Unique Gifts From The Gorge

Surprise your loved one with the gift of an adventure this year! Plan a trip to the New River Gorge for 2021 and book all of your favorite activities in advance. 

Whitewater Rafting

Whether they are an experienced rafter or a complete beginner, gifting a whitewater excursion is bound to please anyone on your list! From raging class V rapids on the Gauley River to family-friendly float trips on the Upper New River, plan the trip based on their skill level. With knowledgeable guides and stunning views, a rafting trip in the Gorge will create lasting memories! Find one of our outfitters to get started. 

Aerial Adventures

If heights aren’t a problem, add an aerial adventure to your holiday gift-giving list. In the New River Gorge, we have a few different ziplining trips to choose from, including scenic canopy tours through the hemlocks, fast-paced courses down the mountain and adventurous rope courses. This is a perfect family gift because the age minimum for some of these activities is as low as four years old! 

Horseback Riding 

We’ve got the perfect gift for an animal lover! Get a gift card to one of our equestrian outfitters. Perfect for horse fans or anyone looking for a relaxing day in the mountains, horseback riding in the Gorge is all about slowing down and enjoying the ride. Let our expert guides lead the way for an unforgettable experience through some of the best trails in the area. 

Biplane Ride

Book a one-of-a-kind biplane ride for all the adrenaline enthusiasts you know! Wild Blue Adventure Company offers flights through the Gorge in a World War II Stearman biplane. You can even add aerobatics to the flights like barrel rolls, cravats, hammerheads and s-turns for even more excitement! 

Mountain Biking

Know a mountain biker? Pick up a gift card to one of our bike shops like New River Bikes for a new mountain bike, equipment upgrade or tune-up. Plan a surprise family trip to Arrowhead Bike Farm for a weekend of biking, camping and more! Or if you know someone that has never been mountain biking before, you can book a future trip with a guide who knows all about the area’s trails. 

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great gift for adventurers who are looking for a new activity to try! The local climbing companies and experienced guides help first-time climbers every step of the way. Book a trip for a novice climber or purchase a gift card to a gear shop for the climbing expert in your life. 

Bridge Walk 

For a gift they’ll never forget, reserve a Bridge Walk tour! Walk across the catwalk below the New River Gorge Bridge for an unforgettable experience. The tour is two to three hours long and allows guests to walk the entire 3,030-foot length of the bridge. The leisurely pace ensures that there is plenty of time for photos as well!


Don’t forget a place to stay! Book a weekend getaway to recharge in the Gorge at one of our secluded cabins or vacation rentals. Plan a romantic stay at a local bed-and-breakfast. Wanting to stay close to all your activities? Check out our conveniently located hotels. Or head to one of our campgrounds for a fun family camping trip! Book ahead or purchase gift cards to use at a future date. Complete your presents with gift cards to local outfitters and restaurants to use for the future trip. 

Still can’t decide? A Love Local Fayette County eGift card can be used at many participating businesses in the area.

Discover the unique gifts of the Gorge and simplify your holiday shopping this year!