Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hawks Nest Aerial Tramway

If you  are looking for some  wild  and fun outdoor adventures, take the Rt. 60 to Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted West Virginia.  Hawks Nest State Park is nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country.  If you like that kind of adrenaline rush for fun, then it is the perfect  place for you to explore.   
Hawks Nest State Park is a 270-acre recreational area with a nature museum, aerial tramway, jetboat rides, hiking trails and one of the most challenging whitewater boating waterways in the nation. I love that it has a  31-room lodge that offers luxurious rooms, fine dining and spacious conference and meeting facilities. This  place is not only  great for outdoor fun but  for  assembly or any other kind of big events. 
Hawks Nest State Park is located near Ansted in Fayette County, about 10 miles north of the New River Gorge Bridge.   Hawks Nest is known for its scenic overlook, which provides a bird’s eye view of the rugged New River Gorge National River, as shown in the photo below.

If you want to take a boat ride to see the New River Gorge, you will have to take the aerial tramway.  You can also go down  through the  walking trail if you just want to see the river at the bottom.  It's neat how they set it up.  You can't take the boat ride unless you  take the  aerial tramway, really good business strategy I think.

Our son was very nervous going on the aerial tramway.  This  is not his first time doing it but I think he couldn't remember when we did this in South Korea, he was just  2 years old then.  
I thought it would be fun to record  his experience this time so we will have a document to show him that  there's nothing to be fearful about.  You may watch the video below.
My goal this month is to post at least one article in any of my blogs. I have been neglecting to update a lot of it so I am hoping that I could keep up.  I will be posting the  nature museum next time.  I hope you can learn some things about our  beautiful state through our  road trip experience.  Tune in for the next part of our adventure.

19 comments:

  1. We don't live anywhere close to West Virginia. Looks like a beautiful park and a way to spend a fun day outdoors with the family.

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  2. The place looks scenic with the views. It does look exciting using the aerial tramway.

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  3. This does look like a fun time! If we're ever in the area, we'll check this out for sure. My daughter LOVES to do stuff like this.

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  4. Wow what an absolutely beautiful looking place to explore I would love to take the aerial tramway I bet the views are just spectacular.

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  5. I've spent many summers as a child at River Gorge in West Virginia. I would love to take my kids there someday.

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  6. Looks like y'all really enjoyed your time there. Yea, I've only ridden in one of those things once, and it was terrifying!

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  7. Only being able to ride the boat if you've ridden the aerial tram definitely makes a lot of sense financially for them! This sounds like a fun adventure.

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  8. River Gorge sounds like a fabulous place to take a family trip! We love active outdoor time when we are away. Such pretty photos you’ve shared.

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  9. This is a bit far from us but looks like a local treasure. Glad you were able to enjoy it.

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  10. West Virginia is such a gorgeous state. I loved it the first time I got to visit.

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  11. Oh wow, what an incredible adrenaline fueling adventure, this is something I would love to do though I am no adrenaline junkie

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  12. We recently passed through WV for the first time going to PA. We do lots of road trips and will put this on our list to go back.

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  13. I would love to visit this destination. It looks so beautiful and scenic. THe views are truly breathtaking.

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  14. What a FUN Trip!! I would love to go on a gondola ride like that one day even though I am terrifies of heights!!

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  15. Gosh I love tram rides like that. I love the views you can see from up that high and well, I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. ;)

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  16. I've only been through WV once and have always said I wanted to go back. When we travel we always check out the state parks. I'm certain we wouldn't want to leave this one, anytime soon.

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  17. Wow, the picturs of the gorge from that overlook are amazing. Looks like a wonderful destination, bet its gorgeous in the fall.

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  18. Going to the Poconos has led me to be open to the great outdoors. This looks like such an amazing experience.

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  19. That looks like such a beautiful place to visit. It looks like your family had a great time. Great photos and thanks for sharing.

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Hawks Nest Aerial Tramway

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