Adventures on the Gorge Celebrates National Park Week April 18-26 with Whitewater Rafting and Lodging Deal

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Adventure resort encourages people to go outside and play

Adventures include rafting some of the best rivers in North America.

Although not everyone is fortunate enough to live in a national park, we all own this protected, beautiful land. It is our privilege to visit and play in these national treasures.”

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The National Park Service and Adventures on the Gorge, situated on the New River Gorge National River, say it’s time to go outside and play, and National Parks Week April 18 – 26 is a prime opportunity to do just that.

The annual April event organized by the National Park Foundation is a celebration of America’s national heritage and an invitation for travelers to visit their national parks, rivers, recreation areas, battlefields, monuments, memorials, grasslands and heritage sites.

During the week, Adventures on the Gorge is offering visitors a National Park Week special featuring a whitewater rafting trip on the Lower New River; two nights of lodging; and one dinner, lunch and breakfast per person. Based on double occupancy, rates range from $99 for a campsite to $279 for a four-bedroom deluxe cabin with a private hot tub.

The adventure resort is also offering a special price of $79 on its popular and award-winning TreeTops Canopy Tour that week.

“Those of us who are fortunate enough to live and work on the New River Gorge National River find beauty and inspiration every day,” said Dave Arnold, co-founder and senior vice president of public relations and strategic partnerships for the adventure resort. “And although not everyone is fortunate enough to live in a national park, we all own this protected, beautiful land. It is our privilege to visit and play in these national treasures.”

A spring-season Lower New River whitewater rafting trip is an adventure for experienced whitewater thrill-seekers ages 12 and up. Spring water levels bring Grand Canyon-size whitewater to the New River, creating one of the best high-volume river runs in the Eastern U.S. An expert guide helps paddlers navigate through 25 rapids ranging from Class I through Class V.

When not paddling through rapids, visitors will find plenty of other things to do. For example, the popular Endless Wall Trail hiking trail weaves 2.4 miles through the forests of the park and along a cliff edge overlooking the New River. In addition to swinging through the forest on the TreeTops Canopy Tour, guests can challenge themselves on TimberTrek Aerial Park obstacles, travel at speeds up to 60 miles per hour on the Gravity Zip Lines, or take the Bridgewalk across the New River Gorge Bridge.

The resort also offers three restaurants and two popular bars.

Arnold noted that Adventures on the Gorge is within an easy drive of many cities in the Midwest, East and South such as Charlotte (four hours), Cincinnati (five hours, 30 minutes) and Washington, D.C. (five hours, 30 minutes).

For more information and to reserve packages, travelers should call 1-855-379-8738 or visit http://www.adventuresonthegorge.com. Travelers can find out more about Adventures on the Gorge and learn about specials and other offers by connecting on Facebook or Twitter, signing up for AOTG e-newsletter or following the AOTG blog.

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About Adventures On The Gorge
Adventures on the Gorge (http://www.adventuresonthegorge) is located on more than 1,000 acres along the rim of New River Gorge near Fayetteville, W.V., and borders three miles of the New River Gorge National River.

The adventure resort was selected one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth in the National Geographic Adventure survey. TreeTops was named one of the Top 10 zip lines in the U.S. by USA Today. Travel + Leisure magazine named Gravity Zip Lines one of the top zip lines in the United States. Garden and Gun magazine described TimberTrek as “Part ropes course, part canopy tour, part circus school.” Canyon Falls Swimming Hole, a 3,000 square foot swimming pool inspired by the natural cascading mountain creeks of the New River Gorge, received a Gold award for commercial pools over 2,000 square feet in the Region II/Mid-Atlantic from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.

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