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Cool Off This Labor Day Weekend With Some Flatwater Paddling At These 5 Lakes


Labor Day weekend is soon approaching and there’s no better place to escape for the long weekend than Almost Heaven. Soak up the last bit of summertime the season has to offer and cool off on these flatwater paddleboarding trails.

Find a paddleboarding oasis awaiting you on the pristine waters of Summersville Lake, the home of West Virginia’s newest state park! Lodging and additional outdoor recreation opportunities will soon be added to the 177 acres of northern shoreline, but the property is now officially open and operating as the state’s 36th park. Iconically known for its clear water and sandstone cliff sides, this lake is the largest in West Virginia and provides a relaxing experience for both seasoned paddleboarders and first-timers alike.

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