NEW RIVER GORGE VACATION GETAWAY GUIDE
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Settle into a Mountain State of mind in the New River Gorge Region of West Virginia. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll uncover a place where remarkable adventures, wild ancient beauty and good old fashioned relaxation abounds.
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Cut and carved through the mountains over a millennia, the New River Gorge has become an iconic representation of the rugged and beautiful West Virginia landscape. As host to some of the best rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting in the world, it has become a destination for both seasoned outdoor adventurers and newbies alike. Oh... and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right in our backyard. Literally. ACE Adventure Resort is located on 1,500 wooded acres adjacent to the New River Gorge National River. Come and stay for a spell!
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As the New River begins to narrow and simultaneously drop in elevation, larger rapids form. To local boaters, this river section is known as The Gorge, where the river charges through deep and spectacular bends beneath ancient sandstone cliffs. River trips end underneath the awe inspiring New River Gorge Bridge, providing dramatic closure to the most inspiring outdoor journey on the East Coast of the United States.
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RAFTING FOR ALL AGES They wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look back and remember their best day watching television. Lasting memories are made with new experiences and remarkable new experiences come easily in the outdoors. Introduce your kids to something new this summer, or begin a new family tradition by rafting on the Upper New River. For families with kiddos as young as 6, the Upper New River is the perfect beginnerfriendly whitewater rafting trip. MIN AGE: 6 YRS SEASON: MAY - SEPTEMBER DURATION: FULL DAY MEAL: FREE RIVERSIDE LUNCH TRIP ID: PRCA
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BIG WHITEWATER, BIG FUN There is no river trip like the The Lower New River Gorge. A broad, ancient river presents rapids that are a milestone for East Coast paddlers. Calm pools form between rapids, perfect for swimming and relaxing before taking on the next challenge. House-sized boulders line the river and scenery abounds! Choose from a full day trip with riverside lunch, with time to swim and jump off jump rock, or a half-day trip option with all the rapids and fewer stops. MIN AGE: 9 YRS OAR GUIDED, 12 YRS PADDLE SEASON: MARCH - NOVEMBER DURATION: FULL DAY / HALF DAY MEAL: FREE LUNCH ON FULL DAY TRIP ID: IDIN (FULL DAY) / NRRA (HALF DAY)
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INFLATABLE KAYAKS Some of the best whitewater in our area can only be accessed by kayaks and other smaller watercraft, and that’s where our High-Performance Inflatable Kayak (A.K.A. “Ducky”) Trip comes in. We’ll show you the best whitewater on the day of your trip based on river conditions. This trip offers a higher challenge level than our traditional whitewater trips and is only recommended for experienced rafters.
MIN AGE: 15 YRS SEASON: MAY - AUGUST DURATION: SERIOUSLY FULL DAY MEAL: FREE RIVERSIDE LUNCH TRIP ID: WSD
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Every September, the dam that creates Summersville Lake is released for 6 consecutive weekends. That water flows into the Gauley River, creating a world famous single-day rafting trip. This is Gauley Season. Both legendary and unforgettable, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bucket list item for many. This scenic and remote river has two sections, one that is a pulsepounding, wild, class V adventure, and another that is a bit tamer and suitable for first time rafters.
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WHITEWATER RAFTING World class big water. That’s what the Upper Gauley is all about. With 60 rapids, including 5 class V rapids, this is a destination whitewater rafting trip that will set the hook and have you coming back every year for more. This full-day trip includes a riverside lunch that is prepared for you at Sweet’s Falls, the final class V rapid on the Upper Gauley. You’ll get to kick back, relax, and bask in your accomplishment while you watch other paddlers drop The Falls. Carpe that diem and take on the Upper Gauley this fall at ACE. MIN AGE: 15 YRS SEASON: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER DURATION: FULL DAY & 2 DAY MEAL: FREE RIVERSIDE LUNCH TRIP CODE: LPC (FULL DAY) / REV (2 DAY)
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WHITEWATER RAFTING A favorite among returning ACE guests and guides, the Lower Gauley boasts dramatic scenery, a secluded location, and 10 miles of whitewater. With class III to V rapids, this is an excellent step up from the Lower New River and is also a great option for first-time rafters and veterans alike. This full-day trip includes a riverside lunch, and some of the most phenomenal scenery in all of West Virginia.
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The New River Gorge and Summersville Lake area are an adventurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise, with a high concentration of outdoor adventures located in a wildly scenic place. You can raft, climb, zipline, mountain bike, hike, fish, and stand-up paddleboard (and you can even do more than one activity in a day!).
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The only zipline course with views of the New River Gorge, ACEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9 zip cliffside zipline is as exciting as it is beautiful. The dual zips mean that you can race your friends for bragging rights, and with two sky bridges, you can look down below on the trees and a mountain stream. Experience this incredible zipline journey during the day, or at night, with your path lit only by a headlamp attached to your helmet.
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With enough activities to fill an entire week, you never have to leave our 1,500acre resort during your stay. If you can do it for fun in the outdoors, then you can do it at ACE Adventure Resort! ACERAFT.COM/ADVENTURE
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Our 5-acre spring fed lake is unlike any waterpark you’ve ever seen. Wonderland Waterpark features loads of inflatable obstacles, a zipline, waterslides, and the infamous blob. New for 2019, we’re rolling out our brand new splashpad, so the littlest of littles in your group can have fun at the waterpark too! ACE guests who join us for a guided activity receive discounted lake pass pricing. Call 800.223.2641 to learn more. Day guest and season passes are available online! MIN AGE: ALL AGES SEASON: MAY - SEPTEMBER DURATION: FULL DAY, HALF DAY OR SEASON PASS.
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AWARD WINNING WOOD-FIRED PIZZA & AMERICAN CLASSICS
Central to our resort and in view of the lake, you’ll find plenty of dining options. The Lost Paddle Bar and Grill, open every afternoon, features craft beer, cocktails, and Classic American fare. There’s The Lakeside Eatery offering breakfast and dinner, plus Woody’s-featuring award winning wood-fired pizzas. There’s even a slushie stand offering refreshing adult and kid friendly frozen drinks to enjoy on the lake view patio!
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Stay close to all the adventure with resort lodging options on ACEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private 1,500 acre mountain property. Choose from lodging located in the vicinity of the lake, dining, nightlife, and adventure activities, or opt for seclusion on the top of the mountain. With options for every group size, budget, and comfort level, we have the perfect cabin or camping experience for you. CABINS & CAMPING 35
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