Your Summer 2022 Bucket List

Celebrate summer with an exciting escape to the Mountain State! Beat the heat, relax and cool off in our Almost Heaven atmosphere or adventure and play all day long, it’s up to you. From special events and unique occasions to amazing places to stay and thrilling things to do, this summer’s to-do list is already made for you.

Mountain Stays

ACE Adventure Resort

Oak Hill, WV

At ACE Adventure Resort, you can sit back and relax while your kids have at it or you can take part in the fun right along with them. Complete with private cabins, an adventure lake, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and on-site dining, you can’t go wrong with a summer stay here.


Wheeling, WV

Explore the Northern Panhandle of our state and treat yourself to a trip to Oglebay. Situated on 2,000 acres, this mountain resort features a championship golf course, spa, garden and even its very own zoo. Stay in the lodge, a cottage, or an estate house. There are options here for parties of every size.

Guest House Inn

Hinton, WV

A stay at the Guest House Inn will have you quickly feeling like you’re right at home. Located at the confluence of the New and Greenbrier rivers, the island provides a secluded getaway complete with a private sand beach and fire pit. Being within walking distance of the historic district’s restaurants, museums, shops and more makes it easy to fulfill all your summer needs in Southern West Virginia.

Stonewall Resort State Park

Roanoke, WV

A getaway to Stonewall Resort will find you surrounded by peaceful lake water and a multitude of rolling hills. Camp near the lake or dine on a dock overlooking it—either way, you’re sure to find peace. The list of things to do in Lewis County includes visiting Appalachian glass artists and museums, stopping by Lambert’s Winery and taking a tour of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

Exciting Events

Mountaineer Brewfest

Wheeling, WV

This annual event showcases the state’s finest craft and micro brewers along with delicious food and exciting entertainment, all while raising money for charity. Attend Mountaineer Brewfest this year on August 20, 2022 for an ideal summer evening.

Contemporary American Theater Festival

Shepherdstown, WV

Deemed one of the top theater festivals in the world, the Contemporary American Theater Festival provides the ultimate theater experience. Visit historic Shepherdstown anytime between July 8 and 31 this summer and you’ll be sure to find a show that everyone in your clan will love.

Thrilling Adventures

Sunset Berry Farm

Alderson, WV

Grace the top of Flat Mountain to discover the beautiful Sunset Berry Farm. Pick your own strawberries, peaches, sunflowers, asparagus and the list goes on. Spend the day in the great outdoors while taking part in the farm’s family-friendly activities such as a scavenger hunt, jump pad and paintball.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County is a slice of the state that’s home to many beautiful gems and countless summer happenings like the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, River Riders Family Adventure Resort and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. An area rich with history, it’s effortless to learn here all while having fun.

Summersville Lake

Summersville, WV

Cool off this summer with a trip to Summersville and spend your days on the lake where the array of activities include boating, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming and more with its 60 plus miles of shoreline and 2,800 acres of water. You can even host your own event nearby at the Summersville Arena and Conference Center.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Glen Jean, WV

Summer is the perfect time to see for yourself, America’s newest national park. Get the most out of the New River Gorge area by hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and its summer speciality – rafting. After all, West Virginia is home to the greatest density of whitewater runs in the country.

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Glen Jean, WV

The Summit Bechtel Reserves Family Adventure Camp is a great idea for the entire family this summer. Participate in archery, aquatics, the skate park, a canopy tour, the boardwalk and more. Stay overnight in a luxury deluxe tent or hotel-style bedroom and be greeted with the fresh, morning mountain air.

Top of WV

A special gem, the Top of WV proudly represents all that the top of our state has to offer and should also be on the top of your summer bucket list. Here you can test your luck at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, experience the finest personal care at the Spa at Mountaineer or spend quality time with the family at Tomlinson Run State Park.

Keep the West Virginia fun coming all year long and continue building your own bucket list with the help of this year’s special edition vacation guides.

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This post was last updated on May 17, 2023