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  • Rafting on the New River, WV
    Rafting on the New River, WV
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    by Shihar Written Jan 20, 2007

    The Visitor center is a wealth of information about the region. There are trails and a gift shop for souvieners.

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    by Shihar Written Jan 20, 2007

    The main purpose of this birthday trip was to go rafting. It was so much fun! We went on a day rafting tour with Extreme Expeditions. Our tour guide, Tony, was kinda crazy and well experienced and knowledgable about the region.

    Extreme expeditions was a great outfitter. The following other adventures are available:

    -Mountain Biking
    -Rock climbing
    -ATV tours
    -Horseback riding
    -Fishing

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip

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  • Quality Inn New River

    103 Elliotts Way, PO Box 929 (Form. Comfort Inn), Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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    by Shihar Written Jan 18, 2007

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    We ate at a few really bad places during this trip. Many of them didn't have veg options. This pizza shop was very cute and had great menu selections.

    I ate: Grape Pie- grapes,gorgonzola and rosemary-- Ultra yum
    Hubby ate:Cuban pork pie-pulled pork,carmelized onions, pineapple,cilantro, creme fraiche--We loved it.

    Favorite Dish: Blue Moon beer

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Fayetteville Local Customs

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    by Shihar Written Jan 18, 2007

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    New River Gorge bridge has the world's 2nd most largest/highest single steel arch bridge. The third Saturday of every October is Bridge Day.

    This is the only day you can legally walk on the bridge and watch base jumpers.

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Fayetteville Off The Beaten Path

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    by Shihar Written Jan 20, 2007

    The Gauley river is near by the New River. This is a dam controlled river and has much more intense rapids than the New. Mostly experienced kayakers and rafters ride the Gauley.

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  • by Mtnsport Written Oct 4, 2002

    For the truly adventurous go for a stealth mission to walk the catwalk underneath the New River Gorge Bridge. It's the tallest bridge in the East and I think the 2nd tallest in the country next to the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. I'll put it this way, one weekend in October is set aside by the National Park Service for legal BASE jumping from the bridge. It's quite a feat just getting to the catwalk w/o getting caught; having a local guide you is a big bonus here. I think it's a $500 fine if you get caught by an NPS Ranger. The catwalk itself it virtually idiot proof. You would have to work really hard to fall off of it. It runs the length of the bridge which is about 3/4 of mile. The feeling of the wind whipping through the gorge on a full moon night and the gentle movement of the bridge when big trucks roll overhead make for quite a surreal experience. Not that I've done this or anything ;) Nor do I recommend anyone do this, especially the faint of heart, but it doesn't get anymore off the beaten path than this in Fayetteville.

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    by Randall_Burt Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Bridge is 876 feet high and 3,030 feet long. It is on RT 19 north of Fayettville WV. You can walk down stairs to the bottem from the Visitors Center. For a great page on this Bridge goto. http://www.nps.gov.neri/links.htm
    There is alot of info and pictures on the Bridge and other info on the area.

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Fayetteville Sports & Outdoors

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    by etfromnc Updated Oct 1, 2012

    Held the third Sunday in October, BRIDGE DAY is the world’s largest extreme-sports event. More than 450 BASE jumpers hurl themselves off the 800 foot high New River Gorge Bridge, watched by up to 200,000 spectators.

    BASE stands for "building, antennae, span, earth," the fixed points from which the adrenaline-seeking jumpers leap. Every year since 1980, the steel structure high above the New River has proven to be a perfect launching pad. It may be America’s second-highest bridge, but jumpers still have just eight seconds to freefall and open their parachutes. They can land in the rapids below, nicknamed the "River of Death," or on a patch of shoreline that’s free of trees, boulders and spectators.

    The six hours it takes the 450 lunatics to deploy is the only time pedestrians are allowed on the 900m-long bridge, which gives breathtaking views down the forested gorge. Some daredevils leap from trampolines and diving boards, others parachute from the bridge rails and climbing teams rappel into the canyon. One couple even tied the knot here and celebrated by leaping into the void.

    Essentials: First-time participants must have made 100 previous parachute jumps and must take part in a training course.

    Alternative approach for spectators: Take a tour of the gorge and watch the jumping from below.

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    • Sky Diving
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    by Randall_Burt Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: After going over this Bridge a couple times I decided to stop at the Visitors Lookout and see it. It was unreal. You don't even think about it when going over it but when you stop and see it it is a great bridge.

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