|Blackwater Falls, West Virginia, May 16, 2015|
Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm @ 27mm, 1/2 sec. @ f/16, ISO 200
In March I made the three-hour-or-so drive from Washington, D.C. to Blackwater Falls which is located in the West Virginia state park of the same name. I was disappointed that dangerously icy conditions made it impossible to make it to the lower viewing platforms. Even more disapponting: the lodge was closed for repairs which meant no trip to the restaurant for its buffet breakfast.
Returning last month the lodge was open as was the 200+ steps to get to the lower platform. There aren't a lot of shot possibilities in the park but those that exist are worthwhile. Ditto for the breakfast.
Another good time for a visit is in October where there may be fall color. West Virginia has a great state park system -- free admission -- with lodges in some parks. Nearby Canaan Valley is often a great fall color spot in October and a ski destination in winter. And there's also a buffet breakfast!