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The Atlantis of Appalachia

April 1, 2016 10:53 am Published by 14 Comments

SCUBA divers in Summerville Lake discovered that the sunken town of Gad is intact. The long-lost town is perfectly preserved under Summersville Lake. Though it seems unbelievable, the lakebed shifted and revealed Gad for the first time in decades. “Only the surface was opaque,” said Michael Reese, whose family made the discovery while on vacation. […]

Summersville, West Virginia

September 25, 2012 12:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We have some special towns here in southern West Virginia. Ever wanted to learn more about Summersville in Nicholas County? Read on. What and Where Located about 30 minutes south of the geographical center of West Virginia is the town of Summersville. This small community is a short 20-minute drive north of the New River […]

The Best Lake You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Unless You’re From West Virginia)

July 11, 2012 11:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Gauley River is known for its world-class whitewater. Rafting enthusiasts travel long distances to enjoy the challenges the Gauley River provides. Something else the Gauley River provides is the water for West Virginia’s largest lake. Summersville Lake is a 2,700 acre reservoir created by the second largest rock-fill dam in the United States. It […]

Our Favorite Places to Spend Dad’s Day

June 7, 2011 2:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Father’s Day (June 19th!) is coming up and we’re considering getting Dad more than just another tie. (He never wore it anyway.) This year – we’ve asked Dads to select their top picks of where they would like to spend their day in Southern WV. While almost all of them said they’d like to have […]