Tag Archive: New River Gorge

Where Can I See Coke Ovens in West Virginia?

January 6, 2022 12:38 pm Published by 7 Comments

A normal WV winter (cold, snowy) has been conspicuously absent  so far this season.  That means you have even more time to explore in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Unlike summer hiking, when lush vegetation obscures a lot of the history and character of the area, winter hiking exposes a world that […]

Winter Hiking – Endless Wall Trail

March 1, 2019 1:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Stunning views of the New River Gorge Bridge and the steep sandstone cliffs that line the gorge make the Endless Wall Trail in Lansing one of the most notable trails in Southern West Virginia. Named the Best National Park Hike in USA Today’s Best Readers’ Choice contest in 2015, this trail is popular year-round. But, […]

From Rafting to Resort: One-Stop Gorge Vacations

June 18, 2012 11:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Did you know that in the mid 1990s there were around 15 whitewater rafting companies in southern West Virginia? Did you also know that at that same time, close to 250,000 people were coming here to raft on our southern WV rivers? Rafting has been a huge draw for this area for a long time […]

How the New River Gorge Bridge Was Jumped

September 27, 2011 1:18 pm Published by 2 Comments

Anyone familiar with Bridge Day knows that one of the biggest draws of the event is watching 400 or so base jumpers heave themselves off a mountain of steel in hopes of gliding to a stop some 876 feet below. But what very few people know, even the seasoned Bridge Day veterans, is how this […]