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Swing Into Almost Heaven With New Attractions


Take a chance to “swing” by the all-new almost heaven scenic swing locations around the state! The West Virginia Department of Tourism, along with Governor Jim Justice, wants all West Virginian’s – and all of those who love the Mountain State – to get out and enjoy some of the most favorited and loved locations around the state. The swings are in nine of the most “instagramable” spots across West Virginia, each being in one of the state’s nine travel regions. The hand-crafted, larger-than-life Almost Heaven swings are located at these most scenic locations:


Eastern Panhandle: Cacapon Resort State Park

  • Located at the Cacapon Mountain Overlook, the swing is steps away from the parking area and beside the observation deck

 Hatfield-McCoy Mountains: Buffalo Mountain Trail – Death Rock

  • Take the Buffalo Mountain Trail system to the Death Rock Overlook to the swing positioned above the great town of Williamson

Metro Valley: Charleston

  • Being the first popular location featuring famous star Babydog, Governor Jim Justice’s dog, it is located on the lawn of the University of Charleston, left towards the boathouse.

Mid-Ohio Valley: Fort Boreman Scenic Overlook

  • Overlooking the scenic valley, formed by the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at Parkersburg, that is the Mid-Ohio Valley

Mountain Lakes: Stonewall Resort State Park

  • Behind Lightburn’s Restaurant at The Palmer Course, enjoy swinging and looking at scenic views of the lake and rolling mountains

Mountaineer Country: Coopers Rock State Forest

  • Close to the main overlook and the gift shop, take the cobblestone path to the left and pass the pavilion to get to the swing to take pictures with a lush forest backdrop

New River-Greenbrier Valley: Babcock State Forest

  • In perfect position in front of Glade Creek Grist Mill, the swing can be found near the park office, steps away from one of the Mountain State’s most photographed spots

 Northern Panhandle: Wheeling Heritage Port

  • Overlooking the famous Wheeling Suspension Bridge crossing the Ohio River, the swing is located on a grassy patch just off the walkway to the river

 Potomac Highlands: Blackwater Falls State Park

  • Located just off the trail to the main overlook, enjoy the swing and snap a picture of the beautiful falls in the distance


Governor Justice said, “We’ve got a lot to celebrate this year, so I’m calling on all West

Virginians to help us make this birthday even more special,” regarding West Virginia Day 2022.

“The research shows just how important this is – now, more than ever, people are planning


their vacations based on what they see on social media. Help us show the world just how great

it is here in Almost Heaven, West Virginia!”

To learn more about the swings, or about West Virginia, visit: https://wvtourism.com/



Written by Ashton Basham



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