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day trippin'

Sometimes a day is all you need to create some fun memories. How about a float down the river, a scenic drive, a walking tour, an electric mountain bike ride through the woods, or a zipline trip through the trees? Board a train to the Greenbrier Resort, discover some history at the John Henry Historical Park, or chase some waterfalls. 

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FLOAT THE RIVER

With three fabulous rivers to choose from, you're sure to find one to suit your needs. For a guided adventure check with Cantrell's or Pipestem Adventures. Rent a kayak from Waterdawg or bring your own. 

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HIKE & DINE

Have you ever take a trail that led to a restaurant on the river? If not, we've got you covered!

Park at Canyon Rim Center at Pipestem Resort State Park. Begin on Canyon Rim Trail, switch to River Trail, cross the Bluestone National Scenic River and continue on River Trail to Mountain Creek Dining Room. Ride the tram for an easy return trip up the mountain. *Seasonal. Always check tram and dining room schedule before you go. 

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WALKING TOUR

A self guided walking tour of the Hinton Historic District will take you on cobbled streets, past eclectic architecture, and you'll discover a bit of history along the way. Stop by the Big Four for an ice cream, or the Market for lunch, find unique treasures at Grandma's House Antiques, Otter & Oak, and Boho, or catch a movie at the restored Ritz Theatre.

Request a Walking Tour Brochure.

 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR

Created by the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve and partners, the African American Heritage Tour is a self-guided driving tour that leads you through four counties in southern West Virginia. Along the tour  you'll discover the stories of the many black coal miners, railroad workers, and other community members that helped shape this region. Pick up an audio CD at a NPS Visitor Center. 

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ALL ABOARD

Board Amtrak at the Hinton Station for a scenic ride along the Greenbrier River to the Greenbrier Resort. The train leaves Hinton at 10:34 AM and arrives at the Greenbrier at 11:39 AM. Return trip leaves the Greenbrier at 5:05 PM and arrives back to Hinton at 6:06 PM. The train runs on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Tickets are required. Click here for the schedule.