Cranesville Swamp is a boreal bog at the West Virginia and Maryland border that supports unique plant and animal life is similar to that found in the more northern latitudes. Because of its unique natural characteristics, the area was designated as one of the first National Natural Landmarks in the country.
There are five trails, all less than two miles, within Cranesville Swamp. A 1,500-foot boardwalk allows access over the wettest parts of the bog.
From I-68 at Friendsville, Maryland, follow MD Route 42 west for 1½ miles. Turn left onto Blooming Rose Road and continue south for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Trap Run Road and drive for 2.8 miles and then bear left onto White Rock Road and follow for 1½ miles. Turn right onto Cranesville Road and continue on for 5 miles. Bear right onto Lake Ford Road, which becomes Burnside Camp Road and follow for a ½ mile.