New River Gorge
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This year's Bridge Day Festival takes place on October 18th, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, on the New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, WV. Shuttle buses will operate at designated parking lots between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Various events will be offered in downtown Fayetteville. The celebration of the completion of the New River Gorge Bridge lead to the annual Bridge Day Festival, first observed on November 8, 1980.
The community of Hinton will celebrate its railroad history and the spectacular colors of fall in the New River Gorge on October 18,19, 25 and 26 with the annual observance of Hinton Railroad Days. Hinton's streets will be filled with vendors selling arts and craft items and food vendors will offer a variety of food such as hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeques, beans and cornbread, kettle corn, and funnel cakes. Hundreds of visitors join in the town's celebration as they debark from the New River Train excursion, which arrives each afternoon during Railroad Days.
The annual New River Train fall excursions will run this year on October 18, 19, 25, & 26. Since 1968, the annual New River Train excursions through the scenic New River Gorge, during the height of fall colors has attracted thousand of riders each year. The trains leave Huntington, WV in morning, arriving in Hinton, WV in the afternoon, allowing passengers to enjoy Hinton Railroad Days, then returns to Huntington that evening.
The spectacular fall season is the perfect time to explore the hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails in the New River Gorge region. Trails range from easy to challenging, so you're likely to find several that will match your abilities as well as your interests. Our online guide to the trails of the New River Gorge overlays the route of each trail on a Google map and will provide you with a description of each trail, its difficulty, and details of sights you'll encounter on the trails.
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