New Rive Gorge Attractions

New River Jet Boats

Jet Boat at Hawks Nest State Park

Located within Hawks Nest State Park, this tour is the best way to obtain views of the New River Gorge in a variety of ways. Your trip will include a scenic Canyon Rim Tram Ride down to the river where you will then climb aboard “Miss M. Rocks” jet boat and travel upstream toward the New River Gorge Bridge. This is good for all ages and safe for most medical conditions. Hawks Nest State Park also offers a variety of other activities including hiking, a nature center, and swimming.

The Park also offers a variety of other activities including hiking, a nature center, and swimming.


Stand Up Paddle Board Trips

1/2 Day Guided SUP Tour  $99 per person

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport that has evolved from ocean wave surfing by adding a paddle.

Sessions for first-time or experienced paddleboarders take place on Summersville Lake in the no-wakes zones led by a SUP guide. Your trip includes the a combination of stand up paddleboarding, and swimming.

Shaboomee SUP, PFD, Paddle, Transportation, Snacks and Drinks, and a SUP Guide / Instructor all included.

Trips Leave daily at 1:00 pm / Custom trip times available.

Group size: Minimum 4 / Max. 14-ishsup it up

Total trip time approx. 6 hours.

All guests must sign a liability release form.

Minimum age 10 years old for solo board. 6 years on 14ft tandem board.


West Virginia ATV Tours & Guided Trips!

The Two Hour Tour – If you’re interested in getting just a taste of mud, so to speak, here’s the trip for you. No lunch, few stops, and a great intro to riding off road trails, the two hour tour gets you everything you need and nothing you don’t.

The Half Day – Three and a half hours from training to “I wanna go again!” You get a little more mountain on this one, complete with sweeping views of the mountains of the Mountain State. Lunch is included, and so is the fun. The Half Day goes in the morning or the afternoon.

The Full Day – We mean full. Get your orientation on in the morning, and ride the trails until lunch, and then back for more. This one hits every hotspot at Burning Rock, and all the best overlooks. Beyond that, expect to find the hidden gems around our mountains. The Full Day takes you places you never thought you’d go, and gets you muddy in places you didn’t know you had. Guided Trips include helmets, riding permits, off road vehicle rental, and guides. Oh, and lunch for the Half- and Full-Day trips (sorry, Two Hour Tour).

Burning Rock has four different off road vehicles to choose from:

• ATVs
• Tandem ATVs
• 2-Seater UTVs (also known as “side-by-sides”)
• 4-Seater UTVs

Call for reservations

Gift Certificates Available!

West Virginia Canopy Tours:

Our West Virginia Canopy Adventure is a half day event that includes 10 Ziplines, 5 Sky Bridges, 1 Rappel, and 3 Short Hikes. You’ll spend 3 1/2 hours in the old growth hemlock and hardwoods forest of pristine Mill Creek Canyon, immediately adjacent to the awe-inspiring New River Gorge. You’ll start out with a short hike to the beginning of the course where you’ll learn how to travel on a zipline. You’ll do a short orientation zipline that is only a few feet off the ground. This is a great way to experience what the full course will be like. After that, you’re off to skybridges, ziplines, and hikes across Mill Creek Gorge, adjacent to the New River Gorge. You will end your adventure with a rappel down from the final platform! A short shuttle brings you back to the Tree Tops base camp.

• Canopy Tours depart daily and last for approximately 31/2 hours.
• Tours include 2 professional guides and 8 participants.
• Adding the Treetops Canopy Tour to your vacation plans is incredibly easy!
• Immersion in a 200 Year Old Hemlock and Hardwoods Forest.
• Soar Over Beautiful Mill Creek Canyon on 10 Ziplines, 5 Sky Bridges and 1 Rappel.
• State-of-the-Art Equipment, Course Design, and Safety Procedures.
• Certified Guides.
• Must be able to understand and follow directions given in English.
• Weight: Minimum is 90 pounds, maximum is 260 pounds
• Age: Minimum is 10 years old; Participants between the ages of 10 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult, able to run course unassisted and have a signed waiver from a parent or legal guardian. If the adult doesn’t wish to zip with a 10 to 17 year old, they must stay on the premises while their youth is on the tour.
• Dress appropriately for an extended outdoor experience. You must wear closed-toe shoes. We will be outdoors for up to 3 1/2 hours. Shoes with good tread are recommended.

What you can expect to find out there in the treetops:

After fitting your equipment and leaving the Climbing Barn, a short, on-property bus ride takes you to the start of our West Virginia Zip Line Tour.

• All of our zips have dual lines so you can race your friends to the finish.
• All of our lines are calibrated (angled) and use gravity breaks. For maximum speed, the hands free break system allows you to ball-up to go faster or spread your arms and legs out (starfish style) to slow down and adjust your speed.
• Scenic overlooks and sight-seeing perches at all launch points and dismounts.

Night Sky Zip Line Tour

Zip-lining by the light of day is fun, but how about in the black of night? They say everything is faster. OK, maybe not faster, but it sure feels that way. Suddenly reference points are all but gone. Shapes and shadows come out of nowhere. Your sense of hearing and sense of touch leap into overdrive. An otherwise, breezy zip line cruise becomes a white-knuckle plunge across unknown depths.

Call the reservation office and pick your Canopy Tour Today!

ACE (800) 787-3982
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River X (800) 463-9873

West Virginia Whitewater Rafting Trips:

From the Seasoned Pros, and Weekend Warriors, to the leisurely down the river strolls – We have a perfect West Virginia Rafting Trip for you! Call Pro River Outfitters today, and schedule your next unforgettable West Virginia Rafting Trip!

New River Gorge National River in West Virginia One of the most dramatic whitewater rafting locations in the East is certainly the New River, the oldest river in North America. It flows through a rugged canyon up to 1,300 feet in depth, exposing rocks as old as 330 million years while passing through an area rich in coal mining history.

Lower New River Whitewater Rafting Experience the adventure and fun of a lifetime as you ride the whitewater rapids through West Virginia’s scenic New River Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the East.” This famed trip on the Lower New runs through the heart of the gorge and underneath the world’s second longest single span arch bridge. It’s a rollicking ride with Class III-V rapids. Minimum age for this trip is 12 years.

Family Fun Rafting on the Upper New River The Upper New is less challenging than the Lower New and is perfect vacation fun for the entire family. You’ll float along mild rapids and lazy pools in your choice of boats – stay in the standard raft for the full trip or switch back and forth between the raft and duckies (inflatable kayaks). Children paddle alone in a single ducky or with a parent in a double ducky. Perfect for families with younger children yet appealing to teens, college students, parents and grandparents – all can enjoy the Upper New together. A calm, peaceful float trip, the Upper New features Class I-III rapids. Minimum age for this trip is 6 years.

World-class Adventures on the Legendary Gauley River Offered select days in September in October

Upper Gauley Whitewater Trip: It’s hard to describe the excitement of the Upper Gauley. This section of river will test you and your teamwork while firing up the adrenaline. Minimum age for this trip is 16 years and most whitewater companies require previous experience – not for the faint of heart or beginners.

Lower Gauley Rafting Trips: The Lower Gauley is more on par with the Lower New in terms of thrills and skill level. It features long, continuous rapids and roller coaster wave trains with powerful hydraulics and boasts more than 45 rapids. Combine that with breathtaking West Virginia canyon scenery and you have a great choice for an adventurous first time rafter, a New River enthusiast looking for the next challenge, or seasoned whitewater rafting veterans. Minimum age for this trip is 15 years.


New River Gorge National River National Park

A rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The park encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities. Visit

Summersville Lake in West Virginia

Discover Summersville Lake, one of the most picturesque lakes in the country with sheer cliff walls jutting up from calm clear waters. Located just 20 miles north of Fayetteville, WV and the New River Gorge Adventure Resort, Summersville Lake offers a beach, marina, pontoon boat and Jet Ski rentals, and scuba diving to an underwater town. It’s a perfect compliment to your rafting vacation. Find out more :

Sarge’s Dive Shop / Summersville Lake Marina

Sarge’s Dive Shop offers West Virginia’s premiere scuba diving in Summersville Lake; the cleanest, clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River. Sarge’s Dive Shop also provides NAUI scuba certification classes and lessons, scuba, swimming & snorkeling charters, and lake tours. Our diving season runs from mid-May through mid-September. Let Sarge’s bid on all of your scuba equipment and training needs. Sarge’s Dive Shop is located at Summersville Lake Marina on Summersville Lake in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Call 304-872-1331 for more information and reservations.

Summersville Lake Retreat

Summersville Lake Retreat provides the perfect place to jump off of the map as you plan your next adventure… with your choice of the many clean, well-equipped rental boats available in our fleet, what will your “Escape to the Lake” be? Visit

Hiking Trails in Fayetteville, Cunard, Thurmond and Lansing, WV

The New River Gorge hiking trail are some of the most beautiful trails in West Virginia. The trails in Southern WV spiral down among the boulders and forestry in combination with its flats, offering some of the most spectacular natural formations and overlooks with views of miles of mountains. Waterfalls, ghost towns, and spectacular cliffs accentuate the peaceful scenery of the easy to difficult hiking trails.

Theatre West Virginia – Grandview State Park

Outdoor theatrical dramas at beautiful Grandview State Park in Beckley, WV. Performances have included HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, the tale of the infamous Appalachian feud; HONEY IN THE ROCK, the nation’s oldest Civil War drama; and more shows. Shows run alternate nights, Tues – Sun 8:15 pm, June – Aug. Learn more: by calling 800-666-9142.

Mystery Hole in Ansted, WV

See the laws of gravity defied in the mysterious chambers beneath the small roadside gift shop. A West Virginia cultural icon. Learn more: or calling 304-658-9101.

Tamarack: the Best of West Virginia

No visit to West Virginia would be complete without a trip to Tamarack located in Beckley, WV. Here you will find a wide range of works created by artisans from all over the mountain state. It truly is a wonderful collection of West Virginia’s finest. Tamarack features live demonstrations of many artisans and a theater with scheduled performances and films. You’ll also find gourmet food, free travel information, a Post Office and ATM with easy access to I77. Don’t miss this stop! Admission is free. Visit 1-88-TAMARACK.

WV Golf Resort

Set in the stunning beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, our three 18-hole championship golf courses combine the best of approachability and challenges. Consistently ranked among the top 5 golf courses in the state, Glade Springs boasts of some of the country’s finest championship layouts.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

This National Historical Site features a 35-minute riding tour conducted by experienced coal miners. You’ll go underground on a man-trip car pulled by a battery powered locomotive. Witness primitive to modern mining techniques. Gift shop & snack bar. Learn

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

156 acres. Picnicking, hiking trails, museum, game courts & playground. Minutes from Summersville Dam & Lake. Learn more: or call 304-872-0825.

Babcock State Park

This beautiful state park offers 4,127 acres of tranquil, beautiful West Virginia outdoors. With its fast flowing, boulder filled trout stream and 19acre fish filled Boley Lake, Babcock is perfect for the fishermen at heart. Among fishing, Babcock offers a variety of other recreation including: horseshoes, volleyball, tennis, basketball, lodging, hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. You can even rent Paddleboats, Rowboats, and Canoes at the lake. Learn more about

New River Antique Mall & Village Shoppes

Downtown Fayetteville, WV Furniture, quilts, glassware, pottery, primitives, coins, comics, etc. Featuring 9 village gift shops with candles, crafts & giftware.

Canyon Rim Gifts

Located at the New River Gorge Bridge – Lansing, WV Souvenirs & gifts: T-shirts, hats, Fenton Glass, coal, moccasins, collectibles. Snack bar & fudge shop. Located at New River Gorge Bridge, opposite Visitors Center. Free postcard. Open 9 am to dusk. 304-574-3818

The Gallery at Studio B – Fayetteville, WV

Located at 101 South Court St Offers large selection of local artwork, pottery, jewelry, photography, wine, unique gifts and more. 304-574-9100

New River Bike & Touring Company

Located at 103 Keller Ave, Fayetteville, WV Offers rentals, tours and shuttles for small groups. Bicycles, skateboards, parts & accessories. Clothing, shoes, helmets and more. Learn more about. 304-574-2453

Water Stone Outdoors

Located at 101 East Wiseman Ave, Fayetteville, WV Description: A full-line outdoor store, offering the latest in gear & clothing for today’s recreational fun hog…climbing, hiking, camping, caving, sunglasses, knives, sandals, shoes, boots, etc. Located in downtown Historic Fayetteville. Major credit cards. Learn more about Water Stone Outdors by calling 304-574-2425, or vising their website at

The Raleigh County Memorial Airport

Offers ompetitive commercial transportation opportunities and affordable options for private pilots.

Yeager Airport

(CRW) 304-344-8033 Visit

Competitive airfares to destinations throughout the world and nonstop flights to ten major cities, Yeager Airport strives to make the travel experience convenient and hassle free. Convenient parking within walking distance of the terminal and security lines with short waiting times makes Yeager Airport one of the most passenger friendly airports in the nation.

A short drive from downtown Charleston and just a few minutes from the intersection of three major interstates, Yeager Airport is a breeze to get to. With service provided by AirTran, American, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways, you are just one stop from thousands of destinations worldwide.

Wild Blue Adventure Company

304-574-1150 Visit

Wild Blue offers tours over the New River Gorge in an open cockpit WWII Biplane. Experience flight as in the Golden Era of aviation with a custom tailored flight. Do you want to experience the beauty of West Virginia on a gentle scenic tour while listening to the whistle of wind through the flying wires? See what it really felt like to dive down and loop-and-roll to outmaneuver your enemy in aerial combat? Our goal is to make your once-in-a-lifetime dream come true. Get ready. Join up! Fly the Gorge

 Marathon Bicycle Company


Whether you’re looking to pound out some serious miles, fly througth the woods, hit up the bmx park, or just cruise through town, we’ve got a bike that will meet your needs. Come fall in love with your next bike, today.

304-574-2337 /


Lost World Caverns

866-228-3778 |

Descend 120 feet below the Earth’s surface into a vast wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Lost World Caverns, discovered in 1942, is a truly magical place for both young and old.

Winterplace Ski Resort

800-607-SNOW (7669) | Visit

The most accessible, affordable ski resort in the southeast

The Confluence

Come and experience Fayette County, West Virginia at it’s very finest. The Confluence Resort is a wilderness vacation destination located on 300 spectacular acres bordering The Gauley River National Recreation Area with direct access to both the Gauley and Meadow rivers.

River Rock Retreat

The River Rock Retreat offers a Simple, Clean and Comfortable home style stay for you, your family and friends.We can easily accommodate larger groups, with additional beds, camping space and a full kitchen for nightly rental.

Fayetteville Restaurants

Cathedral Cafe

134 South Court Street
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

Dirty Ernie’s Rib Pit

310 Keller Avenue
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

Elliott’s Whitewater Bar & Grill

Laurel Creek Road and Elliott’s Way
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
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Maggie’s Pub

309 Keller Avenue
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
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Pies & Pints Pizzeria

219 West Maple Avenue
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

Secret Sandwich Society

103 1/2 Keller Avenue
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

The Stache

117 South Court Street
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
(304) 763-1043
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The Station

312 North Court Street
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

Free Folk Brewery

The craft of Jeff’s brewing has grown, blending his love for traditional English and German style ales, stouts and saisons with newer craft traditions of IPA’s, hoppy and juicy East coast style Pale Ales.

The Freefolk Brewery is dedicated to the balance of success while also serving our community. We are focused on being a steward for the environment, and a cultural ambassador for visitors from all over the country. We are excited to show everyone what we have to offer, and how we can help to make our world a cleaner, more beautiful and tasty place.

1690 Court St. Fayetteville, WV 25840 (304) 900 – 5238

Bridge Brew Works

Located in America’s Coolest Small Town, Fayetteville, WV, Bridge Brew Works features locally brewed, creatively crafted beers sold by the bottle, pint or growler.

Stop by our new tasting room to try a flight of our latest brews or grab a pint of one of our classics.

335 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840  304-282-2201

Wood Iron Eatery

129 South Court Street
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

Please call or e-mail for more information. Coupons and group discounts are available!