All photos courtesy of Adventures on the Gorge
The Blue Ridge is made up of so many incredible people, small businesses, destinations, and more. During the next few weeks, we would like to highlight some of them to allow you to get to know them better, a series we like to call Blue Ridge together. Today we are giving a shoutout to the people at Adventures on the Gorge. #BlueRidgeTogether
Nestled in the heart of West Virginia, Adventures on the Gorge has combined a premier location, industry expertise, and a deep enthusiasm for adventure to create a vacation experience unlike any other.
Drawn to the rim of the New River Gorge by world-class whitewater, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking, the founders of Adventures on the Gorge were driven to create a resort that could live up to the natural wonders that surrounded it. So, they took what nature had provided and added more than 47 years of outdoor experience, a devoted staff, and a drive to inspire others to experience the outdoors.
The result was the world’s premier adventure resort.
We chatted with Crystal Stone from Adventures on the Gorge
What do you do at Adventures on the Gorge and what is your favorite outdoor activity?
Stone: I am the Webmaster/SEO/SEM Manager for Adventures on the Gorge. My favorite outdoor activities are whitewater rafting (it is a WV tradition) and horseback riding. Both allow me to reconnect with nature, family and friends in the great outdoors.
2. What makes you proud to be apart of Adventures on the Gorge?
Stone: I am proud to be a part of the AOTG family, because we are a family made up of nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, outdoor enthusiasts with a love of WV and the New River Gorge. I am proud to be a part of a destination that gives families a place to relax and reconnect with each other and nature.
How has Adventures on the Gorge adapted to these times / what do you want people to know about how/what you are doing?
Stone: We have adapted all of our operating procedures to make certain that the health and safety of guests and staff are a priority as always. This means we are running with smaller trip sizes, less guests on buses to maintain physical and social distancing, providing masks for staff and guests, sanitizing everything between use/guests.
Any positive/ motivational message you’d like to include?
Stone: You must go on adventures to know where you truly belong.