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West Virginia Touring Kayaks

An Adventure vacations with ACE offers you the opportunity to explore the beautiful sandstone cliffs of Summersville Lake  while paddling the crystal clear waters by sit-on-top kayak. This trip will start off with paddle instruction from your professional guide who will then take you to the most special places on the lake. Your sit-on-top kayak is very stable and we can also provide tandem boats upon request. In a touring kayak you can:
  • Learn to paddle your touring kayak
  • Glide along the calm waters of the lake
  • Explore hidden inlets
  • Visit places you can only reach by boat
  • Relax with friends and family
Lake kayaking is easy because the water is calm as opposed to the big waves that you get while white water rafting the New or Gauley rivers. Learning to paddle flat water allows you to learn proper paddling techniques without the pressure of moving water. Not to mention, it's a great way to explore West Virginia.

Mountain Lake Tour - Half Day

  • Summersville Lake KayakerEnjoy paddling the Summersville Lake while learning basic strokes and boat control
  • Trip Length: 4 Hours
  • Season: May-September
  • Minimum Age: 6 (10 to paddle solo)
  • Equipment Provided: Boat, Paddle, PFD

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Mountain Lake Tour - Full Day

  • KayakerHone your paddling skills exploring the many niches and inlets along the base of Summersville Lake's sheer rock walls.
  • Trip Length: 6 Hours
  • Meals: Lakeside Deli Lunch
  • Season: May-September
  • Minimum Age: 8 (10 to paddle solo)
  • Equipment Provided: Boat, Paddle, PFD

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Recreational Kayak Instruction

A magnificent setting and crystal-clear water make Summersville Lake the perfect recreational kayaking* classroom. Whether you already own your own craft or just want to learn more about the sport, this course focuses on basic paddling strokes, boat control, entry and exit, rescues and paddler safety. Our goal is to increase your skills and confidence so you are comfortable exploring your hometown waterways with friends, family or on a solo trip.

  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Season: May – October
  • Trip Time: 9 am
  • Trip Length: 6 hours
  • Minimum number of guests - 1
  • Maximum number of guests - 6
  • Equipment provided: Kayak, paddle, PFD, spray skirt, deli-style box lunch


*Note this a recreational kayak with a skirt - not a touring kayak.


What To Wear

We're providing paddling gear, so bring your base layers and clothes to get to and from the water:

  • Bathing suit / board shorts
  • Sandals or tennis shoes
  • Water moccasins or barefoot for in-boat
  • Shirt (non-cotton, wicking synthetic)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • A swimming smile

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Personal prescription medication
  • Waterproof cameras such as GoPro are welcome
  • Confidence

Don't Bring

  • Towels to the clinic
  • Watches, keys, rings or jewelry
  • Non-waterproof backpacks or bags

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