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“Beautiful surroundings!”

New River Gorge Bridge
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

The stop to view the New River Gorge Bridge was well worth the time not to mention that it is totally free! Of course the views are stunning- I arrived in the mid-morning when there was still fog under the bridge. I like nature walks that get my heart pumping so I enjoyed taking the steps back up the hill- there are benches for those that want to take it slowly. In a state full of great views this one is one of the best!

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Stopped here to enjoy the autumn views. It is definitely worth while to stop at the New River Gorge Visitors' Center -- there are actually two visitors' centers; the one at Canyon Rim is the better.

The Visitors' Center has a short film (about 15 minutes) that plays every half hour that provides info on the geology and history of the area, along with some info on building the bridge. There is a very small museum there also (15 minutes to walk thru) and gift shop and restrooms. The Visitors' Center is worth the stop; the film is informative, but very anti-capitalist, anti-industry, anti-logging, anti-coal, anti-people, etc (all filmed with our tax dollars).

There are a couple of paths, the one to the left leads to the upper and the lower viewing points. The upper is an easy walk, but the lower point requires about 180 steps -- not bad going down, but a bit of an effort back up. Steps are wooden and well-spaced; the only negative is that the handrail is also wooden --- i.e., splinters in your fingers or hand is a risk.

Avoid visitiing on the one weekend that the bridge is closed to allow parachute jumping. Too crowded. Otherwise, it is a beautiful area and worth the stop. Although there are many photo ops, I recommend you buy the pretty postcards and instead of focusing on photos, you just enjoy the scenery.

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

It was nice to see. Love to be in nature so the walk down and back was nice.

Thank alharvey
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We stopped at the visitor center at the bridge not knowing what we'd see. Very cool and beautiful since we saw this in the fall. There are 2 paths to views. The one on the right is at the same level as the parking lot and an OK view. The one on the left is down steps to a better view. Yes, it's a lot of steps to climb and you'll probably be out of breath, but it's not that bad.

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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We did the Class VI whitewater rafting. This was the first time here, enjoyed it very much. Our guide Chris from Parkersburg, WV., the best. I would highly recommend him. Thank you for a wonderful and exciting time.

Thank Nikki B
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