Fayette County

New River Gorge Country


Welcome to Fayette County – West Virginia’s New River destination!

Fayette County is the home of the famed New River, one of America’s National Heritage Rivers, and the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Mark your calendar for Bridge Day, West Virginia’s largest one day festival, held annually on the third Saturday in October.

One of Fayette County’s most unique attractions is Bridge Walk. This unique tour takes you 851 feet above the New River and underneath the New River Gorge Bridge on the catwalk.

Experience exhilarating whitewater on one of the oldest rivers in the world: the New River. Explore hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, or climb the vertical rock walls of the Gorge.

We share Fayette County and the New River with over a million visitors each year. Step into the past and discover Fayette County’s multi-cultural and diverse heritage. Learn about our rich background on the Coal Heritage Trail or the Midland Trail Scenic Byway.

Enjoy your stay in Fayette County in a local hotel, choose one of our historic Bed & Breakfasts or cozy up in deluxe cabin in the woods. Visit our towns where you will find quality specialty shops and great dining opportunities.

No matter what your enjoy, you’ll find it in Fayette County. For additional information on Fayette County you can visit the New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website.