New River Festival Trips and Clinic Registration

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New River Festival Trips and Clinic Registration
June 8, 2013 8:00 am
June 8, 2013 5:00 pm
Robin Snyder
March 15, 2013
Old Rivers Campground
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851 Fayette Station Road, Fayetteville, WV, 25840, United States

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Trips and Clinics Information (all trips and clinics are scheduled for Saturday, June 8th)


Hike Historic Nuttalburg with a New River Gorge Park Ranger:

A walk through Nuttallburg today provides one of the most intact examples of a coal mining complex in West Virginia and one of the most complete coal related industrial sites in the United States. Join a ranger to learn about the town of Nuttallburg, one of nearly fifty towns that sprang up along the New River in response to a growing nation’s need for coal. Step back in history and explore rows of old coke ovens, the conveyor and tipple system, and foundations of a church, school, and homes that were part of this thriving community.


  • 9:30                  Meet at Canyon Rim Visitor Center for a brief presentation about the history and restoration of Nuttallburg.
  • 10:15                Carpool to Nuttallburg
  • 10:30-12:00  Tour site with a ranger
  • 12:00                Travel back to Canyon Rim

Things to Know:

  • Drive to site is approximately 30 minutes.  Use caution on the winding back roads as you travel.
  • Restrooms available at Canyon Rim and Vault Toilet available on premises.
  • There is limited parking at the site, therefore the carpool will run from Canyon Rim VC
  • Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent, snacks, and come prepared to hike
  • A basic tour will be provided involving some hiking.  For those who want to hike longer distances, you can explore the site on your own as well.
  • Bring lunch if desired (Return time to Canyon Rim will be approximately 12:30 – 1:00 PM)

Stream Exploration and Photography Workshop for Kids:

Join a park ranger to explore the water resources of New River Gorge National River through photography and water quality monitoring tests at Wolf Creek, along Fayette Station  Road.  Participants will catch critters in the stream to determine water quality, study their samples, and take photographs of the gorge as part of this field trip.


  • 1:00 PM        Participants joined by their parents will meet at Canyon Rim for an introduction to photography
  • 1:30 PM        Carpool down Fayette Station Road to participate in the water quality monitoring tests.
  • 2:30 PM        Photo Time:  Participants can take pictures of their samples and the river gorge
  • 2:45 PM        Travel back to Canyon Rim to print photos for souvenirs of the field trip.
  • 3:30 PM        Conclusion

Things to Know:

  • Drive to site is approximately 25 minutes.  Use caution on the winding road down to the river.
  • Restrooms available at Canyon Rim and Vault Toilet available on premises.
  • Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant and snacks.
  • Materials for stream study will be provided.

Biking Trips lead by the New River Bicycle Union

Join New River Bicycle Union (NRBU) members for a road or mountain bike ride at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 8th.  All skill levels are welcome on these trips.   If you are interested in the road ride, meet at the festival. This trip will be a no drop ride (meaning we will ride as a group). Our route will be based on the skill and fitness level of participating riders and, if there is a wide variation in skill level, we will break into two groups. Our ride will be one to two hours in length and may include a ride through the scenic town of Fayetteville and/or a ride through the gorge.

The mountain biking will start at the Arrowhead Trail head system at 10:00 am.  There will be a ride for  beginners and another for more experienced mountain bikers. Please see map for location here. Please pre-register so we can anticipate how many riders will be attending.


  • 10:00 – Meet at specified locations for mountain biking or road biking trip and get overview of route and helpful tips from NRBU members
  • 10:15 – 12:15 – Rides will be one to two hours in length.  Length may vary.

Things to Know:

  • Bring your own bike and gear
  • Bikes can be rented in downtown Fayetteville at two different bike shops: Marathon Bicycle Co., or New River Bikes
  • Be dressed appropriately for a fun bike adventure.