The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center has many interesting features that appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds, including an exhibit hall, auditorium, events and programs. One of the most popular features is the live snake display and program. Live snake shows are held most Sundays at 1 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to early October. Following the snake show is a guided tour of Cranberry Glades at 2:30 p.m. Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is open, hours for 2016 season are: Thursdays through Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays).
Visitors' favorite event is the Cranberry Shindig, which is a celebration of Appalachian culture. The Shindig is held the last Sunday in September, and is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 in 2017.
The center also features a native plant garden, a nature trail, and many events geared toward children.
The center will close for the winter on Sunday, October 16, 2016. It will reopen in mid-April in 2017.
For information about all the exciting opportunities in the local area, check out the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Also check out the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce for activities in nearby Nicholas County.
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center