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he River Findhorn was running a bit on the lower side, owing to a slight drought, unusual for the Scottish Highlands. The Findhorn is like a miniature Gauley River, and is a Class IV-V river when it is in “spate” or running high. Continue reading

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In May of 2014, ACE was proud to show some high school students from Boone Career & Technical Center around our property and highlight what it’s like to work in WV’s Tourism and Outdoor Recreation industry. Continue reading

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We love love love this picture from Lake Placid-based photographer Nancie Battaglia. This aerial image is of the record-setting 1,925 canoes and kayaks, the canoes and kayaks competed for the Guinness Book of World Records title as “World’s Largest Floating Raft.” Continue reading

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Once the paddles hit the water, our guides go from leisure mode to full-on competition mode. Continue reading

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In their own words Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park is; ‘a family-fueled, mom-approved, razz-your-buddies, go-big-or-go-home, beginners-always-welcome way to have good time on a West Virginia vacation in the New River Gorge region. ATVs, SxSs and MX are the main focus here at Burning Rock Continue reading

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Get ready for ACE Adventure Resort’s first Mountain Music Festival! An eclectic mix of bands from various musical genres and festival circuit favorites round out a line-up that is sure to please. Jam bands, funk bands, alternative Bluegrass, Americana and well, there are some that don’t fit any genre. We’ll just say they freaking rock. Continue reading

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Kayaker Nathan Barbier is no stranger to wild and daring adventures and this double waterfall drop in Norway is liquid proof. It’s a wild and scary looking ride, but all’s well that ends well. Continue reading

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Even makeup that says 100% waterproof doesn’t stand a chance with whitewater. Besides there aren’t any mirrors on the river. Leave the eye-shadow, eye-liner, mascara and blush at home and pack just the essentials. Continue reading

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Due to the destruction of the West Virginia mudrat habitat, a protected and endangered species, the W.Va. Department of Thoroughfares and National Board of Parks have unveiled plans to move the New River Gorge Bridge, the most photographed landmark in WV.
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Spring is on its way, and nowhere is the scent of its rebirth quite so pungent than when ramps come popping from the ground. Formally known as Allium Tricoccum, a wild perennial onion, it has a unique flavor and aroma that is reminiscent of garlic and onion. But that doesn’t really tell half of its stinky story. Continue reading

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