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Address: Marlinton, WV

Part of the Monongahela National Forest where a large number of northern...

Part of the Monongahela National Forest where a large number of northern plants, animals and birds dwell.

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Nice Little Walk

The Cranberry Glades is a nice, short walk. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn all about the glades as you go.

Reviewed 19 October 2016
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Cranberry Glades is a nice, short walk. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn all about the glades as you go.

Thank joanieb345
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I make this trip every year the second or third weekend in October. It just gets more beautiful and breathtaking each year. We love to walk the boardwalk and take pics every year in about the same spots to keep and compare from year to year. A must stop spot along this route. Will continue to come... More 

Thank 560tiffanym
Charleston, West Virginia
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love this place. There's a boardwalk that takes you into the glades, there's trails that go around it, and there's a good visitor's center. Close by there are many, many more trials in addition to some amazing lookouts on the scenic highway. My group traditionally makes the trip every fall but this last weekend (10/15/16) was the best yet.... More 

Thank BigUncleV
Johnson City, Texas
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91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Fabulous and unique walk. Not too far for a stroll. See folage including natural carnivous planst. The 2 insect eating plants are 1. Sundew (small, the bush like plant is only about the size of a golf ball but you can see where the gnats get clamped by the "venus fly trap" like jaws and are absorbed. 2. Pitcher plant... More 

Thank nancypatdorsey
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband, myself, and our two kids- 3 and 7 year old- went on an adventure day hitting up state parks. This was our first time visiting Cranberry Glades! It was beautiful! We went in May so it was still very cold, in fact it was snowing! The boardwalk was nice, neat, and well maintained. We didn't see many animals,... More 

Thank Megan M
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful bog forest. Boardwalk takes you through the bog, over streams, through bushes, and under trees. Hope to return when the orchids are blooming. Parking spaces are close and toilets available. An easy walk, with a few lose and uneven boards. Views in every direction.

Thank Emily S
Logan, West Virginia
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is unique site for plants and worth the stop. Requires a little walking. No cost associated with it and is good for anyone interested in seeing new things.

Thank rlkwv
Marysville, Ohio
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Located in Monongahela NF, the glades are worth a visit. The bog area includes a boardwalk which loops back to parking lot. There are numerous informative signs which describe the plant life in the bog area. Stay on the boardwalk, the area is swampy in several places. There were lots of wild flowers blooming when we visited.

Thank hurricanemama
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We spent 11 hours driving and visiting various parks and this was my favorite. It was so beautiful in the snow! I would love to see it during the other seasons.

1 Thank klaox3
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

As you can see in the photo a boardwalk takes you down the trail to the glades featuring a variety of plants generally found in much colder climates. They even have a number of carnivorous plants. It is a very nice, relaxing walk which you can do at your own pace.

1 Thank Vincent G

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