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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Fayette Station Road Audio Tour

historic photo of car on Fayette Station Road

Fayette Station Road Tour

New River Gorge National River

A one hundred year-old road of hairpin turns winds down to the bottom of New River Gorge, across a narrow bridge, and up the other side. This CD will carry travelers back in time along Fayette Station Road to when coal was king and more than forty coal mining towns lined New River Gorge.

Coal Heritage Trail

Fayette Station Road is a spur of the
Coal Heritage Trail, which traverses five Southern West Virginia counties between Fayetteville and Bluefield.

Fayette Station Road map

Fayette Station Road Audio Tour:

Part 1 :Intro - Canyon Rim Visitor Center
parking lot to Lansing-Edmond Road

Part 2: Lansing-Edmond Road to Rt.82

Part 3: Rt. 82 to under NRG Bridge (north)

Part 4: Under NRG Bridge to Burma Road

Part 5: Burma Road to Wolf Creek parking

Part 6: Wolf Creek parking lot to under NRG
Bridge (south)

Part 7: Under NRG Bridge to U.S. 19

Part 8: U.S. 19 to Canyon Rim Visitor

Fayette Station Road Tour - text Produced & written by Penny J. Sander, Cambridge Seven Associates, Cambridge, MA Recording engineered by Brian Depaul Carey, Dexter Media, Boston, MA Packaging designed by Radoslav Mateev, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. Narrated by Jeffrey Holmes Music: "Hel Amongst the Vetica," Mark Simos & Friends, Clifftop Notes Vol. 1 (5-String Productions © 2001 Mark Simos/Devachan Music (BMI) /Administered by BUG. www.devachan.com
Interpretive planning by The LA Group, P.C., Saratoga Springs, NY

© 2006 New River Gorge National River,P. O. Box 246, Glen Jean, WV 25846 All rights reserved.Manufactured in the USA. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Did You Know?

BASE Jumper at New River Gorge

One day each year, hundreds of BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumpers come to New River Gorge to parachute from the New River Gorge Bridge.