6 most underrated activities in the New River GorgeJune 25, 2015
We all know about the amazing whitewater in the New River Gorge National Park. People from all over the planet have been visiting to raft on the New and Gauley Rivers for decades.
Rafting, canoeing, duckying or kayaking our beautiful and fun waterways is a great way to see our beautiful state, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret: the New River Gorge has more amazing outdoor activities to quench your thirst for adventure.
Whether you like to relax in the outdoors or want to experience adrenaline thrills, we’ve got you covered with the 5 most underrated activities at the New River Gorge:
Wild Blue Adventures will give you views of the New River Gorge you can’t even imagine. With 2 planes and flying styles to suit every adventurer, you can tour the gorge in a World War II Stearman or a 1941 Piper Cub. The ride can be smooth or acrobatic; you decide.
2. Sky Diving
Skydive NRG offers tandem jumps and instruction in skydiving. You will never forget the thrill of jumping out an airplane at 11,000 feet and floating through the skies over the mountains of the New River Gorge.
Our wild and rugged mountains create challenging and fun golf courses. You can choose from the 9-hole Hawks Nest Public Golf Course in Gauley Bridge or the 18-hole Bridge Haven Golf Course in Fayetteville.
4. Rock Climbing & Rappelling
Those beautiful cliffs above the river aren’t just beautiful, they also have some of the best rock climbs and recreational rappels in the United States. You can test your strength and conquer any fear of heights as you scale to rocks and enjoy the amazing views of the gorge from the cliffs.
5. Mountain Biking
The steep terrain of the Appalachian Mountains makes for quad burning uphills and exhilarating downhills, with trails suitable for all skills and abilities. Mountain biking in the New River Gorge is fun for advanced riders or families with kids.
6. Outdoor Dining
When it’s time to grab a snack or a meal, you don’t have to eat inside at the New River Gorge. Our restaurants love the amazing views as much as you do. You can enjoy outdoor dining at:
- Secret Sandwich Society
- Smokey’s on the Gorge
- Pies and Pints
- Burrito Bar
- ACE Adventure
- Mackie’s Biergarten
You can also grab ice cream from The Stache, or coffee, espresso drinks and sodas from Cathedral Café and Vandals all to go, so you can explore Fayetteville or be fueled up for your next adventure.
Which adventure do you think is most underrated?