Whitewater rafting, climbing, biking - you'll find it all at one of the oldest rivers in the world, ironically named and located at the New River Gorge in West Virginia.
Located in the southern end of the state, you'll find tall sandstone cliffs, rushing rapids, and lush forests that host endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. New River Gorge National River has become one of the country's most popular destinations for climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting, so if you're planning on visiting, come equipped with all your gear.
In addition to its infinite number of outdoor adventures, you'll also be gallivanting through an area rich in history. The gorge itself used to be home to a number of logging, railroad-building, and coal-mining towns. Take the opportunity to learn about the region's history by keeping an eye out for abandoned ruins, or taking the self-guided African American Heritage Tour of the area.