New River Gorge BridgeWalk
New River Gorge National Park is the newest national park, and we visited Fayetteville, WV, to do the New River Gorge BridgeWalk. The New River Gorge National Park is the 63rd National Park in the USA and the first West Virginia National Park. The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest and tallest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. The BridgeWalk was a West Virginia bucket list item and one of the best things to do in West Virginia. It is a scary walk if you fear heights, but don’t fear. The guides do a great job of keeping everyone safely harnessed with a high-tech cable system. We walked the 3033 feet on a 24” wide catwalk about 850 feet above the New River. Don’t be scared and give the New River Gorge BridgeWalk a try.
For our list of the top things to do in West Virginia check out our blog of our favorite places.
On the way to WV, we stopped in Louisville, KY, to visit our newest granddaughter and walk across the Big Four Bridge. Yes, we do love bridges.
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