National Geographic states “America’s newest national park is a haven for hiking, climbing, and rafting. West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is well-suited to welcoming adventurers in a time of pandemic.” And we are lucky to have this gem so close to us we can drive there easily and enjoy great scenery along the way.
With breathtaking overlooks of the West Virginia’s icon, the New River Gorge Bridge, and the serene landscapes in the newly designated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, there’s a refreshing change of scenery during every season. This makes New River Gorge a perfect vacation spot for families, photography buffs, hikers, white-water rafters and adventurers of all sorts. Take a road trip to discover the hidden gems, small-town charm and a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.
The tourism office’s opening web page says it best: “Around every bend of the river or curve in a trail, there’s a new adventure waiting. Take in scenic vistas from the end of a hike through the woods. Climb to new heights on our sandstone cliffs. Ride some of the best whitewater on the East Coast. Experience unique, Appalachian-inspired flavor. Here, exploration of all kinds is encouraged, and is never rushed. It’s all waiting for you here — go Gorge.”
When will you plan your getaway to this little corner of Almost Heaven?