Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge. The "black" water is a result of tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. The falls are one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia.
Planning a family vacation, golf retreat, or weekend of whitewater rafting or skiing? Canaan Valley Resort is the ultimate vacation destination. Nestled amid more than 6,300 acres of state parkland -- on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest -- our inspiring West Virginia mountain resort is cradled by picturesque terrain and breathtaking countryside. We`re surrounded by 18 miles of trails - in wetlands and northern hardwood forests - as well as open meadows, abundant with wildlife.