FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — A veteran travel writer calls the New River Gorge National Park a “major breaking travel news story.”
Richard Grant, a member of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers, said his visit this week to Fayette and surrounding counties has been eye-opening.
“The people are just so friendly, the food is great and the scenery is a big surprise. Nobody had any idea that West Virginia’s this pretty,” Grant said during an appearance Wednesday on MetroNews “Talkline.” “The National Park designation is going to give you so much publicity around the world.”
Grant and 42 other travel writers are meeting in the area this week. They wanted to come and see the nation’s newest National Park. The New River Gorge received the redesignation late last year.
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