- The list below includes 36 free or cheap things to do in or near Ansted, West Virginia, including 40 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Rafting, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Hawks Nest State Park to Adventures On the Gorge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ansted and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lansing, Beckley, Fayetteville and Summersville.
Located at the edge of New River Gorge, the Canyon Rim Visitor Center provides information for visitors about local attractions as well as about local nature, culture, and history. It features observation decks and an exhibit room.
An extensive walking and hiking trail that offers striking views, Endless Wall Trail is actually divided into upper and lower trails. The upper trail looks down into the gorge, while the lower trail runs among caves and rock passages.
Originally created to transport coal out of New River Gorge in 1873, Fayette Station Road is a scenic drive winding down to the Gorge bottom, and up the other side through forests, vistas, and the remnants of abandoned coal communities.
Lansing's Painting with a Twist is a painting studio that hosts two to three hour art parties led by local artists, designed for painters of all levels. Wine and refreshments are served as guests create their own artwork.
An 8.6-mile hiking trail, Kaymoor Miners Trail takes travelers through an old mining site with structures and exhibits on the local history. The trail can also be used to see old roads, rail beds, streams and a waterfall.
Studio B Gallery & Gifts is an eclectic space that provides visitors with gourmet food and cheeses, as well as wine and craft beer. Shoppers can also browse through the sterling silver items, local fine art, pottery, and imports.
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West Virginia White Water Rafting offers white water rafting and adventure tours in the New River Gorge and Gauley River areas. Adventure tours include horseback riding, ATV tours, kayaking, helicopter rides, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and spelunking.
Passages To Adventure offers equipment, instruction, and guided tours in the New River Gorge for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. In addition to offering two different whitewater rafting trips, Passages also features instruction and guidance in rock climbing and caving as well.
Equestrian Adventures offers horseback trail rides on more than 6,000 acres of New River Gorge National Park, just as they have for the last 25 years. In addition, the company can arrange for whitewater rafting, mountain biking, ATV rides, Canopy Tours, paintball facilities.