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Welcome to Summersville!

As Mayor of the City of Summersville, I would like to welcome you to our city. Summersville has a unique advantage of being a small city with big city opportunities. The excellent quality of life in Summersville is exemplified by our beautiful mountains, wonderful citizens, and the many recreational activities. Business and individuals looking for a home will find that Summersville has a skilled workforce, ready access to a major transportation route, and a community with a proactive approach to economic development. Enjoy your visit and I hope you will agree with me that Summersville is one of the best communities in America. Mayor Robert Shafer The offices of the Summersville CVB are located in the Summersville Arena & Conference Center at: 3 Armory Way, Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-3722 or toll free: 866-716-0448 www.summersvillecvb.com www.facebook.com/summersvilleconventionandvisitorsbureau info@summersvillecvb.com Acknowledgments

This project is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the Summersville CVB and the advertisers displayed herein. We encourage you to visit these advertisers while in our area. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for our guide, especially to Mary Jane Williams, Country Road Cabins, Aceraft.com, Jonathan Jones, Summersville Lake Retreat, Take Two, Jessica Simpkin, Linda Sproles, Virginia Kemmerling, Dee Dee Fillinger, Anne M. Johnson, Mark Allen, Frances Price, Lundy Bailey, Ashley Sparks, Kim Phillips. Carolyn Symes, Amanda Green and Adventures On The Gorge. Publishing by Stallard Studios Publishing, Wytheville, Virginia. 276-228-7092. stallardpublishing@gmail.com Printing by Chocklett Press, 2922 Nicholas Ave, NE, Roanoke, Virginia. 540-345-1820. tubbyk@chocklettpress.com

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Getting Here Morgantown

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Huntington Charleston

Summersville Fayetteville Beckley

Lewisburg White Sulphur Springs

Princeton Bluefield

From I-79 South: I-79 South to US Route 19, South Exit 57 (Summersville). Follow US Route 19 South approximately 30 miles into Summersville. From I-77 South: I-64 East from Charleston. Take I-77 South, I-64 East to Beckley, WV. Take Exit 48 (North Beckley/ Summersville), US Route 19 North. Follow US Route 19 North approximately 45 miles into Summersville. From I-77 North: Take Exit 48 (North Beckley/ Summersville), US Route 19 North. Follow US Route 19 North approximately 45 miles into Summersville. From I-64 West: Take Exit 48, (North Beckley/ Summersville), US Route 19 North. Follow US Route 19 North approximately 45 miles into Summersville.

Table of Contents

Page 3 …………Welcome Page 4 …………Table of Contents Page 5-6 ………A Day in Every Direction Page 7-8 ………History of Summersville Page 9 …………National Register of Historic Places Page 10-11……Civil War History Page 11…………Libraries Page 12…………Arts and Culture Page 12…………Mountain Transit Authority Page 13-14 ……Summersville Lake Page 15…………Boat and Kayak Launches Page 16 …………Boat Rentals Page 17 …………Lighthouse Page 18-19 ……White Water Rafting Page 20 …………Hiking and Biking Trails Page 21-22 ……Explore Nicholas County Page 23 …………Kirkwood Winery/Isaiah Morgan Distillery Page 24 …………Powell’s Mountain Goat Page 25 …………Summersville Arena & Conference Center Page 26 …………Monongahela National Forest Page 27-29……Fairs and Festivals Page 30-31 ……Richwood Page 32…………City of Summersville Pavilion Page 33-37 ……Lodging Page 38-39 ……Dining Page 39…………Night Life Page 40-45 ……Shopping Page 46 …………Wedding Locations Page 47 …………Local Places of Worship

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A Day in Every Direction

ITINERARIES FOR FUN IN SUMMERSVILLE!

Day 1:

Enjoy Summersville Lake!

Boating • Kayaking • Jet Skiing Rock Climbing • Fishing • • Scuba Diving Visit the Summersville Lake Marina and Summersville Lake Retreat for boat rentals and Sarge’s Dive Shop for all your scuba needs. Talk to Mark or Eric about a private pontoon ride on the lake with a guide for groups. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants, priced to fit any budget.

Day 2:

Get your hiking shoes on and walk one of the many trails in Nicholas County. 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.

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A Day in Every Direction

ITINERARIES FOR FUN IN SUMMERSVILLE!

Day 3:

Bring your golf clubs and hit the greens at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park Golf Course or Cherry Hills Country Club. Take the kids to Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins for a game of miniature golf and then change into your swim gear for an afternoon at the pool at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park or the manmade beach at Summersville Lake. Before heading back to your campsite, cabin or hotel, stop by Fat Eddie’s near the Lake or Dairy Queen in town for some great ice cream.

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Day 5:

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. Take a step back in time and visit Hardman’s Hardware, an old-fashioned hardware store or get the finest in quilt supplies at the Quilt Shoppe in downtown Summersville. Enjoy another great dinner at one of our many restaurants.

Enjoy driving around the area and stop at the many overlooks for 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 Bridgewalk, zip lining or white water rafting.

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History of Summersville Written by former Mayor Stanley Adkins An Act of Legislation, dated June 20, 1820, gave life to Summersville, Virginia and also provided that the County seat of Nicholas County, formed in 1818, be moved from Hutchinson’s on Muddelty to a square tree on Peters Creek Road, above Galoway improvement. That tree, which had earlier been hewed with an ax, turned out to be located in the center of the Quilt Shoppe in present day Summersville. The name Summersville was controversial as well. A Virginia legislator by the name of Burton claimed the County seat should be named for him because of his work establishing the town but found the honor had already been promised to Judge Lewis Summers who had lobbied hard for the formation of Nicholas County in 1818, and had also introduced the bill into the Virginia Assembly to form the new county. Even the boundaries of the town were controversial. According to historian W.G. Brown, “The boundaries of the new county seat, and fixed by the new county court, included an irregular area as it was laid off to exclude certain citizens who were opposed to the incorporation and only including the main business places and the citizens sponsoring the measure.”

John Hamilton was both a soldier and a well connected speculator and he was instrumental in the formation of Nicholas County. Unfortunately he passed away in September 1818, a short month after the county’s formation. Many still consider John Hamilton to be the father of Summersville. From its early formation, Summersville was a sleepy farming community, and by 1860 was home to less than 100 residents. For Summersville, the Civil War changed everything. During the winter of 1864-65, both Union and Confederate armies were encamped in Summersville or nearby. It was during that winter that the town and all its buildings were burned to the ground. Although the war ended soon after, the destruction of the town was discouraging, and citizens were very slow to return and rebuild. By 1884, Summersville was again home to over 100 citizens, and slowly became the commerce center of the county. Agriculture continued to be the major commerce of the area until the late 1930s when large coal operations began to spring up in various locations near Summersville.

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History of Summersville Whippoorwill Cemetery Whippoorwill Cemetery is now the home to 48 gravesites of AfricanAmerican workers who died from silicosis during the development of the Hawks Nest Tunnel. The graves were originally on the nearby White Farm and contained more than one body. Through the efforts of many people, the cemetery was reclaimed and improved and is now a Historic Site in Nicholas County. Lockwood Historic District This area is located on WV Rt. 39 and is significant to the early settlement of Nicholas County by Henry Morris, the first settler on Peter’s Creek. It is also the site of the Morris Massacre, where two of Henry’s daughters, Betsy and Peggy, were attacked by Indians near their home as they walked through the clearing to bring the cows for milking.

One Room School House Step back in time and visit a One Room School House, located at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. Students in grades 1-8 worked and learned under one teacher, and there were no electric lights, running water, school buses or hot lunch programs. The One Room School House is furnished with desks and memorabilia of those days and serves as a tribute to the more than 1,000 Nicholas County one-room school teachers. The One Room School House is open on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm June-Labor Day.

Summersville… Gateway to the South Interesting Fact: Did you know??

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. Every year in October, visitors come from all over the world to participate in Bridge Day, where the bridge serves as a launch point for safe, legal BASE jumps. Make your reservations for accommodations in Summersville for the October 21, 2017 Bridge Day. 8 www.summersvillecvb.com


National Register of Historic Places

Old Main

The former Nicholas County High School, this two-story Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1913 and graduated the first class in 1915. The school was eventually replaced by the current Nicholas County High School, located on the northern part of Summersville. Today, Old Main serves as a museum with memorabilia from the 1900’s. The auditorium also serves as the location of several local theater plays throughout the year. Flavius H. Brown House Located on the “Brown Oaks” property, the circa 1923 house is an outstanding example of Colonial Revival Architecture of the early 20th century. Built by one of only two doctors in Nicholas County at the time, the house was well-suited for a prominent doctor and his family. The adaptive reuse of this historic house and property, under the ownership and care of the City of Summersville, has created a jewel in the heart of town that is used for a variety of community events and can be rented for private or business events. Contact: Lois Lawson (304) 872-9248 for additional information.

Hamilton House

This historic home was built by Martin Hamilton in 1893 and is located one mile down Rt. 39 West. Martin Hamilton came to the area as a child soon after the Civil War. He and his wife, Hanna Remley Hamilton reared a family of six children in the home, which was occupied until 1984. It is a simple one-story frame dwelling with clapboard siding and a corrugated metal roof. An eight foot addition was built in 1936. It was donated to the Nicholas County Historical & Genealogical Society in 1985 and is used as a museum and genealogical library. Brock House The Brock House, which was previously known as the Brock Hotel, was built in 1890 and is a large 2 1/2 story frame dwelling with a Queen Anne style and featuring broad, shady porches and high pitched twin gables in a vernacular. It measures approximately 48 feet wide and 40 feet deep. The Brock House is now a private home. 304-872-3722 9


Civil War History

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The Battle of Carnifex Ferry resulted in West Virginia proceeding to statehood without serious threat from the Confederates.

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Battle of Cross Lanes, took place on August 26, 1861 when Brigadier General John B. Floyd commander of the Confederate forces in the Kanawha Valley crossed the Gauley River and surprised Union Colonel Erastus Tyler’s 7th Ohio Regiment encamped at Kessler’s Cross Lanes. Brigadier General Floyd withdrew and set up 19 defense at Carnifex Ferry.

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estled on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battle site. On September 10, 1861 Union troops led by Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans engaged the Confederates and forced them to evacuate an entrenched position on the Henry Patterson Farm which overlooked Carnifex Ferry. The Confederate commander, Brigadier General John B. Floyd, retreated across the ferry to the south side of the Gauley River and on eastward to Meadow Bluff near Lewisburg. This Civil War battle represented the failure of a Confederate drive to regain control of the Kanawha Valley. As a result, the movement for West Virginia statehood proceeded without serious threat from the Confederates. During the Civil War, both Confederate and Union armies were camping near Summersville.

Legend tells us that a young woman, Nancy Hart, joined the Moccasin Rangers, a Confederate guerrilla unit. She was an expert with rifles and served the Confederates well. Soon, a reward was offered for her capture and Lt. Colonel Starr, a leader in the Union forces, captured her and housed her in a make-shift jail in Summersville. The legend continues with the story of how Ms. Hart gained the trust of a guard and was able to grab his pistol, shooting him and escaping back to the Confederate line. She then led the Confederates into Summersville, burning many houses and buildings in the town. The Confederates took several prisoners, including Colonel Starr. At the end of the war, Ms. Hart married Joshua Douglas and they later made their home in Richwood. There is a marker on the court house lawn in Summersville commemorating the capture and escape of Nancy Hart.

LIBRARIES:

Summersville Public Library 6201 Webster Road, Summersville, 304-872-0844 summersvillepubliclibrary.com Monday-Tuesday 9am-7pm Wednesday-Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm

Craigsville Public Library 63 Library Lane, Craigsville, 304-742-3532 Craigsville.lib.wv.us Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-3pm; Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Richwood Pubic Library 8 White Avenue, Richwood, 304-846- 6099 richwood.lib.wv.us Monday 10am-7pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm Closed Wednesday

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Arts and Culture

Ivy & Stone Ivy & Stone is a volunteer organization in Summersville and is devoted to assisting in supporting a place for the literary, visual and performing arts in Nicholas County. Created to entertain, enhance and educate through the arts, Ivy & Stone has provided a venue in which local artists and visiting professionals may showcase their talents. This organization has reached an audience of nearly 100,000 with Bluegrass, Jazz, Country, Folk, Orchestra and Gospel Music, Tap, Ballet and Modern Dance

Mountain Transit Authority has been providing bus transportation service since 1977 and continues to provide service to the general public in Greenbrier, Nicholas and Webster counties of West Virginia. MTA provides seven regular routes of service. Our services include regular deviated fixedroute schedules; a Call-a-ride service within the Summersville city limits; Non-emergency medical transportation; and contract service with social service agencies for transporting their clients. MTA’s services are available to EVERYONE! Our well-maintained fleet and professional drivers are ready to take you where you need to go, and all MTA buses are ADA compliant. Call and let MTA help you with your transportation needs!

and Drama, Comedy, Tragedy Theatre as well as Puppet and Mime. Ivy & Stone has the passion to offer quality cultural events that can be experienced in Summersville. Ivy & Stone not only delivers public performances, but also school programs.Children at the elementary, junior high and high school levels in the community have enjoyed and learned about the arts and have been exposed to “live” performers. For a schedule of events, please visit www.ivyandstone.org

Mountain Transit Authority www.mtawv.com Toll-Free: 1-877-712-9432

1096 Broad Street • Summersville • West Virginia • 26651 Phone: (304) 872-5872 • Fax: (304) 872-5877 TDD: (304) 872-5872 • admin@mtawv.com

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Summersville Lake

Summersville Lake is the largest clear water lake in West Virginia. The lake is 60 miles of shoreline and 2700 acres of water with relatively warm temperatures and superior water visibility. Visit Summersville Lake for a host of water activities and family fun. It will rejuvenate you and create indelible family memories. Come on over…it’s almost heaven! Boating Enjoy a relaxing day out on the lake on pontoons, canoes, or flatwater kayaks. If you’re new to kayaking, Summersville Lake is the perfect place to learn. Flat-water kayaks are easy to maneuver and even have room to stow your picnic for a mid-lake feast. Boat rentals, canoes and kayaks are available at Summersville Lake Marina at 304-872-1331 or visit www.summersvillelakemarina. com and Summersville Lake Retreat at 304-872-5975 or visit www.summersvillelakeretreat.com Fishing Speaking of excitement, the fish are jumping! Rent a jon boat and try your luck for dinner tonight! Hook large- and smallmouth bass, walleye, panfish, catfish, and trout, stocked in the spring and fall. Fishing guides are available for expert tips. The West Virginia Bass Federation hosts fishing tournaments in late summer and fall. For more information visit www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/weekly_fishreport.shtm or visit www.summersvillelakewv.com. Scuba Diving Summersville Lake has been called “The Little Bahamas of the East” by Skin Diver Magazine. The Lake has an average summertime visibility of 20 to 45 feet. Whether you’re a scuba novice or an experienced diver, you’ll marvel at the thriving aquatic life darting among the underwater formations sculpted from sheer sandstone cliffs. You will also want to search for the boats at the bottom of the lake. Diving instruction is available at the lakefront scuba shop. For more information, visit www.sarges.net or call 304-872-1782. 304-872-3722 13


Rock Climbing

Summersville Lake has become internationally famous over the past few years for the enormous number of vertical cliffs available to rock climb or rappel. With over 2,800 acres of water and 60 miles of shoreline, much of its shore is lined with towering rock cliffs and boulders, which offer breathtaking scenery and some of the most accessible, and yet challenging, rock climbing and rappelling in the United States. The rock at Summersville Lake is composed of Nuttall Sandstone. The sandstone cliffs range from 30-80 feet in height, and the walls range from slightly overhanging to extremely overhanging. The cliffs offer enjoyable face climbs and overhanging routes with horizontal edges, pockets, and jugs. With over 100 different climbs, climbing and bouldering are popular among visitors. Rats Hole, Pirate’s Cove, Long Point, and Whippoorwill are some favorite spots among climbers. For those who boulder, in the fall and spring water levels recede and expose many boulders such as those in Pirates Cove.

Sailing

The Sewell Mountain Sailing Association hosts the Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta every August on Summersville Lake. There are at least 25-30 sailboats on the lake throughout the weekend. This is a family-friendly event and is wellsupported by the community and the region with food, awards, music and raffles at the beach and picnic area near the Battle Run boat ramps. Awards are given for first, second, and third places in each of four divisions, which generally include 8ft-12ft, 13ft-20ft, 20ft and above, and the Novice Division for students. These races are governed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Rules of Sailing.

The event generally draws a crowd of 3,000 people, who truly love to watch the sailboats. This charity event is the only one of its kind in West Virginia. It takes place on the water and specifically raises money to benefit Hospice of Southern West Virginia, raising over $50,000 over the past five years. 14 www.summersvillecvb.com


Summersville Lake Boat & Kayak Launches

Summersville Lake Boat, Kayak, and Stand Up Paddle Board Ramps Boat and Kayak Launches Summer Pool

Battle Run Recreation Area – From US 19 at Mount Nebo, go west on State Route 129 3.7 miles. Turn at sign and travel .6 mile. Launch ramps are located on right at each end of the parking lot. Overflow parking provided in the beach parking lot. Salmon Run Recreation Area – From US 19, take Airport Road, take immediate left and go approximately 1 mile, boat launch past parking lot. Long Point Recreation Area (Marina) – From US 19, take Airport Road, travel 1.7 miles. Follow signs and turn right at intersection. Go .6 mile. Boat launch is at the far end of the parking lot. Muddlety (Out granted) – From US 19, turn east on to State Rt 39. Travel .2 mile, turn left at sign. Boat launch is at bottom of hill. Small boats, kayak and stand up paddle boards only. Area open May 1 through September 30 each year. Persinger (Out granted ) – From US 19, turn East on Route 41 (Webster Rd), travel approximately 5 miles, turn onto Nile Rd and go 1.7 miles. Turn right on Backwater Rd (gravel road) and continue 1.2 miles. Small boat slide, kayak and stand up paddle boards only. Road not maintained in winter.

Winter Pool

Damsite Picnic Area – From US 19, turn west on State Route 129. Go 3 miles, turn right into Damsite Picnic Area. Look for gravel road on far left of parking lot closest to Rt. 129. Take gravel road .2 mile. Launch ramp will be straight ahead. Salmon Run – From US 19, take Airport Road, take immediate left. Go approximately 1 mile. Take left at end of parking lot, past restroom. Launch ramp will be straight ahead.

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Boat Rentals

Summersville Lake Marina 1706 Airport Road, Summersville www.summersvillelakemarina.com, 304-872-1331. Summersville Lake Marina offers seasonal boat slips, overnight slips, pontoon rentals, , fuel, ice, food, tee shirts and bait. Open mid April through September 7am-11pm daily Monday-Sunday.

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Sarge’s Dive Shop 1706 Airport Road Summersville “The Little Bahamas of the East!” 304-872- 1782 www.sarges.net Sarge’s Dive Shop offers West Virginia’s premiere scuba diving in Summersville Lake, the cleanest, clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River. Sarge’s Dive Shop is a full service ERDI/NAUI/SDI scuba facility, scuba certifications, lake charters, lake tours, slaes and W Sarge’s W service. Paddleboard and kayak rentals. The W Dive Lake Tours .S shop is located at Summersville Lake Marina on AR GE Shop Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals Summersville Lake. You can drive to Sarge’s via S. car or boat. Diving, Swimming & N (304) 872-1782 ET Snorkeling Charters

Summersville Lake!

Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse 278 Summersville Lake Road, Highway 129 West, Mount Nebo www.summersvillelakeretreat.com, 304-872- 5975 Search from among spectacular cliffs and coves for that perfect spot to play... or find your own private vantage point to kick back and take in the scenery from aboard the deck of Summersville Lake Retreat’s Bennington Pontoon Boats, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks or Canoes located on Route 129 West.  The pontoon boat is the best all around family friendly watercraft in our rental fleet, these “floating patios” provide unbeatable comfort and elbow room and the SUP’s, kayaks and canoes take you to coves where the motorized boats can’t go.  We also provide properly sized life jackets for everyone on board and any necessary safety equipment and instruction to ensure a safe and memorable day on the water. 18 years and older for Non Motorized Boats and Motorized Boat Captains must be 25 years or older and have a tow vehicle with a Class II hitch or better and have tow/trailer competency. Boats launch just 3 miles from our entrance. 16 www.summersvillecvb.com


Lighthouse! Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse This unique lighthouse overlooks beautiful Summersville Lake. The Summersville Lake Lighthouse was erected overlooking Summersville Lake in Mount Nebo, West Virginia on October 17, 2012. Standing 104 feet tall with a top elevation of 2,164 feet above sea level, the 77,000 lb. structure was a cylindrical tower constructed entirely of 1/2 inch thick steel. With a base diameter of 12 feet receding to 8 feet at the top, visitors can climb 122 steps to reach a 360 degree gallery deck offering unparallel views of Summersville Lake and the Gauley River National Recreation Area.

OPEN Daily - April thru October By Appointment - November thru March REMEMBER: All Lighthouse Tours are weather permitting and are subject to change without notice. Summersville Lake Lighthouse tokens are available at the Gift Shop. 9am - 6pm. Admissions: $7 adults and children 12 years and older, $5 Children ages 3-11 years and seniors 65+, $20 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) We welcome groups and tour buses and offer special group rates. Special night and full moon climbing tours as well as wedding packages.Call 304-872-5975, 888-872-5580 or visit www.summersvillelakeretreat.com 304-872-3722 17


White Water Rafting

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The Gauley River Good Gauley, Miss Molly! Rafting just doesn’t get any better. It’s not about mastery (no one really masters this river) as much as communion with an incredible force. It is a combination of adventure, camaraderie and scenery that leaves rafters in a state of sheer euphoria at the end of the day – and planning their next ride on the “Beast of the East.” The Mountain State’s pride and joy ranks seventh among the world’s raftable rivers and second only in the United States to the Colorado River. Prepared by West Virginia Professional River Outfitters Association. The Gauley River National Recreation Area protects 25 miles of the Gauley River and six miles of the Meadow River that pass through scenic gorges and valleys. The area boasts abundant wildlife, with many oak, beech, yellow poplar, hemlock and dogwood. Also in the area are rare plants such as the Virginia Spiraea, Appalachian Blue Violet, and Balsam Squaw-weed as well as rare species of wildlfe, such as as the Eastern Hellbender, the Cerulean Warbler and the Allegheny Woodrat.

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Mountain Biking West Virginia has been rated as one of the top five mountain biking destinations in the United States by Mountain Biking magazine. You can explore the banks of Summersville Lake on its network of trails, ride through the Monongahela National Forest, or try the new Cranberry/Tri-Rivers Rail Trail in Richwood. Many outfitters offer guided tours that range from beginning riders to more advanced terrain. Hiking/Biking Trail • Battle Run This trail is located just southwest of Summersville with access from Rt. 19. This trail runs along the water and through a wooded area near Battle Run Campground. There are many spots for a picnic along the way. The trail is approximately 3.18 miles. • Long Point Trail This trail is located just South of Summersville with easy access from Rt. 19 and leads through a forest of hardwoods where there are many opportunities to see turkey and deer. There are also many rhododendrons. The trail ends at a tall cliff overlooking Summersville Lake. This view is one of the most breathtaking any time of the year. The trail is moderate and is approximately 1.96 miles. • Muddlety Trail With three miles of trail under a canopy of mature trees, this trail is an easy walk. Along the trail, there are picnic facilities at the Jones Hole area. Muddlety Creek runs alongside the trail. Bridges make water crossing very easy and there are numerous opportunities to see wildlife and beautiful wild orchids. Several historic sites are found along the trail, including Starbuck Textile Mill and Campbell Power Plant. The entrance to this trail is on Rt. 39, a short distance off Rt. 19. • Salmon Run Located just south of Summersville and easily accessible from Rt. 19, Salmon Run is well maintained and passes through fields and forest areas. Along the way, there is a rock wall, wooden bridge, an old cemetery and several old homesteads. The trail is approximately 2.15 miles and ends at beautiful Summersville Lake. • Carnifex Ferry Trails 1. Old Carnifex Ferry Road Trail---This trail is approximately 0.18 miles and traces the Confederate line of retreat during the Civil War. Hikers can continue on a trail into the Gauley River National Recreational Area for an additional 1.17 miles. 2. Patterson Trail---This trial is approximately 2 miles and loops around Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Visitors can enjoy views of the Gauley River and more Civil War history. 3. Pierson Hollow Trail---This is a short trail that heads a little deeper into the forest area. There are many rock formations along this 0.42 mile trail. The area along this trail is known for a “friendly fire” incident among units of the Union army during the Civil War. 20 www.summersvillecvb.com


Explore Nicholas County!

Appalachian Waters Scenic Route 39 Byway – stretches across five counties in West Virginia and Virginia. The Byway offers many great stops along the way, including geocaching opportunities, museums, nature centers, recreational areas, and Civil War History. Complete the Route 39 Scenic ByWay GeoCache Challenge and receive a special geocache coin. Visit www.scenic39.com for more information about the ByWay and the GeoCache Challenge. GeoCaching - the newest “treasure hunt” activity that according to www.geocaching.com has over 3 million active geocachers involved in the hunt. And yes, Nicholas County has “caches” to be found. Golf – Try your luck at the Nicholas Memorial Golf Course (304-872-9850), a nine-hole course located north of Summersville on Rt. 19 near the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park or play nine holes of golf in the scenic mountains of Richwood at Cherry Hill Country Club (304-846-9876). Nicholas Showplace - The Marquee Cinemas Nicholas Showplace is the perfect place to go on a rainy or winter snowy day and who doesn’t crave movie popcorn?? The theater is located at 300 Merchants Walk Plaza in Summersville. 304-872-2470.

Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park

ALL BUILDINGS AND SHELTERS ARE FOR RENT

OPEN DAILY 8:00a-10:00p

(304) 872-3552 19 Memorial Park Road, Suite B • Summersville, WV 26651

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Explore Nicholas County!

Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park – The Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park began as a local farm and was donated to the county in the 1940’s. The Red Barn is original to the park and contains a small amphitheater. The park is a community park and provides cultural and recreational opportunities in a safe environment. There are several picnic shelters, ball fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, lodging cabins, banquet room, playground, walking trail and a skateboard park. The park is also the home of the Nicholas County 4-H camp. www.ncvmp.org or call 304-872-3552. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park 1194 Carnifex Ferry Rd., Summersville 304-872-0825 www.carnifexferrybattlefieldstatepark.com Park open year round 6am-10pm Picnic area and restrooms open April 1-Oct. 31 7am-dusk Henry Patterson Museum open weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day 9am-5pm. Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins 1898 Summersville Airport Rd., Summersville, 304-872-6222 Purchase a day pass and enjoy the jumping pillow and miniature golf course. Stay and watch a movie in the evening at the amphitheater and enjoy ice cream or do some shopping in the General Store. Summersville Dam - is located on the Gauley River near the town of Summersville in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Summersville Lake is the largest lake in West Virginia at 2,790 acres with 60 miles of shoreline and controls 803 square miles of drainage area. A rock-fill type earth dam gives the impression that nature, not man, planned and placed it. The dam is 390 feet high and 2,280 feet long making it the second largest dam of this type in the eastern United States. The water is released through a 1,555-foot long, 29 foot diameter tunnel controlled at the lower end by three 9-foot diameter valves. In 2001 an 80 megawatt Hydropower plant was added to the below dam area. The Dam construction began in 1960 and was completed in 1966 at a cost of 48 million dollars. By the end of 1974, it had paid for itself by prevented flood damages in the Gauley and Kanawha river basins areas at almost 67 million dollars. Through the end of 2014 that figure has grown to $743 million. Summerville Lake is a major recreation destination, attracting nearly 1 million visitors annually. The Lake offers many recreational opportunities including a campground, beach, picnic shelters, playgrounds, boat launch, marina, hiking trails, rock climbing, fishing and hunting opportunities and some of the most scenic views in the country. 22 www.summersvillecvb.com


Kirkwood Winery Isaiah Morgan Distillery

Kirkwood Winery - 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 different varieties of wines are produced. The winery is also the home of the Isaiah Morgan Distillery. Today tourists can observe the crafting of the Southern Moon, Rye and Grappa. Also, the distillery is the home of the only bourbon produced in WV. Tours and tasting of the Vineyards, Winery and Distillery are available Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday1pm-5pm. Visit www.kirkwood-wine.com or call 304-872-7332 or toll free 1-888-4WV-Wine (1-888-498-9463.)

Get Barefoot & Have a Good Time! Every September on the third weekend, the Grape Stompin’ Festival is held at Kirkwood Winery. You will enjoy wine tasting and even some grape stompin’! There are wagon rides, terrific entertainment, good food, lots of artisans, distillery tours and door prize drawings all weekend. Free glass and wine tasting with admission.

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The Powell’s Mountain Goat: Born to Be Free By Anne M. Johnson

From the innocent age of three months, the legendary Powell’s Mountain Goat has survived the challenging cliffs of Powell Mountain, in Nicholas County, WV. For 15 years, she has traipsed across the maze of steep ledges, as captivated fans drive by Route 19, craning their neck to spot this mountain mystery. During the past decade, the popularity of the Powell’s Mountain Goat has soared. A Facebook page established in her honor has over 7,000 admirers from all over the world, and a children’s book is being written about her adventures. But what makes this nanny such an iconic celebrity, drawing so many to Powell Mountain to see the one-horned oddity? Is it her will to survive in such an untamed environment, or the mystery behind her untold story? According to the former owners, this female, French Alpine mixed breed was purchased in 2000, in Weston, WV, at the age of three months. After bringing her to their farm, she was housed in the barn, surrounded by protective walls measuring three and a half feet high. However, as is common with goats, she quickly began to plot, and possessing the outside world became her quest. The agile goat then bounded over the towering barricade, sprinted across the farm, and charged toward Powell Mountain. After several days of unsuccessful coaxing, the family resigned to allow her to enjoy the freedom that she longed, and Powell Mountain became her home. Over the years, the fearless kid grew into a strong-willed nanny. She has never been officially named, but answers to many titles. Eventually, one kind soul placed a billy goat on the mountain as companionship, but he survived only a few years. It was thought she may have produced an heir, but it had possibly succumbed to prey. For the past 15 years, the Powell’s Mountain Goat has gone on to endure, surefooted and determined. We wish her longevity and health upon the demanding cliffsides of Powell Mountain, where she encourages us with her persevering spirit and continues to capture the hearts of many. 24 www.summersvillecvb.com


Summersville Arena & Conference Center Meet. Stay. Play. 3 Armory Way, Summersville • 304-872-3722 • Centrally located in West Virginia with convenient interstate access • State-of-the-art multi-use facility • 24,000-square-foot arena perfect for trade shows, sporting events, conventions, concerts and large banquets • 3,700-square-foot conference center perfect for meetings, break-out sessions, weddings and banquets • The latest audio/visual and Internet technology • Delicious in-house catering • Over 500 hotel rooms in close proximity • Recreation abounds on both land and water • Now specializing in customized wedding receptions

When you are visiting Summersville, check out our website for a calendar of events www.summersvillearena.com

The Summersville Arena & Conference Center is centrally located in West Virginia and is a short and pleasant drive from most major interstates, which makes for easy access from adjoining states. Built in 2005 by the WV Army National Guard with cooperation from the James H. Ferguson family, the City of Summersville, the Nicholas County Commission and numerous others, the Summersville Arena & Conference Center includes a 24,000 square foot arena and a 3,700 square foot conference facility. Capable of accommodating both large and small groups, the facility is ideal for trade shows, conferences, meetings and trainings, banquets, weddings, concerts, dinner theaters, and sporting events. Amenities include WiFi, audio visual equipment, conference call availability, and catering. The friendly and accommodating staff will assist to customize each event to meet your needs and budget.

www.summersvillearena.com

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Monongahela National Forest

Traveling east on Rt. 39 (Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway) through Richwood, in just 45 short minutes, you can enjoy the tranquility of the Monongahela National Forest. It is an outdoor mecca, with hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, and scenic driving just some of the more popular activities. Hiking trails range from short hikes such as Gateway Trail at the Gauley District office near Richwood and Summit Lake trail, to the rugged trails of the Cranberry Wilderness Area. This area of the Forest boasts many camping sites, along the Cranberry and Williams Rivers and at Summit Lake. This is a trout fishermen’s paradise, with some of the best trout streams in the eastern United States, including the Cranberry, Cherry and Williams Rivers. A very popular activity is a 16-mile bicycle or horseback-ride on the Cranberry Backcountry road, which is bordered by the Cranberry Wilderness and Cranberry River. Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is a favorite destination, with nature store, auditorium and display area with live snakes. In the summer, snake shows and tours of Cranberry Glades are available on most Sundays. Don’t miss the long-standing Cranberry Shindig, a one-day celebration of Appalachian Culture, the last Sunday in September! The nature center is open from mid-April to mid-October. The Highland Scenic Highway, which follows Rt. 39 for 21 miles from Richwood to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center at the intersection of Rt. 150, then following Rt. 150 for 23 miles to Rt. 219, is a beautiful drive any time of year, but especially so during our spectacular fall color season. When taking a scenic drive on the Highland Scenic Highway, stop by in Richwood at the Chamber of Commerce, Oakford Diner

or Gauley Ranger Station and pick up an audio tour of the Highland Scenic Highway for just $4. There are interpretive signs at many places along Highland Scenic Highway, including popular recreation sites, Summit Lake, Falls of Hills Creek, second highest waterfall in the state which boasts three waterfalls, and Cranberry Glades, a 750acre bog area with unique plants and rare birds. If you are a winter weather enthusiast, the area around the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is a prime location for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. For more information about the Monongahela National Forest, please call the Gauley Ranger District at 304-846-2695 ext. 0.

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Fairs & Festivals

MARCH • St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11 Celebrate Irish heritage with the grand parade, great food, prizes and Irish beer. www.tractorbarwv.com, Like us on Facebook APRIL • Feast of the Ramson April 22 Celebrates wild, incredible and edible ramps! Food, music, arts and crafts show, ramp dinner. Richwood. www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org JUNE • Gather in the Garden - June 2 - Aug 18 Free concerts in the Sterling Spencer Sculpture Garden, Main St., Richwood, 7-9:00pm. Music, food, and fun for the family. • Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival June 21-24 Annual festival of Bluegrass Music offers the best of the best with over 40 performers. Camping, food, and vendors are available on the grounds. adamsandandersonbluegrass.com • WV Quilt Festival June 22-24 Held every year at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. You won’t want to miss seeing the finest quilts in the region! Vendors and classes throughout the entire festival. Concessions also available. wvquilters.org

• Scenic Mountain Triathlon July 9 Swim, run, and bike in the Monongahela National Forest near Richwood. richwoodchamberofcommerce.org • Nicholas County Fair July 11-15 Amusement rides, food, entertainment, games and activities. Held at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. AUGUST • Cherry River Festival – July 31- Aug 5

Parades, food, games, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and more • Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse Festival August 26 Lots of vendors, food, entertainment, door prizes and more. Climb the lighthouse for a beautiful view of Summersville Lake. summersvillelakeretreat.com • Sewell Mountain Sailing Association Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta August 26-27 Racing, good food, music, prizes and raffles. www.smsawv.org

JULY • Fourth of July Fireworks – Held every year at Northside. Sponsored by the City of Summersville and the Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau

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• Wally’s Squadron R/C Fly In August 16-19 Butler Field; Phillips Run Rd. North of Summersville. Remote controlled Model aircraft of all types Vendors, Raffles. SEPTEMBER • Hardman’s Hardware Day Sept. 9 Entertainment, Corn mill grinding, hot dogs and drinks, old time fun and games. www.hardmans.com • Nicholas County Potato Festival September 8-9 In downtown Summersville. Celebrate friends, fun, neighbors and potatoes. Plenty of games, entertainment, amusement rides, pet pageant, mashed potato, tater tot and hot wing eating contests, potato decorating, food, craft vendors, Grand Parade, tractor and car shows, 5K race, spud hunt and sack race, potato exhibit and auction. Firemen’s Parade and Potato Idol Contest. nicholascountypotatofestival.com • National Grandparents Day

Celebration - Sept. 10 Held in Richwood, many of the 15 McQuade children return every year to the town where they were raised to celebrate with us. Marion McQuade founded the day to celebrate grandparents. www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

• Grape Stompin’ Festival September 16-17 – Sponsored by Kirkwood Winery. Entertainment, wine tasting and tours, food, games and activities. Special grape stomping contest. kirkwood-wine.com • Gauley Fest September 14-17 Sponsored by the American Whitewater Association, this festival celebrates white water rafting. Activities include entertainment, vendors, food and high adventure on the Gauley River. Held at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park • Craigsville Fall Festival Parades, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, Queen’s Pageant, Children’s Pageant and more OCTOBER • Mountain Color Art Show – 1st or

2nd week in October – Local artists and artists from across the state enter their artwork which is exhibited in Richwood City Hall Auditorium for the entire week, from the opening reception to the Heritage Day at the end of the week. • Mountain Heritage Day – Saturday

after the Art Show - Artists and Crafters demonstrate their craft at Richwood City Hall parking lot.

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Whether you are a resident or just passing through, we are here for you, providing 24 hour healthcare.

Our Mission: “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, safe, cost-effective healthcare to the community we serve.”

Summersville Regional Medical Center

400 Fairview Heights Road, Summersville, WV 26651 (304) 872-2891 • www.summersvilleregional.org

Interesting Fact NOVEMBER • Holiday Extravaganza - Held the

third weekend in November at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center Huge craft show extravaganza with over 100 craft vendors. DECEMBER

Hometown Holiday Marketplace – Dec. 9 Over 45 vendors set up pop up shops in the storefronts of Main Street, at City Hall Auditorium and the Richwood Public Library, from 10-3. Visit with Santa at the Library from 1-3.

There are three sunken boats at the bottom of Summersville Lake for scuba divers to enjoy. There names are the Miss Vicki I, Miss Vicki II and the Thomas Patrick.

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Richwood

In 1901, the town named Cherry Tree Bottoms became the city of Richwood. The town grew and became a thriving area for over 7,000 residents with growing businesses such as the Cherry River Boom and Lumber Company, a tannery, a paper mill and the world’s largest clothespin factory. Years later, the Cherry River Boom and Lumber Company became Collins Hardwood and the wood tradition continues with the two hardwood mills turning out over 21 million board feet of lumber per year. Richwood has a unique location with the Cherry River running through it and the Monongahela National Forest in its backyard. The Cherry River connects with the Cranberry and Williams Rivers and these rivers, collectively, are known for their excellent trout fishing. There are also many hiking trails and Cranberry Tri-Rivers. Rail Trail, providing a fantastic network of trails for bike riding as well. Summit Lake is a must if you are looking for a great place to relax, camp, or fish. Continue east on 39 and discover nature’s beauty at its best at the Cranberry Glades and the Falls of Hills Creek. Close to Richwood, located on the Cranberry River in the Monongahela National Forest, is Camp Splinter, founded in 1940. Over the years it has become a favorite spot of not only Scouts, but fishermen, families, and those who just want to get away from it all. To reach the Camp, you must cross a footbridge or ford a small stream and don’t forget your fishing pole. A favorite spot on a hot day, contact the Richwood Chamber for rentals. Summer months bring our weekly Free concerts in the Sterling Spencer every Friday night from 7-9. Other spots of interest are the restored B&O Depot housing the Richwood Chamber and Richwood Convention and Visitors Bureau on Edgewood Ave. and Nancy Hart’s (confederate spy) grave on Greenbrier Rd. Stroll down Richwood’s Main Street to view the historic photos in the storefront windows or relax in one of our parks at a picnic shelter or play area: fishing or launch a small craft at Dain Park put-in, walk the 1/3-mile walking track at Pratt Park, and swim or just cool down in Richwood’s Olympic-sized City Pool at City Park. Our newest feature is Helios Park, uniquely designed as a sell-sustainable solar park, complete with sundial and local vegetation.

www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org

Welcome to Richwood, WV “The Ramp Capital of the World!” Richwood CVB and Chamber of Commerce

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Richwood

Four Seasons 190 Middletown Road • Richwood, WV 26261 donaldsonslandscaping.com

Four Seasons Lodge

Efficiency Apartments • Rooms w/Decks and Spectacular Views Pet Friendly • Coffee Maker, TV and Refrigerator in every Room Memory Foam Mattresses • Restaurants Nearby 55 WV-39, Richwood, WV 26261 • fourseasonslodgewv.com (800) 829 - 4605 • (304) 846 - 4605 • 4Seasonsrichwood@gmail.com

190 Middletown Rd Routes 39/55 Richwood, WV 26261 (304) 846 - 2862

www.fourseasonsoutfitter.com

OUTFITTER AND ADVENTURE SPORTS Welcome to Cherry Hill Country Club in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Our challenging course offers you golf in a beautiful setting, The Cherry Hill Bar and Grill to relax in, and friendly staff to make you welcome. Please join us for a unique golfing experience. 457 Country Club Road, Richwood, WV 26261 • 304 - 846 - 9876 info@golfcherryhill.com • www.golfcherryhill.com

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City of Summersville Pavilion

Join us beginning spring of 2017 for events at the new City of Summersville Pavilion, conveniently located in downtown Summersville. Enjoy concerts, movie under the stars, cook offs, Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market and more! For a complete list of activities, visit www.summersvillecvb.com. The Pavilion is also available for rent for parties and reunions. Call 304-872-1211.

Saturdays 8am-12pm Thursday 4pm-6pm April-October

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Lodging

Summersville has numerous lodging options including rustic cabins, chalets, lodges, hotels, bed and breakfast and campgrounds. There are places to stay for groups of all different sizes and budgets, each offering its own charm. Whichever option you choose, you will experience some of the best hospitality in the region!

HOTELS 4 Seasons Lodge 320 North Fork Cherry Highway Richwood 304-846- 4605 Econo Lodge 1203 Broad Street • 304-872-6900 Easily accessible to many of the recreational facilities in the area. Only 4 miles from beautiful Summersville Lake and Dam. Handicap facilities, free breakfast. www.econolodge.com Hampton Inn 5400 Webster Road • 304-872-7100 Winner of the Pinnacle Award of Excellence. Luxury accommodations with superior service. Complete with handicap facilities, free continental breakfast, an exercise facility and an outdoor heated pool. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! www.hamptoninn.com LaQuinta 106 Merchants Walk • 304-872-0555 Conveniently located off Highway 19 in Summersville. Hotel offers complimentary breakfast buffet, interior corridors, 8 whirlpool suites, a meeting room for up to 40 people, an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Free high speed internet. Only hotel in the area with a heated indoor pool and hot tub. Pet Friendly. www.lq.com

Pet Friendly Indoor Pool & Spa Fitness Center Free High Speed Internet Free Bright Side Breakfast Buffet Micro & Fridges in every room • Keurig Coffee Makers 32” Flat Screen Televisions • Several HD HBO and Sports Channels 100% Smoke Free Facility Restaurants and Shopping within walking distance.

106 Merchants Walk • Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-0555 • lq6637gm@laquinta.com • www.lq.com

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Quality Inn 903 Industrial Drive • 304-872-6500 Our pet friendly, AAA-approved hotel puts you within easy reach of the area’s best recreational activities, shopping and services. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the Summersville Arena & Conference Center off Highway 19. Accommodations include free breakfast, free wireless Internet, exercise room, sauna, racket ball courts, outdoor heated pool, king suites and conference rooms available for up to 75 people. The courtyard and pool areas make for a wonderful family reunion destination. Sleep Inn 701 Professional Park Drive • 304-872-4500 Our pet friendly, AAA-approved hotel puts you within easy reach of the area’s best recreational activities, shopping and services. Gold hospitality award winner. Recently remodeled and conveniently located within walking distance to the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. Free continental breakfast and high speed Internet. King suites, outdoor heated pool. www.sleepinn.com

Summers Inn 38 Motel Drive • 304-872-2702 Newly renovated and under new management. 40 double and single occupancy. Weekly rentals. RV and boat parking. www.summersinnwv.com Super 8 Motel 306 Merchants Walk • 304-872-4888 Conveniently located off Highway 19 in Summersville. You will find clean, comfortable guest rooms and family service, along with a host of amenities. Pet friendly. www.Super8.com

Summersville Dam is 390 feet high and 2,280 feet long, making it the second largest dam of its type in the eastern United States.

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award!

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gm.wv021@choicehotels.com • Free WiFi Internet Access 2016 TripAdvisor • Free Continental Breakfast Certificate of • Heated Outdoor Pool Excellence Award! • Pet-Friendly • Large Vehicle Parking Pool view rooms, suites and • Guest Laundry handicapped-accessible • AAA Approved rooms are also available at • Indoor Racquetball Court our Summersville hotel where • Sauna kids 17 and under stay free • Exercise Room with an adult.

• Interior Corridors • Outdoor Heated Pool • Free Continental Breakfast • Free WiFi • Business Center • Gov’t Travelers: FEMA App. • Picnic Area • Iron & Ironing board • AAA Approved • Guest Laundry Our pet-friendly Sleep Inn® hotel in Summersville, WV is just as restful as home but better, located off U.S. Route 19 near Summersville Regional Medical Center.

QUALITY INN SUMMERSVILLE 903 Industrial Drive North Summersville, WV 26651 US

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701 Professional Park Dr., Summersville, WV, 26651, US (304) 872-4500 • Choicehotels.com

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CABINS

Carnifex Ferry Cottages 617 Carnifex Ferry Crossing 304-872-4442 1-800-701-0809 One bedroom-6 bedroom cabins adjacent to historic Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park and the Gauley River National Recreational Area and Summersville Lake. westvirginiacabins.com

Now available! Brand New Holly Rock Treehouse

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CABINS

Laurel Ridge Cabins 64 Laurel Cabins Dr., Mt. Nebo 304-872-1602 Two bedroom cabins, sleeps 6. Full kitchen, TV, AC, linens and towels. Deck with gas grill, outside fire pit, large field, flower garden, playground. Located ½ mile from stoplight on Rt. 19. Major credit cards accepted. www.lrcabin.com Mountain Escape Chalets 2 Deerwood Road, Summersville,WV 304-872-4624 or 1-864-680-4010 Surrounded by some of the world’s best outdoor recreational opportunities, including white water rafting, boating and scuba diving on beautiful Summersville Lake. www.wvacabinrentals.com

Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins 1898 Summersville Airport Road 304-872-6222 or 877-686-6222 Whether it is a family vacation, romantic getaway, or just to get away from it all, Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins is the perfect spot! Stay in one of the new Cozy Cabins or one of the lakefront cabins! www.mountainlakecampground.com

Rustic Retreats 89 Butternut Lane, Mt. Nebo, WV 1-888-991-7700 or 304-619-9211 Come and enjoy the seclusion of Rustic Retreats. A vacation haven in “Almost Heaven” West Virginia near Summersville Lake. We welcome you to stay in one of our two story cabins, known for their comfort and beauty, while complementing a rustic atmosphere. Call today for your reservation or for more information on our cabins. www.wvrusticretreatcabins.com Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse 278 Summersville Lake Road, Hwy 129 West, Mount Nebo, www.summersvillelakeretreat.com 304-872- 5975 or 888-872-5580 CABINS • CAMPING • BOAT RENTALS We offer A-Frame Style Cabins with hot tubs and fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens with a great room, which is perfect for family gatherings located out on our West Ridge. King or queen master bedroom downstairs and a balcony loft bedroom upstairs all with full bathrooms, linens and towels included. Tastefully decorated to compliment your stay at the lake, you’ll be surprised at the amenities provided. Browse through a selection of books and games, or just kick back and enjoy those quiet moments between warm conversations among friends. For those of you that just can’t miss the game, satellite TV and WIFI are in each of the cabins. Lighthouse views and walking distance to Summersville Lake. Major Credit Cards. Open Year Round

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CAMPING

Battle Run Campground 2981 Summersville Lake Road, Mt. Nebo 877-444-6777 Battle Run Campground is conveniently located south of Summersville, WV, on the shore of the largest lake in central West Virginia, Summersville Lake. Reservations cannot be made at the campground; all reservations are to be made through the call center or on the website. Reservations are taken from May 22nd through Aug 31st. Sites may be available on a first come-first served basis outside the reservation season. No pets and/or livestock. No all-terrain vehicles allowed. State law requires children 14 and under to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. For more information, call 304-872-3459 or 304-872-3412. www.ReserveUSA.com Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins CAMPING • CABINS • YURTS 1898 Summersville Airport Road 304-872-6222 or 877-686-6222 Whether it is a family vacation, romantic getaway, or just to get away from it all, Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins is the perfect spot! Stay in one of their Lakefront Cabins, or choose from 250 campsites available wooded, open, or shaded lots. They also offer 132 sites with full Electric and Water hook-ups for Tents, RV’s, and Campers. Stay in one of the new Yurts… a unique way to camp! www.mountainlakecampground.com Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse 278 Summersville Lake Road, Hwy 129 West, Mount Nebo 304-872- 5975 www.summersvillelakeretreat.com People go camping for many reasons and we offer many ways to camp here at Summersville Lake Retreat. Ask folks to describe the perfect campsite and many different images come to mind. Some seek that tranquil spot in the forest surrounded by solitude without another tent in site . . . . while others enjoy all of the conveniences and camaraderie of over the road living. You can choose from scenic tent sites out on the North Point to the Deluxe Pull Thru Sites with 50/30 Amp Service and WiFi to Cabins out on the West Ridge. A glimpse into our centrally located shower house reveals ceramic tiled floors and clean modern facilities. Lighthouse Campsite Views and Deluxe RV Site Lake Views.

Yurt WV Nazarene Music Park Campground 7441 Webster Road, Summersville 304-872-6853 or 304-872-6698 Home of the Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival. From Summersville and Rt. 19, take Rt. 41 North and proceed 1.5 miles and take a left into the campground. Pull through sites, electric, water and sewer hook-ups, restroom and showers. Campfires must be in a fire ring. (Available at the office.)

B&Bs

Wildwood Inn & Antiques 100 Wildwood Inn Drive 304-872-4944 www.wvbedandbreakfasts.com/listings/ wildwoodinnandantiques Relax and unwind in this colonial cottage just minutes from Summersville Lake, the Arena & Conference Center, outdoor activities. Built in 1972, this seven acre property will provide a peaceful and private experience. Enjoy the spacious library and read a book, watch a movie, or get acquainted with guests. Breakfast in the dining room. Box lunches and dinner with advanced notice. Member of the WV Bed and Breakfast Association, Richwood and Summersville Area Chambers of Commerce. Minimum 3 night stay.

Wildwood Inn & Antiques • Near Rt 19 & Rt 39 • Near Summersville Lake • New River Gorge • Central Heat & Air • Deluxe Continental or full Breakfast Minimum 3 Night Stay • Children Welcome wildwoodinn@citynet.net • Antique Shop on Premises www.bbonline.com/wv/wildwood/ 100 Wildwood Inn Drive, Summersville, West Virginia 26651 1-800-CALLWVA • 304-872-4944

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Dining

finished in Greek tradition. Hours: Lunch TuesdayFriday 11:30am-2:00pm; Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 5:00pm10:00pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. CB’s Hole in the Wall 12 Cherry River Plaza. Richwood 304-846- 0141 Fenwick Diner Fenwick, WV, 304-846-2939 Fran’s Family Restaurant 607 Main St, Summersville • 304-872-6184 Pizza, Hot Dogs and home cooked family style meals. Dine outside seasonally.

The City of Summersville has numerous options for dining to fit any budget. There are a variety of fast food and well known chain restaurants and some very popular local venues, including Greek & Italian Cuisine, wood fired pizza and calzones, some of the best burgers in the region and home cooked meals made from scratch. There is something to please everyone. RESTAURANTS Alfredo’s 1210 Wal Street, Summersville • 304-872-3304 www.adfredossummersvillewv.com Dine in, takeout and delivery if possible Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday -Saturday 10:30am11:00pm, Sunday 11am-10pm Great Italian and Greek food! Applebee’s 304-872-8800, 302 Merchants Walk, Summersville Applebee’s is your neighborhood bar and grill with a full service restaurant providing hearty American eats. Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday-Saturday 11am-1am Cafe Acropolis 331 McMillion Dr, Summersville • 304-872-0254 Cafe Acropolis is one of Summersville’s finer eateries, specializing in Greek & Italian Cuisine, which is prepared by the Owner & Chef Pete Kudurogianis. Dinner entrees include everything from Spaghetti and Meatballs, Eggplant Parmigiana, to Filet Mignon and Shish Kebabs all at reasonable prices. As a special treat, you can order specially prepared Turkish coffee. The Cafe Acropolis is located in a refurbished farm house

Fujiyami Japanese Steak House 102 Merchant’s Walk Plaza, Summersville 304-872-0333 • Great Japanese food Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday, 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm. Find us on Facebook! Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse 1028 Wal St, Summersville • 304-872-8988 Summersville’s newest restaurant. Open 7 days a week Sunday - Thursday 11am - 9:30pm, FridaySaturday 11am - 10pm. Hibachi and Sushi. Long Point Grille & Bar 1289 Summersville Lake Road, Mt Nebo 304-872-2100 Full service restaurant and bar with outdoor deck. Home-style & Italian food served with local hospitality. Pizza and calzones baked in wood fired brick oven. Children’s menu available. Located across from scenic Long Point overlook of beautiful Summersville Lake. Motorcyclists, campers, boaters welcome. Maloney’s Sports Pub & Grill 603 Church St, Summersville • 304-872-8200 Maloney’s is locally owned and is located in the heart of Summersville Sports bar that serves anything from a burger to a hand cut Ribeye. Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm Friday-Saturday 12pm-11pm “Maloney’s the place to be.” www. maloneyswv.com Shoney’s Restaurant 901 Industrial Dr North, Summersville 304-872-6785 Family oriented chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh American food served in a sparkling clean and friendly environment. 6am-10pm daily. www.shoneys.com

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Arby’s 304-883-2078, 308 Merchants Walk, Summersville Bob Evans 304-872-8168, 104 Merchants Walk, Summersville

Night Life

Burger King 304-872-5925, 130 Irish Street, Summersville Dairy Queen 304-872-4641, 1119 Broad St, Summersville Fat Eddies 304-872-0788, 2243 Summersville Lake Road, Mt. Nebo Gino’s Pizza - Summersville 304-872-1001, 5329 Webster Road Hardee’s 304-872-5749, 1401 Webster Rd, Summersville Kentucky Fried Chicken 304-872-6905, 805 Northside Dr, Summersville La Carreta 304-872-6570, 205 Merchants Walk, Summersville Little Caesar’s Pizza 304-872-5333, 864 Broad St, Summersville Long John Silver’s 304-872-5157, 813 Northside Dr, Summersville Mayor’s Place 304-619-9840, 510 Water St, Summersville McDonald’s 304-872-2883, 5950 Webster Rd, Summersville Pizza Hut 304-872-5449, 809 Broad St, Summersville Sweet Frog 304-872-0030, 1026 Wal St, Summersville Frozen yogurt, which is self-serve and lots of toppings of your choice, including fresh fruit. Frozen yogurt is priced by weight. 1pm-8pm Monday-Thursday and 1pm-9pm Friday-Sunday Subway 304-872-5506, 221 Merchants Walk, Summersville 304-872-1839, 200 Wal St, Summersville Taco Bell 304-872-5757, 902 Industrial Dr, Summersville The Oakford Diner 304-846-0226, 46 Oakford Avenue, Richwood

Looking for some entertainment in the evening? Visit one of our evening spots for live music most weekends. Long Point Grille & Pub 1289 Summersville Lake Road, Mt. Nebo 304-872-2100 Full service restaurant and bar with outdoor deck. Home-style & Italian food served with local hospitality. Pizza and calzones baked in wood fired brick oven. Children’s menu available. Located across from scenic Long Point overlook of beautiful Summersville Lake. Motorcyclists, campers, boaters welcome. Maloney’s Sports Pub & Grill 603 Church St, Summersville • 304-872-8200 Maloney’s is locally owned and is located in the heart of Summersville Sports bar that serves anything from a burger to a hand cut Ribeye. Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm “Maloney’s the place to be.” www.maloneyswv.com Tractor Bar & Grill 546 Wilderness Highway, Mount Nebo, WV 304-872-8100 • www.tractorbarwv.com For an exciting night life and good music, come visit this super fun bar. Great food daily. The bar stools are old tractor seats. Monday-Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 1pm-2am

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Shopping

Local gift shops and big name retailers Summersville has many quaint shops that are ideal for browsing and finding the perfect gift or souvenir. There are many primitive shops, specialty shops, antiques, sporting goods, department stores, and collectibles and food items unique to the area. All Creatures Feed & Pet 3019 Webster Road (Nicholas Village) Summersville 304-872-4422

West Virginia’s hardware store.

Dust Off Your Memories

Back in Tyme Antiques and Primitives 822 Broad St. Summersville 304-619-9035 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-4pm, Antiques and primitives Bargain Depot

Visit an old fashioned hardware store, where the wood floors creak, you’re greeted with a smile and you can still buy quality merchandise. 508 Main Street, Suite 100

Summersville 330-883- 2196 Variety store with unique items. New and used furniture, home goods, housewares, antiques, jewelry and so much more. New items added daily. Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

1300 Webster Rd, Summersville, WV 26651 (304) 872-2821 • www.hardmans.com

Bella Flora 714 Professional Drive, Summersville 304-872-2105 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday9am-2pm. Beautiful flowers…More than words!

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Shopping Take Two Big Lots Nicholas Village Shopping Center Summersville 304-872-2279 Burkes Outlet 600 Wal Street, Summersville 304-872-7297 Carpet & Floor Store 50 Stonewall Drive, Summersville 304-872-5696 Cherry Hill Country Club 457 Country Club Rd., Richwood 304-846-9846 or 846-9876 Christy’s Trading Post 2243 Summersville Lake Road Mt. Nebo, WV 26679 304-872-9101 All your camping and fishing needs as well as Summersville Lake souvenirs.

Country Potpourri / Gauley River Rustics 535 Summersville Lake Road, Mt. Nebo, WV 304-872-4132, 304-651-2757 A cozy collection of country antiques with hand-crafted candles, decorative artwork and more displayed in a rustic atmosphere. Take Rt. 129 off Rt. 19 and go towards Summersville Dam. 1/2 mile on Rt. 129. Friday-Saturday 11am-6pm or by appointment Country Roads Primitives 1897 Old Mt. Nebo Road Mt. Nebo, WV 304-872-3030 http://www.countryroadsprimitives.com/ Plates, candles, pretty things, signs, wall hangings, lights, floral & pip berries, specialty items Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.

Creative Cakes & Floral 1309 Webster Road, Summersville Interesting Fact: Technically, Summersville Dam 304-872-7142 was to be named Gad Dam, but the residents Floral shop as well as a bakery with everything were averse to this name and opted to name it from cupcakes to bridal cakes. after the nearby town of Summersville.

Welcome to Summersville!

Items for the home, family and outdoors at outlet prices. Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm

www.summersvillechamber.com PO Box 567 • 19 Memorial Park Road Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-1588 info@summersvillechamber.com

866 Broad Street, Summersville • 304-872-0642

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Shopping

Hardman’s Hardware Dodrill Jewelers Gauley River Pottery 213 Merchants Walk, Summersville 526 W. Mount Lookout Road 304-872-0193 Mount Lookout 304-872-2841 Dollar General 3011 Webster Rd, Summersville www.wvpottery.com Every piece of pottery is hand 304-872-1036 crafted starting as a ball of clay and thrown on a wheel, no two Dollar General are exactly the same. If you 62 Riviera Road, Mt. Nebo look closely you will find throw 304-618- 6146 Open 7 days a week 8am-10pm lines or maybe a finger print. Our pottery is made for every day use in modern kitchens but Dollar Tree is striking enough for display 203 Merchants Walk Plaza in any home. Come visit our Summersville working studio and full gallery. 304-872-7913 Watch us make the pottery while Donaldson’s Greenhouse you shop. Our hours are 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday. & Landscaping 190 Middletown Rd., Richwood 304-846-6318 Family Dollar 828 Broad Street, Summersville 304-872-6997 Four Seasons Outfitters & Adventure Sports 190 Middletown Rd., Richwood 304-846-2862

Glade Creek Floral 8430 Webster Road 304-872-3105 www.gladecreekfloral.com Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Saturday 9am-12pm After hours deliveries

Grand Home Furnishings 810 Northside Dr, Summersville 304-883-2370 Wide variety of brand-name living room, bedroom and dining room furniture along with mattresses and accessories fit to order for your needs. Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm www.grandhomefurnishings.com Hardman’s Hardware 1300 Webster Rd, Summersville 304-872-2821 www.hardmans.com Take a step back in time as you browse among the goods of quality and value for a unique gift. Antiques, vintage store fixtures and wood floors make for a memorable first (but not last) visit. Major credit cards. Hibbett Sports Inc. 217 Merchants Walk Summersville 304-872-0505 Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm www.hibbettsports.com

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Home Sweet Home Primitives 28 Bounds Lane Mt. Nebo 304-872- 4663 Primitives, quilts, rugs, curtains and much more.

Shopping

Jackson’s Meat Shop 3001 Webster Rd, Summersville 304-872-0209 Fresh cut meats, Amish cheese, Bulk candy, Fresh Produce, Our own line of Jams, Jelly, Cider, Pickles, Salsa and Butter. Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm King Cut Tobacco Summersville 3013 Webster Road 304-872-0749 Mt. Nebo 548 Wilderness Highway 304-872-5350

Minnich Florist 3027 Webster Rd, Summersville (Nicholas Village) 304-872-1080 Floral arrangement, gifts and plants

Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery 45 Winery Lane, Summersville 304-872-7332 Wine tasting and tours. Gift baskets and souvenir gifts. 10year old and small batch bourbon. www.kirkwood-wine.com

Country Store and More at Mountain Lake Campground 1898 Summersville Airport Rd. Summersville 304-872-6222 Come shopping in a unique country store where you can find candles, primitives, home and garden décor, clothing, Lowe’s Home souvenirs, toys and stuff a Improvement Warehouse buddy, ice cream and snack 5200 Webster Rd, Summersville bar and more… 304-872-5300 Luckys Outdoors LLC 3023 Webster Rd. Summersville 304-872-0075 Hours Tuesday-Friday 12pm6pm, Saturday 10am-8pm One stop shop for all your hunting needs. Bows: Mathew’s, Hoyt, Bowtech, Crossbows: Excalibur, Carbon Express, Missions. Yeti Coolers, Sitka Gear and Under Amour

Peebles 233 Merchants Walk Mall Summersville 304-872-4190 Rt. 19 Flea Market 304-651-1477 Just north of Summersville on US Route 19 “If they don’t have it, they’ll get it for you!” West Virginia items, antiques, crafts, Harley items, tools and more! Open April-October.

Rue 21 257 Merchants Walk Plaza Summersville, 304-872-5374 Clothing. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm. Sarge’s Dive Shop 1706 Airport Rd, Summersville 304-872-1782, www.sarges.net Sears Hometown Store 50 Stonewall Dr, Summersville 304-872-4366 Serenity Gifts 400 Fairview Heights Road Summersville 304-872-8542 Located in the Summersville Regional Medical Center. Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Shoe Show One Gateway Center Summersville 304-872-5440 Smoker Friendly 1 Gateway Ctr, Summersville 304-872-6000 Summerville Lake Marina 1706 Airport Road 304-872-1331 summersvillelakemarina.com

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Shopping

Unique Boutique 6200 Webster Rd. Summersville 304-872-6060 Antique and primitive home décor, furniture, bottles, glassware, railroad and coal mining items. Monday-Saturday 10am5pm Look us up on Facebook at Unique Boutique Wal Mart Super Center 200 Wal St, Summersville 304-872-6734

Richwood Creations 808 Northside Dr #100, Summersville (304) 872-2523 Richwood Creations was founded in 2012 in an effort to provide local employment and funding for Young Life Ministries. All materials and resources are sourced locally or within the state. Featured on the Today Show and in Country and HGTV magazines. Items available include clocks, coasters, ipad holders, lazy susans, rolling pins, serving trays, cutting boards and seasonal items. All items can be personalized. Visit www.richwood-creations.com or Nordstrom department stores around the country. Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse’s Gift Shop 278 Summersville Lake Road, Mount Nebo 304-872- 5975 summersvillelakeretreat.com Unique Gifts & Lighthouse Souvenirs, WV Made Products, Wild Mountain Soap, Thistle Dew Farm Honey, J.Q.Dickerson’s Salt, Thomas Works handmade wood products, Appalachian Glass, Swarovski Crystal Jewelry & Accessories and more. April thru October – Open Daily 9am-6pm, November thru March – 12 noon to 4pm

Take Two Outlet Sales 866 Broad Street, Summersville 304-872-0642 Items for the home, family and outdoors at outlet prices. Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm The Quilt Shoppe 521 Main St, Summersville 304-872-0959 A full service quilt and fabric shop located in downtown Summersville. Over 6,000 bolts of fabric, unique displays, patterns, fat quarters, bundles and more. Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 10am-3pm. wvquiltshoppe.com

Walnut Grove Antiques 45 W. Mt. Lookout Rd Mt. Lookout, WV 304-872-1885 walnutgroveantiques.llc@gmail.com Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm6:00pm. Rustic Jenny Lind building with timeless treasures, antiques, primitives, artwork and much more. Wildwood Inn & Antiques 100 Inn Drive, Summersville 304-872-4944 Antique shop on premise. CONVENIENCE STORES Go-Mart 6088 Webster Rd, Summersville 304-872-7300 Go-Mart 5372 Webster Rd, Summersville 304-872-1015 Little General 308 Merchants Walk Summersville 304-872-7188 We strive to give friendly customers service always while offering competitive pricing. Little General now has 105 locations and keeps growing! Open 24 hours a day

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Mountaineer Mart 900 Industrial Dr, Summersville 304-872-2123

Meetings

Sheetz 1300 Wal St, Summersville 304-872-6912 U-Save Travel Plaza Route 19, Junction 129 Mt. Nebo 304-872-8377 PHARMACIES CVS Pharmacy 700 N. Side Dr, Summersville 304-872-4980 Mountain Lake Pharmacy 1129 Broad St, Summersville 304-872-9000 Nicholas Pharmacy 421 Main St, Summersville 304-872-2777 Summersville Regional Medical Center Pharmacy 400 Fairview Hts, Summersville 304-872-8481

The Summersville Arena & Conference Center 3 Armory Way, Summersville 304-872-3722 Multi use facility perfect for meetings, trade shows, conferences, trainings, sporting events, weddings and banquets. AV equipment, WiFi, in-house caterer. 3700 square foot conference center and 24,000 square foot arena. The Good Evening Ranch 539 Exotic Drive Canvas 304-222-2814. Featuring an all inclusive reception hall to host wedding receptions, reunions, corporate events and parties. Cabin rentals and pool parties are seasonal. Horse Boarding is available.

Coming in 2017

Walgreens Pharmacy 5870 Webster Rd, Summersville 304-872-4394 Wal Mart Pharmacy 200 Wal St, Summersville 304-872-7039 HOSPITALS Summersville Regional Medical Center 400 Fairview Heights Road Summersville 304-872-2891 www.summersvilleregional.org “Care you need from people you trust�

Brownstone Mill Coming in 2017 Brownstone Mill is set to open in the spring of 2017. Not only will the mill serve as a tourist attraction to bring joy to passersby, the mill will sell Brownstone hams baked daily with our secret seasoning (for sale by the pound or the sandwich), hand-dipped ice cream and other delicious specialty foods. In addition to wonderful foods, the Brownstone Mill will showcase West Virginia artisans and merchandise. The top floor will be the Quilt Loft showcasing WV Quilts for sale.

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Weddings

Lakeside Weddings at Serenity Point Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins 1898 Summersville Airport Road, Summersville, 304-872- 6222 mountainlakecampground.com Enjoy beautiful lakeside weddings at Serenity Point at Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins. Lakefront Wedding venue, Serenity Point is the area’s only lakefront wedding venue.

Summersville Arena & Conference Center 3 Armory Way, Summersville, 304-872- 3722 www.summersvillearena.com The Summersville Arena & Conference Center specializes in weddings! Let the friendly staff make your day memorable and stress free. Any size wedding welcome 25-800 guests. All amenities available, including linens, chair covers, sashes, in house catering, and even the wedding cake. Silk wedding centerpieces also available. Call and schedule an appointment with our wedding coordinator at 304-872- 3722. Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse 278 Summersville Lake Road, Highway 129 West, Mount Nebo, 304-872- 5975 www.summersvillelakeretreat.com Celebrate that special milestone in your life at one of the most spectacular landmarks in West Virginia’s Mountain Lakes Region. Whether you’re getting engaged, renewing your vows or looking for that unique outdoor wedding venue, we have the perfect location overlooking Summersville Lake for your ceremony or event. Weddings and Events take place at the base of the Summersville Lake Lighthouse where the gazebo and adjacent lawnside seating area will comfortably accommodate your guests while creating just the right feeling of intimacy outdoors. Proposals, Weddings and Vow Renewals have a special spot in our hearts and in our history. We specialize in arranging that perfect intimate moment for you to “Pop the Question” or say “I Do” all over again from atop the Summersville Lake Lighthouse. 46 www.summersvillecvb.com


Local Places of Worship Apostolic Life Center 104 Reynolds St. Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-4337 Calvary Baptist Church 1238 Broad Street Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-5748 Dotson Simpson United Methodist 630 Shamrock Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-6122

Memorial United Methodist 1317 Webster Road Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-3221

Saint John Catholic Church 1704 Webster Road Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-2554

Mountain State Baptist Church 809 West Webster Road Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-6552

Saint Martins Episcopal Church 221 McKees Creek Road Summersville, WV 26651 304-618-9305

Nazarene Camp 6461 Webster Road Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-1291

Summersville Baptist Church 422 Main Street Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-1361

Emmanuel Baptist Church 800 Luna Drive New Beginnings Summersville, WV 26651 Worship Center 304-872-4732 307 Broad Street Summersville, WV 26651 Faith N Works 304-872-4469 Mission Church 820 Northside Drive New Life Assembly Summersville, WV 26651 1240 Houston Memorial Drive 304-872-1057 Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-1897 Gilboa First Church of God Open Arms Baptist 187 Turnpike Road Church Summersville, WV 26651 288 Lower Collison Road 304-872-6539 Mt. Nebo, WV 304-872-8810

Summersville Presbyterian Church 427 Water Street Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-2371 Summersville Seventh Day Adventist Church 70 Friends R Fun Drive Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-6958 Southern Baptist Fellowship 201 Irish Street Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-5334

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At Summersville Lake, West Virginia’s Largest!

Voted Best Campground and Cabins in the area! Campsites • Lakefront Cabins • Cozy Cabins Yurt Rentals • Camper Rentals • Seasonals Heated Swimming Pools Swimming Beach Jumping Pillow Miniature Golf Golf Cart Rentals Pavilion Boat & Camper Storage Gift Shop with Snack Bar Themed Weekends Playgrounds Basketball Courts Haunted Trail Group Event Planning Restaurant Stuff a Buddy Located beside a Marina, And much more...

Visitors are drawn to the lakes rolling hills, cascading cliffs and 60 miles of shoreline. As the largest lake in the state, Summersville Lake attracts visitors with all kinds of wish lists. Though their vacation goals differ, they all come away with the same impression of this reservoir: it’s an ideal vacation spot, sure to exceed your expectations.

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