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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.