Webster Springs and enjoy unexplored territory. Don’t miss the Woodchopping Festival held here during Memorial Day weekend every year.