Adventures on the Gorge and Fun Things To Do at New River Gorge National Park & Preserve 

by | Nov 24, 2022

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, and Adventures on the Gorge, are nestled between West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. Adventures on the Gorge abuts America’s newest national park, overlooking the New River. The second oldest river in the world continues to carve its way northward through the Appalachians, deepening and widening what is already the deepest and longest gorge through the Appalachians. 

Sunsets glow bounces off the New River Gorge Bridge © Jo Clark
Image Credit: © Jo Clark

The railroad first brought visitors through West Virginia to the New River Gorge in 1873. Today, visitors can get a bird’s-eye view by driving the scenic 83-mile roads surrounding and crisscrossing the park. The drive will take about three hours unless you hop out for photo-ops every quarter mile like I do! The New River Gorge and National Park are filled with natural beauty, so have that camera ready!

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