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State parks offer aerial tramway rides


Experience one-of-a-kind views of West Virginia’s iconic mountain scenery with a trip on an aerial tram. At Pipestem Resort State Park or Hawks Nest State Park a scenic tram ride leads to picturesque views of Almost Heaven’s incredible beauty. 

Take a trip on the tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, which whisks you down 3,600 feet, from the canyon rim down to the Bluestone River gorge below. Once the ride is complete, you can access the resort’s Mountain Creek Lodge, which features 30 lodge rooms and the Mountain Creek Dining Room, known for a unique menu and delicious food. 

At Hawks Nest State Park, the aerial tramway leads to stunning views and outdoor adventure. This scenic lift takes you from the top of the New River Gorge canyon at the park’s lodge to a marina at the bottom. From the marina, you can catch a ride on a jet boat out to see the iconic New River Gorge Bridge from the river below. 

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