On December 27, 2020, New River Gorge was officially designated as a National Park, making it the 63rd National Park in the United States. Located in southern West Virginia, the New River Gorge offers visitors stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains, along with a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.
One of the most popular activities in the New River Gorge is whitewater rafting. With rapids ranging from Class I to Class V, the New River Gorge offers something for everyone, from beginners to experienced rafters. Visitors can also go rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and camping. The New River Gorge is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise!
When it comes to dining options, visitors won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, including the Secret Sandwich Society, which serves up delicious sandwiches and burgers, and the Bridge Brew Works, a local brewery with a variety of craft beers on tap. For those looking for a unique dining experience, check out the Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant, which offers Cajun and Creole cuisine in a charming historic building.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of options in the area. The Ace Adventure Resort offers a variety of lodging options, including cabins, cottages, and campsites, and is located just minutes from the New River Gorge. The New River Gorge Cabins also offer a cozy and comfortable stay, with cabins located just steps away from the river. For those looking for a more luxurious experience, check out The Resort at Glade Springs, which offers elegant rooms, fine dining, and a variety of amenities, including golf courses and a spa.
Overall, the designation of New River Gorge as a National Park is great news for West Virginia and for visitors looking to explore the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, delicious dining options, or a comfortable place to stay, the New River Gorge has something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your visit today!