Guided Activities

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Join a ranger or park partner for free hikes, talks, and activities. These guided activities provide an opportunity to learn about the natural world around us, experience our rich cultural history, try something new, or just explore a new part of your national parks.

Throughout the year groups may arrange programs as staffing permits. Please call or email the park if you would like a park ranger to present a program for your group.

Things to know:

  • All programs are beginner level and low impact.
  • All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.
  • Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes for all hikes.
  • Water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera are useful tools to bring along.
  • All activities follow Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics.
  • Terrain may be uneven.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All equipment will be provided.


 

Upcoming Activities:

 

October

Date/Time Activity Description Location
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
50th Anniversary Stone Cliff Hike Follow the New River on the Stone Cliff Trail in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails and Wild and Scenic River System Hike. Meet at Stone Cliff Trailhead
Saturday October 6, 2018
10:00AM-12:00 PM
Bluestone Walk Meet at the bottom of the Pipestem State Park tramway for a 2 mile walk on the Bluestone National Scenic River. Bring $3 for the return tram ride. Bottom of the tram at Pipestem Resort State Park
Saturday October 6, 2018
10:00AM-2:00PM
Love Your Park Work Day at Lilly Help "Love Your Park" by assisting rangers with a parking area improvement service projects at Lilly and along the Bluestone Turnpike Trail. We will also have cake and refreshments to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The meeting place is still to be determined - check back soon for more information. Lilly (meeting place to be determined)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:00-6:30 PM
Southside Bike Ride Nervous about biking alone? Improve your biking skills and enjoy a free instructional group ride! Discover the park on two wheels with an instructional group ride. Participants must be 12 and older with some biking experience. Bikes will be provided. ***Reservations required*** Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing Southside Trailhead at Cunard
Saturday October 13, 2018
10:00AM-12:00 PM
Bluestone Walk Meet at the bottom of the Pipestem State Park tramway for a 2 mile walk on the Bluestone National Scenic River. Bring $3 for the return tram ride. Bottom of the tram at Pipestem Resort State Park
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00-11:00 AM
ReFit in the Park Join Community the ReFit team at the Grandview entrance of New River Gorge National River to get your fitness on. Meet at pavilion #2 for a group beginner to intermediate level REFIT® class. Grandview Shelter 2
Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM
Leaf Peepin' Join us for a 3 mile walk to catch a glimpse of fall as it cascades into the gorge from Grandview. Grandview - meet at Grandview Visitor Center
Sunday, October 21, 2018
8:00-10:00 PM
Orionids Meteor Shower Hike Meteor showers arise when Earth passes though the debris left by comets and asteroids. Join New River Gorge National River and Active SWV for a night hike and watch the Orionid Meteor Shower the night of its peak activity. Burnwood (across Route 19 from Canyon Rim Visitor Center)
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Adventure Hike Every walk in the woods is an Adventure! Join Active SWV and the National Park Service for an 8.8 mile loop Adventure Hike. Lead by Community Captain Levi and Park Ranger Kyle, we will meet at the Fayetteville Town Park and make a large loop hike that will include the Park Loop, Fayetteville, Timber Ridge, and Arrowhead Trails. Reservations required*** Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing getactiveinthepark@gmail.com Fayetteville Town Loop
 
Check out the Event Calendar for more information and directions to the meeting locations.
 
 

Last updated: October 4, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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