The New River Gorge has previously been referred to as the East Coast’s best kept secret – but that will be changing soon. With the recent change from New River Gorge National River to New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, our region’s already vibrant tourist economy is poised to grow into one of Appalachia’s most visited locations.
The New River Gorge is home to spectacular whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking, and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Folks from all over the world visit to ride the wild waves of the New River, scale vast sandstone cliffs in the Gorge, and marvel at scenic vistas along hiking trails. Foodies and craft beer enthusiasts delight in local restaurants and breweries, serving up unique flavors and pairings. Rich Appalachian history and culture is at the heart of our region, too.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or searching for some small-town charm, the New River Gorge has something for everyone.