West Virginia Attractions June 21, 2021
Explore Kanawha Falls By Stand Up Paddleboard For A One-Of-A-Kind West Virginia Adventure
There’s nothing quite like chasing a West Virginia waterfall – unless it’s chasing a West Virginia waterfall from a perch on top of a paddleboard. Yes, really! That’s a thing that you can do right here in the Mountain State!
Kanawha Falls is a river-wide waterfall located in Glen Ferris. It's a beautiful spot, but not the easiest to see or photograph, at least from the river bank. Especially in the summer, when trees and undergrowth are fully leafed out, it's nearly impossible to get a good view of this majestic West Virginia cascade.
Difficult to access and impossible to get a good view, that is, unless you attempt to do both by stand up paddle board. Then, you can paddle right up to the base of the falls and soak in the full strength of their beauty - both literally and figuratively.
Is stand up paddle boarding to the base of Kanawha Falls even a thing? Why yes, it is, thanks to Mountain Surf Paddle Sports in Fayetteville and their fleet of paddle boards that are ready and waiting to take you on your next West Virginia adventure.
Kanawha Falls is an excellent trip choice, but it's not the only option when you rent gear from Mountain Surf Paddle Sports. You get the paddle board for a full day, so you can take it on all kinds of unique adventures! Summersville Lake, the New River Gorge Bridge, and Plum Orchard Lake, for example, are all within range.
Which of those strikes your fancy?
Whatever your pick, hop on a SUP and try your hand at this one-of-a-kind West Virginia attraction. We can almost guarantee you'll be back for more once you give it a chance!
To learn more, visit Mountain Surf Paddle Sports
on their website. They rent paddle boards for a full day for $35, or you can opt for a guided tour to Summersville Lake or the New River Gorge Bridge starting at $55 per person, with discounts for groups. They’ll even teach you how to paddle board if you’re new to the sport. You can also find Mountain Surf on Facebook. Of course, paddle boarding isn’t the only way to enjoy the Mountain State’s rivers… Address: Kanawha Falls, WV 25115, USA