Climb The Only Lighthouse In West Virginia For An Adventure The Whole Family Will Love
Here’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in the Mountain State: a lighthouse tour! West Virginia’s only lighthouse stands 104 feet tall (the equivalent of 10 stories high) and has 122 steps to reach the observation deck. From there, you’ll feel on top of the world with 360-degree views of Summersville Lake and the surrounding area.
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Why travel to the coast to visit a lighthouse when we have one right here at home in West Virginia? Have you already climbed to the top of the Summersville Lighthouse?
Summersville Lake Retreat and Lighthouse is located at 278 Summersville Lake Rd., Mt Nebo, WV 26679. The lighthouse is open daily from April to October (and by appointment November through March). Climb tokens are available at the gift shop from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost is $12/adults, $7 for children ages 5-12, $5 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 65 and over. Other special tours are available. See this link on the official website for more information.
Don’t let the fun stop at the lighthouse. For more reasons to head to Summersville, keep reading here!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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