32 days in Potomac Highlands Itinerary

32 days in Potomac Highlands Itinerary

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Petersburg
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Elkins
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Marlinton
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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 Caverns and Spruce Knob. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Top Kick's Military Museum and Yokum's Riding Stables. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petersburg: Seneca Rocks (Smoke Hole Caverns, Seneca Rocks, &more) 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. 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.
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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 Dolly Sods. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, Inc. and Cheat Summit Fort. Get out of town with these interesting Elkins side-trips: Davis (WVHighlands Artisan Gallery, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, &more), Gaudineer Scenic Area (in Durbin) and Mountaineer Wind Energy Center (in Thomas). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College, take a peaceful walk through Kumbrabow State Forest, take in the awesome beauty at Bickel Knob Observation Tower, and visit Blackwater Outdoor Adventures.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Elkins trip site.

You can drive from Petersburg to Elkins in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Elkins can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Marlinton.
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Marlinton — 11 nights

Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Attractions like Village at Snowshoe and Raven Golf Club 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: Cass (Cass Scenic Railroad & Cass Scenic Railroad State Park), Snowshoe (Shavers Lake & Lift Rides, The Big Top, &more) and Hillsboro (Falls of Hills Creek, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, &more). 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).
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