Butchers Branch Falls Hike

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Join Active SWV Community Captain Pat to explore the Butcher Branch Trail down to the waterfall. Prepare for a action packed 1.6 miles of hiking.

Directions:
From US 19, follow WV 16 south through Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (park signs indicate Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road 2.0 miles, and turn left at the Kaymoor sign (Kaymoor No. 1 Road). Follow this road about one mile to the “T” ...

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Evening Arrowhead Ride

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Get your wheels turning. Learn basic mountain biking techniques and then put them into practice on a group ride. Trained volunteers will teach you the basics to try mounatin biking on NPS trails. All mountain bikes and helmets will be provided. Ages 14 and up.

***** Reservations Required, reserve your spot by calling (304) 894-2129 or email [email protected]

Directions:
From US 19, folow WV 16 ...

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Long Point Spring Hike

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Join our Community Captain Amy for a 3 mile round trip hike to Long Point in Fayetteville. Meet future hiking buddies, enjoy the fall colors and get outside while it’s still perfect!

Directions:Turn onto Lansing-Edmond Road off of US-19 in Lansing, just North of Canyon Rim Visitor Center. In 1.3 miles the parking lot for the Fern Creek trailhead will be on your right. In an additional 0.5 miles, the parking lot for ...

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Word From The Wise: Hiking Tips From A Park Ranger To Keep You Safe And Having Fun

Expert Hiking Advice From a Park Ranger in the New River Gorge National River

The New River Gorge region has many hiking trails from beginner to advanced. You can follow rivers, hike along the top of gorges, make descents beside waterfalls and take easy strolls though beautiful forests. While the trails are typically simple to find and follow, West Virginia weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Being prepared for many different scenarios before setting out on your hike will help you ...

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New River Gorge SUP Race

This event is made possible by Active Southern West Virginia. Come be a spectator to West Virginia’s largest stand up paddle board race!

Two race courses will offer opportunity for intermediate and advanced paddlers to compete; Attainment Race & Downriver Race.

Race fee is $30 per person. This includes both races even if you choose to only do one race. ...

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Double the Racers Approved for the 2017 ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

The second annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 21, 2017 to allow runners one day a year to race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. This year the Bridge Day Commission has approved the increase from 200 racers to 400 racers. Registration will open on March 1st so be sure to save the date!

Spaces will be limited so please mark interested in this Facebook event page to be ...

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Bike Walk SWV: Regional Bike, Walk, Trail Dinner Presentation

Active Southern West Virginia has been working hard to identify partners and current projects around our region (Fayette, Raleigh, Summers & Nicholas Counties) to influence our Bike/Walk SWV priority. This collection of motivated individuals will be Active SWV Ambassadors called the New River Gorge Trail Alliance. This alliance is under the direction of Active SWV and the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and will be working to recruit funds for a full time Pedestrian, Bike, Hike Coordinator.

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Glow Run To Support Kids Run Programs

We are excited to announce active youth and families fundraising for more area kids runs.

Glow Run

Registration funds from this Glow Run will go directly to our Active SWV Kids Running Club program. We are working hard to provide a monthly kids run in a different community around our four county region. In 2016, Active SWV will offer Kids Running Clubs in ...

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