New River Gorge National River
In West Virginia, one of the most picturesque places to view fall foliage is at the New River Gorge National River, especially at the New River Gorge Bridge. If you’re feeling brave, you can stand atop the3,000-foot bridge and look down nearly 900 feet to the bottom of the gorge itself. The bridge opens for pedestrian traffic on the third Saturday of October and visitors can call ahead to make arrangements for a guided tour of the bridge itself. Additionally, other areas of the New River Gorge park offer trails and scenic overlooks. Adventure seekers are also able to go rafting down the New River itself. Plan your trip here. Peak Viewing Times: 4th Week of October.