Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

Perched on the edge of Cranberry Mountain at the southern end of Rt 150/Highland Scenic Highway,  the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is one of the Monongahela National Forest two visitors centers.   Operated by the USDA Forest Service, the Nature Center features live programs on poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes of West Virginia.
An exhibit hall and audio visual programs provide interpretation of forest ecosystems and local history.  Noted guest speakers often visit with programs on wildlife, Indian folk lore, and forest conservation.

 The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center hosts  a number of annual events:

  • Cranberry Shindig the last Sunday of September annually
  • Scenic Drive Day in June
  • and other special programs throughout the season


The Nature Center features a gift shop where you will find nature books for sale as well as informational brochures and maps.

Open Mid-April through Mid-October

The Highland Scenic Highway/Rt 150