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12 remarkable facts about the New River Gorge in West Virginia


FAYETTEVILLE, W. Va. — The nation's newest national park, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, is full of secrets, surprises, historic sites, and charming quirks, and chances are good that all of these are within just a day’s drive.

The park is within an eight-hour drive of nearly 60 percent of the U.S. population. Drive time is approximately five hours from Cleveland, four from Cincinnati, four from Charlotte, five from Washington, D.C., six from Indianapolis, and eight from New York City.

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