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From skiing to sledding, plan your snowy adventure at West Virginia state parks


Experience the magic of winter at West Virginia state parks and forests. Whether you prefer snowshoeing through a peaceful forest or rocketing down a mountain ski slope, there’s a winter sport in Almost Heaven you’re sure to love. Check out some of the activities available at these parks:
Blackwater Falls is home to the longest sled run on the East Coast—a thrilling ride that’s sure to be a hit with children and adults alike. Race down a quarter mile of fresh snow, then hitch a ride back up the hill on the Magic Carpet conveyor belt. The sled run is popular and often sells out, so grab your tickets in advance before you go!
For those who prefer quiet contemplation in the snow-blanketed forest, many of the trails at Blackwater are suitable for snowshoes and cross-country skis. Equipment can be rented at the park.
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