New River Adventures On the Gorge – It’s amazing what fresh mountain air can do to relax tense shoulders and a cluttered mind. Rediscover your inner peace in the vast wilderness of West Virginia. 80 percent of the state’s destinations are covered by forest and the world’s famous whitewater rivers provide plenty of fun.
Location of New River
The 320-mile New River rises within the Blue Ridge Mountains region of North Carolina and flows northeastward through the Appalachian uplands to Radford, Va., where it turns northwestward and passes through a series of narrow valleys and gorges into southern West Virginia. It ends where it joins the Gauley River to make the Kanawha. The New is taken into account by some geographers to be the Kanawha and is usually referenced because of the Kanawha.
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New River Adventures On the Gorge
If you don’t want to dedicate an entire day to a river trip, opt for the 30-minute jet boat tour. This cruise covers a six-mile stretch of the scenic river and takes passengers under the impressive New River Gorge Bridge that curves 876 feet above. On Bridge Day, which is the third Saturday in October each year, the bridge will be open to pedestrians, and events (concerts and parachute demonstrations, etc.) fill the day.
You’ll get a completely different river perspective on this cliff rappelling trip. Plunge down a 100-foot cliff next to the New River Gorge Bridge and watch the sunset behind the mountains.
Beckley’s basement is as stunning as the top. Deep down at 1,500 feet below New River Park, you can visit the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in a rail car and hear stories about the historic mine. -New River Adventures On the Gorge-