Even though many of us are still deep within the frigid winter, it is never too early to begin planning the return to the spring rafting season! Whitewater rafting is a sport that actively combines exercise with adrenaline in such a way that most people don’t even realize how hard they are working because they are having so much fun! Because of this, it is important to try and spend some time conditioning before your first spring rafting trip. Weight and cardiovascular training can help strengthen the muscles that are commonly used in white water rafting, helping to prevent injures caused by overuse. Of course, it is always best to consult with your doctor before beginning any sort of exercise routine, but we have created a list of some of our favorite tips for getting fit for the water!
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West Virginia is home to many different activities that bring people away from their computers and out into nature. Obviously, we are a little biased towards whitewater rafting down the New River Gorge as a method to explore the area, but there are plenty of other ways to see different sides of the gorge. So, if you are looking for a fun and dry way to experience the great outdoors during you weekend getaway that is a bit drier, try horseback riding!
Babcock State Park is home to a local stable that provides guided tours throughout the park. These tours are a fun and unique way to get around West Virginia. This full-service trail ride winds up and down through the woods and along the water – so don’t forget your camera. We have made a list of some of our top tips for your equine adventure!
In this week’s update of dining during your whitewater rafting vacation, we will cover local eating options! If you missed our earlier article about onsite dining choices, check it out here.
There are a number of different things to eat in the greater Oak Hill area – ranging from quick and easy to something a bit more local and crafty. If you are looking for local beers and wines, West Virginia is also home to a number of different breweries and vineyards too!
Keep reading for details of some of our favorite local spots..
The New River Gorge in Fayette County, West Virginia, is full of excitement, adventure, and history! When you are enjoying your weekend rafting adventure, be sure to visit Oak Hill, Beckley, Fayetteville and other small towns for a taste of times past blended perfectly with all of the necessities of daily life. These towns have something for everyone, so be sure to plan some time to visit them!
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- Annika Larson says: This summer, my husband and I are hoping to go on...
- Sian says: Agreed!! That's definitely one of our favorite things about being here...
- Jon says: Love rafting in WV! Having both the New and Gauley close...
- Sian says: Glad that they helped you! And you're a good friend to...
- Judy Wilson says: Thanks for posting these water rafting tips. I've always wanted to...