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Parks & nature in Fayette County

Amusement Park
“The Lost Paddle Lounge at ACE has a great atmosphere, food, drinks, a huge deck and patio overlooking the lake waterpark, and live music on weekends. https://aceraft.com/ace-adventure-resort/resort-dining/the-lost-paddle/”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful trails for hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking. ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Babcock State Park is great for recreational activities like hiking, fishing and boating. The park is most known for the Glade Creek Grist Mill. The Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park is a popular destination for nature and landscape photographers and artists capturing the beauty of this iconic setting.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Hawks Nest State Park and the surrounding trails are a great place for hiking and sightseeing. ”
8 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Very nice Visitor's Center. You'll see license plates from all over the country here. Gift shop, informational movie, small museum, 2 rocking chairs with full length window view of the New River, restrooms, trail (mostly just steps... a lot) down to great view of New River Gorge Bridge. Park Rangers will answer questions and have maps. Cheesy souvenir shop across the street from parking lot. BridgeWalk entrance is also nearby. Take first road at the north end of the bridge, off US Route 19 (turn right if coming from the south/New River Cottage).”
5 locals recommend
Trail
“Trailhead for hike to Long Point for a fantastic view of the New River Gorge Bridge and river. 3.2 miles round trip.”
5 locals recommend
Campground
“Great outdoor seating to enjoy a beer after a mtn bike ride on the nearby trails.”
4 locals recommend
Campground
3 locals recommend
Park
2 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite hiking trail in the area. It is about a 40 minute drive from Fayetteville, but well worth it. The trail winds along Glade Creek and offers many opportunities for swimming along the way.”
1 local recommends
Campground
“The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is the fourth Boy Scout of American High Adventure Base, which is in the tradition of Philmont Ranch in New Mexico, Florida Sea Base, and Northern Tier in Minnesota. This is the latest, greatest, and since 2013, the permanent location for the Boy Scouts annual Jamboree. World Jamboree takes place here this year and is the first time in North America since 1967. The Summit Bechtel Reserve will open for one day only, Saturday, June 15, for Community Appreciation Day, giving those who live in the area an opportunity to enjoy an adventure-filled day. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m., and those who attend will be able to enjoy numerous activities, at no cost. However, the Summit is asking for a voluntary donation of $10 per car for parking, which will be donated to the Gold Star Family Veterans fund. Kenn Miller, the director of programs and operations, said activities available to the public will include zip lining, fishing, rock climbing, skateboarding, live music, BMX, mountain biking and canopy tours. Paid concessions will be available, but those who attend may also bring a picnic from home.”
3 locals recommend
Trail
1 local recommends
Park
“Scenic Views, Hiking Trails, Picnic Areas, Outdoor Dramas "Honey in the Rock" and "Hatfields & McCoys." ”
1 local recommends
Campground
1 local recommends
Cemetery
“http://townoffayetteville.org/index_files/Page1381.htm Also, miles of hiking trails start here. You can walk up the hill from our house 3 blocks to access the park and the trails!”
1 local recommends