Tag Archives: New River Rafting

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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Hanging around ACE, especially at the Lost Paddle or the Big Top Video Tent, there’s a secret language that permeates the air, the language of river guides. Continue reading

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My grandfather is legally blind and 83 years young, but that didn’t stop him from taking on the Class I-III rapids of the Upper New River with ACE. 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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During the 1870s, workers constructed the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad through the New River Gorge. The C&O was considered one of the most difficult engineering feats of the time; contractors building the railroad were said to have “buried a man and two mules” for every mile of track laid. Continue reading

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Here’s the lowdown on ACE’s Kids’ Camp: As long as little Owen, Tyler, Chloe or Sarah can make a visit to the potty on their own, they can hang out with an awesome ACE guide all day long! Continue reading

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On March 4, 2010, I had the pleasure of going on the first commercial rafting trip of the 2010 whitewater season. Continue reading

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Do you remember that tiny window of sunshine we had a few weeks ago? We in the marketing department had been hoping for such a day to take photos of the Zip Line Canopy Tour with snow on the ground. Continue reading

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Seriously, how could they name the second oldest river in the world “New” River? Continue reading

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The Shawnee considered the Kanawha and New River as one great big river. They called it the Keninskeha, which supposedly translates to the “River of Evil Spirits,” or as some claim “The River of Death”! Continue reading

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