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New River Gorge Area Attractions

White Water Rafting on the New River and Gauley River, Mountain Biking, Hiking in Hawks Nest State Park, and more.

West Virginia offers more beauty and excitement then you could even imagine. To make sure you get the most out of your West Virginia Cabin Getaway we have comprised a list of activities that we think you will enjoy.

Don't hesitate to call us up and ask us what to do on your WV vacation. We are experts in the area, we've lived here since the 1970s, and we are active outdoor enthusiasts. (We founded and ran a white water rafting company on the New and Gauley Rivers, Mountain River Tours, for goodness sake. Doesn't get more credible than that!:)

 


Two Canopy Tours - One Open Year Round!

10 Great Ziplines Across the USA

USAToday LogoThis tour swoops through hardwood forests and old-growth hemlocks above a canyon adjacent to the New River Gorge, which is famous for its whitewater rafting.  "It's one of the most beautiful places I've been." - Michael R. Smith

Zip Line Adventures

Treetops Canopy Tour

Image soaring like the birds in the highest treetops!  Visit the newly developed Treetops Canopy/zip line tour at the New River Gorge in West Virginia.
 

Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines 

The New River Gorge Gravity Zipline Tour is a thrilling new series of zip lines that actually get longer and higher off the ground, rising 200 feet off the ground at it's highest point.
  New River Gorge Gravity Zip Lines

Aerial Park and Bridge Walk

Introducing TimberTrek Aerial Adventure Park.  This park offers an extensive selection of aerial adventure.  Our area's newest way to PLAY WILD offers 5 courses of varying difficulty from mild to wild. 
 

New River Gorge Bridge Walk Tours Are Now Open. Try something completely new - walk across the New River Gorge Canyon on a 24 inch wide catwalk, secured by safety harnesses, 850 feet above the river. It's literally a "breathtaking" experience. Learn more...
  New River Gorge Bridge Walk Tours

White Water Rafting

White water rafting is one of the most exhilarating experiences and thanks to experienced guides, everyone can enjoy it. The rivers in West Virginia are diverse, so rafters can pick a calmer trip on the Upper New River, or brave the rapids on the Upper and Lower Gauley. The trips are divided into different levels of skill, so this means that beginners as well as experts can enjoy the thrill of the rapids. Learn More...
  West Virginia White Water Rafting

Ambush Paintball on the Gorge

Experience paintball in the heart of the New River Gorge. Included in this new adventure are 2 battlefields with 2 different themes. If this is a first time for paintball or if you forgot your stuff at home…don’t worry - everything you need to play is at the course with our sister company down the road, Adventures on the Gorge: Paintball.   


Burning Rock Off-Road ATV Park

The hottest off-road destination in Southern West Virginia spans nearly 8000 acres. This new park offers 100 miles of trails with something for every skill level. Bring your own dirt bike, ATV or UTV Guided tours also available if you don’t have equipment.
 

State and National Parks

West Virginia has an incredible system of well-managed lakes, rivers, campgrounds, forests, and of course, cabin rentals. The splendor of the Appalachian Mountains, along with the wildlife that it supports, makes for an incredible vacation that won’t soon be forgotten. State Parks like Hawks Nest, Babcock, the Monongahela Forest and the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area are perfect for bird watching, fishing, boating and mountain biking.

State Parks

National Parks

Summersville Lake

Rock fill scenic dam, 2nd largest dam of this type in the Eastern US. 2,790 surface acres and 60 miles of shoreline. Great hiking, fishing and boat rental: 872-1331. Scuba diving:  872-1782.


Golfing

Sports enthusiasts have been golfing in West Virginia for over 120 years, and it’s no wonder. Mother Nature plays a big part in the way the links are designed. If you want a level playing field, they are available, but there’s nothing like playing on a mountain course. The locals provide interesting color at the clubs, and in just in case you need them, the courses are all located near other family attractions.
  • Brier Patch Golf Links, Beckley, WV: 304-253-4653 Home of the 642 yard par 5 “THE BEAST”. Route 19 South to Exit 44.
  • Bridge Haven Golf Course, Fayetteville, WV: 304-574-2120


Horseback Riding

Most West Virginia lodging is located near horseback riding outfitters. This means that employees know the owners personally. If you want a vacation that is diverse and well-coordinated, you won’t be disappointed in a wilderness adventure that includes modern cabins booked by reservationists who are familiar with the area. They can give you information, talk to you about packages, and book your activities for you from people they know.

Canyon Rim Ranch
http://www.canyonrimranch.com/
304-574-3111 ages 7 and older.  ATV TOURS also available at Canyon Rim Ranch for ages 16 and up. Must have valid driver’s license and security deposit required. 


Rock Climbing

Rock climbing in West Virginia is an avid sport. People travel from all over the world to climb the bare faces of the mountains that overlook the beautiful scenery of the mountain state. If you love sport climbing, then you will want to visit the New River Gorge. It is accessible for novices and experts, thanks to the great trainers that let adventurers of any skill level enjoy the sport of rock climbing.

Hard Rock Climbing Services
http://www.hardrockclimbing.com/
304-574-0735
Beginner, intermediate and advanced


Winter Sports: Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snow Tubing

If you are looking for some of the best slopes in the country, don’t overlook West Virginia. The state boasts different world-class resorts like Winter Place, Snowshoe Mountain, Canaan Valley and the Timberline. Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing are all popular and during ski season, there is almost always a great layer of snow in the mountains, and our West Virginia cabins are beautiful, well-appointed, comfortable and conveniently located.  Learn More.

Winterplace Ski Resort
www.winterplace.com/
800-607-SNOW
A convenient 50 minute drive south via Route 19 to I-77
(exit 28 Ghent/Flat top)


Other Area Attractions:

Fayette County

Official website of the Fayette Country Chamber of Commerce.  Network with area businesses.
http://www.fayettecounty.com


New River Gorge CVB

Official website of the New River Gorge Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Encouraging domestic, national and international travel throughout the year.
http://www.newrivergorgecvb.com


Bridge Day

Official website of the New River Gorge Bridge Day.  Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event in the world held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia.  Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event.
http://www.officialbridgeday.com

 


Hiking

Great trails can be found the New River Gorge area as well as the state parks. Trail maps can be obtained at the New River Gorge Bridge Visitor’s Center located on Route 19 at the bridge: 574-2115


Mountain Biking

New River Bike & Touring:
http://www.newriverbike.com/
574-2453 or 800-890-2453
Beginner to advanced trails

Marathon Bicycle Company, Fayetteville, WV

 


Fishing

Enjoy great fishing throughout our area of West Virginia. Visit our Getaway packages for details on fishing vacation getaways. Learn more.



Cave Tours

Lost World Caverns, Lewisburg: Organ Cave, Ronceverte, WV: 

 


Coal Mine Tours

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum:
http://www.beckleymine.com/
256-1747


Jet Boat Rides

New River Jetboats
http://www.newriverjetboats.com/
304-469-2525


Salsa Tours

Blue Smoke Salsa at Ansted
http://www.bluesmokesalsa.com/
award winning salsa and gift baskets:
658-3800


Wineries

Daniel Vineyards, Beckley, WV
Kirkwood Winery
, Summersville, WV

Baseball “WV POWER”

http://www.wvpower.com/
Class A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers
Charleston, WV: 344-BATS


Other Links:

Appalachian Log Structures

http://www.applog.com