Scenic Summersville is found in the heart of West Virginia surrounded by water it's been called Little Bahamas of the East. The Summersville Lake is the largest in West Virginia, with miles of shoreline to explore plus ares of water to enjoy by boat or other water sports.
There is the lake, and all that comes with in the way of water based activities, but there is also history close by. Check out Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, an official Civil War Discovery site (the site of a 1861 battle where confederates failed to get control of the Kanawha Valley) or learn more at the Patterson House Museum.
Summersville Lake is also home to the only working lighthouse in West Virginia! Climb the spiral stairs to the top and gaze on panoramic views, come at sunset for maximum beauty.
On the Lake itself of course you can enjoy tours of the waterways, rent paddle boards, kayaks and go snorkeling and swimming. At the nearby Gauley River you can also find some high class rapids for water rafting.
Why not come in September for The Annual Kirkwood Winery Grape Stomping Wine Festival? It's a fun few celebration of West Virginia Wine with music and art. Or try June for the West Virginia Quilt Festival!
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Summersville is in June, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Summersville is in the high season in July. Summersville has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Summersville tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Summersville tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Summersville. The hottest month in Summersville is April, when temperatures peak at 91 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 4 ˚F. The wettest month in Summersville is July with 7.07 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.9 inches of rain.