A Summer Spot Not to Miss: Canyon Rim Visitor Center

If you’re curious about the New River Gorge or are looking for a fun outdoor related stop this summer – make a trip to the National Park Service’s  Canyon Rim Visitors Center.  The center sits just atop the Gorge and offers not only visitors information, but also cultural and historical info on the entire New River area. To start, take in one of the Center’s videos on the construction of the bridge or how nature created the Gorge.  From there, hop over to the bookstore for the area’s best array of books on coal life, communities, hikes, and the natural surroundings of southern WV.

Have a question?  Stop one of the Park Rangers who are always happy to assist with interpretive information or suggestions on how to improve your stay.

Want to get a closer look?  Go outside the Visitors Center and follow their boardwalk for great views and a great photo opp.

Want to get involved?  Plan your trip around one of the Visitors Center’s many activities.  Everything from day hikes to presentations on bats and other wildlife.

Have you visited Canyon Rim?

It’s a Fact:  Canyon Rim hosts some 300,000 visitors annually and is open every day from 9 to 5 p.m.