Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Explore the area and discover the vibrant, dynamic spirit of West Virginia.  You’ll discover rich history, scenic beauty and thrilling excursions on our rivers, mountains and trails.

Besides great white water rafting in West Virginia, the New River Gorge area boasts many other unique adventures like rock climbing and rappelling, mountain biking, ATV tours, horseback riding, zip lines/canopy tours, fishing and more. These adventures are highly interactive and the perfect complement to your rafting trip.

Take time to explore the beauty that surrounds you within the nearby parklands and scenic byways of West Virginia.  You’ll find the people and their culture as warm and inviting as the recreational offerings, so plan to take an extra day or two to discover the New River Gorge National Park.  Enjoy unique shopping and dining, state and national parks, golf and spas, wineries, sightseeing, fairs and festivals, arts and theatre, antiques, gaming and more.

The area is also rich in history – be sure to visit some historic sites nearby River Expeditions.  Nestled on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battle site. This Civil War battle represented the failure of a Confederate drive to regain control of the Kanawha Valley. As a result, the movement for West Virginia statehood proceeded without serious threat from the Confederates.

Whether you’re a history buff or a leaf-peeper, with so many exceptional adventures to choose from, it isn’t hard to make each day here one to remember.  So leave the traffic, phones and demands of a hectic schedule behind and let River Expeditions be your host for adventure.  We’ll create a custom itinerary based on your schedule, budget and interests.

Here are some of our favorite local attractions and resources. We know you will enjoy them!

Visit our partner outfitter, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, near Washington DC for Tubing, Ropes Courses and more!

Harper's Ferry Tubing