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New River Gorge

WV
800-252-7784
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Ranked #3 of 374 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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Dix Hills, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We just stopped by passing through late August so did not get to spend too much time but the views are beautiful. I can only image the colors during the fall!

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Virginia Beach
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came in for the afternoon so only was able to take in one trail. The ranger at the visitor's center recommended the Long Point Trail. It passes thru field and forest on the way to a beautiful vista overlooking the bridge and gorge. It was a moderate level trail with a few steep-ish sections but there weren't any problem.... More

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Sevier County, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This scenic river flowing through rugged mountain passes is named "New", but is actually one of the oldest rivers in the world. It is comparatively unknown, but is well worth a stop and exploration as you head north on state highway 19 in West Virginia. There is an attractive visitor center, a paved path to the bridge overlook, and refreshing... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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