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New River Gorge climbing history on display by climber Eric Fizer.

New River Gorge Climbing History

Beginning in the 1870's, the New River Gorge was a bustling coal mining hub, integral to the Industrial Revolution and the boom in United States manufacturing. Following World War II, the mines in the...

Hand-delivered gourmet dinners from local chef Rezan are available with your winter cabin rental at ACE Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge.

Rezan’s Gourmet Winter Lodging Meals at ACE

The New River Gorge saw its first snowfall and hoarfrost this past week, giving the beautiful West Virginia wilderness a bright, picturesque glow. ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV, supplies thrillseekers from across...

GIRL Fest activities at ACE include climbing and rappelling on ACE property in the New River Gorge.


For decades, ACE has served as the home to camps, school trips, reunions, and scouting trips. In 2019, we are proud to become the home of the 2019 Black Diamond Girl School Council G.I.R.L....

A STEM Geology field course taught at ACE Adventure Resort's outdoor classroom in the New River Gorge.

S.T.E.M.-Based Field Trips at ACE

It’s never too early to start planning a S.T.E.M.-based field trip at ACE Adventure Resort in beautiful Oak Hill, WV. Whether you’re planning a S.T.E.M. field trip for a group of homeschoolers, after-school students,...

A couple enjoys a pet friendly cabin with their dog on a winter weekend vacation at ACE Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge, West Virginia.

Wintertime Romantic Getaways in WV

It may not seem like it at the moment with the temperatures hovering in the mid-60s, but we’re weeks away from our first snowfall here in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. While the forthcoming snowfall...

View of the snowy New River Gorge during winter from the canopy zip line tour at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia.

ACE’s Winter Zipline Canopy Tour

The Appalachian Mountains here in beautiful Southern West Virginia subtly transform from a gorgeous, colorful painting to a white wonderland every winter. While Oak Hill, WV, doesn’t accumulate a tremendous amount of precipitation each...

Whitewater rafting on the Lower New River in the Gorge, on a trip with ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia.

The Gift of Experience

Picture this: it’s 4 days after Christmas. Broken toys are strewn about, batteries need to be replaced, and many of the things that your kids dreamt about opening on Christmas morning have lost their...

A raft enters Pure Screaming Hell, the last major whitewater rapid on the Lower Gauley River in West Virginia.

Best of Lower Gauley 2018

The Lower Gauley River was full of big water, fun waves, and memories to last a lifetime this season. We had so much fun that we’re still reliving all those amazing moments. Check out...

Watching whitewater rafters descend the waterfall at Sweets on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia.

Best Upper Gauley 2018 Photos

Gauley Season-perhaps the most anticipated time of year for whitewater enthusiasts. The Upper Gauley River encompasses pulse-pounding whitewater, incredible scenery, and the most fun you can have in a wetsuit for six weeks every fall....

Woodfired pizza at the Lost Paddle.

The Lost Paddle: #1 Among Oak Hill Restaurants

Adrenaline junkies from all across the globe flock to the small town of Oak Hill, WV, for world-class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, and everything in-between. Very few thrill-seekers arrive at ACE Adventure...

Overlooking the old town of Thurmond, WV from ACE Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge, WV.

Things to Do in WV: 4 Hidden Gems near ACE

It’s no secret that the beautiful city of Oak Hill, WV, is renowned for its whitewater rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, and so many more adventure activities. Thrill-seekers escape from some of the East...