Family Fun Whitewater

Rafting outfitters in West Virginia specialize in adventure – on and off the rapids. Several offer a long line-up of family-friendly activities. Soar to new heights on a zipline. Splash around a placid lake. Or take to the river for a float trip. No matter your interests, one of the Mountain State’s many outfitters will have the family-friendly adventure for you.

If you’re visiting the New River Gorge, family adventure is fair game every where you look. Neighboring outfitters, ACE Adventure ResortAdventures on the Gorge and River Expeditions, all offer activities such as ziplining, horseback riding, hiking and family-friendly floats down the New River.

Looking to take your summer swimming up a notch? ACE is home to an impressive “Wonderland Waterpark” that features, giant inflatable mountains, zip lines, a man-made beach, 200’ twin water slides, and more. Or maybe you want to try the dryer side of adventure and learn how to rock climb as a family. No problem. Adventures on the Gorge offers a chance to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing at Summersville Lake.

No matter where you book your adventure, a trip to this region is sure to fire your family’s passion for fun.

Closer to West Virginia’s bustling city of Morgantown, a trip with Cheat River Outfitters on the Cheat Narrows is a great option for families with children age seven and older. Experience miles of Class II-III whitewater on this trip, which provides you with gorgeous scenery and fun in the water.

Heading to the Eastern Panhandle on a historic tour of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park? Make a pitstop at nearby River Riders. This family-focused outfitter boasts packages that include flat-water tubing, paddleboarding, ziplining, canopy tours, and a chance to explore their Aerial Adventure Park. It’s a great way to add a little adventure into your educational tour of one of West Virginia’s most historic areas.

Many other outfitters dot West Virginia’s mountainous landscape, offering a variety of excursions the whole family will love. With so many options to choose from, which trip will your family try first?

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