In order to beat the winter blues, try doing something you normally only reserve for summer activities. One such place is Blue Hole, near Masontown, West Virginia. During the summer months, Blue Hole can seem as busy as any coastal beach and for good reason. Winter is the perfect time to see it in a different light.
Blue Hole has been a popular destination for students at West Virginia University for years. Locals have been frequenting it for even longer. In the summer, it is the perfect place for a secluded swim or exciting, but treacherous, bridge jumping. You certainly won’t see any of this during the winter. Instead of a perfect getaway for a group of friends looking to let loose and party, the winter provides a great place for hiking, quiet contemplation, and enjoying the usually overlooked winter beauty that West Virginia has to offer.
The only road access can be quite treacherous in the summer let alone in winter. If you are going out in inclement weather, make sure you have good tires and reliable four-wheel drive. For much of the trip, you’ll drive along a hillside overlooking the river. Take it slow and enjoy the view.