Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Dust off your fun-meter and dip your toe into excitement with today’s Groupon for a $200 gift card for outdoor fun from New & Gauley River Adventures.
A family-owned business with over 30 years of experience, New & Gauley River Adventures stands out with personalized service from personable guides. Use your $200 gift card toward one of New & Gauley’s many on- and off-river adventures, including whitewater rafting, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and cabins. Whitewater rafting trips of the lower New River Gorge ($68–$130 for a single-day trip, depending on the trip and day) run all year long, giving you pulse-pounding bursts of liquid-based exhilaration, balanced out by relaxing views of West Virginia’s beautiful scenery and mountainside knitting communes. Or take control over winter weather by renting snowshoes from New & Gauley ($15 for a pair), then setting off into the snow-covered wilderness to locate your missing cuff links.
New & Gauley River Adventures
Since 1977, the staff at New & Gauley River Adventures has helped visitors create year-round excitement across two rivers and more than 60,000 acres of terrain. The experts customize adventures, dispensing guides and gear for exhibitions, such as kayaking and high-speed whitewater rafting. Rafts float down the New River Gorge, passing by ghost towns and jump rocks. Meanwhile, the Gauley River emerges at the base of the Summersville Dam to form Class V+ rapids and enough churning whitewater to wash all of a giant's laundry. Back on dry land, horseback-riding groups meander through pre–Civil War roads. Ziplines soar across treetop canopies, and rocky peaks beckon climbers to scale their surface. As winter spills snow on the ground, the adventurous staff turns focus to cold-weather activities, such as snowshoeing and snowmen wrestling. The company's lodging options—which include campsites and cabins— let visitors rest up between their adventures. Nestled amid lush trees, the onsite Undercut Pub & Grill readies growling stomachs for hibernation with home-cooked breakfast and pub fare.