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“Highway in the Sky........” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Highland Scenic Highway

Highland Scenic Highway
U.S. Route 219, Marlinton, WV
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Marlinton
Type: Scenic Drives
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Highway in the Sky........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This highway is limited to auto traffic only.....so no trucks to deal with. A great place to go when it's hot as temps are often 10-20 degrees lower on top of the mountain. Many trails and places to stop at overlooks. The Black Mtn overlook has a short boardwalk trail to an overlook and a nice little picnic shelter. Very little other folks there so a great get away for a quite day. At Black Mtn you'll feel like you're at the top of the world.

Visited July 2013
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is the most beautiful and relaxing drive!! There was no traffic-we only passed 2 or 3 cars. We used it to drive to Route 19 from the Marlinton area. There are a number of overlooks and hiking trails. We didn't stop at any because it was raining when we drove it. But definitely plan to return and enjoy the overlooks and trails!!! There was also a nature center at the southern end of the drive that may be worth checking out.

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful....a must do.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We loved the scenic highway. We brought a picnic lunch with us and ate it in the campground near the river. There are lots of overlooks that also have bathrooms. We also visited Cranberry glades which was interesting. The roads are well maintained.

Visited May 2013
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“West Virginia is beautiful in the fall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Worth the drive especially to go leaf peeping and in spring. One of the most beautiful by ways in West Virginia. Beautiful all year round.

Visited October 2012
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Snowshoe, West Virginia
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Love, love, love.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Beautiful views, well-maintained interpretive trails and overlooks with picnic shelters and pit toilets. We get our Christmas tree up here every year. Fall colors are some of the best in the region. Anytime we have guests from outside the area, a trip across "the Highway" is a must.

Visited December 2012
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