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A top destination in West Virginia with over 60 miles of shoreline and almost 2,800 acres of water. Includes land and water activities, with almost 6,000 acres of federal land for the management of fish and wildlife.
WORLD FAMOUS GAULEY RIVER
Some of the best Whitewater in the world!
LONG POINT OVERLOOK
Located on Rt. 129 just south of Summersville, you’ll be enthralled with a beautiful view of Long Point, the highest cliff on the lake, jutting out of the water to almost 100 feet.
Located at the base of the Summersville Dam. Flows capable of generating power between 700 and 4,000 cubic feet per second.
CIVIL WAR TRAILS
An abundance of Civil War history, which includes Carnifex Ferry. Civil War Trail Signage.
HISTORICAL LOCATIONS TO SEE
Nicholas County Courthouse (Downtown Summersville)
Old Main (North Main Street)
The Historic Flavius Brown House (downtown Summersville)
The Brock Hotel (Webster Road)
The Hamilton House (one mile down Rt. 39 west)
One Room Schoolhouse (Nicholas County Veteran’s Memorial Park)
Scenic Lockwood Driving Tour
The Historical Muddelty Trail which includes Jones Hole
Campbell Electric Company
The Starbuck Mill (enter the trail at West Webster Road or at Rt. 39).
Kirkwood Winery & Isaiah Morgan Distillery
Kirkwood Winery has the distinction of being the first vineyard in this region and is located in a rural valley three miles north of Summersville. The vineyard consists of over six acres that produce 40 tons of grapes annually. The old family oak press featured on the label has been used since trial production began almost two decades ago. Harvests from these fields now yield over 4,000 gallons of wine annually from which more than 30 differentvarieties of wines are produced.
The winery is also the home of the Isaiah Morgan Distillery. Today tourists canobserve the crafting of the Southern Moon,Rye and Grappa. Tours and tasting of the Vineyards, Winery and Distillery are available Monday-Sunday. Visit www.kirkwood-wine.com or call 304-872-7332.
THE NEW RIVER GORGE REGION
From the north, Summersville is the gateway to the New River Gorge Region, which includes the world-known New River Gorge Bridge, located just 20 minutes south of Summersville. Be sure to check out the Canopy Tours and Gravity Zip Lines!
Surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest, this town is a must to see. You won’t be disappointed in the fishing or the big and small game hunting. Richwood is also known for its mountain bike trails and cross country skiing and is the home of West Virginia’s first and longest running triathlon, the Scenic Mountain Triathlon.