After a good night’s sleep in Marlinton, enjoy breakfast at your B & B, or go downtown where there are several options for dining.
Travel to the southern end of Pocahontas County to Beartown State Park, one of the most intriguing areas in the state. Beartown is a natural area of 107 acres, noted for its massive boulders, overhanging cliffs and unusual rock formations. The park is open April through October.
Next, travel Rt. 39/55 to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center and the Cranberry Glades, a botanical area where a number of unusual plant species flourish. A boardwalk encircles the glades area. Interpretive tours can be arranged through the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center.
Just down the road, five miles west, you’ll find the breathtaking Falls of Hills Creek, a triple waterfall that includes the second highest in the state. The upper falls are handicapped accessible. Steps descend to the three waterfalls that cascade 25, 45 and 63 feet!
Double back to the Highland Scenic Highway for a gorgeous ride along one of the highest highways in the East. This highway loops around to Rt. 219 north of Marlinton.
Return south back to Marlinton, stopping at the Sixties Café at the Marlinton Motor Inn or Dorie’s for a home-cooked meal and fresh desserts.