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JET BOAT AT HAWKS NEST STATE PARK
Located within Hawks Nest State Park, this tour is the best way to obtain views of the New River Gorge in a variety of ways. Your trip will include a scenic Canyon Rim Tram Ride down to the river where you will then climb aboard “Miss M. Rocks” jet boat and travel upstream toward the New River Gorge Bridge. This is good for all ages and safe for most medical conditions. Hawks Nest State Park also offers a variety of other activities including hiking, a nature center, and swimming. www.newriverjetboats.com The Park also offers a variety of other activities including hiking, a nature center, and swimming.
Go with a Pro! Outdoor adventure specialist and PRO owner, Bobby Bower has more than twenty years exploring the mountains and fashioning adventures in West Virginia. As an expert river guide, professional angler, arm-chair historian and native West Virginian you will be in good hands with Bobby. If you call other outfitters for a fishing trip, you speak to a reservation person that sits in an office all day and will give you a pre-determined trip time. When you call PRO, Bobby talks to every trip planner to schedule logistics that best suits your time and needs. Pro River Outfitters has a 100% customer satisfaction rate and we plan on keeping it that way. To Book a Trip: Just give Bobby a call and we can set you up a custom trip. We will put you down in the book to hold your spot. We are the only outfitter around that does not require a deposit. If you trust us to take you on a trip, we trust you to show up. Pro River Outfitters Guide Staff: In 2015 the PRO guides averaged 18 years of experience on the rivers and streams of southern West Virginia. We are true anglers and most of us are fly fishing enthusiasts. PRO’s Fishing Equipment: PRO fishes with a fleet of 14′ Rocky Mountain Rafts© self-bailing rafts. These high-quality, durable rafts make a great platform for the all-aluminum and stainless Custom Raft Frames™. Fish all day in comfortable, elevated, high-backed, padded seats. www.profishwv.com
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD TRIPS 1/2 Day Guided SUP Tour $99 per person Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport that has evolved from ocean wave surfing by adding a paddle. Sessions for first-time or experienced paddleboarders take place on Hawks Nest Lake in the no-wakes zones led by a SUP guide. Your trip includes the a combination of stand up paddleboarding, and swimming. Shaboomee SUP, PFD, Paddle, Transportation, Snacks and Drinks, and a SUP Guide / Instructor all included. Trips Leave daily at 1:00 pm / Custom trip times available. Group size: Minimum 4 / Max. 14-ishsup it up Total trip time approx. 6 hours. All guests must sign a liability release form. Minimum age 10 years old for solo board. 6 years
WEST VIRGINIA CANOPY TOURS: Our West Virginia Canopy Adventure is a half day event that includes 10 Ziplines, 5 Sky Bridges, 1 Rappel, and 3 Short Hikes. • Tours include 2 professional guides and 8 participants. Call the reservation office and pick your Canopy Tour Today! ACE (800) 787-3982 AOTG (888) 894-6689 River X (800) 463-9873
WEST VIRGINIA WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS: From the Seasoned Pros, and Weekend Warriors, to the leisurely down the river strolls – We have a perfect West Virginia Rafting Trip for you! Call Pro River Outfitters today, and schedule your next unforgettable West Virginia Rafting Trip! New River Gorge National River in West Virginia One of the most dramatic whitewater rafting locations in the East is certainly the New River, the oldest river in North America. It flows through a rugged canyon up to 1,300 feet in depth, exposing rocks as old as 330 million years while passing through an area rich in coal mining history. Lower New River Whitewater Rafting Experience the adventure and fun of a lifetime as you ride the whitewater rapids through West Virginia’s scenic New River Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the East.” This famed trip on the Lower New runs through the heart of the gorge and underneath the world’s second longest single span arch bridge. It’s a rollicking ride with Class III-V rapids. Minimum age for this trip is 12 years. Family Fun Rafting on the Upper New River The Upper New is less challenging than the Lower New and is perfect vacation fun for the entire family. You’ll float along mild rapids and lazy pools in your choice of boats – stay in the standard raft for the full trip or switch back and forth between the raft and duckies (inflatable kayaks). Children paddle alone in a single ducky or with a parent in a double ducky. Perfect for families with younger children yet appealing to teens, college students, parents and grandparents – all can enjoy the Upper New together. A calm, peaceful float trip, the Upper New features Class I-III rapids. Minimum age for this trip is 6 years. Visit: www.americasbestwhitewater.com
NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL RIVER NATIONAL PARK A rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The park encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities. Visit www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm
SARGE’S DIVE SHOP / SUMMERSVILLE LAKE MARINA Sarge’s Dive Shop offers West Virginia’s premiere scuba diving in Summersville Lake; the cleanest, clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River. Sarge’s Dive Shop also provides NAUI scuba certification classes and lessons, scuba, swimming & snorkeling charters, and lake tours. Our diving season runs from mid-May through mid-September. Let Sarge’s bid on all of your scuba equipment and training needs. Sarge’s Dive Shop is located at Summersville Lake Marina on Summersville Lake in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Call 304-872-1331 for more information and reservations. www.sarges.net
SUMMERSVILLE LAKE RETREAT Summersville Lake Retreat provides the perfect place to jump off of the map as you plan your next adventure… with your choice of the many clean, well-equipped rental boats available in our fleet, what will your “Escape to the Lake” be? Visit www.summersvillelakeretreat.com
HIKING TRAILS IN FAYETTEVILLE, CUNARD, THURMOND AND LANSING, WV The New River Gorge hiking trail are some of the most beautiful trails in West Virginia. The trails in Southern WV spiral down among the boulders and forestry in combination with its flats, offering some of the most spectacular natural formations and overlooks with views of miles of mountains. Waterfalls, ghost towns, and spectacular cliffs accentuate the peaceful scenery of the easy to difficult hiking trails. www.newriver.com
THEATRE WEST VIRGINIA – GRANDVIEW STATE PARK Outdoor theatrical dramas at beautiful Grandview State Park in Beckley, WV. Performances have included HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, the tale of the infamous Appalachian feud; HONEY IN THE ROCK, the nation’s oldest Civil War drama; and more shows. Shows run alternate nights, Tues – Sun 8:15 pm, June – Aug. Learn more: www.theatrewestvirginia.com by calling 800-666-9142.
MYSTERY HOLE IN ANSTED, WV See the laws of gravity defied in the mysterious chambers beneath the small roadside gift shop. A West Virginia cultural icon. Learn more: www.mysteryhole.com or calling 304-658-9101. TAMARACK: THE BEST OF WEST VIRGINIA No visit to West Virginia would be complete without a trip to Tamarack located in Beckley, WV. Here you will find a wide range of works created by artisans from all over the mountain state. It truly is a wonderful collection of West Virginia’s finest. Tamarack features live demonstrations of many artisans and a theater with scheduled performances and films. You’ll also find gourmet food, free travel information, a Post Office and ATM with easy access to I77. Don’t miss this stop! Admission is free. Visit www.tamarackwv.com 1-88-TAMARACK.
WV GOLF RESORT Set in the stunning beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, our three 18-hole championship golf courses combine the best of approachability and challenges. Consistently ranked among the top 5 golf courses in the state, Glade Springs boasts of some of the country’s finest championship layouts. www.gladesprings.com
BECKLEY EXHIBITION COAL MINE This National Historical Site features a 35-minute riding tour conducted by experienced coal miners. You’ll go underground on a man-trip car pulled by a battery powered locomotive. Witness primitive to modern mining techniques. Gift shop & snack bar. Learn more:www.beckleymine.com
CARNIFEX FERRY BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 156 acres. Picnicking, hiking trails, museum, game courts & playground. Minutes from Summersville Dam & Lake. Learn more: www.carnifaxferrybattlefieldstatepark.com or call 304-872-0825.
BABCOCK STATE PARK This beautiful state park offers 4,127 acres of tranquil, beautiful West Virginia outdoors. With its fast flowing, boulder filled trout stream and 19acre fish filled Boley Lake, Babcock is perfect for the fishermen at heart. Among fishing, Babcock offers a variety of other recreation including: horseshoes, volleyball, tennis, basketball, lodging, hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. You can even rent Paddleboats, Rowboats, and Canoes at the lake. Learn more about www.babcocksp.co
NEW RIVER ANTIQUE MALL & VILLAGE SHOPPES Downtown Fayetteville, WV Furniture, quilts, glassware, pottery, primitives, coins, comics, etc. Featuring 9 village gift shops with candles, crafts & giftware.
CANYON RIM GIFTS Located at the New River Gorge Bridge – Lansing, WV Souvenirs & gifts: T-shirts, hats, Fenton Glass, coal, moccasins, collectibles. Snack bar & fudge shop. Located at New River Gorge Bridge, opposite Visitors Center. Free postcard. Open 9 am to dusk. 304-574-3818
THE GALLERY AT STUDIO B – FAYETTEVILLE, WV Located at 101 South Court St Offers large selection of local artwork, pottery, jewelry, photography, wine, unique gifts and more. 304-574-9100
NEW RIVER BIKE & TOURING COMPANY Located at 103 Keller Ave, Fayetteville, WV Offers rentals, tours and shuttles for small groups. Bicycles, skateboards, parts & accessories. Clothing, shoes, helmets and more. Learn more about. 304-574-2453 www.newriverbikes.com
Arrowhead Bike Farm: A New River Gorge gathering point for adventurers of all kinds. Outdoor dining on the deck or at The Handle Bar with a variety of fresh local and national craft beer for after your paddling, biking, hiking or climbing adventure. Our campground is conveniently located near the Arrowhead stacked-loop trail system and the Long Point Trail giving you the opportunity to hike or bike right from your campsite into the New River Gorge. We are also ideally located near Kaymoor Top, a premier rock climbing location, and public put-in and take-out for boating on the Lower New River. https://arrowheadbikefarm.com/
WATER STONE OUTDOORS Located at 101 East Wiseman Ave, Fayetteville, WV Description: A full-line outdoor store, offering the latest in gear & clothing for today’s recreational fun hog…climbing, hiking, camping, caving, sunglasses, knives, sandals, shoes, boots, etc. Located in downtown Historic Fayetteville. Major credit cards. Learn more about Water Stone Outdors by calling 304-574-2425, or vising their website at www.waterstoneoutdoors.com
THE RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL AIRPORT Offers ompetitive commercial transportation opportunities and affordable options for private pilots. www.flybeckley.com
YEAGER AIRPORT (CRW) 304-344-8033 Visit www.yeagerairport.com Competitive airfares to destinations throughout the world and nonstop flights to ten major cities, Yeager Airport strives to make the travel experience convenient and hassle free.
WILD BLUE ADVENTURE COMPANY 304-574-1150 Visit www.wildblueadventurecompany.com Wild Blue offers tours over the New River Gorge in an open cockpit WWII Biplane. Experience flight as in the Golden Era of aviation with a custom tailored flight. Do you want to experience the beauty of West Virginia on a gentle scenic tour while listening to the whistle of wind through the flying wires? See what it really felt like to dive down and loop-and-roll to outmaneuver your enemy in aerial combat? Our goal is to make your once-in-a-lifetime dream come true. Get ready. Join up! Fly the Gorge
WINTERPLACE SKI RESORT 800-607-SNOW (7669) | Visit www.winterplace.com The most accessible, affordable ski resort in the southeast
134 South Court Street Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840 304-574-0202
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117 South Court Street Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840 (304) 763-1043 On Facebook at www.facebook.com/stachefayetteville
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The craft of Jeff’s brewing has grown, blending his love for traditional English and German style ales, stouts and saisons with newer craft traditions of IPA’s, hoppy and juicy East coast style Pale Ales.The Freefolk Brewery is dedicated to the balance of success while also serving our community. We are focused on being a steward for the environment, and a cultural ambassador for visitors from all over the country. We are excited to show everyone what we have to offer, and how we can help to make our world a cleaner, more beautiful and tasty place. www.freefolkbrew.com1690 Court St. Fayetteville, WV 25840 (304) 900 – 5238
Located in America’s Coolest Small Town, Fayetteville, WV, Bridge Brew Works features locally brewed, creatively crafted beers sold by the bottle, pint or growler.Stop by our new tasting room to try a flight of our latest brews or grab a pint of one of our classics.335 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840www.bridgebrewworks.com 304-282-2201
129 South Court Street Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840