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It was a shocking scene under the New River Gorge Bridge. There I was, 850 feet up in the air.  I was walking on the tiny catwalk under the massive bridge, training to become a Bridge Walk tour guide. Then, … Continue reading

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The stories are true from back then. First, you really could flip a raft at the put-in. And second, there was a constant rainbow above the tubes where the water discharged to form the whitewater that creates Gauley Season. Continue reading

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Rangers from the National Park Service, New River National River visit ACE Adventure Resort to talk about the history of the New River Gorge. Continue reading

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Standing at our spectacular Concho overlook, you can still see the town once known as the “Dodge City of the East.” Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, Thurmond has a rich and incredible history. Continue reading

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Waldo the Wonder Mule: “Yup, it’s true, ACE and the stables are my retirement home. See, the New River Gorge is the Grand Canyon of the East, but I got my “professional” start in the Grand Canyon in Arizona.” Continue reading

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For me, one of the coolest things about this property is the fact that there were actually three towns once located here: Concho, Erskine and Dun Eden. Continue reading

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My last blog, “How Do You Map A Zip-Line Canopy Tour?”, talked about the difficulty of trying to map out our Zip-Line Canopy Tour, dealing with the rugged terrain and cliffs that surrounds it, and the new zip-lines we are adding this year. This bike map was totally different. It was easy to create. Continue reading

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Hike the Thurmond-Minden Trail in the New River Gorge to find McKinley Rock, named because it’s profile was made by blasting the rock the day McKinley was shot Continue reading

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Visit Theatre West Virginia in Grandview and take in the Hatfields and McCoys outdoor drama. Learn the underlying reasons the famous feud between two families began Continue reading

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The people behind our lunches at ACE Adventure Resort make sure we have great meals to keep you fueled for whitewater rafting and more, day in and day out Continue reading

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