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“A delightful surprise oasis in the Appalachian mountains” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cranberry Glades

Cranberry Glades
Marlinton, WV
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Marlinton
Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Part of the Monongahela National Forest where a large number of northern plants, animals and birds dwell.
Charlottesville
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“A delightful surprise oasis in the Appalachian mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We'd been going to the Marlinton area for years before we discoverd this amazing park. Definitely check out the visitor center, which has a collection of live rattlers that will enchant you. The Glade itself has a boardwalk meandering through most of it, so it's an easy walk. I was bound and determined to spot a carnivorous pitcher plant in the wild, and actually did on the second go around! If you're in the area, don't miss it!

Visited April 2013
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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“Cranberry Glades”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

What a very nice surprise! The walkway is very well maintained, and the scenery is quite pretty. We enjoyed the serenity. Allow about an hour to take the hike. It is well worth the time and effort. There are rustic restrooms.

Visited August 2013
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“Glades are for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Boardwalk manageable for all ages, abilities; you might even see a bear! 7 varieties of wild orchids in view of boardwalk during season (early summer); great park center with wildlife displays and indigenous snakes

Visited July 2013
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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“Cranberry Glades park.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cranberry Glades park is a small very rural park. It is an excellent place to see undisturbed wild West Virginia. There is a wooden boardwalk around the park over the bog, creeks and woods. For nature lovers as it's a very simple but very nice park.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC
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“Worth the visit while you are on the scenic highway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We really enjoyed the Cranberry Glades. There is a nice interpretive boardwalk you follow to see the area. It's not a huge investment in time so you can see what else the area has to offer. We also stopped by the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center but it was closed (Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Visited May 2013
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