View from Lindy Point Overlook, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Okay, so it is not DC photography, but Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia is a “long” day trip from DC that is worth the effort.  We went the third weekend in October and just missed the peak of the fall foliage colors.  While there was good color, high winds that week had blown many of the leaves off the trees.

One of the best features of the park (besides the waterfalls!) is the short walk from the various parking lots to the scenic vistas.  These short walks allow you to cover much of the park and not have to worry about what photography gear to take on each trail.  In most cases, if you leave something in the car, it isn’t that far of a walk back.

The image on the right above is from the Lindy Point Overlook.  This is one of the furthest walks, so make sure you have what you need.  The image on the left was taken on the trail to Lindy Point.  We spent quite a bit of time at the overlook, there are some neat rock formations to sit on and just enjoy the view.  A great lunch spot.

As far as the waterfalls at Blackwater, well, that is a topic for another post…