A Super Fun 5 Day Itinerary for Your Trip to Summersville Lake WV



Summersville WV is one of the best places you can take your family on vacation. There are so many things for you to do and see. Here is a five-day itinerary that you can follow to make the most of your trip to Summersville.



Day 1: Enjoy Summersville Lake

Summersville Lake has over 60 miles of shoreline and almost 2,800 acres of water. This leaves you plenty of space to plan a family fishing trip, go boating, scuba diving, kayaking, or stand-up paddle boarding. Visibility is 20 to 45 feet and water temperatures are 76-85 degrees.  Summersville Lake has some of the cleanest water you will ever see! That makes it so much more enjoyable to swim in with your family.



Day 2: Hiking one of the many hiking trails


There are countless hiking trails around the Summersville WV area. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park has several trails that are fun for the whole family. You can call the Summersville CVB at 304-872-3722 today for a free Trail Guide with all the information you need. On day two, you will also want to save time to visit the Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse, which is the only working lighthouse in the whole state.



Day 3: Have a blast at Mountain Lake Campground


Try your luck at a game of miniature golf at Mountain Lake Campground. Then, you can venture back to Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park and see the site of a Civil War Battle. Be sure and visit the Patterson House Museum on your way out to see some amazing artifacts from the Civil War era.  Stop by Fat Eddies or Dairy Queen for some great ice cream.



Day 4: Visit Kirkwood Winery

You can taste some of the 30 different wines available at Kirkwood. There is also a distillery on site for you to see.  Spend the afternoon browsing some of the antique shops, including Walnut Grove Antiques and Country Potpourri Gauley River Rustics. You can also shop at Hardman's Hardware, an old-fashioned hardware store and The Quilt Shoppe in downtown Summersville.



Day 5: Take in the sights

To end your stay, you will take in the beautiful overlooks in the area. Stop by and see Summersville Dam WV, the second largest earthen Dam in the eastern United States. Then, take a drive south on Rt. 19 to see the New River Gorge Bridge.


Roughly 90% of workers in America agree that vacation is important to them, and Summersville is a great place to take a vacation. There are many hotels, campgrounds, and cabins available for lodging in Summersville  WV. There are also a wide variety of restaurants ranging from fast food to formal dining that you and your family can enjoy. For more information on your trip to Summersville, contact the Summersville CVB at 304-872-3722  today!