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Road Trip to Adventure New River Gorge Adventures on the 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 years to include rock climbing, ziplining, stand-up paddleboarding, ropes courses, Bridge Walk and more. Named one of the top six adventure resorts in the country by U.S. News & World Report, we are located on more than 250 acres along the rim of the majestic New River Gorge near Fayetteville, WV. We also offer a variety of free-standing lodging choices ranging from one-bedroom cabins and suites to four-bedroom cabins. All offer private entrances and wi-fi, and most have their own bathrooms. Several have washers and dryers. The multi-bedroom cabins feature kitchens with ovens, stoves, refrigerators and dishwashers. This is especially appealing to groups who make mealtime part of their entertainment or who want to save on dining expenses.

“Our relaxed atmosphere allows the go-getters to tackle as much as they can handle while those who are more inclined to sleep in, read a book or unwind by the pool can simply enjoy a vicarious thrill when the adventurers share their stories at the end of the day,” said Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge. “We see a lot of families, including multi-generational groups, as well as school friends and other acquaintances who meet here.”

We are located just outside of Fayetteville, WV near the divided highway U.S. Route 19 and within sight of the famed New River Gorge Bridge. Interstate 77 is 22 miles south, and Interstate 79 is 55 miles north. For many family and friend groups the resort is a convenient meeting point with dining and activity options to satisfy multiple tastes and budgets.

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For Wilson a drive must be at least 10 hours long before he even considers flying. “I can get wherever I am going by car just as fast when I add up the time it takes starting from my home to the final destination,” he said. “And I can make the trip on my schedule instead of the airline’s.”

Some sample distances and estimated drive times from metropolitan areas from all directions are:

  • Pittsburgh, PA – 220 miles, 3½ hours.
  • Columbus, OH – 225 miles, 3¾ hours.
  • Charlotte, NC – 235 miles, 3¾ hours.
  • Cincinnati, OH – 260 miles, 4½ hours.
  • Washington, D.C. – 300 miles, five hours.
  • Cleveland, OH – 310 miles, five hours.
  • Toledo, OH – 365 miles, six hours.
  • Indianapolis – 380 miles, six hours.
  • Nashville, TN – 450 miles, 6¾ hours.
  • Atlanta, GA – 470 miles, 7¼ hours.
  • Chicago, IL – 555 miles, 8¾ hours.
  • New York, NY – 520 miles, eight hours.

And just for fun: the drive from Fayetteville, NC to Fayetteville, WV is 300 miles long and should be just under five hours.

If you want to experience everything we have to offer, please call one of our adventure specialists.

Road Trip to Adventure New River Gorge Adventures on the Gorge
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