- The list below includes 39 free or cheap things to do in or near Lansing, West Virginia, including 42 different types of inexpensive activities like Rafting, Hiking Trails, Ziplines and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- From Endless Wall Trail to Fayette Station Road, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lansing and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beckley, Fayetteville, Summersville and Ansted.
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.
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.
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.
Adventures on the Gorge is an all-inclusive resort. At the resort, visitors can take whitewater-rafting trips on the New River, experience a canopy tour, play in the TimberTrek Aerial Adventure Park, eat at one of the three restaurants and loges, and stay in the campground or cabins.
New and Gauley River Adventures offers whitewater rafting on the New River and Gauley River. In addition, the company offers river trips, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, ziplining, rock climbing, hiking, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, caving, ATV tours, and other outdoor adventures, along with offering cabins.
On a TreeTops Canopy Tour, visitors navigate ten ziplines, five cable bridges, one rappel station, and stop on stationary tree platforms to see overviews of Mill Creek. Visitors also see wildlife from a treetop level.
Since 1980, owner Steve Campbell presented guests with outside adventures including whitewater rafting. Now Rivermen is part of the Adventures on the Gorge operation, and offers many outdoor recreation opportunities and lodging.