An Unforgettable Outdoor Vacation for Your Family

At Adventures on the Gorge, faces emerge from behind phone screens, laughter abounds, and everyone lives in the moment to relax, play hard, and make lifelong memories. This is the perfect place for your next family vacation with over 350 acres and 50+ adventures and the New River Gorge National Park calling you to explore! 

Here, adventures await for parents and kids of all ages. Choose a rafting trip ranging from kid-friendly rapids to extreme whitewater, zipline through lush forest, or challenge everyone to laser tag or paintball. Imagine yourself relaxing in the sun by Canyon Falls Swimming Pool, where you’ll admire the New River Gorge while the kids splash in the water. Planning a reunion or celebration? Families of all sizes will find a variety of event venues, lodging, and dining options to suit any occasion. 

The New River Gorge is widely known as a popular day trip destination spot and longer-term vacation spot for adrenaline junkies and hardcore outdoor enthusiasts – but it’s so much more! Our heavenly little slice of West Virginia has something to offer everyone in your family! Have you been searching for the perfect family adventure vacation spot? Look no further than Adventures on the Gorge.

Your Fun Family Vacation in West Virginia Awaits

All of our adventures are led by expert guides who are highly-trained on how to maximize everyone’s fun while ensuring that everyone is following safety best-practices. While all courses and activities each pose their own level of risk and we can’t make any safety guarantees, you can rest assured knowing that our guides — who know our courses inside and out — leave nothing to chance.


Half-Day Lower New River: Rapid Run
Upper New River Whitewater Rafting
TreeTops Zipline Canopy Tour
Laser Tag


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Mill Creek
Area A
Outback Cabin
2 Bedroom
Rustic 8 Bed
RV Camp Sites


Smokey’s on the Gorge
Chetty’s Pub
Sweet Java Falls
Rendezvous River Lodge


Are there age or weight minimums for adventures?

Yes. Age minimums frequently change based on the specific trip. For example, four-year-olds can participate in TimberTrek Adventure Park. A trip on the Upper New River can be appropriate for ages six and up, but some rafting trips on the Gauley River require all participants to be at least 15. 

Weight minimums and maximums apply for aerial and climbing adventures. You can find the age and weight requirements on each adventure page, or contact an Adventure Specialist before you book. Adventurers under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign their waiver.

Do you offer Adventure Packages?

Yes! We’ve put together a variety of Adventure Packages to help with planning so you can make the most out of your trip and have your best outdoor family vacation yet!

Are all of the adventures guided?

Yes. All of our trips are guided trips, but that can look different based on the activity. 

For our white water rafting vacations on the Lower New or Gauley River, we have a guide in each boat.

For an activity like paintball, your guide acts more as a referee and facilitator. 

For TimberTrek Adventure Park, there is a guide that will take you through Ground School, and multiple guides around the course are available to assist as needed.

What other amenities are at the resort?

Canyon Falls Pools is a two-tiered swimming pool right on the rim of America’s newest national park. Adventures on the Gorge also offers a 9-hole disc golf course free to play, a sand volleyball court, cornhole boards spread throughout campus, and on-site hiking trails.

Can you cater our family’s reunion meal?

We offer multiple options for group meals. Ask us for our banquet menu!

Should we make dining reservations in advance?

Most of the time our dining locations are open to walk-ins. We do require reservations for catering services if you plan to host a group or wedding reception.

Can we bring young children with us? Do you babysit?

Adventures on the Gorge is a family destination, but be mindful of minimum age requirements and weight requirements for various adventures. We are unable to offer babysitting services during your stay.

Are dogs welcome on property?

We love our four-legged friends here at Adventures on the Gorge, but please have a plan in place if you are going out on adventures. We offer pet-friendly options for each style cabin, so make sure to confirm with your Adventure Specialist that you are in the pet-friendly option and that the pet fee is added to your reservation. We do not have dog-sitting services on site.

Do we have to stay at Adventures on the Gorge to participate in activities?

We will take anyone on adventures with us whether you’re staying here or not! That said, you will need to reserve adventures in advance.

What are the New River Gorge Family Adventures by Age Group?

There’s something for each age range for your family mountain vacation at Adventures on the Gorge: 

  • For Children 4+: Bring the entire crew to Timbertrek for an aerial adventure above the trees like no other.
  • For Children 6+: Take the whole family for an age-appropriate trip on the Upper New River.
  • For Ages 8+: Clip into a harness for a guided rock climb with breathtaking views of the New River Gorge.
  • For Ages 10+: Take the whole group on a zipline trip through the trees at either our Treetops adventure course (for Ages 10+) or our Gravity adventure course (for ages 12+).
  • For Children 12+: Explore the many adventures that await on the Lower New River in the spring, summer, and fall months and the Lower Gauley in the fall.
  • For Adventurous Teens 15+ with Rafting Experience: Hit the Upper Gauley River in the fall for big, challenging whitewater to satisfy your family’s thrillseekers. 

You can hike, swim, kayak, mountain bike, stand-up paddleboard, play laser tag, tackle obstacle courses, learn to fly fish, and more! You name it, a family adventure vacation at our beautiful West Virginia destination has it!

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