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7 reasons why fall hikes at WV State Parks are the best


If you had to choose only one season to hike in, when would it be? We’re lacing our boots up for fall. Here are seven reasons why fall hikes are the best.

1. Mild Weather
One of the perks of fall hiking is mild weather. The temperature is just right. You might need a light jacket, but you won’t have to worry about sweating buckets or bundling up in a heavy overcoat. Typically, parks don’t get as much rain in the fall as spring and summer. Then there’s that unmistakable scent of autumn. Newly fallen, crisp leaves. That’s Almost Heaven.

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