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Top 10 New River Gorge Souvenirs


​What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word souvenir? Shot glasses, magnets, hermit crabs? If you traveled around West Virginia as a child, the answer is probably miniature coal figures. Oh, how I coveted those little black bears in all the state park gift shops. 

All these traditional souvenirs are available in the New River Gorge (yes, even the hermit crabs!) and there is certainly nothing wrong with firing up some nostalgia. But in this post, we are talking about a different kind of souvenir. One that serves as a memento AND supports the people and small businesses in the place you love. 

With local economic sustainability in mind, here are our top 10 souvenirs from the New River Gorge. All can be found in the charming small town on the rim of the Gorge – Fayetteville, West Virginia.  

Read the list from Lafayette Flats: