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Last Chance to Adventure in 2020, Replay Your Adventure in 2021 Plus Winter Lodging Sale

You may have heard: winter is, in fact, coming. If you’re not looking forward to that antsy feeling of being cooped up indoors with no way to get your adrenaline pumping, you know you’re not alone. There is still time to get in an adrenaline filled whitewater rafting trip or zip adventure before waiting until next year. For Adventure Lovers You can raft the New River Gorge in any season, but there is nothing quite like rafting through the canyon when the normally lush green foliage transforms to an array of bright reds, oranges, and golds. While the whitewater is

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It is New River Gorge-ous RIGHT NOW. Come Adventure With Us

As the glorious fall colors are beginning to paint the mountain sides and most people are curling up with pumpkin spice lattes, you may be surprised to learn that here on the New River Gorge rafting season isn’t over yet. So, whether you are a hard-core whitewater rafter who wants to squeeze in one more trip before winter or a first-time rafter who didn’t have a chance to make time for a rafting trip throughout the crazy summer, you’re in luck. The river, the guides, and an epic whitewater adventure are waiting for you—until October 31. While we will be

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Some Say Our Season is Coming to an End But We Think This is One of the Best Times of the Year to Visit

West Virginia is blessed with vast national parks and forests that are home to countless deciduous trees. When fall comes, the state turns into a fairyland of yellows, oranges, and reds. These rich landscapes make for beautiful vistas. The peak season usually occurs between late September and late October, arriving first to the higher elevations up in mountains and then gradually descending to lower elevations. The prime time here is usually the second week of October. As the third most forested state, West Virginia’s hallowed country roads are a sight to behold in the fall. The reds, oranges and golds

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Here’s What Our Guests Have to Say About Adventures on the Gorge

Ever wondered what our guests are saying about their experiences?  We thought we would share some of the feedback from our guests from this season. *All reviews, feedback and comments have came from TrustPilot, Google, Yelp, Facebook. “Mogul Mike Hunn as the trip leader and our guide. Very confident in his role. Knows the river. I have been rafting the Gauley river with Mogul Mike as my guide for 24 years. People always say you know you have the best guide on the river as they pass. We say yes, we know! He thinks a lot of the management team

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Work From Home – Work From Here

So much of the population has been working from home and we have an alternative. Work from here! Adventures on the Gorge offers you the ability to work from nature/work from here. Enjoy the accommodations of your cabin and resort working during the day and get out in nature when you are done. The possibilities to enjoy nature in the New River Gorge are endless-hiking, biking, kayaking, birding, etc. in nature’s playland. Gauley River whitewater rafting through the end of October. Take advantage of our half price lodging starting in November through the end of April. Enjoy our “backyard” (aka

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Gauley Opening Weekend in the Books

The fall rafting season kicked off this last weekend with Gauley Opening Weekend 2020 a huge success.  The weather was perfect with highs in the 80s, rapids were banging, rafters were full of adrenaline, smiles and love for the sport.  Thousands of people hit the Gauley this weekend and thousands more will be heading to her banks over the next 5 weeks. If you missed Gauley opening weekend, don’t worry there are still 5 weeks to enjoy her thrills and beauty. Book Now Gauliathon getting underway If you want to experience everything we have to offer, please call one of

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Your Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Raft the New River Dries the way Mother Nature Intended

The New River Gorge is home to the one of the most legendary stretches of whitewater known around the world. But not many know that just downstream from its famous bridge and Hawk’s Nest Lake lies a section of technical rapids that snake around house-sized boulders, a secluded place where the towering Nuttall Sandstone cliffs meet the river’s lapping edge. Herein lies the Dries, a rarely paddled five-mile stretch of the New River. The Dries get its name from a hydropower project that dammed and diverted water from the New River through a tunnel, effectively bypassing 5.5 miles of the

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Countdown to Gauley Season

On Friday, September 11, 2020, a Sleeping Dragon awakens. The Gauley River comes to life like no other time of year. For six weekends only this year, you, your family and friends can experience some of the best whitewater IN THE WORLD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-KVcMkb-Bs&feature=youtu.be One of the best whitewater destinations in the world is right here in the West Virginia mountains. The Gauley River is a 105-mile-long river that merges with the New River to form the Kanawha River, a tributary of the Ohio River. The river features numerous recreational whitewater areas, including those in Gauley River National Recreation Area downstream

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Fall Rafting in the New River Gorge

Want to feel as if you are paddling through a watercolor painting? Ready to ride your bike through a forest of orange and red? If so, it’s time to head to the New River Gorge. While the region is packed with visitors all summer, as the seasons begin to turn the crowds of every-day tourists turn to a different breed of adventure lovers. The fall brings in those who have been around long enough to know the beauty of October in the Gorge. It is for those who happily embrace autumn mornings to be surrounded by the vibrant fall colors

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The Lower Gauley: Why We Love Her

The little sister of the world-famous Upper Gauley doesn’t get enough love and respect. Here’s why that is, why it deserves your attention, and why you should consider running it, even if you’ve already done the Upper.  https://vimeo.com/356185603 “The Beast of the East.” “The Big 5.” And, “the best 10 seconds in American whitewater.” These are all phrases you may have heard used to describe the Gauley River or individual rapids on it. In fact, if you’ve ever seen a list of the top-5 whitewater rafting rivers in the world, the Gauley is on it. But, what they’re really talking about

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The Upper Gauley: Why We Love Her

From the heart-racing thrill of jumping into a raft at the base of Summersville Dam to that, “We did it!” feeling at end of the famous stretch of whitewater, the Upper Gauley is known as one of the best whitewater rafting destinations in the world. But, what is it that draws raft guides and paddlers to the river every fall? While there are too many reasons to count, we’ve distilled it down to the top five reasons—and the corresponding rapids—that get people to come out and raft the Class V Upper Gauley time and time again. “Waking up before I run

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West Virginia’s Hidden Gem: The Gauley River

West Virginia’s Hidden Gem: The Gauley River One of the best whitewater destinations in the world is right here in the West Virginia mountains. The Gauley River is a 105-mile-long river that merges with the New River to form the Kanawha River, a tributary of the Ohio River. The river features numerous recreational whitewater areas, including those in Gauley River National Recreation Area downstream of the Summersville Dam. “The Beast of the East.” “The Big 5.” And, “the best 10 seconds in American whitewater.” These are all phrases you may have heard used to describe the Gauley River or individual

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Gauley Release Dates Gauley Season 2020

Gauley Release Dates Gauley Season 2020 Gauley Season, taking place in September and October, draws whitewater enthusiasts from across the globe. Over the course of six weeks, water levels ideal for rafting are released from Summersville Lake to provide thrilling whitewater opportunities on a set release schedule.

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Gauley River Throwbacks One Weekend Only

Gauley River Throwbacks One Weekend Only As we celebrate the extended summer, this also means Gauley Season is right around the corner. Gauley opening Weekend is September 11–14th. This year the Gauley Thorwbacks will only be available opening weekend, spaces are limited so book now to secure your space. Do you have what it takes to run the Gauleyathon? Click here to Book Now The ultimate Upper Gauley challenge, this trip takes on the Beast of the East twice a day for four days in a row – the fourth day is FREE. In addition to eight trips down the

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Summer Extended – Labor Day Weekend Sale

Summer Extended – Labor Day Weekend Sale With schools opening later than usual this year, summer break has been extended allowing for one last summer vacation, long weekend or just more fun in the sun. Warm temps prevail in the New River Gorge through early September, sometimes entirely through September.  Whether your group enjoys water, zipping or land activities, we have you covered plus additional savings this Labor Day Weekend. Labor Day Weekend Sunday you can enjoy the Lower New, Family Lower New or Upper New for just $109 (Adults) or the Rapid Run for $99. On Monday, the Lower

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Work Remotely: Your Workcation Location

Work Remotely: Your Workcation Location Looking for a way to get your family out of the house and enjoying some summer fun in the sun? Look no further.  Adventures on the Gorge is the perfect destination for both work and play. With wifi available in all cabins, restaurants and locations at the Resort, you will be able to work poolside, from the quiet of your cabin, on the deck over-looking the New River Gorge Bridge or anywhere in between. For your first workcation, keep your sense of practicality at the forefront. You don’t have to sacrifice the feeling of remoteness,

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Beat the Heat Adventures Style

Beat the Heat Adventures-on-the-Gorge Style An enormous heat wave has swallowed much of the Lower 48, bringing a long stretch of temperatures in the 90s, above the century mark in some locations. Weather.com says that 40 million people could see temperatures above 100. Summer in the east is many things, but mostly hot and humid. The good news is with the 47 plus years of cool mountain-river experience, we have the answer for how to help you BEAT THE HEAT. When it comes to cooling down on a summer day, there is no better way than to be on the

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Are You Ready for Gauley Season?

Are You Ready for Fall Rafting? Want to feel as if you are paddling through a watercolor painting? If so, you should plan to head to the New River Gorge this fall. The Fall Season gives us some of the best whitewater rafting in the world on the New and Gauley Rivers. From the cool mountain air, the onset of Fall colors, to the exhilaration and freedom of the rapids. You can raft the New River Gorge in any season, but there is nothing quite like rafting through the canyon or gorge when the normally lush green foliage transforms to

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Looking For Family Outdoor Adventure? Check Out This West Virginia Under-The-Radar Gem – Judy Koutsky, Forbes

Looking For Family Outdoor Adventure? Check Out This West Virginia Under-The-Radar Gem – Judy Koutsky, Forbes Many travelers are familiar with rafting on the Colorado River, but if you live on the East Coast and are looking for a driving destination that can serve as a vacation for the whole family, then the New River in West Virginia can be just the right spot. Adventure seekers started coming down to the New River Gorge area in the 1960s to navigate the New River and nearby Gauley River. In the 1970s, a group of friends from Cincinnati, Ohio, traveled to West

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The Perfect Adventure Choice – The Rapid Run

The Perfect Adventure Choice – The Rapid Run New to whitewater rafting? Not sure if a full day on the river is where you want to start? Short on time? Want to pack as much adventure into one day as possible? Arriving early and looking for something fun to do before check-in? If you answered any of those yes, then let us introduce you to the Lower New River Rapid Run. The Lower New River Rapid Run is designed for those who want to experience the excitement of the Lower New River but in a shorter time frame. The Rapid

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What if it Rains?

What if it Rains? When the clouds roll in and mother nature starts doing her thing, customers often ask us if it is okay to go rafting in the rain. Is it ok to be on the water during a storm? Is rafting still fun when you’re taking on more moisture than just whitewater splashes? The answer to all of these questions is: YES! Considering you will be getting wet anyways, we like to think of whitewater rafting as the perfect rainy day activity. Our trips continue rain or shine!  Rafting outfitters around the globe run commercial whitewater rafting trips

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Life is Meant for Good Friends and Great Adventures.

Life is Meant for Good Friends and Great Adventures With that said, you have the friends, we have the adventures so let’s plan an adventure of a lifetime. Travelling to new places is one of the most rewarding experiences that we have. Whether we go alone or with a big group of friends, it creates new ideas and experiences that we could never get at home. While some people prefer to travel solo, there are many benefits that you can only get when travelling with friends. Experience new things When travelling by yourself, it can be very easy to find yourself

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The CDC Recommends Washing Your Hands for 2 Minutes, We Recommend 4 – 6 Hours on the River to Cleanse Your Soul

Summer is right around the corner; summer weather is already gracing us with it’s presence. Just as the human spirit longs to spend time in nature and in the warmth of the sun, this year more than ever has most of us long for a fun adventure with our family and friends in the great outdoors. The New River Gorge, commonly known as the Grand Canyon of the East, is truly nature’s playground. The New River winds through West Virginia and creates amazing views. The flowing waters of this ancient river provide solace to all those who seek her calming

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Family Adventures

Family Adventures Traveling with kids is rewarding. Nothing is better than watching your child light up at the sight of nature, hearing them say they haven’t missed their phone all week, or feeling their sense of pride as they call on their courage for a zipline adventure. Traveling with kids can also be challenging, a battle between ensuring education and entertainment for the kids and wanting some time to unwind for the adults. Here are just a few of the benefits spending time in nature offers kids and families: Increase Health and Fitness   Children who experience positive interactions with

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We’re Back on the River, Bring Your Family and Friends

We’re Back on the River, Bring Your Family and Friends As we come out of our opening weekend on the river, one thing is certain, WE MISSED THE RIVER AND WE MISSED YOU! Whitewater rafting is an exhilarating adventure deep into nature. Perfect excursions for adventurers who are short on time, or those with open schedules, rafting adventures are the ultimate vacation experience. Whitewater rafting adventures offers the benefit of helping families, couples and friends bond. Spending time in the wilderness, away from today’s modern technology, is just what the doctor ordered to help families reconnect with one another. Children

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Stop Social Distancing, Continue to Physically Distance – Get Outside

Stop Social Distancing, Continue to Physically Distance. Get Outside! Yes, you read that correctly. The human spirit needs social interactions with our friends and family for our mental wellbeing. Social interaction helps us to cope with stress and major life changes such as the pandemic we have all been living through. One way to begin the shift from social distancing and self-isolation is to get outside and adventure. While working closely and diligently with our government officials and health officers, we have developed operational procedures to allow you to socially interact while physically distancing on all of our Adventures! Adventures

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Your Road to Adventure in Southern West Virginia from Wherever You Are

Your Road Trip to Adventure in the New River Gorge If you love the outdoors, adventure and new activities, chances are you love a road trip. We offer a wide array of fun for all ages and ability levels in Southern West Virginia. For millions of people in the eastern part of the United States, a road trip to the New River Gorge is an easy drive — and probably an activity most people would relish this summer. Known for our whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers, AOTG has steadily increased our activity offerings for the past 10

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Adventure Blogs We Love

There are thousands of adventure blogs on the internet, we have compiled a list of our favorites. So when you are looking for something to do to pass the time, check some of our recommended blog sites out. The Expert Vagabond  Created by Mathew Karsten, this highly regarded adventure travel blog features inspirational travel stories, photos and tips highlighting destinations around the world. As stated on his site, the definition of a vagabond is “wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic” and this perfectly sums up Karsten’s life. At the age of 29 Matthew quit his job,

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Team Building at Adventures on the Gorge

Partaking on a fantastic adventure with a group of friends, teammates, coworkers, or family is one of the best ways to bond and spend time together. Whether your adventure is part of a fundraiser, bachelor party, team-building retreat, or just a weekend away with your girls, there is something for every outdoor enthusiast at Adventures on the Gorge in the Southern part of West Virginia.  The self-proclaimed best whitewater rafting resort in America, Adventures on the Gorge, is surrounded by world-class whitewater rapids. The resort offers more than 30 opportunities for outdoor adventure such as rock climbing, hiking, and biking

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Outdoor Apps for the Adventurers

There is a lot to be said for “unplugging” when you venture into nature. But some outdoor adventure apps are very useful — for navigating in backcountry and identifying what you see along the way, among other things — that you may find it hard to leave your mobile phone behind. One essential element to look for in any app that you plan to use off the beaten track is off-line functionality.  Another key element is a design that makes good use of your mobile device’s built-in capabilities, such as integration with GPS, mapping programs and your phone’s camera. Social

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Outdoor Podcasts You Should Know About – Part 6

There’s no shortage of compelling podcasts out there right now, but sifting through all of the options and finding topics you’re interested in can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like us, though, there’s no better distraction than listening to stories about inspiring outdoor athletes, gripping adventures or important environmental and conservation topics. So whether you’re looking to zone out during a workout, or hoping to pass some time while staying in, we’ve helped you out and put together a collection of some of our favorite outdoor podcasts. We guarantee they’re worth the download.  16) Tough Girl Podcast If you’re looking for

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Outdoor Podcasts You Should Know About – Part 5

There’s no shortage of compelling podcasts out there right now, but sifting through all of the options and finding topics you’re interested in can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like us, though, there’s no better distraction than listening to stories about inspiring outdoor athletes, gripping adventures or important environmental and conservation topics. So whether you’re looking to zone out during a workout, or hoping to pass some time while staying in, we’ve helped you out and put together a collection of some of our favorite outdoor podcasts. We guarantee they’re worth the download.  13) Wild Ideas Worth Living It really is

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Outdoor Podcasts You Should Know About – Part 4

There’s no shortage of compelling podcasts out there right now, but sifting through all of the options and finding topics you’re interested in can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like us, though, there’s no better distraction than listening to stories about inspiring outdoor athletes, gripping adventures or important environmental and conservation topics. So whether you’re looking to zone out during a workout, or hoping to pass some time while staying in, we’ve helped you out and put together a collection of some of our favorite outdoor podcasts. We guarantee they’re worth the download.  10) The Sharp End The Sharp End is a

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Outdoor Podcasts You Should Know About – Part 3

There’s no shortage of compelling podcasts out there right now, but sifting through all of the options and finding topics you’re interested in can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like us, though, there’s no better distraction than listening to stories about inspiring outdoor athletes, gripping adventures or important environmental and conservation topics. So whether you’re looking to zone out during a workout, or hoping to pass some time while staying in, we’ve helped you out and put together a collection of some of our favorite outdoor podcasts. We guarantee they’re worth the download.  7) Safety Third Podcasts often succeed on the

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Outdoor Podcasts You Should Know About – Part 2

There’s no shortage of compelling podcasts out there right now, but sifting through all of the options and finding topics you’re interested in can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like us, though, there’s no better distraction than listening to stories about inspiring outdoor athletes, gripping adventures or important environmental and conservation topics. So whether you’re looking to zone out during a workout, or hoping to pass some time while staying in, we’ve helped you out and put together a collection of some of our favorite outdoor podcasts. We guarantee they’re worth the download.  4) SheExplores This podcast was built by and

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Outdoor Podcasts You Should Know About – Part 1

There’s no shortage of compelling podcasts out there right now, but sifting through all of the options and finding topics you’re interested in can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like us, though, there’s no better distraction than listening to stories about inspiring outdoor athletes, gripping adventures or important environmental and conservation topics. So whether you’re looking to zone out during a workout, or hoping to pass some time while staying in, we’ve helped you out and put together a collection of some of our favorite outdoor podcasts. We guarantee they’re worth the download.   1) The Dirtbag Diaries Whatever sport or

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How to Choose the Best Rafting Trip for Your Family

From the tranquil pools and inviting rapids of the Upper New to the roaring whitewater of the Lower New River, part of what makes the New River Gorge an ideal family vacation destination is the variety of options available to suit adventure lovers of all ages. That, and the fact that—here with Adventures on the Gorge—kids raft free. So, whether you are looking to take your timid 6-year-old out for their first rafting trip, or want to give your thrill-seeker the ride of a lifetime, we’ve got you covered. The key is picking the best trip for your crew. Here’s

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Plan the Perfect Bachelor Party for Adventure Buddy

If your adventure-loving best friend is tying the knot, don’t be the type of best man that plans an average night-out-on-the-town bachelor/bachelorette party. You might be celebrating his/her last days as an unmarried man/woman, but this is also an opportunity to get all of his/her closest friends together for some quality bonding time—and there is no better place for that than the great outdoors. Regardless of the season, group size, and adrenaline-junky-levels, if the groom/bride loves outdoor adventure, we can help you create the perfect weekend adventure for his/her big send-off into married life. Start Planning Now   If you’ve

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New River Gorge Photography

Capturing the New River Gorge on Camera: Q&A with a Local Photographer With its expansive canyon views, iconic bridge, and stunning sunsets, the New River Gorge is a photographer’s dream. But, from fast-paced outdoor sports to vast landscapes, it can be difficult to know how to capture photos of this outdoor adventure paradise. That’s why we called in a local photographer. Chad Foreman has been photographing the New River Gorge for 10 years and he is here to share his photography tips and inspiration. Read on for guidelines on how to bring back wow-worthy photos from your next Fayetteville vacation.

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Fayetteville’s Top Indoor Adventures

If you think Fayetteville is all about outdoor adventures, you’re not wrong. That said, while the town has a dense population of outdoor adventure junkies and corresponding world-class activities, it also offers plenty of indoor adventures for a rainy day. If you’re planning a trip to Fayetteville and the weather is looking bleak, here are a few ideas for fun out-of-the-weather activities to mix into your vacation. Escape the weather with an Epic Escape Game Escaping into nature isn’t the only type of escape available in Fayetteville. Downtown Fayetteville is home to an escape room venue the likes of which

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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Every year Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine asks their readers to vote for their favorite places, events, and more in our region.  Best of the Blue Ridge Awards are the largest and most prestigious outdoor awards in the Southeast, and they are highlighted in newspapers, magazines, shops, and businesses across the region.   The region is full of inspiring athletes, cultural hubs, and wild and wonderful spots to explore.  In the 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards, the Fayetteville area, Adventures on the Gorge and several of our Friends brought home the awards. Raft Guide Company – Adventures on the Gorge (Lansing, W.Va.) Run the New River and Gauley

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From Campfires to Hot Tubbing: Choose the Perfect Lodging for your Winter Getaway

If you are looking to book a winter getaway at Adventures on the Gorge, the diversity of lodging options can be overwhelming. With everything from rustic cabins to luxury lodges, there are options for every type of traveler, and the accommodations you choose can determine your vacation experience. So, we’re here to breakdown the options and help you select a weekend home that won’t let you down. Adventure Junkies on a Budget If you are here for the adventure and just need a warm place to rest your head at night, our Mountain Cabins are for you. The simple cabins come with

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New Year’s Resolutions of the New River Gorge

New Year’s Resolutions of the New River Gorge    It’s that time again! A new year, and a new chance to set goals for the next season of life. New Year’s Resolutions are a great opportunity to inspire us to put some forethought into the year ahead. But, too often, these resolutions become stale, generic, or too vague to provide any motivation. We’re here to stave off that New-Year’s-Resolution doom.  Away with the non-specific commitments to “exercise more,” “eat healthier,” or “get organized.” We’re here to get you outside—and more specifically, into the New River Gorge—with 10 New River Gorge

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Visiting Fayetteville in the “Secret Season”

Visiting Fayetteville in the “Secret Season”   As snowflakes and holidays swirl around the New River Gorge, the small town of Fayetteville is buzzing with festivities, shopping, live music, and locals. While most visitors think of Fayetteville as a summertime destination, year-round residents (and those who are in-the-know) treasure the winter season just as much. Tabitha Stover, executive director of the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau, is among them. Stover has lived in Fayetteville for nine years and calls winter in Fayetteville the “secret season.” Here, Stover shares an insider’s view on what the town feels like in the winter,

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Top 3 Trail Running Routes in the New River Gorge

Top 3 Trail Running Routes in the New River Gorge With hundreds of miles of trails coursing up and down West Virginia’s steep mountains, the state has trail running routes to satisfy everyone from casual joggers to endurance athletes—and many of the top trails in the Mountain State can be found right here in the New River Gorge.  So, if you are new to the area, new to trail running, or looking for a new favorite trail, let us help you find your perfect trail running route.    Best for views | Endless Wall Trail  If you are looking for

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The Cyber Monday Adventure Deals You Have Been Waiting For

Cyber Monday Deals  Here are the Adventure Deals you have been waiting for!   $125 Gift Certificate for $100 Get $25 FREE when you buy a $100 gift certificate! Buy Now New River Rafting Pass The New River Rafting Pass allows you to pay $109 for a Full Day New River Rafting Trip (Upper New, Lower New, Family Lower New, or Dries) and pick any day to raft!  With the New River Rafting pass, you can pick your date to raft whenever you like.  Need to change your rafting date after you book?  No problem with 48 hours notice. Available

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5 Ways to Stay Active on Thanksgiving Day

5 Ways to Stay Active on Thanksgiving Day While the main activity on Thanksgiving Day is sure to be eating, you can balance the big meal with calorie-burning action throughout the day. Not only does squeezing in some activities help you maintain some semblance of health, it is also a fun way to engage with family. So, this Thanksgiving, don’t lose yourself to the turkey coma and TV screens. Here’s how. Take on a Turkey Trot Getting in a morning jog is a great way to kick off this day of feasting, so why not take part in a community

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Kids Raft FREE in 2020

Kids Raft FREE in 2020  Kids 9 and under raft FREE with a paying adult on the Upper New River! Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure Lovers

The Gift Guide for Adventure Lovers The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re having trouble thinking of what to give the adventure lover in your life, you’re not alone. Whether you’re exchanging gifts with an avid climber, weekend whitewater rafter, or someone who is just breaking into the outdoor adventure sphere—this guide is here to help you make sure the perfect gift ends up under the tree. For the hiker who doesn’t want much We all have that person in our lives who always says they don’t want gifts. Maybe they just don’t want to burden you with

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Tips for Cold-Weather Rafting

Tips for Cold-Weather Rafting: What to Wear and How to Prepare If wool socks and beanies aren’t something you normally associate with rafting, it probably means you’ve relegated rafting to a summertime-only activity. We’re here to inform you, it doesn’t have to be that way. The New River—and many of the surrounding rivers—can be paddled all winter long, and Adventures on the Gorge is offering rafting trips until November 16th. But, if you want to go rafting as winter sets in—don’t be the rookie that shows up in board shorts. Before You Leave Home Dress to SweatDress in a snug-fitting

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Get Away and Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, families across America are setting plans for a weekend of feasting, family, football, and generally sitting around the house not doing much of anything. Good news: If you’re getting tired of the old routine, this doesn’t have to be all there is to the holidays. This year, instead of debating about whether you’re going to have the big meal at Aunt Suzie’s or host it yourself—and then spending Thanksgiving weekend doing nothing but eating and watching football—try something new. We propose a mutual space, out in a cabin in the woods, where no one has to

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How to Beat the Winter is Coming Blues

You may have heard: winter is, in fact, coming. If you’re not looking forward to that antsy feeling of being cooped up indoors with no way to get your adrenaline pumping, you know you’re not alone. And, we’ve got good news for you: Adventures on the Gorge’s zipline course, TreeTops Canopy Tour is open to groups of 8 or more people all year long. So, speaking of not being alone, if you’re ready to grab a group of 8 friends, book a school getaway for the kids, or gather your coworkers and have more fun than is usually allowed when

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Catch the Last Rafting of the Season + Secure This Year’s Prices for Next Year

 Take Advantage of one of the Longest Rafting Seasons in the US  As the glorious fall colors are beginning to drift from the trees and most people are curling up with pumpkin spice lattes, you may be surprised to learn that here on the New River Gorge rafting season isn’t yet over.  So, whether you are a hard-core whitewater paddler who wants to squeeze in one more trip before winter or a first-time rafter who didn’t have a chance to make time for a rafting trip throughout the busy summer, you’re in luck. The river, the guides, and an epic

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“Fall” in Love: The Best Ways to Catch the Colors of the New River Gorge

Want to feel as if you are paddling through a watercolor painting? Ready to ride your bike through a forest of orange and red? If so, it’s time to head to the New River Gorge. While the region is packed with visitors all summer, as the seasons begin to turn the crowds of every-day tourists turn to a different breed of adventure lovers. The fall brings in those who have been around long enough to know the beauty of October in the Gorge. It is for those who happily brave chilly mornings to be surrounded by the vibrant fall colors

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40 Years of Bridge Day + How to Beat the Crowds & Get the Best View of the Jumpers

The Bridge’s 40th Birthday Party — Saturday, October 19th  From the rush of leaping off the 876-foot New River Gorge Bridge to the smell of funnel cake wafting across the vast span, the people of Fayetteville—joined by BASE jumpers from across the world—have been celebrating the “birthday” of the New River Gorge Bridge for the past 40 years.  This year, the ruckus birthday party falls on Saturday, October 19. From 9am to 3pm you will find the New River Gorge Bridge closed to vehicle traffic as a massive crowd gathers to celebrate, explore booths from vendors, eat fair-style food, and most

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A Night with Mountain Stage at Adventures on the Gorge

If you love music and radio shows, you may already know the nationally-broadcasted public radio show, Mountain Stage. If you love wild adventures in beautiful places, you’re probably familiar with Adventures on the Gorge. But how about both—combined into one night of live performances, tasty food, stunning scenery, and community. Let us present to you: A Night with Mountain Stage at Adventures on the Gorge. The crew from the Charleston, WV based national public radio show Mountain Stage is making their way to the rim of the New River Gorge to bring an intimate audience of adventure lovers a live show. 

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Why We Love the Upper Gauley: The Top 5 Reasons/Rapids

From the heart-racing thrill of jumping into a raft at the base of Summersville Dam to that, “We did it!” feeling at end of the famous stretch of whitewater, the Upper Gauley is known as one of the best whitewater rafting destinations in the world. But, what is it that draws raft guides and paddlers to the river every fall? While there are too many reasons to count, we’ve distilled it down to the top five reasons—and the corresponding rapids—that get people to come out and raft the Class V Upper Gauley time and time again. Working as a Team:

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