River Expeditions Celebrates West Virginia Day with Savings on Whitewater Rafting Trips

On June 20th 1863, West Virginia became an independent state. Outdoor enthusiasts can celebrate West Virginia’s 149th Birthday on June 20th, 2012 and save $18.63 off River Expeditions regular price single day trip on the New River.

1863 was a very important year for West Virginia, and the state celebrates its independence from Virginia on June 20th. On June 20th 2012, River Expeditions is continuing the celebration by offering $18.63 off the regular price of white water rafting trips on the New River.

The New River is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities – like whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, kayaking, fishing and more. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans. The Upper New River is a playful introduction to rafting for families of all sizes and children age 6 and up. This trip offers gentle waves, tranquil pools with a few mild rapids and a glorious glimpse of nature at its best. Here you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, play, paddle, spot wildlife, take photos and just relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The Lower New River Gorge is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. This trip blends classic whitewater excitement with the elements of history and natural beauty to create a truly amazing adventure. Weather temperatures average 78 degrees in June.

“West Virginia has a host of events to celebrate West Virginia day, including arts festivals, costume days and special guided tours, re-enactments of Civil War battles and lots of food!” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “It’s a great time to visit the state; white water rafting in June makes a great addition to a West Virginia vacation because it’s one of the prettiest times of the year on the river.”

White water rafting involves navigating a stretch of river on an inflatable raft. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. No experience is necessary on the milder sections of the river. Although being able to swim is helpful, many non-swimmers raft with River Expeditions each year since each guest is given all necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle and Helmet.