The town of Fayetteville, West Virginia
, United States
, was established in 1837 and is part of Fayette County’s county seat of Fayette County. It was founded by a veteran of the Revolutionary War and farmer, Abraham Vandal and was named Vandalia. Later, it was changed to Fayetteville after the Marquis de Lafayette, the Revolutionary War hero.
In the 19th century, it grew to prominence due to the coal industry, but today, its economy is based entirely on tourism.
This area is known for the New River Gorge Bridge, which is the western hemisphere’s longest arch bridge. Few people know that the New River is the world’s second oldest river and is one of the many rivers that flow north. If you go to the gorge’s visitor center and then hike down, you can see delightful views all around you like the center of town, restaurants, shops and galleries.
Also check out the Hawks Nest State Park, which is all of 276 acres and situated on the New River Gorge. It has a 31-room lodge with great views of the gorge and the Hawks Nest Lake. You can go swimming, whitewater rafting, hiking and take the tram if you like.
If you want to catch trout and see the beautiful mountains, go to the Babcock State Park. You might also like to go rowing or horseback riding from here.
Overall, you can indulge in all the adventure sports you always thought impossible.
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