10 Things to Do in Lansing That You Shouldn't Miss

August 6, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Lansing is located along U.S. Route 19 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northeast of Fayetteville. Lansing has a post office with ZIP code 25862.
Restaurants in Lansing

1. Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

49 Cantrell Dr, Fayetteville, WV 25840-5123
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5 based on 249 reviews

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is a family owned and operated West Virginia company situated near the village of Fayetteville and the village of Hinton and the best whitewater rafting on the east coast. Cantrell guides are some of the finest in the industry and the customer service is the best! We will give you the highest quality trip possible, not the highest price – this is our guarantee! We have 2 locations in the New River Gorge Region. Out of Fayetteville, WV you can come and visit us at our Gatewood River Access basecamp we have cabins with private hot tubs, rustic cabins, R.V. camping with full hook-ups, bathhouse and onsite laundry facilities and our popular 35th Star Grill & Pub where you can enjoy some of the best entertainment in the region every weekend. Our trips out of this location range from mild to wild whitewater, so if your group is mixed this would be the best destination for you. This location is also perfect for accessing beginner to advanced hiking and biking trails; gravity ziplines to tree-top canopy tours; ATV adventures and a new area attraction - BridgeWalk. From our Hinton location we offer a nice mild family trip that is just right for beginners and gives you a small taste of white water. This location is close to Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort State Park.

Reviewed By kschultz71

I selected Cantrell based on It's TripAdvisor reviews, and I'm so glad I did. I had only rafted once before, many many years ago, so I would call myself a beginner. Our guide Eddie made us feel very comfortable, and his 28 years of experience was evident in his expertise and confidence on the river. Every member of the staff that we had the pleasure to meet was super friendly and helpful. Our ride down the river was a blast and I look forward to doing it again, definitely with Cantrell.

2. Hawks Nest State Park

49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812 +1 304-658-5212
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Hawks Nest State Park

Reviewed By Pamela N

My sister and her husband were in for a family reunion from Colorado. I drove them to Hawks Nest and we had a great time walking around and looking at all the beauty there. If you have the chance to stop there and walk or hike you won't regret it. I will be back this fall for the foliage.

3. New & Gauley River Adventures

44 Lansing Loop Rd, Lansing, WV 25862-6201
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5 based on 219 reviews

New & Gauley River Adventures

Small Company. Big Adventure.

Reviewed By Matthew R

Fantastic experience. Laid back but very competent guides. Two on site bars with craft beer. Free PBR on the return drive after rafting. Best for adults, couples, groups of friends who can appreciate a social night life. A truck or SUV is best if you plan to camp in the wooded area. Some cars with low clearance will drag on the road through that area. We did the reverse gauley two day trip. It was a $200 per person saving compared to other outfitters so this company is very affordable. Hoagie was our guide for both days of rafting and has a very relaxed guiding style. He also has a well developed knowledge of local civil battles, especially battles led by General J. Jameson.

4. River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting

900 Broadway Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901-2315
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting

Join us as we celebrate 50-years of rafting in West Virginia! You're invited to explore, paddle, soar, connect and share the joy of adventure. Discover the charm and history of the New River Gorge, as well as its vibrant, dynamic spirit and rugged beauty. River Expeditions is the area's only family-owned adventure outfitter. Guests come first because we don’t answer to shareholders and we believe size should never outrank service. Find the best value for your vacation and feel confident about your travel decision, whether you stay a week, a weekend or just an afternoon. We never miss an opportunity to "wow" you! Stay on site at our beautiful basecamp with cabins, campground, RV park, outdoor pool, saloon, restaurant, zipline, lodge, complimentary Wi-Fi and a host of other amazing amenities. Let our talented, energetic staff sharing their passion for adventure and host your next vacation. You'll enjoy your visit - and especially the memories you create. #almostheaven

Reviewed By jdcBoston_Ma - boston, ma

I went with my son for a father son outing and it was fantastic. Staff is amazingly helpful, facilities rustic but good, and the cost is very fair! We are going back for a longer visit next fall!
This is a great way to "hang" with family, have fun, and be treated very well.

5. Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge

Fayette Mine Rd & US-19, Fayetteville, WV
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5 based on 171 reviews

Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge

Reviewed By Mike K - Huntington, West Virginia

Absolutely one of the most unique attractions in the world. An easy walk UNDER the New River Gorge Bridge.

The guide offers insight into construction and the continued
Maintenance of structure.

At it highest point, guests are allowed to sit and dangle feet over the gorge.

An event you will talk about for a long time!

6. Adventures on the Gorge

219 Chestnutburg Rd., Lansing, WV 25862
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5 based on 600 reviews

Adventures on the Gorge

A world-class adventure resort located on the rim of the New River Gorge in West Virginia-offering activities, lodging, and dining.

Reviewed By Sleeper2012 - Happy, Texas

Did the Lower Gauley River rafting. Had the Beast time. The class 5 and 4 rapids are wonderful. The guides really know their way through them to make the trip exciting. The Lunch was a Big surprise for the quality of the food and different items. I going to do the Upper Gauley River my next trip.

7. New River Gorge Bridge

U. S. Route 19, Fayetteville, WV +1 304-465-0508
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5 based on 846 reviews

New River Gorge Bridge

Reviewed By JURatGNR - Ohio

This bridge is impressive. You must see it to believe it. That's why people from all around the world travel to WV too see it...amazing.

8. Canyon Rim Visitor Center

162 Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862 +1 304-574-2115
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Reviewed By Michael A - New Providence, New Jersey

The new river. What a story, what a river. Starts here, at one of the best visitor centers I have been to...Gettysburg is still tops, but this place is close. The views of the largest single arch steel bridge is worth the stop. The quick history lesson about the bridges is bonus. The easy hikes, brings it all together. What a bridge. The Rangers could have been a little friendlier...but he was busy, and was still able to be quite informative. Kids loved it...early teen girls. Restrooms were clean...which is always key....and great gift shop. Really enjoyed it and if you are visiting West Virginia, take a drive here. Worth it...wish we had time to ride the Rapids

9. Endless Wall Trail

Lansing-Edmond Rd, Lansing, WV 25862
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5 based on 64 reviews

Endless Wall Trail

Reviewed By Michael A - New Providence, New Jersey

This one-two mile hike is an awesome trail to show you just incredible views of the gorge....then make your way down this steel ladder, where you do a crazy rock scramble where you run into caves and views of the cliff walls are mind blowing. The photo op at the point...once in a life time photo. Speechless. Words are not enough. 900 feet up from the river...straight down...over a rock...amazing

10. Epic Escape Game New River Gorge

151 N Court St, Fayetteville, WV 25840-1254 +1 304-574-0137
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5 based on 34 reviews

Epic Escape Game New River Gorge

The concept is simple: You and your team will be placed in a themed room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and complete the mission or escape the room before your time is up. Play with your family, friends or co-workers and see if you have what it takes to make an Epic Escape.

Reviewed By roedan - Oak Hill, West Virginia

My employer set this up as a team building experience. I was skeptical, being such a claustrophobic, afraid I would not be able to "get out". Being a team member I sucked it up and went.The owner Eric was there to welcome us and give us a breakdown on what to expect. First we did a few activities to kind of figure out our personalities and how well we worked together as a team. Then Eric filled us in on our adventure of stopping a runaway train and what we would have to accomplish to stop it. He led us to "the train" and so it began. I have to say it was the most fun I had experienced in a long time. Not once did I feel closed in. We all worked together and shared a lot of laughs. We did need those clues but we were able to stop the train and escape in plenty of time. I highly urge everyone to go see Eric and his team and have a wonderful time!!!

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