Why do we see lots of vehicles all logo’d up here in The New River Gorge?
Well… first, we are lucky enough to be part of the National Park Service— more than 70,000 acres.
The law of natural attraction: like attracts like. Everyone knows that. World-class talent is drawn to a world-class area.
It’s contagious. Reverend Payton and his Big Damn Band did not show up just to do the concert at Ace Resort for Get down in the gorge. They wanted to fish for smallies on the New River, too!
The President of the birding world, and First Lady, did not stop on their cross-country move just to stay in a cabin. They wanted the world-class New River to wash away the trials and tribulations of moving an international organization to a new home.
Some of the best rock climbing gear companies have their vans in Fayetteville all year round, not because it’s a huge metropolitan market, but because the world-class mountaineers, they love to live here in one of America’s coolest small towns.
When the gates open on Summersville Dam this weekend, every whitewater fan will be wishing they were here to run the Gauley River through the Gauley River National recreation area.
The logo vehicles will be too many to count.
What will happen after, in the winter? Mountain bike madness. Miles after endless miles of custom-made for you single-track trails by the Boy Scouts of America. Not to mention the countless trails that are open to bike traffic in The New River Gorge National River.
Of course, there has to be support staff for all that talent, and that’s where Opossum Creek Retreat comes in.
Yoga is a boom industry, so they tell me. I mean, I do yoga and have for a long time.
We have hosted yoga retreats for well over a decade, but never before have we had 4 in one year, let alone 2 in 2 weeks with world-renowned yogis like Todd Norian. Todd was here a couple of weeks ago, and is ready to make it an annual event. We are very excited.
Centered Adventures was here this past weekend, leading everyone through yoga, pilates and outdoor activities during their retreat.
Yes, we play host to some big names, and one of them could be yours.