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Recreation is the name of the game when going to Richwood WV. Whatever the season, opportunities for fun and relaxation


Richwood
Richwood WV Fall Attraction
abound. Richwood WV is located in the south-central portion of West Virginia, deep in the hills,accessible by two-lane paved road and It is situated just at the edge of the Monongahela National Forest. Where the Monongahela National Forest offer unlimited activities, such as fishing, hiking (There are many combinations of day hikes and backpacking trips that can be done in this area), biking, hunting,cross country skiing and explore the Highland Scenic Highway. The renown Falls of Hills Creek are just 30 minutes away from - Richwood, known as the locals' Falls because Most Richwooders been their........ Cranberry Wilderness is a true first hand look at the unspoiled beauty of nature.



Hills Creek    Cranberry Glades     Cranberry Wilderness    Summit Lake    Scenic Hwy.
Pearl S. Buck    Droop Mountain Battlefield



Cranberry Glades

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Cranberry Glades
The Cranberry Glades Botanical Area offer a close up look at a northern tundra peat bogs. Their are three rare carnivorous species of plants plus many more rare plants more common to the northern tundra of United States and Canada in this high mountain wilderness near Richwood, W Va. Their is a boardwalk along the edges of the Cranberry Glades and the glades is not swamp lands or quicksand, the consistency of the ground throughout the glades is more spongy.

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Cranberry Wilderness
Cranberry Wilderness

Motorized vehicles are not permitted within the Cranberry Wilderness area so hiking provides a gateway to the unspoiled Wilderness, offering you access to 35,000 acres with a mix of northern hardwoods and some red spruce at higher elevations and is the largest Wilderness preserve in the Monongahela National Forest.






Summit Lake

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Summit Lake

For fishing enthusiasts eager to reel in a rainbow trout, try Summit Lake, beautiful settings for some of the state's best fishing.
Directions from Richwood: Follow WV - 39/55, from Richwood WV drive 6.5 miles east on WV 39/55 to FR 77, turn left & continue 2.0 miles to Summit Lake and the Summit Lake Recreation Area.

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Highlands Scenic Highway
Highlands Scenic Highway

To the east of Richwood W. Va. is the Highlands Scenic Highway,length 43 miles and allow 2 to 4 hours to tour Scenic Highway. This W.Va. 150 scenic highway, borders the Cranberry Wilderness and is surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest. The Highlands Scenic Highway provides expansive views of the glades, the Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center,the Falls of Hills Creek and many other scenic areas.This Wild And Wonderful highways connects a fabulous network of trails in the high spruce country of W. Va.
This highway is not maintained in winter, so check the weather reports and local conditions before you hike or drive this area in winter.....Travel Information: Gauley Ranger District: 304-846-2695



Pearl S. Buck  Birthplace

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Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace is a restored farmhouse museum of 1892 where guides lead you through rooms containing some of the original furniture and memorabilia.
Open May through October, closes from the end of October through May 1 every year.
Monday Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U.S. Route 219, Hillsboro, West Virginia

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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

This state park has beautiful mountain views and the second weekend in October of even numbered years re-enactment Battle of Droop Mountain, (West Virginia's largest Civil War battle) - by the West Virginia Reenactors Association where Union troops defeated a Confederate army. Recreation opportunities hiking, playgrounds, picnic areas, trails and a small museum containing artifacts from the battle.

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Hill Creek Falls, Richwood
Falls of Hills Creek

The Falls of Hills Creek was once a hidden treasure when I was growing up in Richwood. We used to fish for brook trout ( a freshwater game fish ) also called speckled trout at Hills Creek. Such a wonderful place and It offers solitude in the good old days 50's. Hills Creek Falls (upper, middle, or lower). The lower fall is 1.5 miles. The lower falls are the most impressive and photographed, falling 60 feet over a ledge. The hike is fairly easy on a good trail to the upper falls viewing platform and it is wheelchair accessible. The remainder of the trail is more strenuous with stairways and boardwalks leading to the lower falls and it will take your breath coming back up but you can rest often and enjoy the scenic beauty of Hills Creek Falls.    Directions: from Richwood, follow WV-39, to the Hill Creek Scenic Area (about 43 miles ). It will be on your right.The Forest Service, did a beautiful job developed the falls for visitors to enjoy.


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