More to See & Do Bridge Day Weekend
Here are some other things to try while you’re in town:
Hike a World-Class Trail
The Endless Wall Trail was voted the #1 National Park trail in the USA, and provides amazing views of the New River Gorge. Located just north of the Bridge off of Lansing Road, this 4-mile out-and-back hike takes you through an old growth pine forest, crosses Fern Creek and meanders through rocks before you hike the rim of the New River Gorge.
Enjoy the Local Flavor
Fayetteville may be a small town, but it’s got more than its fair share of amazing cuisine. Try the creative cuisine at Secret Sandwich Society, Gumbo’s, Pies and Pints, Vandal’s Kitchen and more! If you want to sample some sizzling fall favorites, taste them all at Taste of Bridge Day, or head to the Chili Cook-Off in downtown Fayetteville after the festival.
Take on the World-Renowned Whitewater
Tour a Local Brewery
Bridge Brew Works offers tours and tastings at their location in Fayetteville, and you can take home a growler of their tasty craft beer as a souvenir.
Explore an Underground Mine
The Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley offers underground excursions, where you can head into the mines in a cart to learn about and experience the coal mining heritage of Southern West Virginia firsthand.
Dance and Sing at Bridge Jam
This bluegrass jam in Fayetteville features an amazing lineup of some of the genre’s best-known performers, great food from area restaurants and Bridge Brew Works beer.
The New River Gorge has beautiful accommodations from rustic charm to upscale home rentals to simple luxury cabins. You can sleep soundly close to all the fun things in the gorge.
What will you explore in the New River Gorge on Bridge Day weekend?