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The Colors of Fall

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An October 2013 trip to Davis by BawBaw

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Quote: Himself and Yours Truly recently planned a getaway trip to Blackwater Falls State Park, an outing devoting to enjoying the fall colors. What we found instead was a winter wonderland caused by an unexpected snow--proving that white is one of the colors of fall.

Lindy Point Trail and Overlook

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Blackwater Falls State Park Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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For visitors who enjoy a good walk but are not quite up to more strenuous terrain, Lindy Point Trail at Blackwater Falls State Park is just the ticket.The trailhead is located on the south rim of Blackwater Canyon and is accessed off Canaan Loop Road. The 45 acres encompassing the trail belongs to the park but is a separate enclave located slightly southwest of the main park boundary. The portion of the Canaan Loop leading to the trailhead is a one-track road overhung by mature trees—mainly spruce and hemlock with an occasional birch, beech, or maple. Park signage recommends using 4-wheel-drive vehicles for this stretch of road. During our visit, the pavement was wet after a snow, but ...Read More

Blackwater Falls State Park: Lodge Information

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Restaurant | "Dining at the Lodge"

Blackwater Falls State Park: Lodge Information Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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The menu at the Blackwater Lodge Restaurant sets high expectations. Claiming that "dining rivals the view," and with the chef named on the cover, it offers a modest selection of entrée options, plus a buffet option during season. Himself and Yours Truly took several meals at the restaurant during our recent stay at the lodge. We found the location convenient and the food palatable, but it was by no means outstanding—hardly a dining experience to rival the truly amazing views we enjoyed from the lodge's overlook into Blackwater Canyon.Based on our experience, breakfast service provided the tastiest, most consistent meals. As we were there during a shoulder season, the buffet was our only...Read More

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Blackwater Falls State Park: Lodge Information
Blackwater Falls Sta
Davis, West Virginia 26260
(304) 259-5216

In Search of Black Waters Falling

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Blackwater Falls State Park Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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Blackwater Falls is the principle attraction and reason to be for Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, West Virginia. The falls themselves cascade from a height of 62 feet (five stories) at their tallest point. The width is variable, depending on the volume of the river—Blackwater River, that is, which is named for the high tannin content of its waters. In truth, the river isn’t so much black as amber, reminding me of the peaty streams we’ve encountered in the Scottish Highlands,Himself and Yours Truly have seen a different face of Blackwater Falls with each of our visits. That face has ranged from a few trickles when the river is low to a raging torrent covering the full width of t...Read More

Blackwater Falls State Park : Lodge Information

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Hotel | "Country Comfort"

Blackwater Falls State Park : Lodge Information Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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When Himself and Yours Truly decided on a short break to Blackwater Falls State Park, Blackwater Lodge was our first choice for accommodation. In terms of aesthetics, the lodge is housed in a wood and stone structure built in the mid-20th century. Newer additions include an indoor pool and fitness complex and a 200-seat conference center. The lodge on the whole is comfortable but not luxurious. For us, however, the real draw of the place was its location, surrounded by the local woodlands and perched dramatically on Blackwater Canyon’s south rim. The grounds include a spectacular overlook of the canyon and of the Blackwater River far below. Situated within the park itself, the lodge offers an ex...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2013

Blackwater Falls State Park : Lodge Information
Blackwater Falls Sta
Davis, West Virginia 26260
(304) 259-5216

Blackwater Falls State Park

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Attraction | "The Colors of Fall"

Blackwater Falls State Park Photo, Davis, West Virginia
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Last week, Himself and Yours Truly planned a getaway to Blackwater Falls State Park in the mountains of eastern West Virginia. Our goal was to reprise a trip we’d taken several years ago. Viewing fall colors in the natural surroundings of Blackwater Canyon had been magnificent then, and we expected it to be no less so this year. We watched the color reports on our local news channel and planned our outing for mid-late October. What we did not plan for was an October snow to supplant the bright colors of the season with a largely unexpected blanket of white. In terms of the splendor of the Blackwater country, this turned out to be an unexpected adventure rather than a disappointment.I...Read More

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Blackwater Falls State Park
County Rte 29
Davis, West Virginia 26260