Marlinton Things to Do
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.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
Marlinton Warnings and Dangers
Beware of Bears
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.Related to:
- National/State Park
Marlinton What to Pack
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
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.Related to:
- Adventure Travel
- Skiing and Boarding
Cool in the summer evenings
Luggage and bags: back pack, duffle bag, etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: hiking boots and/or tennis shoes
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:
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
2 Hotels in Marlinton
Marlinton Off The Beaten Path
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
Cass, WV 24927 Phone: (304) 456-4042
The Greenbriar River
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.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- School Holidays
- Road Trip