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Discover the beauty, nature, and history of the New River Gorge on a guilded forest walk with WV naturalists. Learn more about New RIver Gorge Eco Tours here!

Small natural treasures from New River Gorge National Park including red trillium, cortinarius mushroom, tulip polar flower, oyster mushrooms, red-spotted newt, turkey tail mushroom, pink lady slippers, yellow-frindged orchid and ghost pipes.

A spring getaway to the New River Gorge National Park is always magical. This time of year provides the perfect opportunity to share memorable experiences against the beautiful backdrop of nature coming to life. Additionally, springtime crowds are smaller, allowing serenity on even the most popular trails (like Endless Wall and Long Point). While exploring […]

A coulple standup paddleboarding under a waterfall in New River Gorge.

The New and Gauley Rivers offer some of the best whitewater rafting experiences in the United States, if not the world. But the New River Gorge and the surrounding area have many other adventure activities. In fact, the New River Gorge is also considered to be one of the premier rock climbing and mountain biking […]

Kayaking Adventure on the Scenic New River

New River Gorge National Park is best known for its world-class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and adventure activities, but it’s the lush Appalachian forest that makes this place so enchanting. The 74,000 acres of forest that comprise New River Gorge National Park and Preserve are ecologically diverse and chock-full of natural wonders. You’ll find all […]

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

There’s something so charming about Fayetteville, West Virginia, the small town that sits on the rim of the New River Gorge National Park. Sure, the forest that surrounds Fayetteville is enchanting, but the small town itself has a lot to offer. At its center is the historic Fayette County Courthouse, which is surrounded by great […]

The Hobbit Hole hidden in downtown Fayetteville, WV

Like many people, we used to schedule most of our outdoor activities during the more temperate times of the year. Visions of verdant landscapes, blooming wildflowers, and fruiting mushrooms are what most often lure us into the woods, and those things only happen during spring, summer, and fall. A few years ago, though, we challenged […]

Hiking the Kaymoor Trail in the wintertime.

Hannah Watters and Nicole Westfall of Charleston, WV, and Brian Reed of Ivydale, WV have been selected for the 2023 New River Gorge Creative Community-in-Residence at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals – four modern apartments in one historic building. For the past eight years, Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals has hosted the New River Gorge […]

Nichole Westfall, 2023 New River Gorge Creative-in-Residence

Standing on the rim of the New River Gorge, it’s hard to imagine that the deep, narrow, and rocky landscape was once bustling with industrial activities. Read this post to learn how to best explore the remnants of the long-lost coal mining complexes and communities that once filled the Gorge.

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Science is just starting to understand why people like waterfalls. It turns out that when water molecules collide while tumbling over rocks and into a splash pool they release negative ions into the atmosphere. When these negative ions hit our bloodstream our bodies produce biochemical reactions linked to alleviating depression, relieving stress, and boosting energy. […]

Cathedral Falls, in Gauley Bridge, WV, is the tallest in the New River Gorge.

Why Not Ours? Each of the four flats at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals has a different color palette, but one color runs through them all – green. The color of the forest. The color of life. The color green signifies abundance to our primitive brains, soothing even our modern anxieties. One way we bring […]

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