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Marlinton Things to Do

  • by moosemother Written May 31, 2005

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    A short trip from Marlinton is the Cass Railroad. You can take a ride on the train which climbs up the mountain using switchback tracks. They have box lunches available and sometimes a dinner train. It runs during the summer months.

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    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

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Marlinton Warnings and Dangers

  • by moosemother Written May 31, 2005

    Please be careful of the bears. Do not feed the bears. If you see bear cubs, leave the same way you came and quickly. It is dangerous to get near bear cubs, or to get between the cubs and the mother bear. I have had the pleasure of seeing 3 bear cubs in a tree by the road side. We were in a vehicle, and did not linger long to see the mother bear, but we knew she was near by.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park

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Marlinton What to Pack

  • by moosemother Written May 31, 2005

    Luggage and bags: water proof luggage is a good idea

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter clothes - layers
    Also ski clothing if you plan on skiing

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: First aid kit

    Photo Equipment: camera

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Good winter parka
    Hat and gloves or mittens
    boots

    Miscellaneous: Cell phones do not work here.
    Some roads are not drivable in the winter because of the snow and ice, even with 4-wheel drive. Take your time on the snow covered roads, as they can be very slick and dangerous.

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    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Adventure Travel

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  • by moosemother Written May 31, 2005

    Luggage and bags: back pack, duffle bag, etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: hiking boots and/or tennis shoes
    layers
    sweater or jacket for cool evenings in the summer

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is a small hospital in Marlinton.
    It is a good idea to have a first aid kit with you.
    Also, be prepared for bugs and poison ivy.

    Photo Equipment: Camera for taking some really beautiful photos

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The usual camping gear for camping in the mountains.

    Miscellaneous: Cell phones do not work here.

    Related to:
    • Camping
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking

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Marlinton Off The Beaten Path

  • by moosemother Written May 31, 2005

    Near Cass, there is Mecks bakery. It is only open a few days a week. They offer some very good baked goods. I'm not sure if they are Amish or Mennonites.

    Meck's Home Bakery
    Rr 66
    Cass, WV 24927 Phone: (304) 456-4042

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Marlinton Favorites

  • by moosemother Written May 31, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This river is beautiful. Hike or bike the trail. See nature. Great for bird watching.

    Fondest memory: The people of Marlinton are so friendly and down to earth. It is so nice to get away from the "rat race" and to be able to kick back and relax.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip
    • School Holidays

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