Cranberry CorridorLooking for an outdoor adventure in the “Little Bahamas of the East?” Follow Route 39 E to WV Rt 150 going through Summersville, Marlinton and Lewisburg for a taste of Almost Heaven’s Mountain Lakes.
Cranberry Corridor extends across 211.1 miles of the lush Mountain Lakes region. Take your time to enjoy this 4-hour and 53-minute round trip drive. This route is accessible for both cars and motorcycles.
Start off your journey on Route 39 in Summersville. Here you will find Summersville Lake, well known for its bright blue waters and as the home of the only lighthouse found in Almost Heaven. To make the most of your drive, continue east on Route 150 of the Highland Scenic Highway where panoramic views abound.
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
Take in overlook views and waterfall scenes in the wetlands of the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Take a stroll on the half-mile boardwalk through the Glades, to experience the unique wonders that make this the southern-most point in North America where some of these unique plants and animals are found.
Summit Lake and Falls of Hill Creek
Craving a waterfall view? Head to Summit Lake and Falls of Hill Creek to soak up the cascading magic that can only be found at the foot of a waterfall. Stop and stretch your legs as you explore these peaceful spots. When you have had your fill of view-searching stop in Marlinton grab a bite at a local favorite, Greenbrier Grill & Lodge or find something lighter at Dirtbean Cafe.
Fuel up and head south on US-219 to Lewisburg. You’ll find outdoor adventure on these winding country roads with a visit to Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park or Beartown State Park. Climb the observation tower at Droop Mountain for expansive mountain views of Little Levels Valley. Head to Beantown State Park to spend your afternoon strolling the park’s iconic wooden pathway.
After your long day of adventure, the time is now to fuel up with a visit to Hill & Holler for a wood-fired pizza and local craft brew. From there, you’ll end up driving through the mountains to Hawk’s Nest State Park into Gauley Bridge. After making a stop at the towering Cathedral Falls, Route 39 will loop you back to your starting point.