Summersville, WV Is A Hidden Treasure

You have an event, a vacation, a weekend getaway or a business retreat coming up and you want something new, a bit out of the way, but with plenty to do. Shhhh. Have we got a recommendation for you!  It’s Summersville, WV, in the south-central part of the state, 87 miles east of the capital of Charleston.

Here’s what you get in Summersville:

The largest clear-water lake in the state, Summersville Lake with 60 miles of shoreline and almost 2800 acres of water and 20-45 feet visibility;

– Boating, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing  and scuba diving on Summersville Lake—visit Sarge’s Dive Shop and the Summersville Marina for rentals;

– Hiking and biking trails with opportunities to see beautiful foliage, wildlife and even a places for picnics;

– Challenging rock climbing and rappelling offering breathtaking scenery;

– Relax and swim at the manmade beach at Summersville Lake;

– Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State park—the site of a Civil War Battle that allowed West Virginia to proceed ahead with statehood;

– A lighthouse overlooking the lake—climb the  steps to the top for the most breathtaking view of Summersville Lake;

– Golf on one of two courses–Nicholas Veterans Memorial Golf Course or at Cherry Hills Country Club;

– Multiple festivals throughout the year, including the Mt. Nebo St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Feast of the Ramson, Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival, WV Quilt Festival, Nicholas County Fair, Cherry River Festival, Nicholas County Potato Festival, Craigsville Fall Fest, Gauley Fest and the Grape Stomping Festival;

– Located near three Interstate highways (77, 79, 64), as well as major Eastern U.S. population centers  •    Great hiking in the Monongahela National Forest, located 30 miles away in Richwood;

– Hotels, cabin rentals, campsites and restaurants for visitors with impressively low rates;

– A winery and distillery;

– Shops for antiquing and primitives;

– The towering and world-famous New River Gorge Bridge, 20 minutes away;

– Two nationally-ranked whitewater rivers nearby: the New and the Gauley Rivers

Regardless of the season, this easily accessible R&R center is built for the requirements of the tourist, weekend activist, history buff or just those looking for some place beautiful to visit. Visit our website for more information and to see our suggested itineraries for your visit. Print the coupon on our website and bring it to our Visitor’s Center for a free tee shirt. For more information, email or call 1-866-716-0448.  We look forward to your visit!

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