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Review of Cranberry Glades

Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Marlinton
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Owner description: Part of the Monongahela National Forest where a large number of northern plants, animals and birds dwell.
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Not that interesting of a landscape. Save your time and go to Beartown Rocks or Senca Rocks

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Reviewed September 30, 2009

This is a fun stop for adults and kids a like. Easy access from parking lot to the boardwalk which has stunningly beautiful views. Boardwalk is level and flat which makes it very wheelchair friendly and great for older folks who have trouble with steps.

It only took us about 30-45 minutes to walk the full path along the boardwalk. The plants and trees are beautiful and pleasantly relaxing. Curious kids might have fun identifying the different flowers, plants, and trees. There are many carnivorous plants (insect eating plants) along the path which are very interesting to look at (and I’m not a plant/tree person *laugh).

Great place worth stopping for, easy to get in/out of off the scenic highway if anything just to get out of the car and stretch and take a quick walk.

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Carmel, IN
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Reviewed October 20, 2005

As a child, I visited Cranberry Glades (and the botanical garden area) every summer. The road leading to the boardwalk was gravel, as were many of the roads leading deep into the stunning, pristine mountain forest. My grandfather was among the forresters who developed Cranberry Glades. He'd lead us along the boardwalk (an easy 1/2 mile loop), all the while I wished I could leap into the boggy marsh underneath (I still have the itch to do it).

Bears, heron, beautiful and rare plantlife. It's easy to walk through this slice of natural history without realizing what a treasure it is. Walk slowly...look for the paths of the animals that pass through when no-one is looking. Imagine the deer that pass through and the bear who romp unbeknownst to us. Don't dare do this visit without stopping into the Nature Center at the top of the highway. Buy a shirt...it goes to a good cause.

Life is old in West Virginia, and this beautiful spot is a place where you'll appreciate its pricelessness.

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Hedgesville,wv
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Reviewed June 17, 2003

Beautiful in September. Very interesting. Nice boardwalk - comfortable for all ages to tour. Also went to Hills Creek Falls. Beautiful. The full to the bottom of the falls is not for the very young, very old or those not in good shape. The walk is very strenuous - but worth it if you can handle it.

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