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West Virginia: Newriver Region
The rich natural resources of the New River/Greenbrier Valley have beckoned and rewarded explorers as far back as human memory reaches. Today these same rivers, forests, springs and mountains offer new treasures to a new generation of explorers. Each year, the region's rivers float whitewater rafters, while rock climbers scale the walls of the ancient New River Gorge. Throughout the New River/Greenbrier Valley, miles and miles of trails lead hikers, bikers and horseback riders beside sparkling streams, past history-rich abandoned mining towns, out to spectacular scenic overlooks and into charming villages. Anglers and hunters find plentiful fish and game in wildlife management areas and state forests. And some of West Virginia's most beautiful state and national parklands are here. Enrich your senses at Tamarack, an extraordinary arts center near Beckley. Dig into coal mining history in towns throughout the region. Discover art, antiques and adventurous cuisine in Lewisburg. Succumb to the pampering at The Greenbrier, West Virginia's world-renowned spa.
Hawk's Nest State Park
Walk, paddle, bike, drive, ride a horse or take a train - along trails, rails and rivers traveled by Native Americans, Colonial settlers, early spa visitors, Civil War soldiers and coal miners - and discover the bountiful New River/Greenbrier Valley for yourself.
The Best of West Virginia
The red, halo-shaped, multi-peaked roof line of Tamarack: The Best of the West Virginia is hard to miss as you approach exit 45 from I-77 at Beckley. That's good, because you'll be glad you...
Follow the Leaders: The Legends of Golf Trail
Challenging terrain and spectacular mountain vistas have attracted legendary golf course designers to the Mountain State, resulting in some of the best courses in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Whitewater: A Family Affair
With nearly 2,000 miles of streams surging down from our mountains, West Virginia has been recognized for over 30 years as the destination for the most challenging...
The scenery and the pace change as you enter West Virginia's Greenbrier Valley from the east on I-64.
Just to the west of White Sulphur Springs is Lewisburg, one of the state's most captivating towns in many ways:...
Blue ribbons attest to the juiciest of jams and the heftiest of hogs at West Virginia's State Fair...
Rivers and Trails
Canoeists float beside the unspoiled scenery of several state parks and a national forest along the Greenbrier River;...
The Greenbrier Valley is richly underlaid with caverns, some as yet unexplored. Among the approximately 100 caves...
Something Old, Something New
North of Hinton, the eons-old New River takes on the waters of the Greenbrier and plunges into a 1,000-foot-deep gorge where...
Wet and Wild - or Mild
Voted "Best Whitewater River" by 315,000 readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine in 1998, the New River is...
Rocks, Rolling, and Rock 'n' Roll
Rock climbers flock to the sandstone cliffs of the lower gorge near Fayetteville to test their skills and thrill onlookers.
Park on the Gorge
On the rim of the Bluestone Gorge, south of Hinton and easily accessible from I-77, is...
Handcrafts and History
The city of Beckley, just south of the New River at the intersection of Interstates 77 and 64 and US 19, offers a variety of...
Coal Culture Up Close
At Beckley's New River Park, open spring through fall, former coal miners guide guests on a 45-minute tour of an...
Upscale and Downhill
At Daniels, east of Beckley, 4,000-acre Glade Springs Resort extends a standing invitation to the good life.
King Coal and Its Barons
Coal has played a key role in West Virginia's development, and the state's southern counties offer the genuine experience. The Coal Heritage Trail links...
Following History's Path
Running east/west across the New River/Greenbrier Valley is US 60, the historic Midland Trail Scenic Highway. Originally a segment of...
Coursing and Casting
The New River/Greenbrier Valley region boasts 57,000 acres of wildlife management areas. Whitetail deer, black bear,...
Blazing a Trail
The New River/Greenbrier Valley region offers every opportunity to escape the ordinary, whether you seek high adventure,...