Tuesday, July 16, 2013

West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful

After a few days of recouping, I can write about our family vacation! My family and I stayed in the mountains of Oak Hill, West Virginia at ACE Adventure Resort. We have been visiting ACE for the past 6 years with each year bringing new, heart-pounding adventures.

ACE offers a variety of outdoor activities for people of all ages. Our week at ACE was action-packed, including Zip line canopy tourATV tourHeritage hikeEvening rappelWhitewater rafting, and Horseback riding. Check out a few of our favorite things from the week:

  1. Usually, we stay in a cabin, but this year's cabin was a little different. The cabin was huge; we had a finished basement! I even had a king size bed. We were like kids on Christmas running from room to room checking everything out. 
  2. ACE is known for its whitewater rafting trips down the New River Gorge. Every year, we take a trip down the river. This year was a little different with high waters due to a lot of rain the previous week. We love navigating the rapids and look forward to it every year! 
  3. If we weren't eating or sleeping between activities, we were playing at the lake. We, especially, loved blobbing each other sky high. 
  4. This was the first year we went on a hike. Our guide took us on Long Point Trail to a breathtaking view of the New River Bridge, 800ft above the gorge.  
  5. ACE has 9 zip lines from cliff to cliff in the mountains. One of them gives you an incredible view of the New River Gorge. Check out the video of our favorite zip below!

-Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all-

After a week of running wild through the mountains of West Virginia, it was time to head home. We look forward to coming back next year. My sister and I have already decided to try out paddle boarding next year! If you are an outdoorsy, adventurous person, or family, I recommend checking out ACE for your next vacation!

Are you headed anywhere this summer for vacation? Or have you already traveled somewhere this summer? 


  1. I've never been to WV (besides driving through), and it looks like a lot of fun! I love the view of the New River Bridge.

  2. It is a lot of fun! You should check out whitewater rafting. I think you would like it.

  3. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Thank you for stopping by and checking it out!