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October on the New River Train

By Joe Rosenthal, courtesy New River Train

New River Train

West Virginia
Perhaps there is no better fall foliage excursion than West Virginia’s New River Train adventure that awes passengers from Huntington through the spectacular New River Gorge to the 
historic town of Hinton.

Available only four times in October, this 300-mile, 12-hour trip is billed as a tour of a lifetime, according to Don Maxwell, executive director.

“We pass through many towns in West Virginia as well as under the 
second-longest bridge in the country, the New River Gorge Bridge. There are always new sights in this 65-mile gorge,” he said.
Maxwell suggested that bank groups hop aboard on the Sunday after the New River Gorge Bridge Day, held on the third Saturday of October.

“This way, you can join the thousands of people who gather to watch the antics of folks who parachute off this bridge that towers 856 feet from the river.”