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Cranesville Swamp

Cranesville Swamp

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.

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Cranberry Glades

The Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, a part of the Monongahela National Forest, protects the most extensive collection of peat bogs in West Virginia. The five boreal-type wetlands serve as the headwaters of the Cranberry River and are adjacent to the Cranberry Wilderness.

Shay Locomotives

Cass Scenic Railroad

Step back into history at Cass Scenic Railroad, featuring a scenic train excursion to the top of Bald Knob, West Virginia’s third-highest mountain, at its centerpiece. Get a close-up perspective of the powerful Shay locomotives that chug up the steep grades, stay in unique lodging in former company houses, browse interpretative exhibits, shop in the Cass...

Hawk's Nest

Hawks Nest State Park

Hawks Nest State Park, located along the rim of the New River Gorge in central West Virginia, features breathtaking overlooks, strenuous hiking trails, an aerial tramway, jet boat rides, and a lodge with spectacular views. The park also offers a museum and a rail-to-trail.

New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge

New River, the centerpiece of New River Gorge National River in south-central West Virginia, is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The rugged, whitewater river pounds through a 53-mile deep canyon, surrounded by 70,000 acres of ghost towns, vestiges of an industrial past, strenuous hiking trails, waterfalls, and vistas.

Dolly Sods

Dolly Sods Wilderness

Dolly Sods is a breathtaking wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest along the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. The area is best known for being the highest elevation plateau east of the Mississippi River, its outstanding views along the Allegheny Front, wind-stunted red spruce, and its endless upland bogs.