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Top: The lodging choices at West Virginia's ACE Adventure Resort range from rental
houses to primitive tent sites.
Lower: ACE Adventure Resort's focal point is the New River and the adventures it offers.
What to Expect: Here, it's all
about communing with nature. The drive through BlueRidge-cresting Skyline Drive
is studded with overlooks offering dazzling views of the
Shenandoah Valley. The campground is predominantly primitive (with some backcountry
and RV sites thrown in), with
many of the harder-to-get-to
sites being cut into the Big Flat
Mountain cliff-face, providing
Top: ACE Adventure Resort's zip line options include both day and night zips.
Lower: A stay at Amicalola Falls State Park can include guided hikes and other
activities for the family.
campers with the sublime pleasure of waking up to a glorious
sunrise, watching from their
picnic table a pristine sunset,
and gazing up at a darkened sky
full of stars. For entertainment,
there's an amphitheatre featuring nature talks put on by rangers, as well as miles upon miles
of hiking trails, some of which
culminate at waterfalls. While
there is a camp store, it isn't
altogether too well stocked. So
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