State: West Virginia
Length: 116.8 mi / 188.0 km
Time to Allow: Take two hours to drive or eight hours to visit this byway.
Begin at the State Capitol and travel through Malden, boyhood home of Booker T. Washington. Then continue through white-water mountain country and the breathtaking scenery of New River Gorge and Hawks Nest State Park. On the eastern end, encounter colonial Lewisburg, and the oldest golf course in the US.
Cast your fishing line into the fall-chilled waters of the New River Gorge National River near two of West Virginia's National Scenic Byways: the Coal Heritage Trail and the Midland Trail.
Do you crave adventure? Take the Midland Trail for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime on some of the world's most popular whitewater rivers. Running through the lush vegetation and mountainous terrain of eastern West Virginia, the Midland Trail leads you to the outfitters, guides, and rapids you'll need to take on the turbulence.
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1-Day Trip: The Midland Trail Historical Tour
Along every mile of the Midland Trail, historical buildings await to be explored. Local citizens make sure that not an ounce of the culture is...