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  SPECIAL UPDATE – Legislation passed by Congress on 12/21/20 has designated the New River Gorge the 63rd national park in the United States! It is now known as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.  The New River Gorge may be best known for its world-class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and adventure activities […]

Glade Creek is one of the most remote parts of the NRG.

SPECIAL UPDATE – Legislation passed by Congress on 12/21/20 has designated the New River Gorge the 63rd national park in the United States! It is now known as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.  Without a doubt, the best view of the New River Gorge Bridge is from the end of the Long […]

Smiling faces on the overlook of the Long Point Trail

SPECIAL UPDATE – Legislation passed by Congress on 12/21/20 has designated the New River Gorge the 63rd national park in the United States! It is now known as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.  Of all the New River Gorge National Park trails, The Endless Wall Trail has the most character and diversity. […]

The breathtaking view From Diamond Point on the Endless Wall Trail.

Yearning for a fun getaway but nervous about traveling? We get it, and we’re here to help. In this post, you’ll find a list of New River Gorge activities that get you outside in the fresh air and beautiful sunshine. No need to worry about group activities, close quarters, or social interactions. There is plenty […]

Sunrise at Grandview in NRG

We are thrilled to be able to continue the New River Gorge Creative Residency in such a turbulent year. We know that now, more than ever, everyone needs creative writers and artists to lift our spirits and inspire our minds, to remind us of the beauty and talent in West Virginia and throughout the country. […]

Jessica Sands and Amy Pabst

SPECIAL UPDATE – Legislation passed by Congress on 12/21/20 has designated the New River Gorge the 63rd national park in the United States! It is now known as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.  Few people truly understand what makes the New River Gorge one of the most special places on Earth. Some […]

The Appalachian Mountains in the New River Gorge.

Nevada Tribble is a sculptor, papermaker, and multi-media artist from Elkins, WV. While learning about Nevada and her work, we stumbled across something she wrote that really resonated with us. She said, “Much of my work is inspired by the enchanting landscape and well-woven community I have experienced living in Elkins, and I am committed […]

We have a confession. One of the main reasons we invested in Fayetteville – buying and renovating the building that now houses Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals – was because we loved the food. Seriously. We both have enthusiastic palates. A few of our favorite Fayetteville dishes include Brussel sprouts from Secret Sandwich Society, homemade […]

Secret Sandwich Society Burger and Fries in Fayetteville, WV

One of the positive responses that many people have felt as a result of this global pandemic is a stronger desire to check-in on people we care about. That’s why we sent a message to all the past New River Gorge Creatives-in-Residence to find out how they are doing and what they’ve been up to […]

New River Gorge Creatives

Editor’s Note: Matt Browning was the New River Gorge Creative-in-Residence at Lafayette Flats during December 2019. In this blog post, Matt reflects on his time in Fayetteville and the start of his career as a published author.  That Fayetteville magic. It’s a phrase that was said to me very early on during my New River […]

Matt Browning at the New River Gorge Bridge


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