Recently a host of national travel publications have included the New River Gorge National Park in their lists of the best parks to visit for fall foliage. We couldn’t agree more! Her are our trips for making the most of your New River Gorge leaf peeping adventure!
Grandview: While the view is indeed grand, there is much more to appreciate about this section of New River Gorge National Park than just the dramatic vista of its main overlook. Here’s all the info you need to include Grandview in your NRG itinerary.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Southside Trail is an easy seven-mile riverside trail that provides great views of the New River and passes through several abandoned mining towns. Rush Run, Red Ash, and Brooklyn were all once-bustling communities located along this abandoned railroad line. It’s one of the few trails in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve that […]
Did you just give that title a double-take? It may be because you aren’t used to rivers flowing north; not many do. But the New River does, so head south from Fayetteville to explore the upper section of the New River Gorge. You’ll find a very different landscape upriver. Immediately, you’ll see a much wider, […]
Rail trails are former railroad corridors that have been converted for hiking & biking. These types of trails often have three tremendous advantages over regular hiking trails. First, rail trails often contain substantial infrastructure left behind by the railroad companies, like trestle bridges over creeks. These provide easy access to rugged areas of the forest. […]