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Old 03-31-2020, 10:17 AM
Location: Winfield, WV
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Originally Posted by 304eer View Post
Summers County is a pretty cool place. It has the New River, rafting, fishing, Bluestone Lake/Dam, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort & Golf Course, John Henry Park, Big Bend Tunnel, Sandstone Falls, Hinton and Railroad history (still serviced by Amtrak as well), directly adjacent to the only ski resort in southern WV (Winterplace), and Hinton has the Dairy Queen with the best view of any in the country (sounds dumb but it's definitely worth a visit).
Good post 304. Summers County is IMO the most underrated County in WV. And i mean that in a positive way, it's already pretty touristy, but im surprised it's not promoted even more than it is. Summers has a lot going for it. The time i have spent there has been memorable. I have visited almost all those parks you mention above. And i agree, that Dairy Queen is in a very scenic spot!
As soon as travel restrictions are lifted, i plan to do a big WV road trip with the family. Even though i am home in Putnam County, i miss Greenbrier County and that entire part of the state.
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Old 03-31-2020, 01:00 PM
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I've been to Summers county and read general plan for it. I hope they won't go smoke stacks route (they tried to purchase various sites for this) and rather go tourist attraction route. Once you get the smoke stacks or industrial-scale farming, tourist attraction is gone, not clean. They do have good basis for recreation. It's digital economy out there and the key thing is to expand relevant infrastructure. The multiple sites named for potential industrial development, they're all over the county (uncertainty remains which one is picked)... isn't exactly a magnet for recreation-loving person to buy a house - while desirable internet and cell service infrastructure often close to very same town sites.
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