10 Reasons to Visit the New River Gorge

Do you really need a reason? Just in case you do we’ve created a list of reasons, in no particular order of course.

New River Gorge in West Virginia

1. Handmade Gifts
People around here are creative and crafty. You can find one of a kind hand-made gifts: folk art or crafts, pottery, paintings and much more. All made right here.
2. Biplanes, Helicopters and Parachutes
Have you ever wanted to fly? So have others around here. So, take your pick between flying in an authentic open-cockpit biplane, a helicopter, or for the truly brave, jump out of a perfectly good plane on a tandem skydive. Oh, and did we mention Bridge Day?
3. Bridge Walk
The Bridge is an icon of the state of West Virginia and our area. We celebrate it one time a year on Bridge Day. Now, you can experience the New River Gorge Bridge in a whole new way. By walking under it.
4. Canopy Tours/Ziplines
The New River Gorge is quickly becoming the canopy tour/zipline capitol of the East. Zip from tree to tree amongst the birds on a canopy tour or strap-in and enjoy the adrenaline rush of a high-speed zipline ride.
5. Civil War Trail
Here, the history runs deep. From Native Americans to Civil War and coal, the history buff will have plenty of opportunity to learn something. Several area locations have been added to the Civil War Trail.
6. Fishing
Our rivers and mountainous terrain make this an ideal fishing location. Spend time on the river fishing for warm water species like the hard-fighting smallmouth bass, or explore the many mountain streams in the area that hold different types of trout.
7. Hiking & Biking Trails
There is no better way to enjoy the New River Gorge than to get out there and explore. By foot, or by bike, there are many trails in the New River Gorge (and more to come) of varying degree of difficulty that will allow you to find some breath taking views you won’t soon forget.
8. Mountain Cabins
Mountains and cabin rentals. They just go together. You can find cabins in the New River Gorge perfect for weekend escapes or large family reunions. Comfortable beds, relaxing hot tubs and you. Does it get any better?
9. River Trips
Take a rafting trip down one of the oldest rivers in the world and enjoy the New River Gorge from the water. Trips are available for all different types of groups ranging from mild to wild, there is a section of the New River waiting for you.
10. Tram & Jetboat Ride
Ride a tram down the mountain and a jet-powered boat upstream and what do you get? An amazing view of the New River Gorge Bridge. Safe, exciting, fun and perfect for kids and those on a tight schedule.