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Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

Address: Historic Route 60, WV
Phone Number: 304-343-6001
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Ranked #80 of 297 Attractions in West Virginia
Type: Scenic Drives, Trails, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: One of the oldest and most scenic routes in the United States, the Midland Trail, or old U.S. Route...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Trails, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: One of the oldest and most scenic routes in the United States, the Midland Trail, or old U.S. Route 60, offers a delightful 119-mile journey across south central West Virginia. Outdoor enthusiasts head for the Greenbrier River Trail, which offers over 80 miles of well-marked hiking and biking paths. History buffs can stop off at any number of historic sites including the Old Stone House, a reminder of what life was like for the industrial pioneers.
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was my second stay at Chopin. The hotel is sImple, comfortable, and at the good location. It is situated at the busy intersection, making transportation easy, but the trafic slows down after 11:00 pm, and it becomes fairly quiet. Good service, clean rooms. They stored my large suitcase for a couple of days. The bar was very crowded in... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Please go online to find addresses and descriptions of historic sites along the route (www.midlandtrail.com). It makes for a more enjoyable and interesting journey. Plan to take some time checking out the sights along the way. Dont miss Hawks Nest and the Gorge Bridge. Food options are better in nearby Fayetteville (dont miss the turnoff of the highway) south of... More 

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Red House, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Driven this road too many times to count! Always a favorite! Brings back memories of years past. Have not driven the whole road at one time, but have done Charleston to Virginia line. Great alternative to the interstate or turnpike.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This route takes you through some of the depressed areas of West Virginia. But the people you'll meet are very friendly, and the scenery along the river is great. Truck traffic can be a hassle on this route, so a week-end visit makes a lot of sense. Bring your camera... I guarantee that you'll use it!

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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139 reviews 139 reviews
63 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My GPS routed my on US 60 from Charleston to New River Gorge. It was shorter distance (and cheaper) than taking the turnpike. The best parts were along the Kanawha & New River. The waterfall at Glen Jean was beautiful. The road can be slow, especially when following a slow vehicle or encountering road work.

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South Point, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Love the scenic views of the rivers, streams, and waterfalls. A fall drive is a must! Beautiful in any season though but watch your speed! We picked up a ticket just before Gauley Bridge. A great inexpensive day!

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Warrenton, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We took the Midland Trail scenic road after coming up from The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Since we had done those other sight seeing trips, the Midland Trail was not the scenic trip it might have been. We enjoyed the drive from Charleston, WVA but it lacked much of the high country vistas that we... More 

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Madison, WV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great scenic drive through Charleston and throught out the eastern part of WV. By a vehicle is good but I love this highway via a ride on a motorcycle and on a weekend is a lot better (no coal trucks) and a good bet it to turn at Chimnney Corner that will take onto Fayetteville onto the... More 

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We took a drive on Route 60 through the mountains and found it very beautiful. We really wanted to ride the Jet boats at Hawks Nest but they were only opened on the weekends and we arrived on a Monday, very disappointed. They open during the week in October, closed on Wednesday only. I know it would be so beautiful... More 

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Fort Worth
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This road is an amazing trip from US19 to Charleston this road is so scenic as it goes up Gauley MT. This road passes by countless beautiful small towns on the way to Charleston as transitions from the mountains to the valley . Definitely a must do while in West Virginia.

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