Sweet summertime is here and we have 10 ways to stay cool in the coolest small town.
1.Take To The Lake
Summersville Lake has earned the nickname: The Little Bahamas of the East known for being the clearest freshwater lake to the east of the Mississippi. It is surrounded by beautiful jagged cliffs and it is just a short drive from Fayetteville. It is a summertime hub of water recreation with swimming, kayaking, boating, and even scuba diving with underwater caves.
If you are looking to beat the heat with something sweet, The Stache is the best stop for delicious ice-cream located in the heart of Fayetteville.
It does not get much more refreshing than cooling off with a fresh fruit smoothie on a hot summer day.
Head over to ACE Adventure Resort for fun for all ages at Wonderland Water Park. Climb giant inflatable mountains, and jump into the lake. Play on waterslides and a zipline or launch off a giant blob. (water passes must be purchased in advance) There is a splash pad and beach area for relaxing by the lake.
The New River Gorge is home to world-class whitewater with trips for every experience level. From mild to wild we have you covered with multiple river outfitters offering a variety of trips. Take it easy on a duckie trip floating on the upper new or experience a little more thrill on the lower New.
Fayetteville is home of Mountain Surf Paddle Sports. They offer paddleboard rentals that are sanitized after each use and they offer guided private tours. Try out paddle boarding guided by an experienced SUP instructor in beautiful locations.
Babcock State Park is a short drive from Fayetteville and is home to Boley Lake. You can rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards onsite at the lake.
8.Sip A Cold One
9.Mountain Swimming Spots & Waterfalls
From cascading creeks to swimming holes uder waterfalls. Stop by the visitor center and we will point you in the right direction.
10. Stay With A Pool
If you want to stay cool, The Quality Inn New River Gorge is the place to be. Take a splash in their pool minutes away from the New River Gorge.
The Aviator’s Lounge offers a spacious, well-appointed, loft-style home with a private saltwater pool and 10-person hot tub. You will be staying above and airplane hanger overlooking the historic Fayette AirPark. Jump on it because it books up fast.
Escape- A- Torium
Beat the heat inside taking on the Escape-A- Torium. Work with your family to solve clues and puzzles in themed advebtures.