Heart Pumping Summer Adventures

June 14, 2023

Looking for a thrilling summertime adventure? Run to West Virginia! Spend your days surrounded by jaw-dropping beauty while participating in one-of-a-kind exhilarating activities. No matter your age, Almost Heaven has a daring pursuit awaiting you.

Whitewater Rafting

Awaken your fearless spirit by taking on West Virginia’s wonderful whitewater this summer. Home to rapids ranging from Class I to Class V, there are options here for rafters of all skill levels. Take the quest alongside an experienced guide, your family and your closest friends. Have your pick between a half-day or extended journey. Challenge the Cheat River or raft the Valley where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers come together. Or head to the nation’s newest national park, where kids raft for free! For more information on rafting outfitters, click here.

Mountain Biking

Name a better place to mountain bike other than The Mountain State. West Virginia is the only state completely covered in the Appalachian Mountain Range, which means it’s home to an abundance of lively trails. Visit Snowshoe Mountain for the ultimate mountain biking experience. The host of noteworthy international mountain biking competitions, this spot also boasts a certified IMBA Ride Center for guests to build skills for themselves. Desiring a more secluded ride? Set out into the woods at one of the many state parks that also offer ideal biking trails.

Rock Climbing

Reach new heights with a courageous climb this summer. With countless rocky vistas and sandstone cliffs, there’s no shortage of scalable peaks. Curious beginners can learn with a guided trip at The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Coopers Rock State Forest, Summersville Lake or NROCKS Outdoor Adventures. Longtime cragsmen might try to tackle one of the state’s most well-known landmarks, Seneca Rocks. Ascending nearly 900 feet, this magnificent formation has become a beloved destination amongst rock climbers worldwide.

Off-Road Exploration

Take your adventure off-road with a rip-roaring machine ride on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This trail system is composed of over 1,000 miles of rideable terrain, has options for every skill level and is open 365 days a year. Bring your own machine or visit one of the many shops in the area for a rental. Discover that even the towns are ATV-friendly, so you can cruise right in to refuel and grab some delicious, local food. Feel the wind as you traverse some of West Virginia’s most impressive backcountry.

Bi-Plane Ride

See West Virginia from a bird’s eye view with a ride in a World War 11 Stearman biplane or a 1941 Piper Cub at Wild Blue Adventure Company. Enjoy a peaceful tour while taking in the majestic New River Gorge below or choose the aerobatic thrill ride for the flight of your life. Soar over Summersville Lake, Kanawha Falls or make your dreams a reality with the 1-hour See-It-All flight.

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