From the lush forests and flourishing flowers, to the snow-covered hills and dazzling foliage, every year Webster County showcases the beauty of all four seasons. But there is one season in particular that will never cease to amaze visitors and residents alike; you guessed it, fall.
With leaf peeping of plenty and all the delicious tastes and smells this crisp season has to offer, Webster County offers something for all ages to enjoy as the leaves change colors. We’ve compiled a list of 4 Ways to Experience Fall in Webster County so you can be sure to make the most of your autumn outings.
1. Take a Road Trip
It’s hard to be modest when talking about the curves of Webster County’s scenic roads. Whether you’re in a valley hugged by the mountains, or climbing the peaks to a higher elevation, you’re bound to be awed by the sights that await you. With that being said, it is no surprise that a road trip through Webster is a leaf-pepper’s dream! Check out our list of road tours and find the route perfect for you – take in the fall beauty while you pass by scenic overlooks, historic memorials, hometown restaurants and so much more!
2. Find a Pretty Spot and Take a Snapshot
Webster County boasts some of the state’s most breathtaking fall foliage with leaves changing to every warm color in the spectrum. Forests that were once blanketed in greenery turn to a proud display of reds, oranges, and yellows to create a natural masterpiece. Photo-ops are at a premium in Webster County in the fall, so be prepared to fill up your camera roll with the colorful views and impressive scenes that stop you in your tracks! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #gotowebsterwv on Facebook for a chance to be featured on our page…and so we can bask in the beauty with you!
3. Fall Things to ‘Leaf’ You Smiling
We’re guilty of it – at the first sight of an orange leaf or the first chill in the air, we’re stocking up on all things pumpkin spice, snuggling up in our fuzzy blankets, and lighting all of the apple pie candles we can find. Fall has a way of getting people into the cozy spirit, and so does Webster County – these local finds will make you want to put away the flip-flops and kick it into full-fledged fall-mode. Get your pumpkin-fix with some pumpkin ice cream and shakes at The Custard Stand, pumpkin flavored coffee and milkshakes at Country Roads Restaurant and Grill or stop into Holly River Grocery for a pumpkin donut. Breaking out the fall-décor? Be sure to check out all the fall silk and artificial flowers at Fancy Florist Flowers and take 10% off of your purchase while you’re at it!
While the outdoor activities are endless here in Webster County, we’ll take any chance we can get to offer entertainment to our community – the change of the seasons being one! This year is making events and gatherings a little more challenging than usual, but don’t worry – Webster County knows how to have fun and stay safe while we’re at it. Mark these events on your October calendar, and don’t forget that hashtag #gotowebsterwv when you share your photos on Facebook!
WonderFALL Hike – Meet Naturalist Jane Birdsong and hiking guides Tom Prall and Kelly Bowyer on the park office porch and join them for one of three hikes of varying lengths. Bring your four-legged friend for the dog-friendly hike, just be sure to bring their leash!
When? Oct. 17th @ 11am
Where? Holly River State Park
Webster Springs Spooktacular – Partake in the Halloween fun & treats on Main Street presented by local businesses.
When? Oct. 24 @ 4-6pm
Where? Main Street
Whether you prefer to peep the changing leaves on a joyride or on foot, capture the fall foliage one snapshot at a time, go full-fledge pumpkin-mode, or dress it up and get your spook on, there are so many reasons to FALL in love with Webster County. Pay us a visit this season and discover all of the reasons why Webster leaves an impression that lasts all year-long.