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Ace Adventure Resort shares how rafting industry is boosting state tourism


It is no surprise that one of the biggest draws to The Mountain State is the scenery. People journey from across the country, and even from around the world, to take in the natural beauty, picturesque mountains, clean air, and, of course, raft the raging white waters.

“West Virginia rafting and, especially here in the New River Gorge, is coming off with some basically record-breaking years,” said Haynes Mansfield, Marketing Director for Ace Adventure Resort.

“The nation as a whole is looking to get outdoors more.”
Ace Adventure Resort in Oak Hill says two factors play a huge role in boosting the rafting industry in the last few years. First, the pandemic forced folks outdoors, and, second, the recent national park designation is drawing even more people to the New River.

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