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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 New River Gorge began to close, with the final mine, Kaymoor,...

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

GIRL Fest

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. Fest!  From 26th to June 30th, 2019, ACE Adventure Resort will...

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, or an entire classroom, ACE’s full-day excursions are bound to educate,...

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 winter, our mountains and valleys are exceptionally beautiful, especially after a...

West Virginia adventures with ACE Adventure Resort on a Summersville Lake guided SUP tour.

Breathtaking Fall SUP Tours at ACE

Although the water sport of standup paddleboarding (SUPing) has been around for decades, it didn’t become a popularized American activity until sometime around 2013. There have been many variations of this relaxing core workout over the last century, but modern SUPing has quickly taken the...

Summersville Lake kayak tour with ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia.

Embark on a Fall Kayak Adventure at ACE

ACE is widely known as America’s best adventure resort because of our world-class whitewater rafting, exhilarating zip line tours, and challenging rock climbing, but we also offer ten unique kayaking adventures on nearby lakes and rivers. Whether you’re planning to learn a new sport, leisurely...

Hiking over a waterfall at ACE Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge in West Virginia.

Fall New River Gorge Hiking Adventures at ACE

The Appalachian Mountains come to life (metaphorically) every autumn with a dazzling display of color. Every guest at ACE Adventure Resort has the opportunity to explore the nearby New River Gorge, home to the best national park hike in the United States, according to USA...

Whitewater rafting through Pillow Rock rapid and paddle slapping the rock on an Upper Gauley River guided trip with ACE Adventure Resort.

Your Next Challenge: the Upper Gauley River

Thrill-seeking whitewater rafters rejoice because the Fall Gauley season is fast approaching. For those who have braved the rapids on the Lower New River Gorge, or any other class V rapids, seek out the Upper Gauley River for your next adventure. The Upper Gauley should...

Whitewater rafting on the lower Gauley river on a guided tour with ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia.

Conquering the Lower Gauley River

You’re in luck if you’re visiting our thrilling West Virginia paradise during the colorful, six-week Fall Gauley season because the Lower Gauley River is the ideal whitewater rafting trip for first-timers searching for the most challenging run possible within their skill level. The Lower Gauley...

Fall zip lining in WV at ACE Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, West Virginia.

Fall Zip Lining in WV

Zip lining is unquestionably the premier year-round extreme sport here in West Virginia, and everyone’s favorite season is fast approaching. The dog days of summer will soon be replaced with the coziness of autumn. ACE Adventure Resort proudly offers breathtaking Zip Line Canopy Tours in...

New River fishing on a guided tour with ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia.

Fall Fishing on the New River

Other than world-class whitewater rafting, fall fishing is the most popular activity on the New River. Anglers from across North America visit Southern West Virginia during autumn’s peak for fantastic bass, catfish, walleye, and muskie fishing excursions. There are 11 common fish species in the...