Centrally located in the mountains of West Virginia, Summersville offers endless opportunities for fun-filled days enjoying beauty, adventure, history, and relaxation.
The city is home to the state’s largest lake. Beautiful clear-water Summersville Lake has more than 60 miles of shoreline and 2,800 acres of water, and it is the perfect place for boating, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, scuba diving, and even rock climbing.
Be sure to save time to climb the 122 steps to the top of the Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse, and enjoy hiking one of the many trails. Take the kids for a round of miniature golf at Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins, or enjoy some Civil War history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Or, tour Kirkwood Winery and the Isaiah Morgan Distillery to taste some of the 30 different wines.
There are many beautiful overlooks to see, and make sure to save time to pick up a few souvenirs. There are primitive shops, antiques, retail, and even an old-fashioned hardware store, Hardman’s Hardware, in downtown Summersville.
If you are a quilt enthusiast, stop by the Quilt Shoppe for supplies. Or, visit Walnut Grove Antiques or Country Potpourri and Gauley River Rustics for some fantastic antiques.
There are a host of festivals in the fall, when the foliage is absolutely gorgeous. Also, check out the event schedule at the Summersville Arena and Conference Center.
Summersville is easy to navigate and offers a large selection of lodging to match any budget. Restaurants range from fast food to fine dining.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, Summersville has something to offer couples, families, adventure seekers, historians, or just those seeking relaxation.