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It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married; your wedding anniversary is always special. But planning a weekend getaway, especially during a pandemic, can be daunting. Well, worry no more! With these helpful tips and our insider info, you can easily put together an engaging trip you both will enjoy – all without stress or […]

Couple waterfall hunting in the New River Gorge.

  The New River Gorge National Park may be 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. This hardwood forest is ecologically diverse, rich in cultural and natural history and packed full of recreational opportunities. The New River Gorge […]

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

Of all the New River Gorge National Park trails, The Endless Wall Trail has the most character and diversity. From the serenity of an ancient Hemlock forest to the pulse-quickening views from atop the cliffs overlooking the Gorge, it provides the casual hiker with a taste of everything that makes The New River Gorge National […]

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

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 National Park has many other adventure activities. In fact, the New River Gorge is also considered to be one of the premier rock climbing and mountain biking destinations. Even […]

Kayaking Adventure on the Scenic New River

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

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.

We spend a lot of time in the New River Gorge hunting for mushrooms. When we’re not hunting mushrooms we’re usually talking about hunting mushrooms, which often prompts people to ask us why we enjoy it so much. Sometimes, we fear, they soon regret asking because we can go on and on about the many, […]

Lafayette Flats owners, Shawn and Amy taking a selfie with a mushroom.

Thoreau said it best: “A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors.” While we have strived to make the interior spaces of Lafayette Flats as beautiful and comfortable as possible, we are at our core, outdoor people. Most every weekend for us includes at least one walk in the woods, whether hunting […]

Komorebi: Light coming though the trees

When we heard about the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge last year, we knew that we wanted to participate. We love The Gorge, we love hiking and we love challenges, so the idea of putting in 100 miles in the calendar year seemed perfectly suited for us. We wasted no time, putting in our first […]


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