Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Marlinton

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#6 of 7 in Wildlife in West Virginia
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  • Though they are closed for the season, there is still a trail on the premises and some informational signs that were nice. There appears to be ample parking, even during a busier season and there was ...  more »
  • We were not planning on stopping because they have snakes safely on display....We did in fact stop because we need assistance to find a waterfall. The staff is delightful.and.Knowledgeable. The center...  more »
  • Nice nature exhibit that is great for kids. Nice pit stop when you're traveling to Watoga or other natural attractions nearby. Lots of educational resources available on West Virginia's flora and faun...  more »
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  • Stopped in search of a rest room and stayed for the informative displays. The poop identification display, despite the subject matter, is fascinating. Some stuffed animals on display that are actually in pretty decent condition and not the usual rather sad looking examples of the taxidermists art that one so often finds at places like this. Nice selection of live local snakes to see as well. Well worth a visit.
  • Snakes - lots of them in aquariums and Snake shows. Lots of great displays for kids. Picnic tables. Snacks. Information on this unique ecosystem.
  • Great Source of information about plants and animals that you may encounter in the forest Live snake exhibits​, outdoor supplies/ apparel,And games for kids
  • Great riding area. Love riding the Harley in this area of the state.
  • This is a great little center. They have picnic tables spread around outside in different areas right off the parking lot and near the center. They have a sand table inside for the kids to play with and footprints to make impressions in the sand. They have a nice little stuffed animal area too and live snakes. A few other little things to see. You can get a map there for the area. We went to see the upper falls and did the easy 1/4 mile hike. Nice hike for little kids, but not much to see waterfall wise. The only knock to this place was the bathrooms, not kept up too much, but we did go on an "event" day so there may have been alot more traffic than usual.

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