Good Times and Even Better Memories Await On Memorial Day in West Virginia

In West Virginia, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summertime in the Mountain State. Boating, baseball, ice cream, swimming, fishing and camping are just a few of those iconic Memorial Day adventures people love to enjoy in Almost Heaven. If you haven’t gotten around to making your Memorial Day plans just yet, here are four places to spend the weekend:

Summersville Lake

Summersville Lake has all of the water activities you could ever dream of – boating, swimming, waterskiing, fishing and scuba diving are right at your fingertips at Summersville Lake. Summersville Lake is known for its clean, clear water and its incredible cliffs, boulders, overhangs and rock walls.

Nearby, explore the Summersville Lake Lighthouse, the only working lighthouse in the state. Climb up the 122 steps to reach the 360-degree viewing deck for amazing views of the lake and the Gauley River National Recreation Area. Summersville Lake is the ultimate Memorial Day weekend location thanks to its one-of-a-kind adventures and beautiful views.

Snowshoe Mountain

At 4,848 feet summit elevation, Snowshoe Mountain is an ideal Memorial Day spot thanks to its premier bike park, Shavers Lake, Raven Golf Course, off-road adventure tours, backcountry tours and so much more. If you name it, Snowshoe Mountain has it.

Snowshoe also has an incredible Mountaintop Village, which features lovely accommodations, restaurants, shops and entertainment. If you’re planning a Memorial Day getaway with friends, Snowshoe’s Mountaintop Village is the perfect spot to enjoy the weekend. On May 25 and 26, Snowshoe will even be throwing a Memorial Day celebration featuring live music, fireworks, relaxation and more.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Escape to the mountains and enjoy a peaceful yet adventurous Memorial Day at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Here, you can stay on the property and enjoy golfing, swimming, sporting clays, summer tubing and more. Canaan Valley Resort is also in the perfect location to explore the area’s beautiful locations such as Blackwater Falls State Park, Lindy Point and Dolly Sods Wilderness and Scenic Area.

Or head to the charming mountain towns of Davis and Thomas, which feature unique restaurants, art galleries, shops and live music entertainment. At Canaan Valley Resort you can choose what type of Memorial Day trip you want to have – high adventure, relaxed and chill or trips full of scenic beauty are yours for the taking.

Stonewall Resort State Park

Spend the weekend at gorgeous Stonewall Resort State Park in the scenic and serene Mountain lakes region of the state. Stonewall Resort features luxurious accommodations, incredible restaurants and a number of relaxing experiences to refresh and re-energize over Memorial Day weekend. Take advantage of the gorgeous lake and cruise around on craigcats (2-person mini power boats), kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, paddle boats and aqua cycles.

At Stonewall Resort, you can also play a round of golf at the Palmer Course, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Or visit the Mtn. Laurel Spa for deep tissue massages, tension relief massages, deep cleanse facials and more. Stonewall Resort is a great Memorial Day destination for families as well as groups of friends.

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This post was last updated on August 4, 2020