Whitewater

The New River Gorge and Gauley river make this region home to some of the best boating on the East Coast. From wild rapids to kid-friendly float trips the outfitters in our area will help make your trip safe and memorable! 

Local Outfitters

  • New & Gauley Expeditions
  • Adventures On The Gorge 
  • Ace Adventure Resort 
  • River Expeditions 
  • Cantrell Ultimate Rafting
  • West Virginia Adventures 

Rock Climbing 

Adventurers travel from far and wide to climb the sandstone cliffs of the New River Gorge. Don't let lack of experience stop you from taking in cliff side views though, nearby outfitters have experienced guides to take you to new heights. 

Local Outfitters

  • Adventures On The Gorge 
  • American Alpine Club, New River Gorge
  • River Expeditions
  • Water Stone Outdoors
  • New River Mountain Guides

Dining 

There are many delicious local restaurants in any direction you go. Your taste buds will thank you for sampling these Appalachian flavors. 

Local Restaurants

  • Dorsey's Hog Tails Bar & Grill Hico, WV  (304)658-5590
  • The Southside Junction Tap House Fayetteville, WV  (304)574-2222
  • Cathedral Cafe Fayetteville, WV (304)574-0202
  • Pies & Pints Fayetteville, WV (304)547-2200
  • Secret Sandwich Fayetteville, WV (304)574-4777
  • Wood Iron Eatery Fayetteville, WV (304)900-5557
  • Gino's Pizza Fayetteville, WV (304)574-2604
  • Chetty's Pub Lansing, WV (855)427-6359
  • Smokey's On The Gorge Lansing, WV (888)406-0916
  • The Burrito Bar At Breeze Hill Lansing, WV (304)574-2750
  • Kobe Asian Fusion Fayetteville, WV (304)574-0131
  • OK Chinese Fayetteville, WV (304)469-8465
  • La Carreta Mexican Restraurant Summersville, WV (304)872-6570
  • Fran's Family Restaurant Summersville, WV (304)872-6184
  • Alfredo's Summersville, WV  (304)872-3304
  • Fat Eddies Summersville, WV (304)872-0788

Hiking & Trails

Mountain biking, hiking, or horseback riding, there are trails of all kinds. Here are some of the famous trails nearby. 

  • Long Point Trailhead
  • Endless Wall Trail
  • Bridge Buttress Trail
  • Fayetteville Trailhead
  • Hawks Nest State Park
  • Babcock State Park 
  • Kaymoore Trailhead
  • Nuttallburg Coal Tipple 

Shopping

There are many types of shops to suit your souvenir fancy. Timeless antiques, local art, and even gear for your new found adventure hobby. 

  • Wild Art, Wonderful Things
  • Studio B Art & Wine Gallery 
  • The Hobbit Hole 
  • Ace Adventure Gear
  • Water Stone Outdoors
  • New River Bikes
  • Great Googly Moogly 
  • Ben Franklin Crafts
  • Canyon Rim Gifts
  • Wisteria Gift
  • New River Gorge Harley-Davidson 
  • Wild Mountain Soap Company
  • Doves Village
  • New River Antique Mall
  • Crossroads Mall
  • Gauley River Pottery 

Summersville Lake

Weather you opt for a guide from a nearby adventure resort or bring your own gear, Summersville Lake is the place to be on a hot day. 

Activities 

  • Swim
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Rent or bring your pontoon
  • Kayak 
  • Picnic 
  • Sail
  • Canoe 
  • Climb
  • Hike

Other Activities 

The Gorge and surrounding areas provide a variety of activities for you to experience year round! 

  • Zip Lining
  • Winterplace Ski Resort 
  • Bridge Walk
  • Mountain Biking
  • New River Jetboats
  • Pinheads Fun Center
  • The Escape Room
  • Bridgehaven Golf Club
  • Mountain Surf Paddle Sports
  • Biplane Rides
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Horseback riding