Strapping strangers to helmets and introducing them
to the New River’s untamable whitewater has been
ACE’s bread and butter for nearly 30 years.
There’s no music festival in the world that gives its attendees the chance to challenge their inner pioneer with this level of outdoor adventure. We realize that not all festivalgoers will be veteran outdoorsman with the skills and experience to tame these waters, so ACE provides rafting guides and routes for every level of interest and expertise.
If you’re simply looking for an afternoon activity to fill the time before you start dancing, the Upper New is a perfect introduction. If you’re looking to break a little more of a sweat, and maybe be dealt a swift wave of humility from Mother Nature, the Lower New will be a good stepping-stone. However, if you really want to know why people come from around the world to raft in the New River Gorge region, and you’ve got more than enough courage to spare, the Gauley will give you the kind of thrill you may never find outside of the area. Either way, ACE’s whitewater rafting is the kind of thing you’d be remiss to leave without saying you’ve done.
ACE knows adventure, it’s in our name! Whether you want to fly through the trees on the zip line, settle a score on the paintball field or just enjoy the tranquility of the water while lake kayaking there is a trip for you. If you can imagine an outdoor adventure then chances are ACE has a guide who will play in the woods with you. Start planning your weekend and talking your friends into stepping outside their comfort zone!
A West Virginia beach party looks a little different than the kind you might see on either of America’s coasts. Friday and Saturday afternoons, the party continues on the sands of Wonderland Waterpark. There will be plenty of food and live music for those who want to casually bask in the sunshine and the glory that is a good cheeseburger with a side of guitar solo. For fans with a little a little more energy to spare, the lake’s many games, obstacles, and activities will keep you busy for at LEAST 6 hours.If you’re lucky enough to be experiencing this proverbial water carnival for the first time, here’s just a taste of what you’ll find on the lake:
- (2) 300′ long waterslides
- 40′ tall Wet Willie Waterslide
- Tower Zip-Line into the water
- Huge inflatable toys like the 20′ Iceberg Climbing Wall
- Water Trampolines
- Launch Bags (The Blob to those in the know)
- Giant chess board
- Hiking and biking trails
- “Dry” Climbing Tower
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We want the attendees of Mountain Music Festival to leave with more than just memories. Our workshops and clinics are designed for our fans to take an interest in something that could last a lifetime (or at least the rest of the summer). Stay tuned for announcements about workshops in 2018.
Great music inspires great art!! Since 2015 MMFest has invited some of the festival circuits best artists to come be inspired on the mountain and WOW have we been impressed! Look for the live art tent during the festival where these talented folks will be creating their masterpieces. Explore their world of music and art at Mountain Music Festival. Stay tuned for 2018 live artist announcements coming soon!