Midland Trail Scenic Highway, West Virginia

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#11 of 29 in Trails in West Virginia
In 2000, the U.S. Congress honored Midland Trail / U.S. Route 60 with the prestigious designation of National Scenic Byway, while WVDOH designated the western 59 miles as a State Scenic Byway. The Trail's byway designation recognizes its integral role in the history and development of our nation and acknowledges the area's unique scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural qualities.

Visitors treasure the Midland Trail for a variety of reasons. For many, Route 60 is simply where they live or work. Others use Route 60 as the most direct route to the outdoor adventure, sports, and relaxation offered in West Virginia's rivers, lakes, gorges, forests, and streams. Relocated West Virginians use it to return to the "old home place." History buffs come for the Civil and Revolutionary War and pioneer history, or to retrace the paths their ancestors used to escape to freedom from slavery. For others, it is the industrial history that brings them here -- the smokestacks of the place where Grandpa worked in the chemical, coal, or other industry.
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  • I was looking for a route to drive from Washington DC to Cincinnati (I have taken route 50 before (also recommend) and was completely delighted with the beauty and "off the beaten track" aspect of thi...  more »
  • The Midland Trail is never appreciated or promoted for the wonderful beauty it holds. The mountains, rivers, creeks and multitude of beautiful waterfalls are beyond comparison. The scenery changes wit...  more »
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