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These 5 state park overlooks show off West Virginia’s spring foliage


Spring is almost here and West Virginia’s hills will soon be bursting with green. Cure your winter-induced cabin fever with a visit to a scenic overlook, where you can experience a bird’s eye view of nature’s reawakening in Almost Heaven.

Coopers Rock

Just a short jaunt from Morgantown, Coopers Rock State Forest presents awe-inspiring views of the Cheat River Canyon. Head to the main overlook off the parking lot to snap some gorgeous photos of the canyon’s hills as they begin to green out. If you’re up for a hike, you can also take the 1.5-mile Ravens Rock Trail to another amazing lookout at Ravens Rock. The park is known for biking, fishing, hiking and rock climbing. A seasonal campground opens in spring.

Read about the rest of the overlooks from WV State Parks