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New River Gorge

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Ranked #3 of 364 attractions in West Virginia
Type: Bodies of Water, National Parks, Geologic Formations
Activities: White-water rafting, Hiking, Rock climbing, Viewing foliage
Description: A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Many people refer to the New River Gorge as the Grand Canyon of the East. It is a pristine rugged area with a powerful scenic river running through its core. The New River flows in a northwestward direction, and despite its name is one of the oldest rivers in the world. Moreover, with twenty-two sets of rapids this ancient river... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful area with lots of outdoor activities. We like riding our motorcycles on Route 60, Midland Trail. The road going east is patched and rutted, but traveling west the road was in much better shape. Traveled about 60 miles from Lewisburg (coolest town in America winner) to Hawks Nest State Park. Almost heaven!

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Oak Hill, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Access to the New River Gorge from Fayetteville headed North is to the left onto Fayette Station Road before the south end of New River Gorge Bridge. The other end is located beside the tourist stop on the north side of the bridge. The road down into the Gorge is paved, rutted, and narrow. Cars must drive slowly and cooperate... More

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Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Every vacation to "nomatterwhere" southern USA seem to lead me to then beyond this fascinating site of beauty. Never just "thru". Vacation list "Short List Winner".

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Peachtree City, GA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We did the walk under the bridge. Beautiful views but a little terrifying for me. Husband loved it. There is a loop you can do going over the old bridge. Stop at the waterfalls and do the lovers leap lookout.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

If you really want to see some breath taking views and beautiful pictures you should stop by here the most beautiful sight I have ever seen and stop by the information center the forest rangers a husband and wife team are there and will answer any and all questions the husband actually walked down the trail at the look out... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

went rafting in this national park and camped in one of the provided camp sites along the river. level 2 rapids most of the way (great for beginners) with some amazing views of the mountains along the way. the river water was like bath water and was warmer than the nite air. the first day we rafted for about 3... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Open to the pubic for 10 Fridays/Saturdays this summer. $55 for zip line, canopy tours, BMX, mountain biking, climbing, rappelling, archery target, archery trap, bb rifle, and much much more. Plus there were no lines on 6/14 - like being at outdoor Disneyland with no lines!

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48 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

New River Gorge National River is part of our National Park System, and is warranted as such. The park is centered on the New River but includes quite a bit of land surrounding the gorge in which the river flows. For those not that interested in water sports, this great park also includes quite a few miles of hiking and... More

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Painesville, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Beautiful New River Gorge National Park a place to re-visit ! So Beautiful ! Each National Park is preserved for its individual beauty ! There are several waterfalls, four visitor's centers, a wooden walk down to see the Bridge, we took the winding scenic trail to the bottom bridge and saw the train pass as well as many kayakers on... More

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