Area attractions

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!

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Area events, fairs, and festivals

APRIL  Downtown Lewisburg Chocolate Festival – 304.645.3398 MAY New River Birding Festival – New River Gorge – 800.927.0263 JUNE Bramwell Spr...

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Area attractions

Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Explore the area and discover the vibrant, dynamic spirit of West Virginia.  You'll discover rich histor...

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Shopping

A vacation in West Virginia wouldn’t be complete without taking advantage of the unique shopping opportunities available in the area. River Expediti...

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Dining

Many of our adventure vacation packages include meals  in our dining facilities at River Expeditions.  There's also great "pub grub" available at...

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State and National Parks

River Expeditions is conveniently located near the heart of the 70,000 acre New River Gorge National Park where hiking and biking...

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Arts and theatre

Local artisans and actors take pride in their craft are always delighted to showcase their work. Art galleries and studios can be found in downtown,...

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Gaming

Feeling lucky?  Take a short trip to Mardi Gras West Virginia Hotel and Casino near Charleston for live greyhound racing excitemen...

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Golf and spa

Southern West Virginia boasts some of the best courses in the state; all within a short distance from River Expeditions. Choose to play 18-hole ch...

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