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WANTED: Bird Nerds, Botanists & Nature Lovers

Applicants will share their day(s) with some of the greatest experts in the birding and nature world, taking in the flora, fauna and scenery so unique to the New River Gorge in West Virginia. Get geeked over great looks at great birds, plants with weird names and perhaps even discussions about salamander scat. Yes, scat…. Read More

Spring Rafting in West Virginia

When the daffodils start to bloom in Fayette County, it makes a raft guide’s heart pound and blood race – not because we’re really into flowers, but because blooming daffodils and singing frogs in ponds and puddles mean that whitewater rafting in the New River Gorge has arrived. Every spring, nature provides rafters with a… Read More

The Secret To Paddling The New River

If you come to the New River Gorge for a visit, it’s a good bet that you’ll want to see the river. And by “see”, we mean “do”, of course. More specifically, “paddle”. Paddling the river has some prerequisites. The place you’ll be going is, after all, a national park, and you’ll need to be… Read More

How To Pedal Your Way Through The New River Gorge

Mountain biking is a great way to get around the New River Gorge, even if (especially if?) you’ve never been mountain biking.  Just grab a bike, head out to the trail, and you’re off.  With the equipment available today, the sport is more accessible than ever before.  And the gorge is a cool place to… Read More