Disconnect in America’s Newest National ParkWest Virginia’s scenic beauty is unmatched and uncrowded, and perhaps best exemplified in its public lands. Southern West Virginia is home to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—an area that locals have been enjoying for centuries.
The New River Gorge region offers exciting outdoor recreation, charming small towns and traditional Appalachian cuisine. Whether you’re here for a day or for a weekend, there’s an adventure waiting. Two major rivers, the New and the Gauley, provide world-class whitewater rafting opportunities and many area outfitters are ready to guide you on half and full day trips. The diverse ecosystem is a great place for birdwatching and wildlife exploring. Look to the sky for bald eagles!
The region’s small towns welcome visitors in like family–southern hospitality at it’s finest. In Fayetteville, you’ll find outdoor recreation in abundance with many specialty stores. Grab a bite to eat at Cathedral Cafe or a cold brew at Southside Junction Tap House after a day on the river. Travel to Tamarack, the Best of West Virginia, just 20 miles down the road in Beckley. This one-of-a-kind artisan shopping center offers handmade Appalachian crafts and furniture, West Virginia made products and tasty dishes at their celebrated cafe. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the every day and reconnect with nature at America’s newest national park.
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Marked by serene beauty and one-of-a-kind landmarks, the New River Gorge is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
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