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Contact: Jodi French-Burr, 304-574-2115
Contact: Melanie Seiler, 304-254-8488
Glen Jean, West Virginia — Skip the long lines and crowded stores on a free hike in New River Gorge National River on Friday, February 25, 2016. Hike 3.2 miles (round trip) on the Long Point Trail with a National Park Service ranger and a community captain from Active Southern West Virginia to #OptOutside on Black Friday. This easy to moderate trail leads to one of the best views of the gorge and New River Gorge Bridge, a nice scenic spot to celebrate Thanksgiving week. Be prepared for a short, steep section of trail near Long Point. Wear hiking shoes and be prepared for anticipated weather conditions. Meet at the Long Point trailhead off Gatewood Road near Fayetteville at 10:00 am. Miles hiked on this activity count toward mileage totals for the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
To learn more about New River Gorge National River and Active Southern West Virginia, visit www.nps.gov/neri or www.activeswv.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/newriv