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The Best 3 Locations to Spend Your Spring Break in Almost Heaven

Looking for some adventure this spring break? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip to a small town or an

7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions

Don’t Miss Out on Gauley Season

Gauley Season is 23 days of the best whitewater in the world – all right here in Almost Heaven. Scheduled

So What Is West Virginia’s 5th Season?

23 days of intense whitewater usher in the world’s most avid explorers each September and October, beginning this past weekend,

There’s One Day A Year You Can Jump From the New River Gorge Bridge

Oct. 19  |  New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: How to Become an Upper Gauley Raft Guide

By Kirby Simeon, Outdoor Explorer When people come to southern West Virginia to raft the famous Upper Gauley River, one

Find Fall Getaways in Almost Heaven

When the air is a bit cooler and the trees are multicolored, it’s a great time to plan an Almost

An Epic Adventure Awaits this Gauley Season

Highly anticipated each year, Gauley Season provides the biggest and best whitewater of the season. Each fall Gauley Season, guaranteed

Plan Your Almost Heaven Fall To-Do List

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. The mountains of West Virginia will soon be changing color,

5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of Whitewater Rafting

Rafting is an unforgettable experience the whole family can enjoy, even young ones. These 10 guidelines will help you as

Helpful Hints for the First-Time Whitewater Rafter

Shenandoah, Cheat, or New– no matter which river you’re on in Almost Heaven, you’ll be having a wild and wonderful

Celebrate With Dad All Year Long in Almost Heaven

Father’s Day brings with it the opportunity to show your dad how much he means to you and how appreciated

Cool Down This Summer with West Virginia Water Sports

With summer temperatures approaching, water sports are a perfect way to stay cool while spending time outdoors. West Virginia has

Three Ideas for Your Ultimate Almost Heaven Summer Getaway

Summer in West Virginia is filled with wonder. It’s filled with adventure. Filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

Do you know how the Gauley River’s ‘Lost Paddle’ received its name?

Traversing the legendary Gauley River is no easy task. Rafters have been flocking to its world-renowned rapids for years, and

Giant rapids. Your best friends. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Spring rafting in Almost Heaven.

Whitewater rafting in West Virginia during the spring is an experience like no other. It’s the perfect chance to shake

West Virginia State Parks

Your Guide to Exploring the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest covers a massive area of nearly 1 million acres and is bursting with breathtaking scenery and

4 must-try experiences in the New River-Greenbrier Valley Region

The New River Gorge region is home to some of the best West Virginia experiences. With so many to choose

This West Virginia River Transforms for Six Weeks Every Fall

West Virginia is home to some of the finest whitewater rafting found anywhere in the world. Thousands of people flock

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: Ready, Set, Go To The Gauley! 5 Need-To-Know Planning Tips

Heather Johnson, Outdoor Explorer It’s hard to believe that Gauley Season will be here in a few short weeks!  Like

Discover Why West Virginia Rafting Will Soon be in the National Spotlight

It is no secret that West Virginia boasts some of the finest whitewater rafting in the world. It continues to

6 Incredible Almost Heaven whitewater rivers and how to experience them

Among many attractions, West Virginia offers visitors some of the most incredible whitewater rafting in the world. Since 1968, rafters

50 Facts to Celebrate 50 Years of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the whitewater rafting industry in West Virginia. Whether you are a beginner or

From mild to wild: West Virginia rafting for families

Looking to spend some quality time and bond with your family away from all the hustle and bustle? Giver whitewater

Stop by these amazing must-see areas for true West Virginia experiences

It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the best and most unique experiences to offer. From whitewater rafting and

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate

Your guide to whitewater rafting in West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is one of the best places in the world to whitewater raft. From the

Everywhere your kids can take this little boat of their own…

Want to give the kids a big adventure? Take them duckying down whitewater waves in a little boat of their own.

Celebrate 50 years of whitewater rafting in West Virginia

Every year, thousands of people from all over the world journey to the New and Gauley rivers to ride some

7 Days, 7 Ways to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5-11, 2019 is National Travel and Tourism Week—an occasion established by congressional resolution 35 years ago to celebrate the

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Celebrate Earth Day in West Virginia

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide every April 22 in an effort to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. There are many

New & Gauley River Adventures

Adventures on the Gorge Rafting

Rivers Resort

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Ranson Convention and Visitors Bureau

Riverchase Campground & Cabins

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

Meet the folks bringing big adventure to the Cheat River

The 162-mile long Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the eastern United States, forming high up

A river guide’s reflections: life on the water

For Matt Knott, owner of River Riders and longtime whitewater rafting guide, Harpers Ferry is synonymous with world-class paddling. “I

Appalachian Wildwaters

Gal getaways: wild weekends

Feeling adventurous? Bring your friends along for the ride in West Virginia! It doesn’t matter if you’re a horse lover,

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

Hit the West Virginia water— hard

You can take part in just about any watersport that you can think of in the Mountain State. Whether you’re

Plan a prime man-cation

Need a getaway with just the guys? West Virginia’s got plenty to do, whether it’s rafting, hiking, biking or just

River Expeditions

Paddling WV’s classic whitewater river

The New River is the classic collection of whitewater runs that built West Virginia’s whitewater rafting industry. It runs all the

Whitewater 101: paddling WV’s world-class rapids

One of the best ways to enjoy West Virginia’s stunning outdoor scenery is with the plain, pure fun of whitewater

The East Coast’s undiscovered whitewater gem

The Cheat River ranks among the best for whitewater paddling in the region. Northeastern West Virginia is chock-full of creeks

Cheat River Outfitters

25 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

These daredevils parachute off a bridge— and you can watch!

It’s no wonder Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event of its kind in the entire world. Who wouldn’t

22 things you didn’t know about the legendary Gauley River

One of the best whitewater destinations in the world is right here in the West Virginia mountains. Have you heard

Great Gauley! 5 highlights on one of the world’s best stretches of whitewater

West Virginia is undeniably one of the epicenters of whitewater rafting and kayaking in the world, with the Cheat River

Rock N Roll Rafting

Wilderness Voyageurs

Whitewater rafting on the Cheat Canyon, Cheat Narrows, Big Sandy  and the Tygart River.  Rafting for families and adventure seekers. 

West Virginia Adventures Rafting and Campground

West Virginia Campground is located in the lush green area of river rafting country of wild and wonderful West Virginia. 

New River Gorge National River

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Gauley River National Recreation Area was created in 1988 to protect the gorges and swift, winding waters of 25 miles

Fort Spring Boat Launch

Canoe/kayak put-in located seven miles from Alderson. Enjoy mild whitewater along the downstream, two to three-hour journey to Alderson.

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting offers river services on the New River, Gauley River, Greenbrier River and the Bluestone River. Our whitewater

Bluestone National Scenic River

Bluestone National Scenic River was created in 1988, to protect 10.5 miles of the Bluestone River as a free-flowing river.

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures is an outfitter located on the Cheat River near Blackwater Falls and the Canaan Valley, WV. We specialize

Alpine Ministries

As A Ministry Of Appalachian Bible College And Alpine Bible Camp, We Specialize In Adventure recreation For Church Groups And

Abram’s Creek Lodge & Campground

An environmentally conscious, eco-friendly campground developed in harmony with nature. Abram’s Creek Retreat | Campground provides heavily forested tent camping

USA Raft

Specializing in half-day Express Trips for time-sensitive and budget-savvy travelers. Trips daily from April – October for ages 6 on

The Ridges – West Virginia’s Newest Zipline Adventure

Experience West Virginia’s newest zipline located on site at River Expeditions.|nbsp; Thrill-seeker meets nature-lover for this exciting 2 to 2.5-hour