Details: Touring the New River Gorge Bridge

July 7, 2011

GETTING THERE

The New River Gorge Bridge is about about 314 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 66 west to I-81 south. Near Lexington, take I-64 west into West Virginia. At Beckley, take U.S. 19 north, which leads you over the bridge.

STAYING THERE
Morris Harvey House

201 W. Maple Ave.

Fayetteville, W.Va.

877-253-0784

www.morrisharveyhouse.com

Historic bed-and-breakfast with five rooms. Rooms from $85.

EATING THERE
Sedona Cantina & Tapas

1690 Court St.

Fayetteville

304-574-3411

www.sedonacantina.com

Funky side-of-the-road eatery serving small plates from $3.50.

Secret Sandwich Society

1031 / 2 Keller Ave.

Fayetteville

304-574-4777

www.secretsandwichsociety.com

Sandwiches come with tasty house-made pickles and chips. Sandwiches from $7.

PLAYING THERE
Canyon Rim Visitor Center

162 Visitor Center Rd.

Lansing

304-574-2115

www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm

Exhibits about the New River Gorge Bridge and area. Scenic overlook. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bridge Walk

U.S. 19, Canyon Rim Visitor Center exit

Lansing

304-574-1300

www.bridgewalk.com

Tours daily, weather permitting. Reservations recommended. $69.

Hawks Nest State Park

49 Hawks Nest Park Rd.

Ansted

304-658-5212

www.hawksnestsp.com

Free park admission. Tram ($4) operates daily except Wednesdays through Labor Day.

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