ENJOY SUMMERSVILLE LAKE
Boating • Kayaking • Jet Skiing • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Rock Climbing • Fishing • Scuba Diving
Visit the Summersville Lake Marina or Summersville Lake Retreat for boat rentals and Sarge’s Dive Shop for all your Scuba needs. Talk to Mark or Eric about the dinner cruises on the lake or a private pontoon ride with a guided tour of the lake for groups.
Get your hiking shoes on or maybe you would prefer to bike…there are many trails with scenes of beautiful waterfalls, wildlife and foliage. In the afternoon, climb the 122 steps to the top of the Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse for a breathtaking view of beautiful Summersville Lake. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, the site of one of the historic Civil War Battles. Save time to visit the Henry Patterson Museum on the property. Seasonal hours.
Bring your golf clubs and hit the greens at the Nicholas Memorial Golf Course or Cherry Hills Country Club. Take the kids to Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins for a game of miniature golf, or mine for gold in the mine sluice, and then change into your swim gear for an afternoon at the pool at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park or the man-made beach at Summersville Lake. Before heading back to your campsite, cabin or hotel, stop by Campfire Grill near the Lake or Dairy Queen in town for some great ice cream.
Visit Kirkwood Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Be sure to take home your favorite wine or other West Virginia-made products. Spend the afternoon browsing the many antique and primitive shops, such as Clark’s Antiques and Salvage. Take a step back in time and visit Hardman’s Hardware, an old-fashioned hardware store, or get the finest in quilting supplies at the Quilt Shoppe in downtown Summersville.
Enjoy many overlooks with breathtaking views of the natural beauty Nicholas County has to offer. Be sure to include
Summersville Dam in your day planning. If you want to branch out, take the short drive south to see the New River Gorge Bridge. If you want something more adventurous, consider a New River Gorge Bridge walk tour, ziplining or white water rafting.