26 days in Potomac Highlands Itinerary

26 days in Potomac Highlands Itinerary

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Marlinton
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Elkins
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Marlinton — 12 nights

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Attractions like Snowshoe Mountain Resort and Green Bank Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marlinton: Cass (Cass Scenic Railroad & Cass Scenic Railroad State Park), Snowshoe (Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail, Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park, &more) and Hillsboro (Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Locust Creek Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watoga State Park, relax in the rural setting at Edray State Trout Hatchery, take an in-depth tour of Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum, and steep yourself in history at Marlinton Railroad Depot.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marlinton trip planner.

Charleston to Marlinton is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Charleston in September, you will find days in Marlinton are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Elkins.
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Elkins — 13 nights

Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. The community was incorporated in 1890 and named in honor of Stephen Benton Elkins (1841–1911), a U.S. Senator from West Virginia. Attractions like Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Elkins' surroundings by going to Mountaineer Wind Energy Center (in Thomas), Davis (Fairfax Stone State Park, WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, &more) and Huttonsville (Cheat Summit Fort & Kumbrabow State Forest). Next up on the itinerary: tour in style with Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad, deepen your understanding at Augusta Heritage Center, steep yourself in history at Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc., and take a peaceful walk through Monongahela National Forest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Elkins trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marlinton to Elkins by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Marlinton in October, expect nights in Elkins to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
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