Cranberry Bog Boardwalk

Marlinton, West Virginia

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The high elevation of the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area protects many unusual plant species that migrated here during the last glacial period. Walking through the glade is similar to walking through the bogs of upper New York State. The Cranberry Glades Botanical Area protects 750 acres of mountain bogs. Bogs are black, acidic soil wetlands that are more commonly found in northern boreal forests. The ecosystems found here are holdovers from the glacial age of 10,000 years ago. The bog ecosystem is very fragile. Please stay on boardwalks where present. Special attractions: A wheelchair-accessible trail through a beautiful high bog.
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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

The high elevation of the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area protects many unusual plant species that migrated here during the last glacial period. Walking through the glade is similar to walking through the bogs of upper New York State.

The Cranberry Glades Botanical Area protects 750 acres of mountain bogs. Bogs are black, acidic soil wetlands that are more commonly found in northern boreal forests. The ecosystems found here are holdovers from the glacial age of 10,000 years ago. The bog ecosystem is very fragile. Please stay on boardwalks where present. Special attractions: A wheelchair-accessible trail through a beautiful high bog.

©  Steven Carroll and Mark Miller/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marlinton
Distance: 0.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
Local Maps: USGS Lobelia
Driving Directions: Directions to Cranberry Bog Boardwalk

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