Appalachian Waters Scenic Route 39 Byway
The Route 39 Byway stretches across five counties in WV and Virginia. Offers great stops and scenic views along the way.
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
The site of a Civil War Battle led by Union Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans and Confederate Commander Brigadier General John Floyd. The battle represented the failure of a Confederate drive to regain control of the Kanawha Valley and allowed WV to proceed towards statehood.
Kirkwood Winery and the Isaiah Morgan Distillery
Located in rural valley 3 miles north of Summersville and is home of the oldest bourbon produced in WV. 30 different varieties of wine are produced. Also available is Southern Moon, Rye and Grappa. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm.
Visit www.kirkwood-wine.com for more information or call 304-872-7332.
Located at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park, the One Room School House is furnished with desks and memorabilia and serves as a tribute to more than 1,000 Nicholas County one-room school teachers. Open seasonally Saturdays, June-Labor Day 2pm-4pm.
Richwood, WV—photo from guide
Located in Nicholas County and surrounded by the Cherry River and the Monongahela National Forest. Summit Lake is a must if you are looking for a great place to relax, camp, hike or fish.
Located on the Gauley River in the town of Summersville. The dam is 390 feet high and 2,280 feet long making it the second largest rock-fill earthen dam in the Eastern United States.
Summersville Lake—photo of the lake
Summersville Lake is the largest lake in WV and is 60 miles of shoreline and almost 2790 acres of water. Water activities include boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving and rock climbing. It will rejuvenate you and create unforgettable family memories.
Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse
Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse—Unique lighthouse overlooking Summersville Lake. Standing 104 feet tall and a top elevation of 2, 164 feet. 122 steps to the top gallery deck offering unparalleled views of Summersville Lake and the Gauley River National Recreation Area.
www.summervillelakeretreat.com for information on admission tickets.
White Water Rafting
Enjoy various levels of white water rafting on the Upper and Lower New River and the Upper and Lower Gauley River. Visit www.raftinginfo.com
Summersville Marina offers seasonal boat slips, overnight slips, pontoon rentals, fuel, ice, food, tee shirts and bait. Open mid April-September
Sarge’s Dive Shop
Sarge’s Dive Shop offers premier scuba diving in Summersville Lake and is a full service scuba facility, scuba certifications, lake charters, and lake tours. Paddleboard and Kayak rentals.
Summersville Lake Retreat Boat Rentals
Pontoon boat, kayaks, canoes, and Stand Up Paddle Boards available.
Hiking and Biking Trails
The Summersville area offers an extensive selection of hiking and biking trails!
Call us for a free Hiking Trail Guide at 304-872-3722.