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Top 3 Things to Do in West Virginia This Spring


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Spring is finally in the air here in the Appalachian Mountains as the New River Gorge’s flora and fauna gradually sprout to life. There are very few regions in North America that rival West Virginia’s springtime outdoor adventures. Spend your days white water rafting through world-class rapids, kayaking on beautiful Summersville Lake, and rock climbing along the 1,000-foot deep New River Gorge. Make ACE Adventure Resort your springtime adventure headquarters this year – we’re within driving distance of the largest cities on the East Coast. Keep reading to learn more about three of our favorite (especially in the springtime) things to do in West Virginia.

Springtime Lower New River Rafting Trips

The wait is over! Springtime Lower New River rafting expeditions return on April 1, much to the delight of the region’s experienced rafters. Full-day rafting trips include a scenic riverside lunch, rock cliff jumping, New River Gorge swimming, and, of course, seven hours of exhilarating class III-IV rapids. We recommend that only experienced rafters 12 years and older embark on this thrilling journey into the breathtaking Appalachian Mountains. You’ll come face-to-face with challenging 16-foot-tall rollercoaster waves as the New River brims with rainwater from three states. These white water adventures start at just $99 per person, so we expect a full crowd this spring – remember to book sooner rather than later.

Lower New River Gorge Rock Climbing

There are very few things to do in West Virginia that can top a full-day rock climbing expedition along the New River Gorge’s 1,000-foot deep, seven-mile-long “Endless Wall.” You might think that this breathtaking excursion is geared toward experienced climbers with years of experience, but thrillseekers of all skill levels are encouraged to tackle the Endless Wall. We have strategically placed thousands of climbs along the Endless Wall, all of which provide genuinely jaw-dropping views of the gorge, unique challenges, and unforgettable memories. Each unique climb is geared toward a specific skill level, including beginners. The minimum age for this day-long adventure is ten years old.

Summersville Lake Kayak Tour

The Summersville Lake Pontoon Adventure, our hottest new full-day trip here at ACE Adventure Resort, isn’t accepting reservations until May 1. Until then, you can still explore this stunning hidden gem by embarking on a seven-hour Mountain Lake Kayak Tour. You’ll have the opportunity to paddle along some of the most beautiful inlets and niches in the state along the base of Summersville Lake’s awe-stopping Nuttall sandstone walls. Kayakers must be at least eight years old (ten to paddle solo) to join this scenic, refreshing trip, which includes a yummy deli lunch! Remember to bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bottled water.

New River Gorge Cabins – Buy One Night, Get Two Nights Free!

After conquering some of the most exciting things to do in West Virginia, retreat to ACE Adventure Resort for dinner and local craft brews at The Lost Paddle, a soak in your private outdoor hot tub, and a late-night campfire. Now through May 21, most of our hand-crafted log cabins are buy one night, get two nights free – don’t miss out on this limited-time offer! Give us a call today 1-877-787-3982, or visit ACERaft.com to book a well-deserved, adventure-filled springtime getaway to the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains!

BY aceteam

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