5 best ways to cool off in WV

It’s a hot summer this year in West Virginia! But when summer heats up, we also have lots of ways to cool off.

Here are a few really cool ways to cool off on a hot summer’s day in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!

1. Bavarian Inn Pool

How about lounging in an infinity pool that sits 101 feet above the Potomac River? Spend the day relaxing at the inn and enjoying the awesome view of the river winding through the valley and stay cool on a hot day.

Zip lining at ACE Wonderland Waterpark, WV

2. Wonderland Waterpark

Nothing says cooling off quite like a 5-acre spring-fed mountain lake full of slides, zip lines and all sorts of inflatable toys! Spend a day at ACE Adventure Resort lounging on the beach and splashing in the water, and you’re guaranteed to stay cool. As an added bonus, you can also end the day with a movie under the stars.

3. Summersville Lake

Summersville Lake has been called the “Little Bahamas of The East,” and it isn’t hard to see why. It’s the clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi, and scuba divers from all over love it. You can also boat, fish or just hang out at the beach, soaking up the rays.

Zip lining at Grad Vue, WV

4. Grand Vue Park

Don’t want to get wet? No problem! Check out Grand Vue Park in Moundsville for all sorts of wild (and dry) adventures. At the Adventure Park,you can take a ride on a zip line, experience a giant swing and play in an aerial rope course, plus a whole lot more. Nothing says cool like the wind whipping through your hair!

5. Smoke Hole Caverns

Going underground is a great way to cool off. Smoke Hole Caverns in Grant County will lead you on an amazing underground adventure, and the best part: it’s a pleasant 56 degrees year round. Smoke Hole has one of the largest ribbon stalactites in the world, along with all sorts of unusual underground wonders to treat your eyes.

Make a splash > 

This post was last updated on March 16, 2022