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“Over the rivers and through the woods” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Highland Scenic Highway

Highland Scenic Highway
U.S. Route 219, Marlinton, WV
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Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Marlinton
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Richwood, West Virginia
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13 reviews
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“Over the rivers and through the woods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Because my town, Richwood WV, sits at the edge of the Monongahela National Forest, it is surrounded by natural beauty. A drive along Route 39 through the forest offers numerous natural attractions suitable for hiking, camping, fishing, picture taking as well as painting, and just stretch-your-legs adventuring. Well-marked forest trails, lake and riverside camp sites, deep water and fly fishing opportunities, along with waterfalls, Canadian-type bogs, and a scenic highway (Route 150) which cuts across mountain tops and ridges like a two-lane expressway are there for enjoyment. Offering assistance along the way are the Gauley Ranger Station and the Cranberry Mountain Nature. Center. All in all, these wonders lie along a 43-mile byway. Of course, seasonal restrictions apply, so it is always wise to check with 1-800-CALL-WVA in late fall and winter.

Visited November 2013
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Midlothian, Virginia
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406 reviews
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“Beautiful FALL or SUMMER DRIVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

we enjoyed this drive upon recommendation of the owner of Clark Inn and it was simply a gorgeous drive with quite a few look outs

Visited October 2013
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Southampton
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3 reviews
“Beautiful and unspoiled”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Rt. 150 from rt.219 to Rts 39/55 has several overlooks. Fall leaf colors are more varied and distinct. Not crowded.

Visited October 2013
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“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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20 reviews
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“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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