Spend a Day on the Water in Almost Heaven

As spring switches to summer and the temperatures start to rise, there is no better way to cool off than enjoying the cool waters of Almost Heaven. From fishing to swimming, there are endless opportunities to enjoy a day on the water. Whether you will be enjoying it by yourself or with the whole family, there is sure to be an activity to fit your needs.

Summersville Lake

Known to scuba divers as “The Little Bahamas of the East,” Summersville Lake is home to the clearest freshwaters east of the Mississippi. Not only is this lake perfect for scuba, its also known for amazing swimming, boating, paddle boarding and more. Rent a boat to explore the 60 miles of shore line this lake offers, jump off the rocks into the pristine blue waters, or cast your line into the lake’s deep waters. No matter how you chose to spend a day on the water, Summersville Lake is perfect for you.

Heritage Port

Located in the Northern Panhandle, this Wheeling riverfront offers amazing access to the Ohio River. Spend your day boating, fishing, or kayaking on the relaxing Ohio River. Not only can you enjoy some awesome water activities, the beautiful houses and bridges make for some great scenery. For music fans, Waterfront Wednesdays is the perfect opportunity to dock at Heritage Port and listen to some great local performers.

ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark

Home to Wonderland Water Park, ACE Lake is perfect for family fun. Visitors can climb giant inflatables, take a ride on the lake zip line, race down the 200-foot water slides, and much more. If you’re looking to extend your trip, choose between cabins, bunkhouses or good ole fashion camping to rest your head before the next day of adventure. The season opening takes place Memorial Day weekend, so get your passes here!

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This post was last updated on August 4, 2020