- TripBuzz discovered 41 different types of activities for couples in the Marlinton area, including National & State Parks (like Watoga State Park), Nature & Wildlife Areas (like Cranberry Glades), Hiking Trails (like Greenbrier River Trail) and Opera Houses (like Pocahontas County Opera House), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 30 date ideas in or near Marlinton, West Virginia, including 18 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Snowshoe, Hot Springs and Hillsboro.
Part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail, the Pocahontas County Opera House is a historic and intimate 250-seat venue. The opera house presents opry nights, showcasing the best local talent, as well as a selection of other various informal, family friendly music presentations.
The Highland Scenic Highway, running for 43 miles from Richwood to US Route 219 near Marlinton, is the highest major roadway in West Virginia. While the entire route is very scenic, the four overlooks allow visitors to park and see views of the Allegheny Highlands.
Hand-made regional goods from over 30 artists are available at the Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op. Goods range from blacksmithing, broom and basketry to quilts and wood crafts. Selected Friday after-hours feature local poetry and music.
The Calvin Price State Forest encompasses almost 9500 acres of state-protected woodlands. The park has very little in the way of developed recreational facilities, instead catering primarily to licensed game hunters in the area.
Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation serves the Stillwell Park, the Community Wellness Center, and Widney Park. They offer a diverse selection of community recreation programs ranging from basket weaving classes to square dances, Zumba, dodgeball, and yoga.
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Operated by the United States Forest Service, the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center gives programs on birds of prey and snakes that live in West Virginia. Visitors can listen to multimedia presentations to learn more about the forest ecosystem and local history.
Open year-round, Watoga State Park is most known for its quality campgrounds and comfortable, spacious rental cabins. Located on a lake, water activities such as paddle boarding and fishing can be enjoyed in this park.
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park offers a range of activities. There is a day park, hiking trails, two play areas for children, picnic areas with shelters and a museum. Droop Mountain Battlefield is an official Civil War Discovery Trail site.