32 days in Potomac Highlands Itinerary

32 days in Potomac Highlands Itinerary

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Petersburg
— 9 nights
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Elkins
— 11 nights
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Marlinton
— 11 nights
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Petersburg

— 9 nights
Petersburg is a city in Grant County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 2,467 at the 2010 census. Take a break from the city and head to Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides and Seneca Caverns. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Top Kick's Military Museum and Smoke Hole Caverns. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petersburg: Spruce Knob (in Riverton), Seneca Rocks (Seneca Rocks & Yokum's Riding Stables) and NROCKS Outdoor Adventures (in Circleville).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Petersburg trip app.

New York City to Petersburg is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 22°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Elkins.

Things to do in Petersburg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Elkins

— 11 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. Take a break from the city and head to White Grass Touring and Cafe and Timberline Mountain. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. and Statue of Minnehaha. Get out of town with these interesting Elkins side-trips: Mountaineer Wind Energy Center (in Thomas), Gaudineer Scenic Area (in Durbin) and Davis (WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College, take a peaceful walk through Kumbrabow State Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolly Sods, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bickel Knob Observation Tower.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Elkins trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Petersburg to Elkins takes 1.5 hours. January in Elkins sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 18°F at night. You'll set off for Marlinton on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Elkins

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Marlinton

— 11 nights
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Attractions like Village at Snowshoe and Cheat Mountain Ridge Natural Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Beartown State Park and Cranberry Mountain Nature Center will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Marlinton side-trips: Snowshoe (Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, Raven Golf Club, &more), Hillsboro (Falls of Hills Creek, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, &more) and Cass (Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Cass Scenic Railroad & Cass Scenic Railroad State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Seneca State Forest, cruise along Highland Scenic Highway, look and learn at Green Bank Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marlinton trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Elkins to Marlinton takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Elkins in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marlinton: temperatures range from 34°F by day to 20°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips