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New River Basin - Attractions


Hawks Nest State Park "Grand Canyon of the East" 838-acre state park, perched on the edge of the New River Gorge. Spectacular canyon views and an aerial tramway to the bottom of the Gorge. Picnic area and overlook, with plenty of free parking. Modern 31-room lodge, restaurant, guest swimming pool, and gift shops, as well as facilities for hiking, jet boat excursions, tennis, and a Nature Center.


Mystery Hole Come and experience the amazing force of gravity! Landmarked by a Volkswagen protruding from a Quonset hut, the Mystery Hole allegedly sits over a hole in the ground where the law of gravity does not apply. Balls roll uphill. Chairs sit halfway up a wall. Kids and adults alike are awed. Money disappears from your pockets.


St. Anthony's Shrine

Established 1928, built 1953 with Italian cut limestone. Beautiful stained glass windows. Nearby parish house was once the mine superintendent's house.