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Recreation is the name of the game when going to Richwood WV. Whatever the season, opportunities for fun and relaxation
Hills Creek Cranberry Glades Cranberry Wilderness Summit Lake Scenic Hwy.
The Cranberry Glades Botanical Area offer a close up look at a northern tundra peat bogs. Their are three rare carnivorous species of plants plus many more rare plants more common to the northern tundra of United States and Canada in this high mountain wilderness near Richwood, W Va. Their is a boardwalk along the edges of the Cranberry Glades and the glades is not swamp lands or quicksand, the consistency of the ground throughout the glades is more spongy.
Motorized vehicles are not permitted within the Cranberry Wilderness area so hiking provides a gateway to the unspoiled Wilderness, offering you access to 35,000 acres with a mix of northern hardwoods and some red spruce at higher elevations and is the largest Wilderness preserve in the Monongahela National Forest.
For fishing enthusiasts eager to reel in a rainbow trout, try Summit Lake, beautiful settings for some of the state's best fishing.
To the east of Richwood W. Va. is the Highlands Scenic Highway,length 43 miles and allow 2 to 4 hours to tour Scenic Highway. This W.Va. 150 scenic highway, borders the Cranberry Wilderness and is surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest. The Highlands Scenic Highway provides expansive views of the glades, the Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center,the Falls of Hills Creek and many other scenic areas.This Wild And Wonderful highways connects a fabulous network of trails in the high spruce country of W. Va.
This highway is not maintained in winter, so check the weather reports and local conditions before you hike or drive this area in winter.....Travel Information: Gauley Ranger District: 304-846-2695
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace is a restored farmhouse museum of 1892 where guides lead you through rooms containing some of the original furniture and memorabilia.
Open May through October, closes from the end of October through May 1 every year.
Monday Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U.S. Route 219, Hillsboro, West Virginia<!billybob2><!billybob3>
This state park has beautiful mountain views and the second weekend in October of even numbered years re-enactment Battle of Droop Mountain, (West Virginia's largest Civil War battle) - by the West Virginia Reenactors Association where Union troops defeated a Confederate army. Recreation opportunities hiking, playgrounds, picnic areas, trails and a small museum containing artifacts from the battle.
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