Tucked away in the northernmost stretch of the Monongahela National Forest along the spine of the Allegheny Mountains lies the Canaan Valley and two of my favorite places to photograph. Blackwater Falls State Park and the Dolly Sods Wilderness offer unlimited photographic opportunities, especially in Fall with dazzling color on the hills. Dubbed the West Virginia Highlands or the Potomac Highlands, this region is saturated with stunning scenery. The Dolly Sods Wilderness area exists on a high-altitude rocky plateau teaming with vegetation associated with northern reaches of Canada. The plateau offers stunted trees, heath and blueberry barrens, and sphagnum bogs in a “meadow” created by logging and fires. The area known as Bear Rocks Preserve offers stunning views into the Allegheny Mountains with interesting rock formations in the foreground.