The New River is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities – like whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, kayaking, fishing and more. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans. The Upper New River is a playful introduction to rafting for families of all sizes and children age 6 and up. This trip offers gentle waves, tranquil pools with a few mild rapids and a glorious glimpse of nature at its best. Here you'll have plenty of opportunities to swim, play, paddle, spot wildlife, take photos and just relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The Lower New River Gorge is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. This trip blends classic whitewater excitement with the elements of history and natural beauty to create a truly amazing adventure. Weather temperatures average 71 degrees in May.
“River Expeditions is known for being family and pet-friendly,”
White water rafting involves navigating a stretch of river on an inflatable raft. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. No experience is necessary on the milder sections of the river. Although being able to swim is helpful, many non-swimmers raft with River Expeditions each year since each guest is given all necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle and Helmet.
For more information please call River Expeditions at 1-800 463 9873 or visit their website: http://www.raftinginfo.com
About River Expeditions
River Expeditions outfits whitewater rafting trips on the New River and the Gauley River in the heart of southern West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park. They offer the area’s finest adventures and amenities hosted by outstanding people. Endless attention to detail, diverse offerings and the value of their white water rafting trips distinguish River Expeditions from other outfitters.River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the New River daily from April to October.
About the New River in West Virginia
The New River in West Virginia is the oldest river on the continent, flowing northward through deep canyons to form what is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans.