Wild Wonderful West Virginia - Our Partners and Area Activities

Ace Adventure Resort offers activities of whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip lines, rope courses, ATV rides, mud obstacle course, horseback riding, kayak clinics and an on site adventure lake and beach. They also offer the Bridgewalk; a guided walk on the catwalk that runs the length of the New River Gorge Bridge.

For more information please call 1-800-787-3982 or visit www.aceraft.com

What Our Customers are Saying

  • We thought we were just going to be staying in the cabin and relaxing. We didn’t know there were so many things to do!

  • Our second visit and even better than the first. This time, we were able to go zip lining, whitewater rafting and spend a day at the lake at ACE.

  • We loved Summersville Lake and the marina. We highly recommend kayaking the lake and exploring Fayetteville.

  • Amazing hiking trails, fabulous scenery. WV is an outdoor paradise.

  • No way can you be bored here! So many fun things to do. We went horseback riding, rock climbing and hiking in the Gorge. We will be back for more!

Adventures on the Gorge offers mild to wild rafting on America’s Best Whitewater, the New and Gauley Rivers and a wide variety of zip line and aerial adventures. They also offer rock climbing , kayaking classes, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, fishing and paintball. Dine at one of their on-site restaurants, Smokey’s on the Gorge, Chetty’s Pub or Buffler’s Barbeque Grill.

For more information or to see daily activities, (band schedules, theme nights, etc.) please call 888.406.0916 or visit adventuresonthegorge.com.

New & Gauley River Adventures Celebrating our 34th Season in West Virginia Rafting! Established in 1977 and family owned for 33 years now! New and Gauley River Adventures, is located in the wild and beautiful New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. With over 60,000 acres of recreational area and two of the best white water rivers, we like to pride ourselves on being the best destination in outdoor adventure vacations. If there’s wild water out there, we know where it is!

We are a full service outfitter with first class amenities. Our base camp is located only a ½ mile from the New River Gorge Bridge, allowing a convenient and comfortable access point to all of our river adventures. With four season activities such as whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, sleding, rock climbing, caving ATV tours (and more!) New & Gauley River will create the ultimate vacation for you! Visit us at www.gauley.com or by phone at 1-800-759-7238 or email adventure@gauley.com

Wild Blue Adventure Offering tours in both a WW II Biplane and a Cessna 170, Wild Blue Adventure Company was created out of a desire to share both the love of flying in an open cockpit biplane and an appreciation of the beauty of the New River Gorge. From the onset, we have strived to offer something more than the average aerial tour. What could be more thrilling than seeing such beauty without any barrier to the sky? When flying with us you may request to add aerobatics to your flight!

For more information, please visit www.wildblueadventurecompany.com or call us at 1-304-574-1150.

Pro River Outfitters Offering guided fishing on the rivers of Southern West Virginia! These fertile waters boast Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, and several species of Trout. From the first timer to the most fanatical fisherman, we have something for all anglers! We customize your trip to best fit with your vacation itinerary. Our guides are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to sharing our love of the sport with you! Call Bobby to schedule your trip today!

For more information, please email us at WestVirginiaFishing@gmail.com or visit http://www.profishwv.com/ or call us at 1-304-575-5252 or 304-574-BOAT

WV State Parks
Hawks Nest State Park
Babcock State Park
Carnifex Ferry State Park
National Parks
New River Gorge National River
Monongahela National Forest
Summersville Lake

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Tamarack - Best of WV Artisans
Theatre WV - Outdoor Theater

(We are happy to assist you in arranging any of these activities)
Whitewater Rafting
Rock Climbing
Horseback Riding
ATV Rides




Tamarack  -  The Best of WV!
Every Sunday @ Two
 Live Performances (free)
 888.262.7225  www.tamarackwv.com

Get details and see a full schedule of events including dinner theatre and artisan demonstrations on the website!

West Virginia Power Baseball
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices with games from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

Beckley  Motor Speedway
Exciting Dirt Track Racing on the Friday and Saturday nights starting in late April.  Call 304-923-7524 for details.  Hemlock Haven Cabins sponsors a car driven by Brad Jarrell!

MARCH 2015

Coal Camp Memories
Hawks Nest State Park
March 7, 2015

Coal Camp Memories is a gentle and poignant story of life in the WV Coal Camps that recreates an era while it delights audiences of all ages. Karen Vuranch portrays 'Hallie Marie' as she ages in front of the audience, growing from an exuberant ten-year-old to a demure teenager, then a young wife, and finally an old woman wise with years. The theater is by Karen Vuranch, wventerprises.com

Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville
March 13,14,20,21,22,27,28,29,2015

Robin Hood the Musical: A Merry Musical Adventure. Visit website for details. http://www.historicfayettetheatre.com

Irish Festival Weekend
March 13-15, 2015

Pipestem Resort State Park

A lucky weekend to be visiting Pipestem and the area - It's the Irish Festival shenanigans. "Rhythm of the Dance" is at the Chuck Mathena Center (Princeton WV), 8:00p on Friday, March 13. For tickets call 304-425-5128. Irish Road Bowling is Saturday, March 14 at 2:00p with a start line at the Nature Center. Traditional Irish Buffet at Pipestem Bluestone Restaurant is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.. "Solar Creek" preforms old time mountain and Irish Music in the Faulconer Room at Pipestem's McKeever Lodge. The admission is $5 for music and dance. www.pipestemresort.com  Contact: 304-466-1800


A Night of Magic with John Slicer
March 14, 2015

Hawks Nest State Park

Be entertained by nationally renowned magician John Slicer as he astounds audiences of all ages! His captivating sleight-of-hand, gambling demonstrations, and mind reading will leave you saying "How did he do that?" An audience interactive night of magic!  www.hawksnestsp.com

APRIL 2015

Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

April 11, 2015

In historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. 
Mark your calendar NOW for the Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival on April 11 in historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. This Festival includes an exciting schedule of chocolate themed events including musical performances, dinners, tastings, and fun for all ages. This is an event you will not want to miss!  www.lewisburgchocolatefestival.com

8th annual Grist Mill Grinder 

April 18, 2015 Babcock State Park

This is a half-marathon trail run (foot race) w hich utilizes the hiking trails of Babcock State Park.   Contact: Donnie Hudspeth, 304-575-329   www.babcocksp.com

Feast of the Ramson!

April 18, 2015

What's happening in downtown during the month of April, the 77th Annual Ramp Feed and Ramp Festival to be held at Richwood High School, Richwood, WV from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm (Feast of the Ramson).Richwood is home to the NRA--The National Ramp Association and the Richwood Chamber of Commerce hosts this traditional springtime Feast of the Ramson. Interested in more information regarding Richwood Ramp Feed call the Richwood Chamber of Commerce at (304)846-6790 or visit their website at www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org The festival celebrates 77 years of food, music, ramp dinner, cloggers and an Art & Craft Show, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Richwood Junior High School Gym and other activities.

New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

April 24 - 26, 2015

Celebrate the glories of Appalachian spring from the rim of the gorge to the river at the Twelfth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 24 to 26! Explore the area's natural diversity at programs in New River Gorge National River, Babcock State Park, Hawks Nest State Park, Little Beaver State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, and Tamarack. Check out the National Park Service website(www.nps.gov/neri or www.wvstateparks.com) 304-466-0417 for weekend details, art contest, and more.

Irish Road Bowling

April 25, 26, 2015

Pipestem Resort State Park

A magnificent view into the Bluestone River Gorge, Appalachian Spring colors in southern West Virginia, and one of the state's very best road bowling roads, combine for an unforgettable weekend. It's time to go Irish Road Bowling.   IRB Contact: Kevin Smith - 304-228-7928 www.pipestemresort.com

New River Birding and Nature Festival

April 27 - May 2, 2015

Taking place in and around the New River Gorge Area, this bird watching festival highlights more than 100 different species on a variety of tours!

For more info call Dave at 304-574-4258 or visit www.birding-wv.com

MAY 2015

Fayette County Farmer’s Market

Held every Saturday May through October in the parking lot of the Fayetteville Convention and Visitor Bureau from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Fresh local vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, honey, baked goods, fruits, and more are available throughout the growing season. Stop in the visitor center for some free coffee and information on all that’s cool in Fayetteville ( https://www.facebook.com/#!/visitfayettevillewv ) . Find the Fayette County Farmer’s Market on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/FayetteCountyFarmersMarket?fref=ts

New River Youth Symphony and Chorus

A non-profit orchestra and chorus for children ages 8 to 24 from southern West Virginia. Concerts (May, August and December) are posted on website.  www.newrivermusic.org

Tamarack  -  The Best of WV!
Every Sunday @ Two
Live Performances (free)
888.262.7225  www.tamarackwv.com

Get details and see a full schedule of events including artisan demonstrations on the website!

The Best of WV Car Show

May 2, 2015

The Best of WV and Shade Tree Car Club present “The Best of WV Spring Car Show” in the Festival Meadow at Tamarack from 9am to 5pm Saturday, May 2nd. Chef Jamie will be grilling all your favorites. Free to the public. All cars welcome – $15 to register a car. Awards will be given 3:30 to 4pm.

Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville

May 8,9,10,15,16,17

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau.  Visit website for details. http://www.historicfayettetheatre.com

West Virginia Power Base

Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices with games from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

Mountain Music Trail Picnic - WHWV event

May 23, 2015

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Celebrate with us a musical heritage that extends throughout our mountain region via the Mountain Music Trail. Enjoy great traditional music and a Memorial Day picnic at Spruce, the historic location of one of the highest elevated logging towns in the east that disappeared with the railroad logging days. Bring a blanket, rain gear and warm jacket.   For advanced ticket sales: 866-460-7265  Event managed by Mountain Rail Adventures

JUNE 2015

Mountain Music Festival

June 5-6, 2015

Nowhere else can you listen to great music under the stars at the top of a mountain one night then tackle whitewater rapids, zip line, or just lounge on the beach with those same bands and artists the next day. The first ever Mountain Music Festival in 2014 brought in an impressive lineup with artists including Keller Williams, Larry Keel, The Wood Brothers, and more all coming to play in the West Virginia mountains. The 2015 event is shaping up to be even bigger and better with more music, more exciting adventure activities, and a few surprises you will just have to be there to see!!! www.aceraft.com

Annual White Oak Rail Trail Expo

June 6, 2015 

The Oak Hill Business and Professionals Association along with the Oak Leaf Festival Committee, invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual White Oak Rail Trail Expo. The Rail Trail Expo will be held from 9:00 AM to54:00 PM on the White Oak Rail Trail.   There will be retail businesses, service providers, organizations, and individuals to participate. Products will be for sell, watch demonstrations, as well as awareness and fundraising. Vendors will be set up on the White Oak Rail Trail as far as we can go so that people can walk the rail trail and shop. We are planning entertainment at the White Oak Depot throughout the day, as well as events along different points of the trail for children.  www.newrivergorgecvb.com

Ansted Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival

June 20 - 22, 2014  800-927-0263

The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia.  It is an annual festival held every June in Ansted WV! Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshow Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths.   www.anstedwv.com

West Virginia Day Weekend Celebration
June 20-21, 2015

Camp Creek State Park

 A birthday weekend celebrated at Camp Creek State Park's amphitheater! Bluegrass Music on Saturday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Gospel Music on Sunday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Food concessions will be sold on both days by the Camp Creek State Park & Forest Foundation. Free Admission.  www.campcreekstatepark.com

The Greenbrier Classic

June 29-July 5, 2015

304-645-3398 --

The Greenbrier is excited to host the PGA TOUR individual Stroke play event - giving players and fans alike the opportunity to experience professional golf against the backdrop of this American treasure. Week will be highlighted with exceptional concerts – Event information visit www.greenbrierclassic.com

JULY 2015

Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville
July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2015

Dearly Departed   Visit website for details. www.historicfayettetheatre.com

Friends of Coal Auto Fair
Beckley, WV
July 17-19, 2015

For additional information visit: www.friendsofcoalautofair.com

Thurmond’s Railroad Day @ Historic Thurmond Depot 

Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join in the fun as the transportation and education professionals of Operation Lifesaver mix fun with the educational elements of safety with trains.  www.newrivergorgecvb.com

Lewisburg  Music Festival

July 25, 2015

Bigger and bolder than the first, it's a day of music on the lawn you won't want to miss. Commitment  to quality entertainment! Location: ACADEMY PARK  (Lawns of Carnegie Hall, New River Community & Technical College, & the North House Museum) Church Street  Lewisburg, WV  24901 Details coming your way soon! So, check back often.  www.lewisburgmusicfestival.com

Annual Appalachian String Band Festival

July29-August 2, 2015

A five day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and a hymn-sing.  West Virginia masters are presented to an audience of more than 3000 musicians and string band music lovers from around the world. Over the history of this festival, more than 20 foreign countries and 48 of the 50 states have been represented, with many returning year after year to this much-loved festival.  Additional info www.wvculture/stringband/

Camp Washington Carver -  Clifftop, WV  25381  /  Phone : 304-438-3005


Captain Thurmond’s New River Gorge Challenge @ Fayetteville, WV 

Aug 1, 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A multi-sport off road race including Mountain Biking, Kayaking, and Trail Running. Leaving from down town Fayetteville WV and leading you on an amazing loop through the New River Gorge utilizing all the great outdoor opportunities that the area has to offer. Additional info: www.newrivergorgecvb.com

State Fair of West Virginia

August 14-23, 2015

Family fun & entertainment. 5-star agricultural event. Livestock, exhibits, carnival, concerts, entertainment, great food & more! Major credit cards accepted.

 Additional info: www.statefairofwv.com

Oak Leaf Festival @ Oak Hill, WV 

Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy the celebration of Fall with vendors, crafts, quilts, music and more! For schedule visit www.oakleaffestival.com

Appalachian Festival

August 28-30, 2015     Beckley, WV

The 19th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!  Additional info: wwwappalachianfestival.net/


Fall Festival at Camp Creek

September 19, 2015

Camp Creek State Park

 Includes Old Time & Bluegrass music, clogging demonstrations, apple butter making, pig roast and Camp Creek souvenir sales. Food concessions will be sold by the Camp Creek State Park & Forest Foundation.   Free Admission. Great family entertainment.   Contact: 304-425-9481 www.campcreekstatepark.com

Country Roads Festival

September 19-20, 2015

Hawks Nest State Park

A weekend of craft sales, music, food and activities.  Additional info: www.hawksnestsp.com

Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville

September 25, 26, 27 October 2,3,4, 2015

Haunting Julia   Visit website for details. www.historicfayettetheatre.com


Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville

October 7, 2015 7:00

Whitewater Video competition.  Additional info: www.historicfayettetheatre.com

Official Bridge Day 2015

Oct. 17, 2015

Catch the BASE jumpers leaping 800+ feet into the New River Gorge below, or being launched by the Human Catapult! Rappelling, skydiving, and more adventure abound.

Additional info: www.officialbridgeday.com


Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville

November 27, 28, 29 December 4, 5, 6, 2015

The Santa Diaries. Visit website for details: www.Historifayettetheatre.com

Hemlock Haven Cabins
Mallard Road Hico, WV 25854
Phone: 304-575-1260