Nicholas County is an exquisite gem nestled in the center of West Virginia, just waiting to be discovered and explored by you! Home to the state’s largest and most scenic lake spanning 1700 acres with 60 miles of shoreline, it’s the perfect destination for fun on the water! Pontoon boat rentals are available at the Summersville Lake Marina and Summersville Lake Retreat. Paddle board and kayak rentals and instruction are available at nearby Lakeside Outfitters. Scuba gear rental and lessons are available through Sarge’s Dive Shop. For a more relaxing time at the lake, pack your picnic basket and sunscreen for a lounge on the sandy beach at the Battle Run Recreation Area.  

Stretch your legs with a moderate hike on the Long Point Trail, stopping for awesome picture opportunities on the point. After a day spent on the water, it’s time to check out the rest of Nicholas County! Make sure to stop by Fat Eddie’s as you leave the lake to grab a famous hotdog and milkshake or Long Point Grill & Bar for a delicious meal.

As you venture through town, make sure you stop by Unique BoutiqueTribal MountainTennile’s Boutique, and Clark’s Antiques & Salvage, to see what treasures you might find to bring home with you. While on the road exploring, stop by Gad Dam BrewingAppalachian Coffee House, or Rosewood Coffee House, for a delicious fresh brewed cup of coffee. With dining options galore, you will not go hungry! Enjoy a fine meal from The Vault on Main in the historical Nicholas County Bank building.

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El Bandido’s and La Carreta offer a delicious Mexican menu, while The Original Flavor Bistro offers an authentic Venezuelan and Puerto Rican cuisine. For a mouthwatering Cheeseburger and much much more, visit Craft Kings, The Local WV, or Maloney’s Pub. While in Richwood, strolling through the Bloomfield Richwood Art GalleryDavid Spinks World of Weird, the Mill Whistle Arts & Richwood Heritage Center, Appalachian Fashion, and Lucy Butterfly, are an absolute must! With endless lodging opportunities to satisfy everyone and being just a short drive from the New River Gorge National Park, Nicholas County is the perfect place for your next adventure!