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“Boring” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

Midland Trail National Scenic Byway
Historic Route 60, WV
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Ranked #81 of 297 Attractions in West Virginia
Type: Scenic Drives, Trails, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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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.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011 via mobile

Avoid, the same old crap you see everywhere else in this state

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Beautiful Drive, Save yourself on tolls and take this trip back in time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

I loved this drive. We started in Charleston and drive down to Hawk Nest State Park. The views are amazing. The Kanawha Falls are beautiful. The views from the overlook at Hawk Nest State park are breathtaking. For added fun, take Hwy. 19 from Midland trail to New River Gorge Bridge and check out the engineering marvel. If you have time take the scenic drive to the bottom of the bridge and Fayette Station. Overall I loved this whole area.

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Seattle, Washington
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“Picture Postcard Scenery Every Where”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

My boyfriend took me on the Midland Trail the first time I came to visit in 2006 and we followed Highway 60 through Kanawha, Fayette, and Greenbrier county from Charleston to Lewisburg. There was nothing but picture postcard scenery every where you look. It's no wonder West Virginia is one of the most photographed states in the union ... even the rough dilapidated areas have a romantic charm of nostalgia associated with them. I'm so glad he was driving, as I was hypnotized watching the fog and mist cascade over the mountains as we drove.

We had a wonderful time white water rafting on the New River, hiking out to see the Civil War burial site in Lewisburg, and visiting the lovely Greenbrier Resort where we went on the tour of the Cold War Bunker. We've traversed along the Midland Trail a number of times now and I always see something new and never get tired of watching the seasons change a long this stretch of road ... it's amazing regardless what time of year! Just make sure you're with a local when you're traveling this road, because the scenery can be very distracting in areas.

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