Hawks Nest State Park Things to Do
There are alot of picnic tables here, some with and without a shelter. There is a gift shop and a museum. The museum is on top of a mountain with stairs and concrete walkways for a nice hike. Very steep though.The bathrooms and gift shop is located near the parking and picnic area. Across the street from the facilities is the parking lot and the...more
Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country, Hawks Nest State Park encompasses 276 acres bordering a rugged section of the New River Gorge National River. Long known for its panoramic views, the park offers a modern, 31 room lodge for the comfort of overnight guests. Suites are available at an additional cost. Below the lodge, the New River...more
aerial tram, lodge, overlooks, museumnear Ansted, West Virginia (WV)The towering rock edifice, for which the park is named, has been visited since prehistoric Native Americans entered Appalachia.Today a resort lodge, with an aerial tram, perches upon the cliffs. Hikers and anglers visit the park year round. Historians use it as a base from which to...more
I think that's the name of this bridge...it's been awhile since we were there. There's another bridge that people frequently skydive and bungee off of in the park. It's called the New River Valley Bridge. It is the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi River...about 900 feet high. I have a picture somewhere. I'll put it on here soon.more
Hawks Nest State Park Restaurants
Chimney Corner Cafe: New Restaurant-An Experience like none...
This place has just opened on the midland trail just before you get to Hawks Nest.
It is on the left when 16 splits off of 60. You will see the signs...Chimney Corner Unincorporated.
There is a Country Store across the road. (Don't Miss this either)
The resturant is AWESOME.....All open air tables...some in the covered and some tables are on the porch area with just trees over you with the big beautiful sky!!
There is a stage and the day we went ( Sunday after church) They had this awesome Blue Grass Band playing. The weather was great and the food was really good.
Prices are really good too.
The ambience of this place is so wonderful and relaxing. We loved it and will be back.
If you like ribs....Try the short rib sandwich....oh my goodness......was it good.
If you are in the area....don't miss this place......
You will not be sorry you stopped, I promise...
Favorite Dish: short rib sandwich is really, really good.
The grilled veggie wellington is killer good too.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Hawks Nest State Park Off The Beaten Path
Well...start walking and you will be "off the beaten path" in no time. Here I am in the woods on our way down to the river's edge. There were so many different types of trees, wildlife, and rock formations to see. I wish I could do this every weekend!Related to:
- Adventure Travel
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking