Less than three hours outside Roanoke, this stretch of West Virginia is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Shaped by the famous New River Gorge, you’ll find plenty of riverside activities, outdoor adventures and some of the most extraordinary views. Pair that with the region’s compelling historical past and vibrant small towns, and you’ve got one very memorable trip.
It would be hard to see all 70,000 acres of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in one day, let alone one weekend. Whitewater rapids, hundreds of miles of trails and stunning mountain cliffs are just a few things that make this area so special. Some of the most notable places include the New River Gorge Bridge, Endless Wall Trail, Grandview Overlook and Sandstone Falls. Or, if you prefer to just explore on your own, a simple walk along the New River—the oldest river on the continent—is special and memorable in its own way.