Thursday, March 3, 2011
Outdoors adventure: Cranberry Glades
With the recent warm weather I have been getting the urge to get outdoors and do some hiking, as I'm sure many of you are. For those who like to get out and see something spectacular whilst they walk, I have just the place for you. The Cranberry Glades area near Richwood, West Virginia has a very unique environment. There is the remnants of a tundra from the ice age right in the heart of West Virginia. This area has a big looped board walk going through the park. You can see a lot of wildlife such as Venus flytraps and honey dews. On a sunny day in the glades in spring the air is usually cool but not exactly cold. The walk through here is a very easy walk. The boardwalk is not at an incline.
For a more strenuous workout try the nearby Falls of hills creek.
Ramp festival. You might just pay for the whole trip!
If you need lodging in the area you can try the four seasons lodge in Richwood. Located just behind the hotel you will find a small waterfall with a very good swimming hole. four seasons
For a more natural hike, you can visit the highland scenic highway which is just down the road from the glades.
At the end of your trip you can visit the Cranberry mountain nature center. Here you can pick up a lot of souvenirs as well as see the little museum they have there. So weather you are a rugged outdoorsman or just a casual stroller, there is something here for you. A visit here will leave you with nothing but good memories as well as stories to tell your family and friends.
Posted by FranklinR at 5:47 PM