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Old 05-25-2021, 05:45 PM   #1
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New River Gorge NP and surrounding area

So I decided to take the rig out for a shakedown trip and drove to WV and am camping south of the New River Gorge NP.

I plan to drive up to the main visitor center tomorrow and up to the gorge bridge. I'll take the time to see whatever is worthwhile in the park itself also, hopefully the visitor center attendants can make some recommendations.

Are there any other worthwhile things to do in the area over the next couple days. I'm more of history buff then a amusement park person.



Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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From the visitor's center, take the tram to the floor of the gorge. Then take boat ride up to the bridge. Whole different perspective than driving across it. Consider raft trip on upper New. Not intimidating, but enough class 2-3 whitewater to be fun and exciting. Lower is great too, but more for the experienced rafter and a whole lot more intense. Took our 8 year old granddaughters on upper New and they loved it.
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The Tram sounds doable but the raft trip is not my cup of tea. Last time I rafted was ~40 years ago in CO, saw my life flash before my eyes and decided that rafting wasn't going to be in my future plans.
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So I decided to take the rig out for a shakedown trip and drove to WV and am camping south of the New River Gorge NP.

I plan to drive up to the main visitor center tomorrow and up to the gorge bridge. I'll take the time to see whatever is worthwhile in the park itself also, hopefully the visitor center attendants can make some recommendations.

Are there any other worthwhile things to do in the area over the next couple days. I'm more of history buff then a amusement park person.



Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Spent the day driving around the New River Gorge NP. This was a spur of the moment trip. First thing I found out was that most of the facilities don't open until Memorial Day weekend. Was able to visit the main visitor center with bridge overlook. Drove the back roads and through some of the smaller towns. Also visited the Grandview Rim overlook.

Still have one day to explore!!
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