- TripBuzz found 42 things to do with kids in or near Ansted, West Virginia, including 39 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lansing, Fayetteville, Beckley and Summersville.
- From Hawks Nest State Park to New River Jet Boats, the Ansted area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Boat Tours, Other Tours and Rafting.
Visitors to Hawks Nest State Park, can stay in the lodge, eat at the restaurant featuring home-style meals, fish in Hawks Nest Lake, and experience the canyon's whitewater rafting. Visitors to the park often see hawks, turkey vultures, black vultures, bald eagles, golden eagles and peregrine falcons.
The Mystery Hole is a gravity-defying museum including balls that appear to roll uphill, and a tour guest that seems to sit on a chair with two floating legs, and two on the wall. The building also has a cut in half Volkswagen Beetle up against its side.
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.
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.
Wildwater Expeditions is a white water rafting company that offers a variety of services. It features guided rafting trips for visitors of all experience levels, and also offers off-water activities like ziplining and rock climbing.
The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest steel span in the Western Hemisphere and the third highest in the United States. In October, the bridge is the home to Bridge Day, West Virginia's largest one-day festival, and one of the largest extreme sport events in the world.
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.