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All along the Midland Trail
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1 Beech Fork State Park Barboursville • 304-528-5794 year-round cottages • camping 720-acre lake • fishing picnic facilities • hiking trails outdoor pool
2 Kanawha State Forest Charleston • 304-558-3500 camping • outdoor pool picnic facilities • hiking trails mountain biking trails
3 Hawks Nest State Park Ansted • 304-658-5212
year-round lodge scenic overlook • restaurant conference & meeting facility bus-friendly • aerial tramway jet boat rides on the New River
4 Carnifex Ferry Battlefield SP Summersville • 304-873-0825 site of historic Civil War battle on the Civil War Discovery Trail Patterson House Museum picnic facilities • hiking trails
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin As Governor of West Virginia, it is my privilege to invite you to explore the Mountain State by traveling The Midland Trail National Scenic Byway. The 180-mile mile section of Route 60 winds across the Appalachian Mountains, over beautiful streams and rivers, and through the heart of West Virginia. You will be surrounded by the natural beauty and wonder of our Great State. The Midland Trail offers an abundant array of recreational activities including hunting, fishing, rock climbing and white water rafting. There is something for everyone, including a number of historic towns, museums, Civil War sites and scenic vistas. The Midland Trail is known, not only for its natural beauty and wonder, but for the key role it has played in our nation’s history. George Washington, Daniel Boone, Revolutionary and Civil War troops, west-bound pioneers, and slaves seeking freedom have all traveled this historic route. The Midland Trail provides travelers the opportunity to travel off the beaten path and experience West Virginia’s rich history, culture, tradition and adventure first-hand. I invite you to discover all that our Great State has to offer. Warmest regards,
5 Babcock State Park Clifftop • 304-438-3004
Where is your state park? 1-800-CALL WVA WVSTATEPARKS.CoM
cabins • camping site of the Glade Creek Grist Mill outdoor pool • picnic facilities horseback riding
Earl Ray Tomblin Governor
6 Greenbrier State Forest Caldwell • 304-536-1944
cabins • camping outdoor pool • picnic facilities hiking and fitness trails
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Formed in 1988 as a volunteer non-profit heritage preservation a n d e con omic de ve lopme n t organization, the Midland Trail Scenic Highway Association (MTSHA) is dedicated to enhancement of the Trail for those who work, live, and visit here, now and for the future. Small towns, villages, businesses, and those interested in preserving history and the natural beauty along old U.S. Route 60 comprise our 300+ members and supporters.
Geoffrey Skaggs, President
An America’s Byway
In 2000, the U.S. Congress honored Midland Trail/U.S. Route 60 with the prestigious designation of National Scenic Byway, while WV-DOH 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. From our centralized office in Charleston, we are building a 180-mile linear community focused on economic and tourism development in the six counties through which U.S. Route 60 travels. Our aim is to enhance the visitor experience with upto-date travel information on attractions and special events, improved wayfinding and visitor amenities, and interpretation of the Byway’s rich history and natural qualities. 2504 Kanawha Blvd. East Charleston, WV 25311
Board of Directors
Geoffrey Skaggs Fayette County President Danielle Snidow Kanawha County Vice-President Brenda Campbell Putnam County Secretary
Alice Hypes Executive Director
Aaron Kenstler 304-989-4515 Alice Hypes 304-343-6001 G.P. Cooper 304-645-6439
Directors Ric Griffith Wayne County Bob Anderson Kanawha County Nan Morgan Greenbrier County
Miriah Hamrick John Womack Kathryn Dotson
Bob Bird 304-346-7533
T. Paige Dalporto 304-779-9691 Rick Lee 304-545-6288
Tyler Brown Sarah Breck Reishman
Cover Illustration Title: Virginia’s Chapel Slave Cemetary Burial by: Beth Crowder
Steve Payne 304-343-7254 stevepayne.com
Amy Fauber 304-343-6001 Penny Johnson 304-389-4979
Jack Taylor 304-445-2115 Rick Haye /Marshall University 304-696-3181 WV Division of Tourism 800-Call-WVA
© July 2012, vol.9 issue 1. The Official Midland Trail Destination Guide is published annually Midland Trail Scenic Highway Association, Inc. (MTSHA) PO Box 1549, Charleston, WV 25326. Alice Hypes, Executive Director / Publisher. Neither MTSHA nor QuikPage Publishing Company is responsible for errors or omissions that might occur and listings and advertisements do not imply endorsement. ©2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction, in whole or in part, by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, including any information retrieval system known or hereafter invented, without express written permission, is strictly prohibited. To advertise in the next issue contact MTSHA 304-343-6001.
Welcome to Midland Trail
As Executive Director, I invite you to enjoy that special travel experience that comes by leaving the interstate behind to take “the old road.”
Alice Hypes, Executive Director
Midland Trail National Scenic Byway (U.S. Route 60), the state’s oldest scenic byway, is a well-paved dual-lane highway that stretches border to border across south central West Virginia between Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs through Ansted, past the Capitol in Charleston, and on to Kenova and Huntington.
A Road For All
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 industrial history that brings them here— the smokestacks of the place where Grandpa worked in the chemical, coal, or other industry. The Byway has three distinct areas, each with its own culture and unique offerings, as you will learn on page 12.
Using the Guide
Our Guide offers a mix of historical information and current attractions for each of the 40+ towns, villages, and cities that dot the 180-mile byway. Plan your trip using the special sections in the Guide: Accommodations (p. 72-79) lists all the lodgings and their amenities; Dining (p. 83-91) lists special places to dine; Family Fun (p. 92-93) lists attractions the whole family will enjoy; and Shopping (p. 80-82) lists shops with antiques, and/or West Virginia art and artisans. Links to these amenities are found at www.midlandtrail.com.
Blue Mile Markers
304-343-6001 / 866-ROUTE-60
Watch for the blue byway mile markers (right) that point the way along the Trail from the Ohio/ Kentucky border at Kenova to the Virginia border. The Guide uses corresponding mile markers (MM) to help plan your travel. The State Capitol is MM-59. Huntington is MM-10. Lewisburg is MM-162.
A wealth of knowledge, brochures, and information about area attractions is available at the Midland Trail Visitors Information Center at 2504 Kanawha Blvd. East (MM-60), the Ansted Museum (MM-104), the South Charleston Mound and Midland Trail Interpretive Center (MM53) and the Convention and Visitors Bureaus (list p.94), especially those in the towns of Huntington, Hurricane, South Charleston, Lewisburg, and White Sulphur Springs.
Always check www.midlandtrail.com for the most up-to-date travel info! We, and the 300+ partners along the Trail, welcome you and remind you that ... adventure begins at the exit ramp.
Come Closer. We Have Stories to Tell. Our Association
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Projects of the Midland Trail
We are continuing to work on several projects as part of our goal of providing you with an outstanding visitor experience. We have developed a website and a video that tells our history and published seven previous guides. Using major publications to reach the mid-Atlantic region, our marketing and distribution program enables us to have the top requested guide at West Virginia Welcome Centers, 1200+ individual guide requests monthly, plus bulk requests, and guides distributed in all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Midland Trail Website
Visit www.midlandtrail.com for traveler-friendly information, trip planning, updated events calendar, and downloadable pictures and itineraries.
Creating Traveler Amenities Visit www.midlandtrail.com
MTSHA provides guidance to towns and sites along the Trail seeking to develop tourist attractions. National Scenic Byway (NSB) program has funded improvements to Virginia’s Chapel (p.46), The Meadow River Campground, the Booker T. Washington Institute at Malden (p. 41), and Ansted (p. 55). AnstedHawks Nest Trail was funded by NSB and WV DOH TEA-21 (p. 58).
New Interpretation Venues
Visit Midland Trail Outdoor Interpretative Exhibit at South Charleston Mound (p. 32), and the nearby South Charleston Mound and Midland Trail Interpretive Center (p. 33), our first completed venue created to promote and interpret our rich history. Virginia’s Chapel Cedar Grove Wayside Park (p.46) is underway.
Virginia’s Chapel Interpretive Pull-Off Project
An Illustrated History
Midland Trail Public Art Project. 25 centuries of history is depicted in original works we commissioned to a create roadside interpretative exhibits across the entire Byway. An accompanying book, Midland Trail—An Illustrated History, will educate students and visitors. Stop by our Midland Trail office (p. 2) to see the originals.
South Charleston Mound
Interpretive panel, featuring Adena Way of Life by: Bruce Erikson
Visit South Charleston Mound (p. 32-33) to see the first installation using our fine art in a 5-panel Interpretative exhibit about the Adena and the many mounds they built in the area 500–100 BC. The second exhibit is underway at Cedar Grove.
225th Anniversary in 2015
We will be celebrating Midland Trail as the oldest road in America with the 225th anniversary of George Washington completing Midland Trail from Colonial Virginia to Cedar Grove, West Virginia (1790/2015).
Charleston Capitol Ablaze by: Rob Cleland
Watch for upcoming events that bring together our partners, raise awareness of the Byway attractions, and celebrate our successes.
In Touch with History
Burning of the Bridge Over the Gauley by: William Gura
In Touch with History Interpretive Exhibits will present Midland Trail history from 500 B.C. to the present day in a fun, engaging, and informative format for all ages, by utilizing interactive technology. Watch for these in 2013 at partnering visitor centers or attractions.
In Touch with History Program
Midland Trail Projects
The Midland Trail Trip Planner Advantage Valley & The State Capitol Our Industrial West: Pages 11-49 The western bookend of the Midland Trail is the Ohio River, which creates the western border of West Virginia near Kenova and Huntington. Continuing eastward through Putnam County, our fastest growing area, and Charleston, our capital city, this 60-mile section of the Trail is known as Advantage Valley. Along the way, Route 60 passes through the Great Kanawha River Valley, where the nation’s industrial past and present are celebrated in coal tipples, old salt works, chemical plants, locks and dams, mines and company towns, electrical power plants, roads, bridges and the passage to the Ohio River. © Bob Bird 2010
The Recreation Center Fayette County & Area: Pages 50-65 In the center, the Midland Trail passes over West Virginia’s most beautiful and rugged mountain terrain. Fayette County, the Trail’s recreational center, provides physical activities from the mild to the wild—fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and rock climbing draw visitors from around the world. This region’s pristine vistas and breathtaking natural beauty are worth a Trail-hop alone. At Hico, U.S. 19 intersects the Trail, providing access to even more adventure.
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Page WELCOME FROM GOVERNOR TOMBLIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 MIDLAND TRAIL SCENIC HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 HISTORICAL SITES INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 OUTDOOR AND SCENIC INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 LODGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-79 SHOPPING INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-82 DINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-91 FAMILY FUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92-93 MAPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Town or City KENOVA, MM-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 CEREDO, MM-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 HUNTINGTON, MM-6-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 BARBOURSVILLE, MM-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-21 MILTON, MM-23-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 HURRICANE | PUTNAM COUNTY, MM-34-41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-27 ST. ALBANS, MM-45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 NITRO | INSTITUTE | DUNBAR LOOP, MM-50-53. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 SOUTH CHARLESTON, MM-50-53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 CHARLESTON AREA, MM-55-60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-39 CRAIK PATTON | MALDEN, MM-60-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 BELLE| INDUSTRIAL HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 QUINCY, MM 71. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 CEDAR GROVE| GLASGOW, MM-76. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-49 MONTGOMERY | SMITHERS, MM-84. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-49 BOOMER | WEST VIRGINIA ALLOY, MM-88-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
The Refined Pastoral East Greenbrier County & Area: Pages 66-71 To the east, mountains melt into the Greenbrier Valley’s broad, verdant fields and karst (limestone) topography. The Trail’s rural east, Greenbrier County, presents the pastoral picture of piedmont farmland; unhurried life; Civil War sites; and quaint towns, such as Lewisburg, where historic preservation amid genteel country living is a way of life. The Virginia state border provides the eastern bookend of the Trail.
WATERFALLS | FISHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 GAULEY BRIDGE, MM-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 GAULEY MOUNTAIN, MM-97-102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 ANSTED | HAWKS NEST, MM-102-104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-59 HICO | FAYETTEVILLE | U.S. RT. 19 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 SUMMERSVILLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 EASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY | SEWELL MOUNTAIN. . . . . . . . . . 64-65 W. GREENBRIER CO. | RAINELLE | RUPERT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 LEWISBURG, MM-162 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 68-69 WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, MM-172 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS, VIRGINIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 ADVERTISER INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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Living History isten closely, and you will hear the L echoes of the past. The footfalls of hooves. The creaks of wagon wheels. Feet marching in cadence to the drumbeat of war. Steam whistles and chugs of locomotives.
Great herds of buffalo beat this east-west path across the Appalachians. Shawnee dragged captive Mary Draper Ingles across parts of it. Daniel Boone hiked it. George Washington and Andrew Lewis first surveyed and owned it. Stagecoaches rumbled over it and soldiers burnt its bridges. Booker T. Washington walked it. Collis P. Huntington’s railroad passed through the New River Gorge, leaving it in the dust until the automobile revived a need for it. Generations of ghosts haunt every mile of the Midland Trail. It is the scene of over 200 years of exploration, conquest, and American industrial history.
Civil War Reenactments
Putnam County Civil War Days: Encampment and reenactment of the Battle of Scary Creek and the skirmish of Hurricane Creek Bridge. Includes Lantern Tour on Friday night and Grand Ball on Saturday night. Last weekend in March. p. 24 Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park: Each odd numbered year. September, 2013. p. 63 Lewisburg—Battle of Lewisburg: Civil War Living History and Reenactments. Third weekend in May. www.battleoflewisburg.org. p. 69 White Sulphur Springs Battle of Dry Creek: Third weekend in August at Greenbrier State Forest. www.thebattleofdrycreek.com. p. 70 Guyandotte Days—Reenactment of Battle of Guyandotte: First weekend in November. (East Huntington area). 304-523-9738. p. 19 WV Civil War Trail: 150 on-site interpretive markers tell history of the Civil War in WV. Five-state program. www.civilwartrails.org.
Beech Fork State Park—Mary Ingles Trail:
Last weekend of September.
St. Albans – Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival:
2nd Sat. in October. p. 28-29
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for Rich History... Civil War, Native American, African-American, Industrial Heritage, and Mountain Heritage Select Historical Sites and Museums
Wayne, Cabell, and Putnam Counties
CEREDO, MM-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ramsdell House, Ceredo Historical Society Museum, Ceredo-Kenova Railroad Museum KENOVA, MM-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Kenova Museum, Pumpkin House HUNTINGTON, MM-6-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 Huntington Museum of Art, Museum of Radio & Technology, Heritage Farm Museum & Village, Madie Carroll House, J. Taylor Auto Collection BARBOURSVILLE, MM-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-21 Toll House, Historic Walking Tour MILTON, MM-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Union Baptist Church, Blenko Glass Museum HURRICANE, MM-34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-27 Plantation Corner, Main Street Gallery, Caboose Museum, Murals
ST. ALBANS, MM-45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Historic Sidewalk Tour, Morgan’s Plantation Kitchen, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Native American archeological site DUNBAR, MM-53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Wine Cellars SOUTH CHARLESTON, MM-53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Midland Trail South Charleston Mound Interpretive Center CHARLESTON AREA, MM-55-60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-39 State Capitol, WV State Museum and Culture Center,Veterans Memorial, Clay Center, Craik-Patton House, Ruffner Log Cabin MALDEN, MM-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Booker T. Washington’s Cabin, Hale House, Norton House BELLE, MM-68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Old Stone House CEDAR GROVE, MM-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-49 Virginia’s Chapel, Tompkins House
Fayette County and U.S. Route 19 North & South
GLEN FERRIS, MM-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Glen Ferris Inn ANSTED, MM-104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-59 Contentment Historical Complex, Gravesite of Stonewall Jackson’s mother, Midland Trail Museum U.S. 19 NORTH | SUMMERSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Carnifex Battlefield Museum, Brown Oaks - Flavious H. Brown House
Greenbrier County and Area Sidetrips
LEWISBURG | WHITE SULPHUR, MM-162 & 172 . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 68-70 North House Museum, Old Stone Church, Greenbrier Bunker
2nd Sat. in May. p. 28-29
Malden—Booker T. Washington Institute:
By appointment for groups. 304-766-3326. p. 41
Living History - Historic Homes & Museums
Scenic & Outdoor
hen Midland Trail was selected as a National and State Scenic Byway, six intrinsic qualities were identified—Historical, Cultural, Archeological, Natural, Scenic and Recreational. The latter three create a mecca for eye-popping scenic views and world-class outdoor adventure, sports, and leisure activities of all skill levels and interests.
Head for the Hills on Route 60! For Adventurous Rides Ride in a whitewater raft, on a roller coaster at Camden Park, down a waterslide at Valley Park Wave Pool, in an aerial tram at Hawks Nest, or just a curvy road car trip. For Scenic Vistas Rolling pastures, mountain cliffs, waterfalls, fishing streams, idyllic forests and woods, or the Grand Canyon of the East—New River Gorge. For All Seasons Fabulous fall foliage, inspiring spring redbuds, pleasant lush green summers, and just enough snow to make it all interesting. For Outdoor Activities Fishing, boating, hunting, rafting, rock climbing, hiking, and biking at all skill levels. 10
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Select Scenic & Recreational Sites Wayne, Cabell, and Putnam Counties KENOVA, MM-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Point Park & Dreamland Pool HUNTINGTON, MM-34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camden Park, Ritter Park & Rose Garden, Harris Riverfront Park BARBOURSVILLE, MM-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barboursville Community Park HURRICANE, MM-34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valley Wave Pool Kanawha County ST. ALBANS, MM-45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Albans Roadside Park on the Kanawha River & City Park SOUTH CHARLESTON, MM-53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Creek Park & Country Club, Ice Skating, South Charleston Community Center CHARLESTON | EAST CHARLESTON, MM-55-60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kanawha River, Haddad Riverfront Park, Coonskin, Shawnee, Cato, & Daniel Boone Parks (public launch access) GLASGOW, MM-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boat Launch
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Fayette County & U.S. Route 19 North & South GLEN FERRIS AREA, MM-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Glen Ferris, Kanawha Falls Park , 12 seasonal waterfalls in 5 miles GAULEY BRIDGE, MM-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-52 Joining of New & Gauley Rivers to form Great Kanawha, Cathedral Falls ANSTED | GAULEY MOUNTAIN | HICO AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-60 Scenic pulloffs to view New River Gorge (Grand Canyon of the East), Kanawha Falls fishing access, Hawks Nest Park, Overlook, Tram, Golf, & Hawks Nest Trail U.S. 19 SOUTH | FAYETTEVILLE | OAK HILL | BECKLEY . . . . . . . . . . 61 New River Gorge National River Visitors Center & New River Rafting U.S. 19 NORTH | SUMMERSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Summersville Dam & Lake, Gauley River Rafting, Carnifex Park EASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Babcock State Park, George Washington Carver Park, Winona, Lee’s Tavern—peak of Sewell Mountain Greenbrier County and Area Sidetrips WESTERN GREENBRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sewell Mountain eastern slope vistas, Hern’s Mill Covered Bridge, Greenbrier Hills Golf LEWISBURG AREA, MM-162 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 68-69 Greenbrier River & the Greenbrier River Bike Trail, Lost World Caverns & Organ Cave, Greenbrier River canoeing & river access also near Ronceverte WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS AREA, MM-172 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Greenbrier State Forest, The Greenbrier Resort, Snowshoe Ski Resort, Sherwood Lake & Monongahela National Forest
Scenic & Outdoor Attractions
Ceredo Elevation 565’
1108 B St.; 304-453-2482.
Believed to be a part of the Underground Railroad. Restored by the Ceredo Historical Ramsdell House Landmark Commission. National Historic Register. By appointment. Veterans Memorial at Paul T. Billups Park High St.
Walking track, amphitheater and home to special events.
F e s t i v als & Eve nt s
Ceredo Reunion Weekend 3rd Sun. in Sept. Roast pork picnic dinner for $2 Festival at the Veterans Memorial Sunday nearest Memorial Day Sundays in the Park Great music all summer at 2pm Town of Ceredo: 304-453-1041
Home to the Ceredo Historical Society and the Ceredo-Kenova Railroad Museum, features Civil War and railroad memorabilia, an extensive historical library with census data, a collection of handblown glass dating back over 50 years, and the Ceredo Petroglyph, the largest and best preserved in the U.S. Ramsdell House (ca. 1857)
601 Main St.; 304-453-3025. Tue. and Thur., 9-4.
eredo was founded in 1857 by Massachusetts Congressman Eli Thayer. Thayer traveled through southern states for the sole purpose of choosing land for a new city, one in which he and rk Pa other abolitionists would nt e m live, work, become leaders, use n Am and join nearby northern states Camde in the fight against slavery. He chose a tract of land in the fertile Ohio River Valley and named the new town Ceredo after Ceres, Goddess of Grain and Harvest. Ceredo Museum
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enova, known as the Western Gate to the Mountain State, is a small river city named for the three states that converge there: Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Here, the Midland Trail begins its trek eastward, from the foothills of the Kentucky border to the scenic mountains on its Virginia border. Virginia Point Park Western-most point of the State. Overlooks the juncture of the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers, providing a picturesque view of three states and busy river commerce. Recreational boat ramp, fishing, camping, and picnic area with gazebo. Griffith and Feil Pharmacy Dreamland Pool 304-453-4192 304-453-6288 Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Dreamland Pool has been one of West Virginia’s premier public swimming pools since 1926. Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, and other stars of the Big Band Era often performed there. Kenova Historical Museum The large railroad steam engine outside represents the town’s rich railroad history. Inside is an extensive glass collection by native companies Pilgrim and Kemple. Griffith and Feil Drug’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain 1405 Chestnut St.; 304-453-4192. Authentic treat from the past. Faithfully restored 1929-era soda fountain with copper ceiling, antique fixtures, wooden stained-glass back-bar from the 1880s. Bubble-light jukebox and oak floors help to set the nostalgic mood in this active pharmacy, which first opened in 1892. Kenova’s Pumpkin House (ca. 1891) 748 Beech St. Joseph Miller, the first U.S. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, built the 1891 Victorian home. His friend President Grover Cleveland visited. Halloween week, over 3,000 Jack-o-Lanterns, each hand-carved with a unique pattern, glow from dusk to dawn, from porch to peak. City of Kenova: 304-453-3121 www.cityofkenova.com
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• A real 1929-era soda fountain with working jukebox • Roadside hot dog stands • Dreamland Pool, once host to Big Band stars like Louis Armstrong and Tommy Dorsey, and still home to summertime concerts & 1.3 million gallons of fun 304-453-6288 • Kenova Historical Museum • Virginia Point Park, the western-most point on the Midland Trail in West Virginia, is at the confluence of the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers where 3 states meet. Camping, picnic areas, and boat launch are available.
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Last weekend in October • Pumpkin House Haunted Trail • Crafts • Food Vendors • Bake Off Wing Contest • Live Entertainment • Cruise-In
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Home of the Thundering Herd
untington, a beautifully designed city situated on the banks of the Ohio River, has a developed waterfront park, complete with amphitheater, playground, boat launch, and marina. The central business district, home to a developing lifestyle entertainment complex along 3rd Avenue on the Midland Trail, has a rich diversity of architectural styles within its Historic District.
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Harris Riverfront Park and the nearby Big Sandy Superstore Arena offer concerts and activities. Pullman Square offers a cineplex, dining, coffee shops, bookstore, and specialty shopping. The former B&O Railway Station has been converted into Heritage Station, an attractive plaza with a real locomotive and renovated Pullman car, the city’s first bank (once robbed by the James Gang), and unique shops and eateries. It is also the location of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, which can provide visitors with more information about local attractions.
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Ritter Park, Roses, and Art In Huntington’s south side neighborhood, enjoy unwinding at the 70-acre Ritter Park with its accredited Rose Garden. Nearby, the Huntington Museum of Art features 10 exhibition galleries, nature trails, sculpture garden, café, and gift shop. The museum’s Hilltop Festival is held the second weekend in September.
Marshall University MU’s beautiful campus, home of the Thundering Herd, lies astride the Midland Trail between Hal Greer Boulevard and 22nd Street and 3rd and 5th Avenues. Tour locations from the 2006 movie We Are Marshall, which depicts the tragic 1970 crash of a plane carrying the Marshall University football team and the community’s recovery from the disaster.
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An antique paradise and a lively farmers’ market await shoppers at Old Central City and Central City Market on Huntington’s 14th Street West antique district. Once a flourishing manufacturing town, Central City (1893-1909) became part of Huntington in 1909. The area’s successful revitalization is anchored around the Central City Market and a beautiful green space with a gazebo for special events. Celebrate Old Central City Days the third weekend of June with historic tours, antiques, and entertainment.
History Attractions History buffs must see our unique museums. The Museum of Radio and Technology (p. 20) and the J. Taylor Auto Collection, Heritage Farm Museum and Village (p.20) recreates and preserves Appalachian heritage and culture with its more than 17 restored buildings. Madie Carroll House (ca. 1810) 234 Guyan St.; 304-736-1655. www.madiecarrollhouse.org Historic Guyandotte. Built by river tradesman James Gallaher. National Register of Historic Places. Tours by appointment. Spring at Ritter Park Village of Barboursville (MM-14) 304-736-8994 www.barboursville.org Self-guided historic walking tour of 30+ buildings along Main and Central Avenues including 1837 Toll House. Call for a brochure.
Camden Park (ca. 1903) Rt. 60 MM-4; 866-8CAMDEN / 866-822-6336. www.camdenpark.com. Kids love this amusement park offering over 30 rides and attractions, including Kiddieland, a historic oldtime wooden roller coaster, and a log flume. Marshall University Memorial Fountain
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Huntington Rib & Music Festival Four days of world-class ribs, live entertainment and family attractions. Second weekend of August, Harris Riverfront Park. (304) 696-5990 Pilot Club Antique Show The area’s finest antique show and sale. Over 40 dealers representing more than 10 states. Last complete weekend in September, Big Sandy Superstore Arena. (304) 522-3747
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Festivals and Events Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival Features the demonstration and sale of traditional arts & crafts plus specialty foods. Held the last weekend in April, Big Sandy Superstore Arena. (304) 696-5990 Heritage Farm and Museum Spring Festival Experience life as it was in an Appalachian pioneer community and learn about the major inventions and transportation revolution that changed everything. Music, food, arts & crafts, and a farm zoo. First Saturday in May at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. (304) 522-1244 Old Central City Days This three-day festival features antique appraisals, a caricature artist, quilt trail tour, local author book signings, local musicians and vendors. June, West 14th Street, Huntington. Hot Dog Festival Bring the family and the pets to enjoy contests, music, entertainment, car and motorcycle shows, wiener dog races and ten of the top hot dog businesses together in one location. Last Saturday in July, Pullman Square, Huntington. Barboursville Civil War Days Family oriented event. Watch battle reenactments, participate in a ladies tea, camp dance and listen to guest speakers. Second weekend in July, Barboursville. (304) 762-2657, firstname.lastname@example.org Cabell County Fair The Cabell County Fair has been a family tradition in Cabell County since 1983. Events and exhibitions on the fairgrounds include live music, food vendors, carnival rides, animal shows and much more. June, Milton. Blenko Festival of Glass Held during the beginning of August, this two-day event at the Blenko Glass Factory in Milton is an area favorite. Take part in glass blowing classes, dow chipping, mobile and wind chime making, glass casting, and more. 18
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Greek Festival Authentic Greek food and pastries, native Greek dances and music. Greek grocery store, gifts and much more. Last weekend in September, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Huntington. (304) 522-7890, (304) 522-0773 or (304) 525-5634 Barboursville Fall Fest Over 60 arts & craft booths, super car show, beauty pageant, carnival, live entertainment and the largest parade in W.Va. September, Barboursville. (304) 736-8994 Chili Fest W.Va. State Chili Championship. Chili cooking, live music, contests, food and entertainment. September, Pullman Square, Huntington. (304) 523-4857 Guyandotte Swinefest Admission is free for three days of music, fun, crafts and food. Guided tour of Guyandotte on board a Trackless Train and an Historic Walking Tour each night after dark courtesy of The Huntington Paranormal. August 23-25. New River Train Excursion October train excursion during peak autumn foliage time through the spectacular New River Gorge. Street fair in Hinton, W.Va., with food, live music, crafts and more. From Huntington to Hinton. Oktoberfest on the Square Pullman Square in Huntington is transformed into a quaint German Village for a day full of contests and activities, German inspired food, spirits, music and dancing. First Saturday in October. (304) 525-7788 Camden Park Spooktacular Weekends in October, Camden Park transforms its amusement park into a fright-fest for young and old. Twenty-one rides plus a hay bale maze, haunted train ride, costumed characters, fortune telling, live entertainment and more! (304) 429-4321 Pumpkin Festival Events include pumpkin decorating and carving contests, arts & crafts, beauty pageant, diverse entertainment, animals and more. First Thursday through Sunday of October, Milton. (304) 638-1633 Guyandotte Civil War Days Reenactment of Confederate raid on Guyandotte and Union reprisal. Period music, living histories, museums, sutlers, crafts, displays and concessions. November, Guyandotte. (304) 654-2205 Huntington Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert Each year, the symphony delights the city with a holiday concert that is fun and enjoyment for the whole family. www.huntingtonsymphony.org
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Come visit the beautiful, tree-lined streets of Milton for a taste of the quaint and curious. Giant pumpkins, a covered bridge, hand-blown glass, a Korean War-era jet, antiques and more… You never know what you will find when you explore our City.
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April Dawn Park Home to celebrations such as 4th of July celebrations, Christmas in the Park, and other events Cabell County Fair Pumpkin Park. 3rd Sat – 4th Sunday in July. The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin Park. 1st Thur. - Sun. in Oct. Hundreds of master craftsmen and artisans, a variety of music from bluegrass to contemporary, and everything pumpkin.
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1508 W. Main St., Rt. 60, Milton, WV 304-743-0304 or 304-638-0816 M-Th 10-6, F-Sat 10-4, Sunday by Chance
ilton, home of world-famous Blenko Glass, was incorporated in September 1876 when completion of a covered bridge opened the town to traffic from the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. The picturesque covered bridge sets the tone at Pumpkin Park, home of the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival and the Cabell County Fair. Union Baptist Church (f. 1788, ca. 1849) 1295 James River and Kanawha Turnpike Used by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Visit adjacent Union cemetery.
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Blenko Glass 304-743-9081 Mon-Fri 8-5; Sat 9-5; Sun 12-5. Craftsmen: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8-12, 12:30 – 3:15 Call to confirm. Watch skilled craftsmen at world-famous Blenko Glass transform molten glass into its final form using a 1,000-year-old tradition of hand blowing. London-born William J. Blenko imported the European Visitors Center at Blenko mouth blown process to Milton in 1921. The famous Rose Window at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. and windows at Milton Baptist Church are Blenko glass. The Blenko Visitor Center features an observation deck, beautiful museum exhibits of stained glass, and a large, wellpriced gift shop. City of Milton 304-743-3032. www.wvmilton.com
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ormed in 1848 and named for General Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero, Putnam County is proud of its rich history. Situated between West Virginia’s largest metropolitan areas of Charleston and Huntington, and one of the fastest growing counties in West Virginia, it is known as an economically progressive county with much to offer new businesses and new residents. It has achieved important economic growth through recruitment of the Toyota plant in Buffalo and the cooperative economic development efforts of Advantage Valley.
Waves of Fun Water Park; 304-562-0518. Spiraling aqua tube, slides, and wave pool. Scary Creek Paintball Scott Depot; 304-755-5973. Open year-round. Urban, woods, and speedball fields. Rec ball, scenario, and speedball. Scarlet Oaks Golf 304-755-8079 A challenging 18 hole, par 72, championship-caliber course Putnam County Park Rt. 62, Eleanor: 304-562-0518 Home of the Putnam County Fair, July 14-21, 2012 Living History Civil War Reenactment Weekend Hurricane. Last full weekend in March. Over 300 re-enactors commemorate the skirmish at Hurricane Bridge and the Battle of Scary Creek with everything from battle maneuvers to a Civil War Ball. Buffalo Heritage Days 2nd Weekend in May. Reenactors portray the living history of the town in 1861 with a recruiting camp, drills, flag raising ceremony, craft demonstrations, and church services. Putnam County CVB: 304-562-0727 www.putnamcountycvb.com
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Family Fun Par Four Family Entertainment Center Rt. 60, Hurricane; 304-722-6393.
urricane was so named by a party of surveyors commissioned by George Washington. As the sun was slowly rising, cutting through the fog of an early spring day, they noted in their journal that all the trees at the mouth of the creek were bent in the same direction, and they called the location “the place of the hurricane.” The creek became known as Hurricane Creek because of this phenomenon, and by 1811, according to early Virginia maps, the town of Hurricane Bridge was located where Route 34 now crosses the creek near Route 60. Through the years, Hurricane Bridge Hurricane City Park became a stagecoach stop and a thriving livestock market center. In 1873, completion of a single-track railroad by Collis P. Huntington caused the town to be slightly relocated, and the name changed to Hurricane Station. The railroad caused Hurricane to grow with the addition of hotels and stores, and in 1888, the town was incorporated as Hurricane. Main Street Unique Shops Main St.; 304-562-5896. Unique specialty shops located on Hurricane’s Main Street. See p. 27 for a complete listing. History Row Self-Guided Walking Tour See seven murals telling the history of Hurricane, Caboose Museum, and petroglyphs. More info p. 27. Hurricane City Park 3543 Teays Valley Rd.; 304-562-5896. Open Year-Round Established in the early 1970s. Picnic areas, playgrounds, Sprayground, areas for basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, Skate Park, and walking or jogging. Fishing available in the lake. See p. 26. Hurricane CVB: 304-562-5896. www.hurricanewv.com
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ith its beautiful river views, well preserved historic homes, and an archeologically significant Native American site, St. Albans offers two distinct areas to explore—the scenic rivers and the quaint, historic downtown. St. Albans Roadside City Park U.S. Route 60 hugs the Kanawha River through St. Albans, offering beautiful scenic The M ohler House views and the opportunity to stretch your legs. Just east of Roadside Park is one of the oldest archeological sites in the United States, where Native Americans camped over 6,000 years ago. Morgan’s Plantation Kitchen Also located on the scenic riverfront, Morgan’s Kitchen was originally part of Morgan’s Plantation near the present John Amos Power Plant. Union soldiers were served meals here during the Battle of Scary Creek, the area’s first significant battle of the Civil War.
Riverfest Rt. 60 St. Albans Riverfront Park Sternwheeler Rides, Great Music, Car Show, Food & Award Winning Fireworks! Last weekend in June
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Historic Olde Main Budding shopping and arts area anchored by a new streetscape, the newly renovated Alban Theater, Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater, eateries, and specialty shops, including Colonial Design Furniture, Village Sampler, By the River Creations, and Curiosity Shop. Fret’N Fiddle, a music store owned by Joe Dobbs of Public Radio’s “Music from the Mountains” is around the corner. St. Albans Historic District Sidewalk Tour Self-guided walking tour features 26 properties. The tour begins with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (ca. 1857), which was occupied by Federal troops and their horses during the Civil War, and ends with the Turner/Callihan House (ca. 1832), a one-and-a-half-story Gothic Revival. This part of town dates back to 1816 and is listed on the National Register. Pick up a brochure at City Hall.
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Coal River Water Trail Paddlers choose from nine unique 6-8 mile trips Class II and under.
C&O Train Depot 404 4th Ave.; 304-722-3391. Open by appointment Fully restored wood-frame depot (ca. 1906) filled with railroad photos, artifacts, and museum pieces. The numerous tall windows, high ceilings and extended overhangs on the roof make this one of the more architecturally detailed depots in West Virginia. Listed on the National Register Historic Places in 1998.
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Riverfest - Fourth Thursday in June Sternwheelers, Music, Fireworks, Crafts & Food. The Tour de Coal - June 15, 2013 Float Trip down the Coal to the Kanawha River. Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival Second Saturday in October 10 am-4 pm. - Living history. Historic Homes Holiday Tour - First Saturday in December 6-9 pm. Festival of Lights - Thanksgiving Weekend to December 23rd Over 10,000 cars visit City Park! 28
Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival 2nd Saturday In October. St. Albans City Hall 304.722.3391 www.stalbanswv.com. St. Albans Historical Society Neil Richardson: 304.727.5972 St. Albans Partnership 304.727.7251 Coal River Group 304.419.4417 www.coalrivergroup.com GPS 38° 22’ 49” N 81° 49’ 11” W
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For a view from the other side of the Kanawha River, access Rt. 25 at the St. Albans-Nitro Bridge or in South Charleston via the Dunbar Bridge. Native Americans originally inhabited this area. Much of the land along Rt. 25 was surveyed by George Washington and given to leaders in his regiments for their military service.
Nitro was created when the U.S. needed gunpowder during World War I. Homes for workers and the nitroglycerin plant were built in just 11 months. The war ended just after the first shipment was sent to the front. Several industrial facilities have made Nitro their home. Antique Shopperâ€™s Paradise 40+ specialty and antique shops plus Brandywine Flea Market. Annual Antiques Fair 1st weekend in June. (See Shopping p. 81 for details.) Nitro World War I and Boomtown Museum Nitro Community Center, 21st St. & 2nd Ave.; 304-546-4460/ 304-755-1405. Fri. 9 - 2, Sat. 9 - noon. www.nitrowarmuseum.com Extensive collection of memorabilia from WWI and early days of Nitro. Clark Gable worked in Nitro in 1918. Mardi Gras Casino and Resort Greyhound racing, slots, table games, and fine and casual dining. Nitro City Hall: 304-755-0707
Nitro CVB: 304-533-6059
Originally, the rich river valley of Institute was the Samuel Cabell Plantation. In 1865, Cabell left the plantation to his slave mistress Mary Barnes and their 13 children. In 1890, one of their daughters, Marina, sold 30 acres of the farm to build a land-grant institution for AfricanAmericans, which became West Virginia State College, and then in 2004, West Virginia State University. Tours of WVSUâ€™s beautiful campus, historical buildings, and the graves of Samuel Cabell and Mary Barnes are available by calling 304-766-5159.
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Critter Dinner - 3rd Sat. in Feb. Wild game banquet, music, unusual eats. National Kids to Park Day - Mid-May. Music, story-telling, fishing, archery, safety training, food and fun. Fall Festival - 3rd Sat. in Sept. Arts and crafts, live bands and concerts, car show, and the annual 10k Wine Cellar Classic Road Run.
Dunbar, like much of the area, is on land that was originally occupied by Native Americans. Archeologists identified 11 mounds from the Adena Period (1000 BC) in the residential areas of Dunbar, plus the large Adena Mound located in Shawnee Park. First surveyed in 1774, the land was granted to George Washington for his military service. The town is named for Dunbar Baines, a prominent Charleston banker and lawyer. In 1912, the farming community began to evolve into an industrial community with the opening of glass and bottling plants. The Gravely Plow was also invented and patented in Dunbar in 1916 and was produced here until the plant moved to Ohio. 30
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Big Brothers & Big Sisters Myrtle Beach Dance - 3rd Sat in July Rib Fest - Last weekend in July Summerfest - Around the Mound - 3rd Wed. – Sun. in Aug. Arts & Crafts Mound Festival - 2nd Sat. in Sept. Octoberfest - 1st Sat. in Oct. Rock & Gem Show SC Rec Center - 3rd Sat. & Sun. in Oct. South Charleston Christmas Parade - 2nd Sat. in Dec. at noon So. Charleston CVB: 304-746-5552. www.southcharlestonwv.org
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1,0 00in,x 2 $ close creating Dr aw in gpostcard scenery as the Midland Trail follows the Kanawha River through ed . the State Capitol Complex. Situated on the banks of Charleston,Wpast the Great Kanawha Ni gh t River, Charleston began as Fort Lee in 1788-95 with 13 houses and a-In fort ! and became West Virginia’s largest city, its state Cr uia se capital, and center for the arts, industry, shopping, and entertainment. Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences 1 Clay Square; 304-561-3500. Offers 240,000 square feet of fine art and learning under one roof, including two floors of kid-friendly interactive science exhibits at the Avampato Discovery Museum; exhilarating large format films and informative planetarium shows at the ElectricSky Theater; a fine art museum; and performance space for the West Virginia Symphony. West Virginia Power Baseball Brooks St.; 304-344-BATS. wvpower.com Minor league baseball team, plays at Appalachian Power Park.
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ArtWalk Downtown - 3rd Thurs. charlestonartwalk.com. Downtown galleries. FestivALL - Downtown; June 21-30, 2013. festivallcharleston.com. All-encompassing concerts; theatrical and street performances; dances; ferry and trolley rides; and fine arts, Live on the Levee film, artisans, and entertainment venues. Taste of Charleston. Blues, Brews & BBQ, Fri.; Wine & All That Jazz, Sat. University of Charleston riverside. Chili Cook-Off Sat. Live on the Levee - Haddad Riverfront Park, on the Kanawha River downtown. Enjoy free concerts, every Friday night, all summer long.
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WV International Film Festival - Capitol Theater, Summers St. spring and fall. www.wviff.org. Symphony Sunday - Univ. of Charleston riverside; 1st Sun. in June. wvsymphony.org. Family fun, food, a free concert by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and a fireworks finale.
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West Virginia Independence Hall Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Camp Washington-Carver Museum in the Park All sites are free and open to the public For information about each site and hours of operation, visit www.wvculture.org or call 304-558-0220. EEO/AA Employer
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West Virginia State Capitol (1932) One of the most beautiful Capitols in the nation. Grand, gleaming gold We and blue dome. Inside, st V irgin the majestic Italianate pl e x ia’s R iverfront Capitol Com rotunda features marble stairs and a two-ton Czech crystal chandelier. Architect Cass Gilbert. 304-558-4839
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Executive Mansion (1925) Stately structure with white Corinthian columns overlooking the Kanawha River. Splendid dual Georgian staircases and notable and antique pieces. Tours by reservation 9:00 - 11:30am Thurs and Fri and by appt. 304-558-4839 Veterans Memorial Beautiful bronze statues mounted in the recesses of its oval walls which name the 10,000+ WV veterans killed or MIA in the 20th century. Sculpted by Charlestonian Joseph P. Mullins. Mountain Stage Live Performance Radio Show Culture Center; 800-594-TIXX. www.mountainstage.org. Sundays 7pm. Join the audience. Aired on NPR stations.
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Festivals & Events ARTS EVENTS CALENDAR
Vandalia Gathering Memorial Day weekend. Three-day festival celebrating arts and folk heritage. Traditional music. Homemade foods, Liars Contest, artisans’ works. Multifest First weekend in August. Free, three-day festival celebrating the many different cultures of West Virginia.
Celebrating Artists. Connecting Communities www.artskv.org
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Eastern Kanawha County
aniel Boone lived in the Kanawha Valley from 1786 to 1797, when he served in the Kanawha County Militia and as a Virginia Assembly delegate. Boone took shelter in a cave on the facing mountain and, liking what he saw, built a cabin for his family across the Kanawha River. Daniel Boone Park A tranquil riverside haven just on the outskirts of Charleston offers a public boat launch, fishing pier, and picnic facilities amid ducks, geese and squirrels. Follow Kanawha Boulevard / Midland Trail east from the Capitol Complex for a spectacular view of the Kanawha River.
Norton House (1840)
Daniel Boone Exploring The Appalachians ca. 1760s
alden, the boyhood home of Booker T. Washington, is a must-see Historic Village. Hale House, the taupe and purple trim Federal-style home (ca. 1838) was built by Dr. John Hale, a 19th century historian, Renaissance man, and great-grandson of Mary Ingles. Mary Ingles, mother of the first Caucasian child born west of the Alleghenies, is immortalized in the book Follow the River. She used the Ohio, Kanawha, and New Rivers to retrace her way home after being captured by Shawnee Indians on July 8, 1775, from her home near present-day Blacksburg, Virginia. Malden history and points of interest available in “Walking Tour of Malden— Virginia and West Virginia” brochure and at www.larrylrowe.com.
Booker T. Washington
Norton House (1840) Multi-panel murals in the back dining room depict Malden history. Jordan collection from African-American Family Tree Museum. Sketches of WV State University by Dr. R. Charles Byers.
Booker T. Washington At age nine, as a recently freed slave, Booker T. Washington walked with his mother to Malden from the Burroughs’ Plantation in Virginia. Washington recounts his days in Malden in Up From Slavery, first as a growing boy who was encouraged by Viola Ruffner to learn to read, then after college graduation when he lived here and traveled the new state of West Virginia to advocate moving the capital from Wheeling to Charleston. Replica of Booker T. Washington’s Boyhood Cabin and the African Zion Baptist Church (ca. 1872), West Virginia’s oldest African-American Baptist Church, where Washington taught Sunday School. Tours and reenactments, call The Booker T. Washington Institute of WV State University at 304-766-4186. GPS 38° 18’ 02” N 81° 33’ 25” W
elle, originally named Reynolds after local storeowner Robert Reynolds, was renamed Belle, after Mr. Reynolds’ daughter, when the post office informed them another town named Reynolds already existed in WV. Descendants of the Reynolds family still operate the Inside the Old Stone House Old Stone House (1810) in Belle, the historical home of salt-maker Samuel Shrewsbury, and the oldest house of its type remaining in Kanawha County. Open the 3rd Sat. May – Oct. 10am – 1pm, or by appointment. 304-949-2398. SALT-MAKING HISTORY Come Closer. We Have a Story to Tell.
Native Americans were the first salt makers in the Kanawha Valley
Long ago, buffalo beat a path through undisturbed forests to the basins of salt brine along the Kanawha River. Native Americans followed, learning to use hot rocks to extract salt. In 1671, Captain Thomas Batts (p.52) learned about the area’s abundant salt. Mary Ingles reported that her Shawnee captors taught her how to extract salt in 1755. Pioneers followed the buffalo path, and by 1790, at the urging of George Washington, the path became a state road that ran from Virginia to Cedar Grove; today it is known as the Midland Trail.
idland Tr a i l ’ s development coincides closely with industrial growth. Salt here attracted the buffalo, which beat out the original path followed by native people and pioneers. This natural abundance of salt, lb plus gas, coal, water, and timber, ar ge first brought pioneers and l a t e r s fl oat ing spawned the Valley’s petrochemical down ver the Kanawha Ri and extraction industries. a Co
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Transportation. Early on, river, rail, and road were integrated to transport salt, and later, coal and chemicals. Flatboats, then steamboats, were used for river transportation in the early 19th century. By 1872, the C&O Railroad came to the Valley, facilitating the development of coal resources on the tributaries of the Kanawha in Fayette County, helping the Kanawha Valley to become the state’s largest coal-producing area by 1883. Workforce. Early salt-making, then coal, spawned industries such as tin- and coppersmiths, wagon and barrel makers, blacksmiths and foundries, and boat builders. European immigrants flocked to the region to work in these industries, bringing a rich cultural influence that still exists along the Trail. The 20th Century. Salt is sodium chloride. When World War I cut off chlorine and alkalis from Germany, the Kanawha Valley filled the gap, with all the natural elements from which chlorine, caustic, bromine, and magnesium chloride could be extracted. Soon, large corporations began moving to the Valley. By the end of the 1920s, the Valley became the world’s largest producer of chlorine. As more scientists, inventors, capitalists, and government projects came, so did new products – chlorine, synthetic ammonia, antifreeze, herbicides, insecticides, nylon, silicon for much of the world’s computer chips, chemicals for Lycra, and many more.
WV - Coal is King
All along Midland Trail, see mountains of coal piled at coal tipples, on barges, train cars, and in trucks. Each barge carries 1,500 tons of coal, replacing 15 train cars or 58 coal trucks. Each 15-barge tow (above) holds 22,500 tons of coal, valued at $1.44 million when coal is $64/ton.
The resource that attracted the buffalo later made Malden the world’s largest salt producer and the site of the country’s first industrial trust in 1817. Malden’s “red salt,” with its rich iron content, was a prized commodity to pioneers for preserving meat. The resource enriched the Valley’s early industrialists and ultimately spawned the surrounding chemical industries. When salt-makers Dickinson and Shrewsbury hit the great gas reserves of the region in 1843, a column of salt and gas roared 150 feet into the air. Even then, industry was a tourist attraction! When the well was blowing, stagecoach drivers would stop so their passengers could view the phenomenon. One passenger, a Harvard professor, lit a match to see if the gas would burn. He instantly set the whole area ablaze and jumped into the river to extinguish his burning clothing. 42
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uincy Center, situated in historic Eastern Kanawha County, occupies an area that was once a country road and is the oldest tract of continually farmed land along the Midland Trail.
Cows and horses grazing in the bright green pastures were a common sight for yesteryear’s travelers. Now, U.S. Route 60 is a major highway link and the region is a hub of commercial activity. Whether you are a local resident or just passing through, Quincy Center is easy to access. It has spacious parking and ample room for expansion. The center can accommodate your needs for shopping or a location for your business. Quincy Center is a convenience stop and much more.
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the oldest settled community in the Kanawha Valley, has played a significant role in the development of the Midland Trail.
George Washington had surveyed the area along what is now the Midland Trail and envisioned a mid-land route crossing the America of that day. He secured initial funding from the Virginia Assembly in 1785, and the road was completed to Cedar Grove in 1790. In the 1920s, Midland Trail became one of the first transcontinental highways when U.S. Route 60 extended across the nation from Hampton, Virginia to Los Angeles, California. In 1790, Cedar Grove became a terminus for land travel and a beginning point for water traffic, spawning a major flatboat industry for westward-moving pioneers and for Malden’s salt trade downriver. Dugout boats for Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition were built here.
The AEP plant at Glasgow on the Kanawha River
Situated at a beautiful bend in the Great Kanawha River, the Town of Glasgow utilizes its prime location for both recreation and industry. A public boat launch for boating, water skiing, and fishing is available. Anglers have landed record-size catfish and bass. Electricity for the Valley and beyond is generated at American Electric Power, which receives over one million tons of coal annually by river barge.
Enjoy the roadside picnic park and swimming pool. Town of Glasgow: 304-595-1015
GPS 38° 13’ 12” N 81° 25’ 46” W
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Experience The Upper Kanawha Valley 326 3rd Ave., Montgomery 304.981.6400 www.ukvedc.org
The Oldest Settled Community in the Kanawha Valley
Cedar Grove Established in 1774
Visit the birthplace of
For centuries the Upper Kanawha Valley and its rich resources – salt, natural gas, water, timber silicon, and coal – have drawn people to the area and fueled the growth of America.
Follow the footsteps of George Washington, Daniel Boone, Booker Washington and Mary Ingles. Explore our waters, waterfalls, and natural beauty as you learn about life here in 1500AD, the 1790’s, and America’s 1st transcontinental highway.
Montgomery—Virginia Militiaman Major Henry Montgomery received land grants on the Kanawha River where he operated Montgomery’s Landing, attracting river traffic that moved as far west as Cincinnati and New Orleans.
Virginia’s Chapel Historic Church ca. 1853 Available for Tours & Weddings year-round 304-595-4198
Smithers—Named for James Smithers, whose descendant Benjamin Smithers (b. 1809) owned Peabody Coal Fields after he was brought into the salt and coal businesses through marriage, first to Julia Ruffner and later to Eliza Shrewsbury.
Cedar Grove - Historic Stop on the Midland Trail Since 1790 Virginia’s Chapel - (1853) built as a graduation gift for Tompkins’ daughter. Used as a hospital for Civil War soldiers. Slave Cemetery - Behind Virginia’s Chapel. Old Tompkins Mansion - (1844) built by William Tompkins, the first American to use natural gas for industrial purposes, salt making. Available for weddings, events, and tours by appointment. 304-595-3600 Children’s Park - Ready to play any time.
Call for Travel Info 304.595.1015
Glasgow Founded 1920
Midland Trail Cedar Grove Exhibit:
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Experience The Upper Kanawha Valley 326 3rd Ave., Montgomery 304.981.6400 www.ukvedc.org
The Upper Kanawha Valley is an outdoor adventure
paradise for fishing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, and motorcycle enthusiasts.
Fishing Access Kanawha River boating
and fishing access is available at Daniel Boone Park (MM-60), Montgomery Landing (MM-84), Kanawha Falls (MM-93), and above the Kanawha Falls. New River Fishing access is available across from Cathederal Falls (MM-96) near the Hawk’s Nest Dam.
The Midland Trail is home of miles of curves. Let the throttle roll and enjoy the curves and mountain scenery on your next two- wheeled adventure. Rolling curves and switchbacks await you on Gauley Mountain.
Refined charm and true southern hospitality await you.
Call for Travel Info: 304.442.5181
Public Boat Ramp • Located near the bridge Montgomery Swimming Pool • Open summers Montgomery Riverpark • Beautiful view of the Kanawha River! The Art Pierce Gallery • Conley Hall, WVUIT
• Frank’s Pizza • Dairy Queen • Potamkin • El Jalisco • Benny’s • Gino’s
The Average Joe Band
Authentic German Beer Garden & Music • Car/Truck show • Kids Activities • Food Vendors, Crafters, & Artisans
Downtown Montgomery, WV Street Dance Call for Travel Information
304.442.5282 Burger Carte is a US RT. 60 icon. Listed in WV’s 101 Unique Places to Dine. (top right) Find WV Glass at Christian Family Bookstore. (middle) Smithers War Memorial. (bottom)
304.442.5857 304.442.4555 304.442.2828 304.442.7510 304.442.2801 304.442.2437
Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012 Sat., Sept. 8, 2012 For More Info, Call: 304-442-5181
Other Festivals July 4th Celebration Ice cream social, band, fireworks Christmas Parade 1st Fri. in Dec. every year Refreshments with Santa.
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he town of Boomer grew up around the coal industry. A large, five- to six-foot-thick seam of coal running through the hills above Boomer drew mining operations as early as 1896. The Kanawha and Michigan Railroad’s completion from Malden to Gauley Bridge allowed the formation of the Boomer Coal and Coke operation, whose three mines were some of the most productive in the district.
St. Anthony’s Shrine, built with Italianate cut stone
Labor to extract this coal was recruited largely in the form of Italian immigrants, as opposed to American-born Union workers. This influx of Italian workers caused Boomer to be known as “little Italy,” having the largest percentage of Italians of any town in the state. Today, Italian influences can still be seen in the brightly colored hillside homes that originated as company houses.
West Virginia Alloys at night
Twelve Seasonal Waterfalls Water cascades over rugged sandstone outcroppings on the north side of Route 60 from Falls View to Gauley Bridge (MM-92 – MM-97). Plus the dramatic Kanawha Falls on the south side of Route 60 (MM-93). At the waterfall pulloffs, notice above the falls the remains of the original Midland Trail as conceived by George Washington and completed to Cedar Grove in 1790.
Cathedral Falls (MM-97). (above) Anglers test their skill where the Kanawha headwaters cascade over the dramatic at Kanawha Falls Park (MM-93). (left)
St. Anthony’s Shrine Rt. 60; 304-442-2101 / 304-779-2561 Est. 1928, built 1953 with Italian cut limestone. Beautiful stained glass windows. Nearby parish house was once the mine superintendent’s house.
Kiss your sweetie under Midland Trail mistletoe
For over 100 years, travelers along the Midland Trail have caught an occasional glimpse of furnace flames blazing from behind the factory walls at West Virginia Alloys. As one of Fayette County’s largest employers, West Virginia Alloys has many employees stoking the same furnaces as their fathers and grandfathers.
West Virginia Alloys has become the world’s largest silicon metal plant, and most of the world’s computers contain chips made with high-quality silicon refined at Alloy. 50
GPS 38° 8’ 15” N, 81° 16’ 28” W
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Gauley Mountain 89 Curves / 5 Miles
Elevation 2,546 Feet
89 curves / 5 miles
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t Gauley Bridge, the New and Gauley Rivers merge to create the Great Kanawha River, which flows to the State Capitol and eventually into the Ohio River. As eastbound visitors round the bend at Glen Ferris (MM-93, p. 51), they get their first view of the merged rivers. Gauley Bridge was first explored in 1671, when Captain Thomas Batts discovered and claimed the area east of Kanawha Falls for King Charles II of England and Ireland. Although their expedition stopped at Kanawha Falls, they learned through their Native American guide that Native Americans were making salt at present day Malden.
Gauley Bridge, Civil War Era drawing by J. N. Roesler
Gauley Bridge’s position at the confluence of the rivers made it a strategic location during the Civil War. The town takes its name from a toll bridge that crossed the Gauley River and which Confederate troops burned; today you can still see its old mossy piers.
The driving fun begins as travelers leave Gauley Bridge’s often-photographed Cathedral Falls, and begin the curvy, scenic climb up Gauley Mountain. Sway around 89 curves, many hairpin, in the 5-mile trek to the top where Ansted’s Hawks Nest offers breathtaking views of the New River Gorge (Elevation: 2,546’). Ready for Part 2 — Don’t be fooled by the straight-away respite near Hico; continue east for another 156 twists and turns as Route 60 snakes across Sewell Mountain (Elevation: 3,211’)! See part 2, pg. 65. Chimney Corner – Country Store MM 100 Find an authentic West Virginia keepsake at the log cabin Chimney Corner Country Store, a historic Midland Trail landmark. 304-632-1002
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Mystery Hole – MM 101 Take time to “Be Shocked and Amazed” at the Trail’s renowned tourist trap – oops, roadside attraction – the Mystery Hole. Landmarked by a Volkswagen protruding from a Quonset hut, the Mystery Hole allegedly sits over a hole in the ground where the law of gravity does not apply. Balls roll uphill. Chairs sit halfway up a wall. Kids and adults alike are awed. Money disappears from your pockets. Mystery Hole
When trains first roared across the state’s landscape, Gauley Bridge was a railroad stop for the old New York Central Railroad. Gauley Bridge Town Hall is housed in a renovated railroad passenger depot. Inside hangs a print of Corporal J. N. Roesler’s 1862 depiction of Camp Gauley Civil War Encampment. Town of Gauley Bridge 304-632-2505
F e s t iv a l s & Eve nts
Gauley Bridge Town Festival - Last weekend in Sept. Entertainment, Gospel Sing on Sunday, Street Dance on Saturday night, Miss Gauley Bridge. Fourth of July - Free Watermelon, Fireworks, and Ice Cream. Street Dance. Christmas Parade and Santa’s Corner - Fun day for all when Santa comes to town with a gift for every kid! 52
Hawks Nest State Park Picnic Rest Area & Overlook GPS 38° 10’ 4” N, 81° 11’ 49” W
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60 i ettlers n An sted followed rich coal seams to the town of Ansted in the 1790s. Today, Ansted, which is perched atop Gauley Mountain, attracts visitors seeking the recreational opportunities and the scenery of the New River Gorge.
Hawks Nest State Park 304-658-5212. hawksnestsp.com “Grand Canyon of the East.” 838-acre state park, perched on the edge of the New River Gorge. Spectacular canyon views and an aerial tramway to the bottom of the Gorge. Picnic area and overlook, with plenty of free parking. Modern 31-room lodge, restaurant, guest swimming pool, and gift shops, as well as facilities for hiking, jet boat excursions, tennis, and a Nature Center.
Historic Page-Vawter House
VFW War Memorial Main St. A Fallen Soldier Statue and names of Ansted/New Haven veterans listed on bricks, with a special section for POWs and MIA, honor area military. Historical Landmarks See ad p. 57 for a complete listing.
Festivals & Events
Country Roads Festival Hawks Nest State Park. 3rd weekend in Sept. Food, vendors, crafts, apple butter making, live music. Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival Downtown. 3rd weekend in June. Vendors, crafts, live music.
Retired mine shaft visible from the Ansted Rail Trail
Town of Ansted: 304-658-5901 54
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Hawks Nest State Park
Long known for its panoramic views, Hawks Nest State Park encompasses 838 acres bordering a rugged section of the New River Gorge National River. The park offers a modern, 31-room lodge for the comfort of overnight guests. Below the lodge, the New River forms peaceful Hawks Nest Lake. Above the lake, the narrow canyon and rushing water create one of the most challenging whitewater boating waterways in the nation.
304.658.5212 - 1-800-CALL WVA - www.hawksnestsp.com Enjoy a relaxing cabin stay with adventure filled activities
Ansted Culture and Heritage Museum 110 E. Main St. | Midland Trail Route 60 | 304-658-5901 Mon. – Fri. 8 – 4; Sat. – Sun. by appt. for groups of 10+
Midland Trail, Native American, Civil War, pioneer, antique weaponry, and industrial history exhibits. Special exhibit from African-American Family Tree Museum. Donations Accepted.
See Ansted’s Historical Landmarks Contentment House Museum* (ca. 1830), antebellum home of Ansted’s first mayor. Open W-Sat, 10-4 June – Aug. or by appointment M-Tues, 10 or more 304-658-4448 Gravesite of Stonewall Jackson’s mother*, Julia Beckwith Neale Woodson (d. 1831) Weslake Cemetery. Halfway House*, a former tavern and Civil War headquarters African-American Family Tree Museum 304-658-5526 * WV Civil War Trail Markers Learn about the significance of these three sites Ansted Culture and Heritage Museum 304-658-5901 Page-Vawter House, 1891 coal baron house 304-658-3335
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Hawks Nest Rail Trail Retraces the 1.8 mile rail path used to convey coal from area mines to tracks at the bottom of the New River Gorge. Unique in that hikers and bikers can access the base using the Gorge Tram from Hawks Nest Lodge or from Main Street Ansted. See the entrance to the Mill Creek Colliery Mine; rebuilt rail bridges; and two beautiful waterfalls, unspoiled foliage, and the cliffs along Mill Creek.
~Take a Break at the Paul Peck Park Gazebo~ Dedicated to Ansted Native and First West Virginia Aviator Paul Peck, 1889-1912
â€œSweet Blessingsâ€? for Your Sweet Tooth! All types of baked goods, birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cookie cakes, cookie and candy trays, homemade breads and rolls.
19946 Midland Trail Scenic Byway 304-578-8322 FiveBrats@live.com Closed Mon. Open Tues. - Sat. 11am -7pm Open 12:30pm -5pm every other Sunday
119 W. Main St. 304-658-3800 Tues.-Sat. 10-4
By the family or busload, watch award-winning Salsa being crafted.
Crossroads of Rt. 60 & 19
U.S. 19 South
t Hico, U.S. Route 19 intersects U.S. Route 60. The heavily traveled U.S. 19 provides an important gateway to the Midland Trail as it links I-79 and I-77. Head south to see the New River Gorge Bridge, the world’s second longest arch span bridge, the recreational offerings of the New River Gorge National River, and Rafting on the New River the hip town of Fayetteville. North, Summersville Dam and Lake provide fishing, camping, hunting, and the best Class V+ rafting east of the Mississippi on the Gauley River. Gauley River Rafting 877-4-A-WVPRO Fall releases from Summersville Lake create New River Birding Festival superb whitewater conditions, ranking the Gauley as a world-class paddling river. 100+ rapids ranging from Class I – V+ attract thrill seekers from all over the world. Coal Heritage Scenic Byway 100 Kelly Ave. Oak Hill; 304-465-3720. www.coalheritage.org. Intersects with Route 60 near Hico. Use Route 19 to Routes 52 and 16 to explore southern West Virginia and coal mining heritage.
Festivals & Events
New River Birding and Nature Festival 1st week in May. www.birding-wv.com. Bridge Day New River Gorge Bridge, Rt. 19. 3rd Sat. in Oct. www.officialbridgeday.com. Bridge closes to offer pedestrians spectacular views of the Gorge, BASE jumping, and vendors.
ead south on U.S. 19 to see one of the oldest rivers in the world. The New River offers the visitor spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. The New River Gorge National River region is a mecca of all things outdoor, from rafting, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and camping, to simple sight seeing. New River Gorge – Canyon Rim Visitor Center Just north of the 876-foot-high New River Gorge Bridge.
Fayetteville, a top adventure town and one of the “coolest small towns in America,” is well-known regionally and nationally. The Fayetteville Historical District remains a quaint, walkable town clustered around the Courthouse Square. Explore unique shops and restaurants and enjoy outdoor recreation, Civil War sites, coal heritage, music, and art.
Fayette County Courthouse
U.S. 19 joins I-77 at Beckley, the largest city in south-central West Virginia. At Exit 45, visit Tamarack (304-256-6843 / 88-TAMARACK) Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine to browse the largest collection of works by West Virginia artists and artisans, enjoy an affordable meal prepared by Greenbrier-trained chefs, pick up travel information, and see, taste, and feel the spirit of West Virginia. Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 513 Ewart Ave.; 304-256-1747. www.beckleymine.com. www.beckley.org. Apr. – Oct. Mine museum, gift shop, visitors center, underground tour led by experienced coal miners. New River Gorge CVB: 800-927-0263. www.newrivergorgecvb.com. www.officialbridgeday.com. Fayetteville CVB: 304-574-1500. www.visitfayettevillewv.com. Southern West Virginia CVB: 800-847-4898. www.visitwv.com.
GPS 38° 7’ 1” N, 81° 0’ 21” W
GPS 38° 3’ 4” N, 81° 6’ 25” W
WE KNOW our BOUNDARIES.
DO YOU KNOW YOURS?
Gateway U.S. 19 North Elevation 1,920’
orld-class recreational offerings await about 15 minutes north of Midland Trail near the Town of Summersville. Summersville Dam and Lake Take Rt. 129 from Rt. 19, north of Hico Drive across the top of the 40-story Summersville Dam, one of the largest earth-filled dams in the world, using Route 129. On this truly unique driving experience see the 2,800-acre Summersville Lake on one side and the Gauley River Canyon on the other. Also, don’t miss the drive down to the bottom of the Dam to see where you just were. Summersville Lake was created by damming the Gauley River. Its 60-mile shoreline of towering rock cliffs and boulders creates breathtaking scenery and accessible, yet challenging, rock climbing and rappelling. Camping, swimming, scuba diving, boating, water skiing and great fishing. The Gauley River Wildlife Management Area offers boating, world-class whitewater, fishing, and miles of mountain biking and hiking trails.
Unclimbed mountains, crashing whitewater, soaring zip lines and you. Do you remember what butterflies feel like? Call or click to explore your boundaries.
Watch exotic animals while dining at the Feedbox Saloon
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park Rt. 129, 194 Carnifex Ferry Rd.; Enjoy Summersville Lake 304-872-0825 / 800-CALL-WVA Site of a pivotal Civil War battle. Patterson Beach at Battle Run House Museum, Gauley River overlooks, reservable shelters, hiking trails, softball and volleyball areas, playground equipment, restrooms, horseshoe pits, and picnic facilities with tables and grills. Potato Festival downtown Summersville. 2nd week in September. Celebrating the agricultural heritage of Nicholas County. Kirkwood Grape Stomping Festival Kirkwood Winery, Philips Run Rd.; 304-872-7332. 3rd weekend in Sept. The region’s first winery harvests 40 tons of grapes to produce 4,000 gallons of wine annually.
Unique Fine Dining
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Unrivalled dining experiences include Cafe Acropolis (304-872-0254) in a refurbished farm building, and great steaks at the Feedbox Saloon (304-872-1603 / 877-595-5448), where diners overlook exotic animals at the 1,000-acre Good Evening Ranch, which also has a petting zoo and luxury cabins. Summersville CVB: 304-872-3722. www.summersvillecvb.com GPS 38° 17’ 0” N, 80° 50’ 39” W Summersville 63
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At Lookout, look out for the turn off to Winona where the road winds through a beautiful, pristine forest on its way to the New River. Near Mile Marker 117, Route 60 intersects with Route 41, which leads to Babcock State Park, home of the frequently photographed Glade Creek Grist Mill. The Park offers rental cabins, seasonal swimming, and cross-country skiing. At Clifftop, also on Route 41, is Camp Washington Carver, the state’s Mountain Cultural Arts Center with special summer treats such as a dinner theater, African-American Arts Camp, and the annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival. Near the western peak of Big Sewell Mountain is the 1824 Old Stone House, and on the eastern slope is Lee’s Tree where General Lee camped during the Battle of Big Sewell and met his beloved warhorse, Traveller.
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Appalachian String Band Music Festival Camp Washington Carver. 1st Wed – Sun. in August. Five-day festival attracts 3,000 music lovers.
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156 curves / 11 miles Hairpin Adventure Part 2 Crossing Sewell Mountain
Another 156 twists and turns await motorcycle and car enthusiasts as Route 60 snakes across Sewell Mountain! That’s 80 big curves on the way up – 76 on the way down – by our count. Let us know if we missed any! To the top of Sewell Mountain (MM 126), 6 miles - 80 curves
Enjoy the Ride
To the eastern bottom of Sewell Mountain / Rainelle (MM 131), 5 miles - 76 curves. From the top of Sewell Mountain (MM 126), Route 60 drops dramatically in elevation, more than 1,000 feet to the Meadow River valley at Rainelle, WV. Along the way are spectacular views, wildlife, scenic overlooks, dramatic vegetation changes and historical markers. See part 1, pg. 53.
Fayette County - Sewell Mountain
A long, relaxing weekend is just a short drive away.
reenbrier County begins near MILE 132 the eastern base of Big Sewell Mountain, and the town of Rainelle. Colonel Andrew Lewis and his father dubbed the area Greenbrier, after unpleasant encounters with prickly green briers while surveying the river valley in the mid-1700s. In 1774, Colonel Lewis and his men used the route to travel to the Battle of Point Pleasant. This overland portion of the trail became known as Lewis Trail when George Washington advocated for an all-Virginia route to connect the Virginia tidewater basin with the Ohio River, and ultimately, to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1785, the Virginia Assembly authorized money to build the old state road along the path of Lewis Trail, which is the present-day Midland Trail. The road was finished to Cedar Grove by 1790 (pp. 45-46, MM-76).
Wetlands Near MM-146 at Sam Black Church, Meadow River’s headwaters creates West Virginia’s second largest wetland and a home for sport fish and fowl.
GPS 37° 58’ 11” N, 80° 46’ 2” W
Around 1906, the Raine brothers, for whom Rainelle is named, established the Meadow River Lumber Company (1906 -1970). Known for the quality of its oak hardwood, Greenbrier County lumber was used in NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel and West Virginia’s Governors Reception Hall. Sawmill employees’ handiwork is evidenced locally in the beautiful chestnut wood interior of Rainelle United Methodist Church. On the west entrance to town, original Sears kit homes can be seen on the left side of the road. Meadow River Festival 304-438-6047. firstname.lastname@example.org. Last weekend in June. Celebrates the history of the lumber and coal industry and the Midland Trail itself. Greenbrier Hills Golf Nine-hole public course on Rt. 60. 304-438-9050. Rainelle City Park is home to picnic shelters, playground equipment, ball field, and a walking trail. Meadow River Community Park/Greenbrier Youth Camp Lovely setting on Meadow River (MM-138) between Rainelle and Rupert offering picnic shelters and scenic walking trail. Open for public for music and outdoor recreation events during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Contact the Meadow River Watershed Association at (304) 438-6225 or email@example.com Town of Rainelle: 304-438-7191
Elevation 2,432’ MILE 139 GPS 37° 57’ 52” N, 80° 41’ 17” W
Originally called Big Clear Creek, the town of Rupert was founded and named for local postmaster Dr. Cyrus A. Rupert and incorporated December 31, 1945. Mundy Roadside Park Stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic at Mundy Roadside Park. Rupert Country Fling Held in Rupert the 2nd Sat. in September. Town of Rupert: 304-392-5682
Greenbrier County - Rainelle - Rupert
Lewisburg Elevation 2,099’
ewisburg is a small town begging to be called home. The streets are lively and friendly, the shops quaint and inviting. Residents and travelers alike embrace the relaxed pace that offers respite from a more hurried, crowded world. Antiquities, culture, heritage, scenery, music, food, and recreation create a juxtaposition of both old and new in West Virginia. Lewisburg has become a haven for “West Virginians by choice,” who have fled larger cities for the benefits of simple living, and those who choose to stay where that influx adds to the culture of Greenbrier Valley the area. Artists, photographers, writers, and chefs have made their way to Lewisburg and brought with them the trappings of a more cosmopolitan culture, such as galleries and live theater. All of this makes Lewisburg a fascinating place for a weekend or a longer stay. Unique food and civilized discourse abound. Little wonder that Lewisburg is one of only 70 U.S. towns included in National Geographic’s Guide to the Best Small Town Escapes and National Trust’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations. In 2011 Lewisburg was voted Coolest Small Town by Budget Travel Magazine.
Festivals & Events
Lewisburg street performer
Chocolate Festival Downtown; 800-833-2068. 2nd weekend in April. Musical performances, chocolate-themed dinners, sampling extravaganza featuring West Virginia and nationally recognized names, and a bake-off. Battle of Lewisburg Reenactment 3rd weekend in May. battleoflewisburg.org. Civil War living history events, battle, and more. Taste of our Town (TOOT) 2nd Saturday in October. Sample offerings from local restaurants, shops, and civic organizations. State Fair of West Virginia Fairlea 304-645-1090. Aug. 10 - 18, 2012 (Begins 2nd Friday in August). www.statefairofwv.com. Concerts, exhibits, crafts, rides, livestock shows, and family fun. Greenbrier County CVB: 800-833-2068. www.greenbrierwv.com GPS 37° 48’ 15” N, 80° 26’ 25” W
White Sulphur Springs Elevation 1,980’
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ince the 18th century, the wealthy have flocked here to experience the legendary curative powers of the area’s sulfur springs. The Greenbrier
300 W. Main St.; 304-536-1110 / 1-800-624-6070. www.greenbrier.com.
Greenbrier County country road
Since 1778. World-famous, luxurious resort, featuring grand decor, 30+ lobby shops, and three championship golf courses. Once the site of a top-secret Cold War-era Congressional bunker buried some 720 feet into the hillside. The Bunker is now open for tours. Enjoy PGA golf and star studded concerts at the Greenbrier Classic – July 2-8, 2013. National Fish Hatchery
400 E. Main St.; 304-536-1361.
Memorial Weekend Fishing Derby, Freshwater Folk Festival 1st weekend in October. Outdoor Recreation Allegheny Trail 330-mile north-south trail.
ontinue your memorable journey east across the Midland Trail in Virginia!
US Route 60 / Midland Trail, America’s first transcontinental highway, continues across Virginia to the Atlantic Ocean offering scenic beauty, and a rich history C&O Depot Museum older than America itself. George Washington, before becoming president, secured funding to build the road that became the Midland Trail. In 2015 we will celebrate the Midland Trail’s 225th anniversary and expect to do so with official Byways designation from Virginia and an active Midland Trail organization reaching deep across Virginia, benefiting tourism and economic development in both states. Begin at the stunning Alleghany Highlands, the western gateway to Virginia’s Midland Trail, and its impressive attractions including Humpback Bridge, circa 1857, which was part of original James River Kanawha Turnpike. Falling Springs Falls, one of Virginia’s largest waterfalls, was a Thomas Jefferson favorite. Rail buffs will enjoy C&O Depot Museum, 149 S. Maple Ave, Covington and the C&O Heritage Center, 705 Main St., Clifton Forge, or dining at Covington’s Cat and Owl restaurant. Cabins, swimming, and outdoor fun await at Douthat State Park.
Greenbrier State Forest Caldwell; 304-536-1944 / 800-CALL-WVA.
www.greenbriersf.com. 5,130 acres. Cabins, campground, hiking, biking, pool, shelters and picnic sites, archery and rifle ranges, and more.
An amazing bridge spans the waters. And the waters bridge the generations.
History over the water, good clean fun on it.
Greenbrier River Trail www.bicyclewv.com The Greenbrier resort
Features 79 miles of biking and hiking trails created as part of West Virginia’s unsurpassed Rails-to-Trails program.
It’s uniquely Alleghany.
Monongahela National Forest 304-636-1800. 800,000 acres. Campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding trails, wildlife management areas. Sherwood Lake 164 acres. Campground, swimming beaches, picnic area, pavilions, and trails. White Sulphur Springs: 304-536-1454 70
www.visitalleghanyhighlands.com 540-962-2178 · 888-430-5786
Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 540.962.2178 / 888.430.5786 GPS 37° 47’ 38” N, 80° 18’ 13” W
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Along the Midland Trail
rom a four-star resort to camping under the stars, from small cozy bed and breakfasts to large commercial hotels, whatever you’re looking for, we have it all. In the following pages, find a directory of the wide variety of accommodations along the Midland Trail and side trips, sorted alphabetically by area and type. Plan your trip at www.midlandtrail.com.
Camp Mad Anthony Wayne
Best Western 129 Rooms 3441 U.S. Route 60 E., Barboursville 304-736-9772 / 800-WESTERN
Comfort Inn 58 Rooms 249 Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-2122 / 800-228-5150
Hampton Inn 90 Rooms 1 Cracker Barrel Dr., Barboursville 304-733-5300 / 800-HAMPTON
2125 Spring Valley Dr., Huntington 304-696-5954
Fox Fire KOA Kampground Open All Year See Ad on Page 23
Kamping Kabins, Tents. RVs, & Big Rigs Welcome. Pet friendly Kamp K9, Swimming, Playground, Seasonal Movie Night, Gem Mine & Planned Activities. U.S. Route 60, mile marker 25 near Milton 304-743-5622
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites 135 Rooms
3551 US Route 60 East, Barboursville 304-733-3338
88 RV Sites + undesignated tent sites
Virginia Point Park 10 Sites U.S. Route 60, Kenova 304-453-3121
Putnam County Pullman Plaza Hotel 202 Rooms
1001 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-525-1001 / 866-613-3611
Hotels/Motels American Inn / Budget In
190 Rooms / 50 Rooms
419 Hurricane Creek Rd., Hurricane 304-562-3346 / 304-562-5947 Ramada Limited Hotel & Conference Pavilion 68 Rooms
3094 16th St., Huntington 304-523-4242
Hampton Inn 68 Rooms 4190 State Route 34, Hurricane 304-760-7292 / 800-426-7866
Red Roof Inn 108 Rooms 5190 U.S. Route 60 E., Huntington 304-733-3737 / 800-THE-ROOF
Holiday Inn Express 68 Rooms 4218 State Route 34, Hurricane 304-757-7177 / 800-465-4329
Stone Lodge 120 Rooms 5600 U.S. Route 60 E., Huntington 304-736-3451
Cabins/Rentals Beech Fork State Park 5601 Long Branch Rd., Barboursville 304-528-5794 / 800-CALL-WVA
Hotels/Motels Best Value Inn 108 Rooms 6210 MacCorkle Ave., SW, St. Albans 304-766-6231
3300 Harvey Rd., Huntington 304-522-1244
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Best Western Charleston Plaza 160 Rooms 1010 Washington St., E., Charleston 304-345-9779
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Heritage Farm Museum
6 Cabins/275 sites
Red Roof Inn 79 Rooms I-64 at Exit 39, Teays Valley 304-757-6392 / 800-843-7663
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Jim’s Camping by the River 1794 US Rte 60 W, Milton 304-743-4560
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800 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-523-8880 / 800-HOLIDAY
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Budget Host Inn 26 Rooms 3313 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston 304-925-2592
Holiday Inn & Suites 155 Rooms 400 2nd Ave. and B St., South Charleston 304-744-4641
Charleston Marriott 352 Rooms 200 Lee St., E., Charleston 304-345-6500 / 800-228-9290
Ivy Terrace Motel 32 Rooms
5311 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-4736 Comfort Inn 132 Rooms 102 Racer Dr., Cross Lanes 304-776-8070 / 800-798-7886
Country Inn and Suites 64 Rooms 105 Alex Ln., Charleston 304-925-4300
Country Inn and Suites 90 Rooms 101 Crossings Shopping Center, Elkview 304-965-9200
Knights Inn 128 Rooms 6401 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-0451
Microtel Inn 84 Rooms 600 2nd Ave., South Charleston 304-744-4900 Motel 6 103/111 Rooms 6311 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-0471 / 800-466-8356
Ramada Inn Downtown Charleston 256 Rooms
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center 253 Rooms 300 Court St., Charleston 304-347-8700
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
600 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston 304-344-4092 / 800-HOLIDAY
Red Roof Inn 108 Rooms 6305 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-6953 Residence Inn by Marriott 108 Rooms
200 Hotel Circle, NorthGate Business Park, Chas. 304-345-4200 Hampton Inn 111/104 Rooms 1 Virginia St., W., Charleston 304-343-9300 / 800-HAMPTON
#1 Preferred Pl., South Charleston 304-746-4646 / 800-HAMPTON
Holiday Inn Express 195 Rooms 100 Civic Center Dr., Charleston 304-345-0600 / 800-HOLIDAY
Holiday Inn Express 67 Rooms 107 Alex Ln., Charleston 304-925-1171
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Wingate Inn 94 Rooms 402 2nd Ave., South Charleston 304-744-4444
Bed and Breakfasts 28 Bradford Street 2 Rooms 28 Bradford St., Charleston 304-344-0228 / 800-344-0228
See Ad on Page 39
1611 Virginia St., E., Charleston 304-344-0748 / 866-344-0748
Cabins/Rentals Benedict Haid Farm 3+ Cabins 87 Benedict Haid Rd., Clendenin 304-346-1054
Camping Kanawha State Forest 46 Sites 7 miles south of Charleston 304-558-3500 / 800-CALL-WVA
Rustic Motel 43 Rooms 5910 MacCorkle Ave., SW, St. Albans 304-768-7386 Sleep Inn 81 Rooms 2772 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston 304-345-5111 / 800-216-0661 Sleep Inn 119 Rooms 15 Goff Crossing Dr., Cross Lanes 304-776-7711 / 800-799-9946
Sunset Motel 25 Rooms 2298 Sissonville Dr., Charleston 304-342-4961 Travelodge 137 Rooms 1007 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar 304-768-1000 / 800-860-7790
New River Basin Resort Resort at Glade Springs 184 Rooms 255 Resort Dr., Daniels 304-763-2000 / 800-634-5233
Lodges Hawks Nest State Park 31 Rooms See Ad on Page 56
U.S. Route 60 177 West Main Street, Ansted 304-658-5212 / 800-CALL-WVA
Hotels/Motels Appalachian Resort Inn 48 Rooms 127 Lakeview Drive, Ghent 304-787-5559 / 800-231-0054 Americaâ€™s Best Value Inn 80 Rooms 1939 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-252-0671 / 800-528-1234 Budget Inn 27 Rooms 223 S. Heber St., Beckley 304-253-8318
Econolodge 130 Rooms 1909 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-255-2161 / 888-259-8542 Country Inn and Suites 156 Rooms 2120 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-252-5100 / 800-456-4000
Country River Inn 6 Rooms 9060 Gatewood Rd., 1 mile SE of Fayetteville 304-574-0055 Courtyard by Marriott 106 Rooms 124 Hylton Ln., Beckley 304-252-9800 / 800-321-2211
Comfort Inn 120 Rooms 300 Harper Park Dr., Beckley 304-255-5291 / 800-222-0511 Fairfield Inn 89 Rooms 125 Hylton Ln., Beckley 304-252-8661
Glen Ferris Inn
U.S. Route 60, near Gauley Bridge Glen Ferris 304-632-1111 Green Bank Motel 20 Rooms 505 S. Eisenhower Dr., Beckley 304-253-3355 Hampton Inn 108 Rooms 110 Harper Park Dr., Beckley 304-252-2121 Hillcrest Motel 6 Rooms U.S. Route 60, Edmund Rd., Lookout 304-574-1329 / 888-999-1802 Holiday Lodge 119 Rooms 340 Oyler Ave., Oak Hill 304-465-0571 / 800-HOLIDAY
Howard Johnson Express Inn 50 Rooms 1907 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-255-5900 / 800-466-4656 Microtel Inn 63 Rooms 2130 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-256-2000 / 888-771-7171 Microtel Inn 75 Rooms 1001 S. Eisenhower Dr., Beckley 304-252-2200 Midland Trail Motel 10 Rooms U.S. Route 60, Ansted 304-658-5065
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 84 Rooms 95 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-4748
See Ad on Page 51
1000 Washington St., E., Charleston 304-343-4661
Brass Pineapple Bed and Breakfast 7 Rooms
330 Goff Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes 304-776-5911 Days Inn 60 Rooms 6400 MacCorkle Ave., SE., Charleston 304-925-1010
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Comfort Inn 67 Rooms 801 Mall Road, Oak Hill 304-465-0010
Ponderosa Lodge Bed and Breakfast 10 Rooms U.S. Route 60, at mile marker 67, Lookout 304-438-7113 877-246-9972
New River Lodge 50 Rooms 333 Main St., Gauley Bridge 304-632-2121
Prestwould Bed and Breakfast 3 Rooms 255 Piney Flats Rd., Flat Top 304-787-4607
Pagoda Extended Stay 38 Rooms 1114 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-253-7373 Baymount Inn & Suites 55 Rooms 134 Harper Park Dr., Beckley 304-255-9091 / 800-670-7025
White Horse Bed and Breakfast 7 Rooms 120 Fayette Ave., Fayetteville 304-574-1400
ACE Adventure Resort 50 Cabins Minden Road, Oak Hill 304-469-2651 / 800-787-3982
See Ad on Page 54 U.S. Route 19 and Laurel Creek Rd., Fayetteville 304-574-3443
Babcock State Park
Sleep Inn 104 Rooms 1124 Airport Rd., Beaver 304-255-4222 / 888-259-8545 Super 8 71 Rooms 2014 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-253-0802
Breeze Hill Rentals 5 Cottages 1/2 mile from the New River Gorge Bridge, Lansing 304-574-3008 / 800-759-7238 Cabin in the Woods at Green Pastures 1 Cabin 1010 Odd Rd., Ghent 304-787-3009 / 800-CALL-WVA
Gorge Gateway Center 26 Cabins, 10 Cottages U.S. 19 & Laurel Creek Rd., Fayetteville 304-574-1802 H & H Cabin 1 Cabin 32 Main St., Pax 304-877-2610 / 304-877-3206
Confluence Resort Luxury Foxwood Bed and Breakfast 6 Rooms Ellison Ridge Road Off I-77, Exit 28, Ghent 304-466-5514 Mavis Manor, LLC 4 Rooms 122 Tower Rd., Flat Top 330-289-8361 Morris Harvey Guest House 201 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville 304-574-1902
Plan your stay at www.midlandtrail.com
Sunday Rd./Patterson Ferry Rd., Hico 304-663-1192 Cooter’s Cabins and Campin’ 5 Cabins Wolf Creek Rd., Fayetteville 304-574-4002 / 877-5CABINS Country Road Cabins 19 Cabins Sunday Rd., Hico 304-658-5266 / 888-712-2246
ACE Adventure Center 200 Sites Minden Road, Oak Hill 304-469-2651 / 800-787-3982
Adventures Mountain River Campground Mountain River Tours, Sunday Rd., Hico 800-822-1386
Hidden Hollow Cabin 1 Cabin 4 miles from New River Gorge Bridge Lansing 304-574-3008 / 800-759-7238 Mill Creek Luxury Cabins 8 Cabins Milroy Grose Rd., Lansing 304-658-5005 / 800-692-5005
Canyon Rim Ranch Campground Route 1, Fayetteville 304-574-3111 Chestnut Creek Campground I-64 Exit #110, Lansing 304-574-3136 Cooter’s Cabins and Campin’ Wolf Creek Rd., Fayetteville 304-574-4002 / 877-5CABINS
Mountain Memories Cabins 3 Cabins 155 W. Main St., Ansted 304-658-5800
Gorge Gateway Center 100 sites U.S. 19 & Laurel Creek Rd., Fayetteville 304-574-0515 / 800-545-7238
Mountaineer Market Junction Deluxe Cabins 6 Cabins U.S. Route 60, Hico 304-658-5118 / 888-595-5353
Madd Jack’s Campground Sunday Rd. to Wood’s Ferry Rd., Ramsey 800-454-CAMP
Opossum Creek Retreat Cabin Rentals 4 Cabins, 4 Houses
Midland Trail Campground U.S. Route 60, Lookout 304-438-5992 Mountain Laurel RV Park and Campground Laurel Creek Rd. at Rt. 19, Fayetteville 304-574-0188
Find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Private, secluded, beautiful cabins, with all the amenities. Off US Route 19, Lansing 304-574-4836 / 888-488-4836 River Expeditions 31 Cabins 31 Cabins & 900 Broadway Ave., Oak Hill 800-463-9873 Sue’s Summer Cottages 1 Cabin 308 Timber Ridge Dr., Beckley 304-255-5549 / 304-466-5322
New River Campground 53 Sites - See Ad on Page 54
U.S. Route 60, Gauley Bridge 304-632-9821 / 800-540-9352 New River Park Campground 14 Sites 513 Ewart Ave., Beckley 304-256-1747 Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area Fayette County near Pax, Scarbro 304-469-9905 / 800-CALL-WVA Raleigh County Convention Center, Inc. RV Park 25 Pads 200 Armory Dr., Beckley 304-252-7361
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Vacation Rental 1 House
Route 41 S., Clifftop 304-438-3004
Cabins on the Gorge 14 Cabins Ames Heights Rd., Lansing 304-574-0704 / 800-252-7784
Cabins on Miller Ridge 6 Cabins U.S. Route 19 at Miller Ridge Rd., Hico 800-356-7238
Babcock State Park
Mallard Rd., Hico 304-575-1260
Bed and Breakfasts County Seat Bed and Breakfast 3 Rooms 306 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville 304-574-0823
Flat Top Chalet 1 Chalet 271 Moye-Lilly Rd., Flat Top 304-252-3002
Route 41 S., Clifftop 304-438-3004 Quality Inn 103 Rooms 1924 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-255-1511 / 800-233-1466
5 Cabins - See Ad on Page 60
Cabins/Rentals Patriot Motor Inn 18 Rooms Routes 19 & 3, Beaver 304-253-3395
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Summersville Lake House 1 House Lakeview Hts., Lot 60-61, Mt. Nebo 304-619-6941 / 304-872-0066
Fort Savannah Inn Econo Lodge 204 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-3055
Lee Street Inn Bed and Breakfast 5 Rooms 200 N. Lee St., Lewisburg 304-647-5599 / 888-228-7000
River Expeditions Hinkle Rd., E., Lansing 800-463-9873
Summersville Lake Retreat A-Frame Chalets 3 Chalets 278 Summersville Lake Rd., Mt. Nebo 304-872-5975 / 888-872-5580
The General Lewis Inn
Minnie Manor Bed and Breakfast 8 Rooms 403 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-4096
Songer Adventure 200 sites 3069 Miller Ridge Rd., Hico 304-658-9926 / 800-356-7238
25 Rooms - See Ad on Page 68
301 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-2600 / 800-624-4454
Vista Gold Cabins, Cottage, and Suites Rt. 129 W. Summersville Dam Hwy., Summersville 304-872-2807 / 800-662-3239
Hampton Inn 60 Rooms 30 Coleman Dr., Lewisburg 304-645-7300 / 800-HAMPTON
Wilderness Lake Chalets
Hotels/Motels Best Western 57 Rooms 1203 S. Broad St., Summersville 304-872-6900 Comfort Inn 99 Rooms 903 N. Industrial Dr., Summersville U.S. Route 19 304-872-6500
12 Chalets, 5 Houses, 2 Cabins
Route 129 W., Mt. Nebo 304-872-2426 / 800-741-1689
Camping Mountain Lake Campground 250 Sites, 4 Cabins
Country Inn and Suites 106 Rooms 106 Merchants Walk Shopping Center U.S. Route 19, Summersville 304-872-0555
1898 Summersville Airport Rd., Summersville 304-872-6222 / 877-686-6222
Sleep Inn 95 Rooms 701 Professional Park Dr. U.S. Route 19, Summersville 304-872-4500 Super 8 56 Rooms Webster Rd., U.S. Route 19, Summersville 304-872-4888
Cabins/Rentals Carnifex Ferry Cottages and the Driftwood Lodge
Feedbox Cabin Rentals 14 Cottages 539 Exotic Dr. on Groves Rd., Canvas 304-872-1603
Mountain Escape Chalet 1 Chalet Summersville 304-872-4624 / 864-587-2681
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Relax Inn 26 Rooms 635 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-2345 Sunset Terrace 15 Rooms U.S. Route 60 W., Lewisburg 304-645-2363
278 Summersville Lake Rd., Mt. Nebo 304-872-5975 / 888-872-5580
Super 8 Motel 53 Rooms 550 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-647-3188 The Village Inn 50 Rooms 38 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-3353
Resorts The Greenbrier Resort 721 Rooms, 96 Houses
Bed and Breakfasts
300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1110 / 800-624-6070
Bâ€™s Bed and Breakfast 2 Rooms 521 S. Edgar Ave., Ronceverte 304-647-5620 / 304-647-4300
Allstate Motel and Campground U.S. Route 60, E., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1731 End of the Trail Campground 200+ Sites 12 miles north of White Sulphur Springs, Route 92 304-536-9017 Greenbrier Mountainaire Campground 25 Sites
Harts Run Rd., I-64 exit #175 Caldwell 304-536-1512 Greenbrier River Campground and RV Rentals Four miles east of Alderson on Route 63, Alderson 304-445-2203 / 800-775-2203 Greenbrier State Forest Exit 175 at White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1944 / 800-CALL-WVA Lake Sherwood At the end of State Route 14, near Neola 304-536-2144 / 877-444-6777 Organ Cave Campground Rt. 63 Between 219 & 60, Ronceverte 304-645-7600
Church Street Bed and Breakfast
Hotels/Motels Allstate Motel and Campground 30 Rooms U.S. Route 60, E., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1731 Better Value Inn 30 Rooms 107 W. Fair St., Fairlea 304-645-7070 / 304-520-1292 Cornerstone Inn 1 House & 2 Apts Corner of Main and Ninth, Rainelle 304-438-8311
213 Church St., Lewisburg 304-645-7014 The Davenport House Bed and Breakfast 2 Rooms
RR 2 Box 184D, Lewisburg 304-645-3125 / 304-667-1390 The Great Oak Bed and Breakfast 2 Rooms
421 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-4749 James Wylie House 5 Rooms, 1 Cabin
Budget Inn 18 Rooms 830 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-2121
Second Creek Campground Route 219 South to River Rd., Ronceverte 304-645-3277 WV State Fair Campground Route 219 South, Fairlea 304-645-1090
Cabins/Rentals Cornerstone Inn
1 House, 5 Beds, & 2 Apts.
218 9th St. Rainelle 304-667-8834 / 304-438-8311
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Long Point Cabin 1 Cabin U.S. Route 19 to Route 129 Summersville 304-872-0931 / 877-721-8108
Rainelle Motor Lodge 18 Rooms 906 Main St., Rainelle 304-438-8571
Laurel Ridge Cabins 6 Cabins 64 Laurel Cabin Dr., Mt. Nebo 304-872-1602 / 888-412-2246
540 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-7722
73 Sites, 4 Cabins
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Mt. Nebo 304-872-4442 / 800-701-0809
Ponderosa Lodge Bed & Breakfast Rt. 60 West of Rainelle 304-438-7113
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Summersville Lake Retreat
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208 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-9444
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Where to Shop Greater Huntington Area
David Hill Ltd. Stamps and Coins 642 Main St., Barboursville 304-736-4383 No Place Like Home 610 Central Ave., Barboursville 304-963-0313 Simpler Tymes 626 Main St., Barboursville 304-733-1310 WV Quilts 642 Main St., Barboursville 304-302-5400
Atelier Inge Antiques 2710 Main St., Hurricane 304-542-1212 Main Street Studio 2801 Main St., Hurricane 304-610-5833
Rt. 62 Side Trip
Antiques on the Avenue 2207 1st Ave., Nitro 304-755-2078 Brandywine Flea Market 410 1st Ave., Nitro 304-722-6135 Brown’s Antiques 3502 1st Ave., Nitro 304-755-1051 Candles With’a Twist 1800 18th St & 1st Ave., Nitro 304-759-1000
AAA Antiques 606 14th St. W., Huntington 304-523-6990 Adell’s Antiques 210 11th St., Huntington 304-962-2459
Adkins Auction 727 14th Street W Huntington 307-733-4265 Antique Center, Inc./Brassmasters 610 14th St. W., Huntington 304-523-7887 Camelot Collectables 720 14th street W Huntington Central City Antiques Mall 611 14th St. W., Huntington 304-523-0311 Central City Market 555 14th St., W., Huntington 304-525-1500 Classic’s Antiques and Interiors 611 1⁄2 14th St., W., Huntington
Hattie and Nan’s Antique Market 521 14th St. W., Huntington 304-523-8844 Lisa’s 709 14th Street W Huntington 304-522-8882 Mark’s Antiques 600 14th St. W., Huntington 304-525-3275 Memories of the Heart 608 14th St. W., Huntington 304-697-5301 M F E Video and Collectables 725 14th Street W Huntington 304-933-1972 Ohio River Trading Co. 619 14th St. W., Huntington 304-525-6782 PJ’s Florist and Gift 701 14th St. W., Huntington 304-522-7753
Milton Blenko Glass Bill Blenko Dr., Milton 304-743-9081 The Country Framer 1152 S. Main St., Milton 304-743-4315 Milton Flea Market 1215 U.S. Rt. 60, Milton 304-743-1123 Old Timey Shoppe Antiques 1029 Main St., Milton 304-743-4776 The Willow Tree See Ad On Pg. 22 325 E. Main St., Milton, WV 304-743-4950 A-Z Primitives 270 Trenol Rd., Milton 304-743-1717
Charleston Art Emporium Gallery 823 Quarrier St., Charleston 304-345-2787 Capitol Flea Market 24 Meadowbrook Dr., Charleston 304-342-1626 Capitol Market 800 Smith St., Charleston 304-344-1905 Chet Lowther Studio 223 1/2 Hale St., Charleston 304-678-3715 Gallery Eleven 1025 Quarrier St., Charleston 304-342-0083 Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery 221 Hale St., Charleston 304-344-8445 Kanawha Coin & Relics 712 Fife St., Charleston 304-342-8081 Modern By Design 200 Hale Street Charleston 304-344-1111 The Purple Moon 906 Quarrier St., Charleston 304-345-0123 Roger Lucas Gallery 810 Maple Rd., Charleston 304-344-2787 The Squire Tobacco Unlimited 108 Capitol St., Charleston 304-345-0366 Stray Dog Antiques 219 Hale St., Charleston 304-346-1534 Taylor Books, Annex Gallery 226 Capitol St., Charleston 304-342-1461 Tiki’s Antique Gallery 1312 Watts St., Charleston 304-346-6160 Trophy Antiques 418 Virginia St. W., Charleston 304-346-3907
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Nitro Auction House & Antique Sales, LLC 119 21st St., Nitro 304-755-3694 Somewhere in Time Antiques 307 21st St., Nitro 304-755-0734
Mound Antique Mall 609 D St., South Charleston 304-744-1660 South Charleston Antique Mall 617 D St., South Charleston 304-744-8975
Midland Trail Gallery HC-82 Box 45 Rainelle, WV 25962
St. Albans Colonial Interiors 94 Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans 304-722-3838 Curiosity Shop 95 Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans 304-722-0095 Elvie’s Touch of Heart 108 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans 304-722-3174 Village Sampler 86 Olde Main Plaza, Rd., St. Albans 304-722-0123
New River Basin - Rt. 60 Ansted
Ansted Floral & Gifts 115 E. Main St., Ansted 304-658-4918
Montgomery Renee’s Scent-sations 406 3rd Ave., Montgomery 304-442-2124
www.reneescentsations.com Smithers Christian Family Book Shoppe 74 Michigan Ave., Smithers 304-442-2142
New River Basin - Rt. 19 South Beckley Beckley Antique Mall 268 George St., Beckley 304-255-6825 Tamarack 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley 888-262-7225
Old Country Store - Chimney Corner 15328 Midland Trail, Ansted 304-632-1002
New River Antique Mall 100 High St., Fayetteville 304-574-4680 Studio B Gallery & Gifts Rt. 119 and Keller, Fayetteville 304-574-9100 Wix-n-Stix Primitives & Collectibles 128 S. Court St., Fayetteville
Summersville Lake Area
Country Crossing MM-89, Rt. 60, Falls View 304-779-2202
Gauley River Pottery 526 W. Mt. Lookout Rd., Mt. Lookout 304-872-2841 Wildwood Inn & Antiques 100 Wildwood Inn Dr., Summersville 304-872-4944
Blue Smoke Salsa & Specialties See Ad On Pg. 58 119 E. Main St., Ansted 304-658-3800
Gauley Bridge Evan Scent 387 Midland Trail, Gauley Bridge 304-632-1163
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Wild Ramp Food Market (in Heritage Station) 210 11th St. #13, Huntington
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Nitro Antique Mall 110 21st St., Nitro 304-755-5002 Nitro Auction Hobby & Craft Center 104 21st Street, Nitro 304-755-4304
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The Velvet Owl 705 14th Street W Huntington
Jenny Lind Antiques & Collectibles 1200 Viand St., Point Pleasant 304-674-8030 The Mason Jar Antique & Craft Mall 408 Main St., Point Pleasant 304-675-4477
Elizabeth’s Attic 107 21st Street., Nitro 304-755-8600
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Granny’s Gift 703 14th Street W Huntington 304-417-6272
Quilts by Phyllis 2943 Putnam Ave., Hurricane 304-562-7404
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Alderson’s Store 203 S. Monroe St., Alderson 304-445-2851 Wolf Creek Gallery 109 Cherry Ave., Alderson 304-445-2088
Robert’s Antiques 120 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-3404 The Ruby Rooster Antique Mall Rt. 219, Lewisburg 304-497-2177
Simply Country 101 N Court St., Lewisburg 304-667-1979 Stone House General Store 124 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-5300
Aggie’s, Something Sweet, Something Country 100 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-4063 Apricot Lane 213 Gateway Blvd. in Gateway Commons, Lewisburg 304-645-9084 The Bookstore 104 S. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-6910 The Bored Company 114 S Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-3662 Brick House Antiques 123 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-4082 Cooper Gallery 122 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-6439 / 888-868-5129 Discount Decorating 413A N Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-6161 Do Si Do for Kids 112 W Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-5270 Hazel 204 W Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-4007 Henne’s Home & Gift Boutique 134 N. Court St., Lewisburg 304-647-4704 Honnahlee 117 E Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-6123 - Add Estate Antiques 105 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-2889 High Country Gallery & Boutique 122 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-5222 Howe’s Things/The Gallery in the Middle 118 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-2242 New Horizon Gallery 100 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-5600 The Open Book 113B E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-7331 Old Hardware Gallery 118 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-2236 Plaid Eagle Antiques 117 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-0000 Plants Etc. 102 S. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-6910 Premium Gold Exchange & Select Amish Items 107 N. Court St., Lewisburg 304-591-6579
Studio 40 130 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-4444 Tuckwiller Gallery 102 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-2070 Thymeworn 431 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-3977 The Very Thing 600 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-0043 The Washington Street Gallery 123 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-4561 Wolf Creek Gallery 112 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-5270
White Sulphur Springs Where to Eat
along the Midland Trail
ungry for some real Italian pasta or a big plate of ribs? The Midland Trail has it all, from fine dining to down-home diners full of local flavor. Dine in a glass-enclosed room overlooking the Grand Canyon of the East, the New River Gorge, or find comfort at a familiar chain restaurant. The following pages are a directory of dining options along the Trail and side trips, sorted alphabetically by area. Dining options abound at www.midlandtrail.com.
Wood Works by Sailor’s Craft 126 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-5176
Rainelle Family Floral 19 Main St., Rainelle 304-438-5800
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Marie’s Fabrics & Crafts 705 Main St., Rainelle 304-438-5500
White Sulphur Springs Christmas Shop at the Depot 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1110 The Greenbrier 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1110 Gillespie’s Flowers & Productions, Inc. 130 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1881 The Gallery at 50 East 50 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-2274 Kitten’s Korner 80 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-9206 Lillian’s Antiques 204 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1048 This & That 51 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-237-1671 Monnie B Design Studio 67 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-667-2210 Rebecca’s Touch 26 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-646-9838
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Almost Heaven Steak & Ribs 3419 E. U.S. Rt. 60, Barboursville 304-736-7675 Applebee’s 19 Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-4028 Bellacino’s 3028 Champion Dr., Barboursville 304-736-9111 Billy Bob’s 5 Cracker Barrel Dr. Barboursville 304-733-4550 Blackhawk Grille 646 Central Ave., Barboursville 304-736-9494
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The Twist See Ad on Page 22 325 E. Main St., Milton 304-743-4950
Bob Evans 70 Liberty Square, Hurricane 304-757-0607 China Chef 200 Great Teays Blvd., Scott Depot 304-757-6011 Farley’s Famous Hotdogs 201 Midland Trail, Hurricane 304-562-7038 Ferguson Tea Room 2739 Main St., Hurricane 304-562-4130 Fireside Grille 4170 St., Rt, 34, Hurricane 304-757-4700 Gino’s Pizza 310 Hurricane Creek Rd., Hurricane 304-562-9947 Giovanni’s Pizza 3422 Teays Valley Rd., Hurricane 304-397-6522 Graziano’s Pizza Parlor 200-4 Teays Center, Teays Valley 304-757-6767 Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant 410 Hurricane Creek Rd., Hurricane 304-562-6990 Pop Shop 2759 Main St., Hurricane 304-741-9492 Rio Grande Putnam Village Center, Scott Depot 304-757-7873
Frostop Drive-In 1449 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington 304-523-6851 Gino’s Pizza 943 9th Ave., Huntington 304-529-2547 14th St. W., Huntington 304-529-3271
Third & Ninth Deli-Market 905 Third Ave., Huntington 304-781-3354 Tudor’s Biscuit World 1202 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington 304-525-7114 422 29th St., Huntington 304-522-2787 520 20th St., Huntington 304-529-2006 Vic’s Ivy Cuisine 412 9th St., Plz, Huntington 304-522-3303 Village Roaster 919 4th Ave., Huntington 304-697-1944
Steak ‘N Shake 3409 U.S. Rt. 60, Barboursville 304-733-2051 Super China Buffet 200 Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-2888 Tascali’s 6007 U.S. Rt. 60, E., Barboursville 304-736-0504 Three Amigos 3677 U.S. Rt. 60 E., Barboursville 304-733-2784 Tudor’s Biscuit World 6423 U.S. Rt. 60, E., Barboursville 304-302-3663
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Fat Patty’s 1935 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-781-2555
Stewart’s Original Hot Dogs 1st St. and Adams Ave., Huntington 304-525-DOGS (3647) 2445 5th Ave., Huntington 304-529-DOGS (3647)
Shonet’s Country Cafe 15 Perry Morris Square, Milton 304-743-4750 Tudor’s Biscuit World 872 E. Main St., Milton 304-743-0880 Village Inn 1600 W. Main St., Milton 304-743-5621
El Ranchito 1325 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington 304-522-7710
Schooner’s Waterfront Grille Buffington St. and The River, Huntington 304-529-3663
Ray’s Giovanni’s 1208 Trenol Rd., Milton 304-743-1122
D.P. Dough 1520 4th Ave., Huntington 304-529-0005
Roccos Little Italy 1345 4th Ave., Huntington 304-529-2400 Savannah’s One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1208 6th Ave., Huntington 304-529-0919
Jin Long Chinese Restaurant 1033 Main St., Milton 304-743-8891
21 At The Frederick 940 4th Ave., Huntington 304-529-0222 Bobby Pruett’s Steakhouse Pullman Plaza Hotel, 1001 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-691-5425 Buddy’s Bar-B-Que 1537 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-522-9869 Cam’s Hams 809 1st St., Huntington 304-522-7012 Central City Café 529 14th St., Huntington 304-522-6142 Charlie’s Diner Charlie’s Harley-Davidson, 408 4th St., Huntington 304-523-1340 China Garden Buffet 804 6th Ave., Huntington 304-697-3636 Crumpets and Tea Heritage Station, Huntington 304-522-1112 Daniello’s Pizza and Subs 1206 4th Ave., Huntington 304-522-6362 745 7th Ave., Huntington 304-781-6300
Monty’s Original Pizza 815 6th Ave., Huntington 304-525-1251 Nawab Indian Cuisine 600 4th Ave., Huntington 304-525-8500 Outback Steakhouse 3417 U.S. Rt 60 E., Huntington 304-733-1355
Farley’s Famous Hotdogs 1226 Main St., Milton 304-743-9242 Gino’s Pizza 286 E. Main St., Milton 304-743-9096 Java Joe’s 337 E. Main St., Milton 304-390-0925
Hammer’s Sandwich Shop One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1102 Third Ave - River Towers Huntington 304-523-2736 Happy Dragon 1238 4th Ave., Huntington 304-697-9061 Hillbilly Hot Dogs 1501 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-522-0044 Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 920 5th Ave., Huntington 304-696-9788 Marshall Hall of Fame Café 857 3rd Ave., Huntington 304-697-9800 Max & Erma’s 26 Pullman Square, Huntington 304-781-3545
East Tenampa Mexican Restaurant 1059 Main St., Milton 304-743-0060
Austin’s Home Made Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt 1103 “C” St., Ceredo 304-453-2071 Chatterbox 1404 Poplar St., Kenova 304-453-5007 Evaroni’s Pizza 914 Oak St., Kenova 304-453-4355 Gino’s Pizza 1121 Oak St., Kenova 304-453-1351 Griffith & Feil Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and Pharmacy One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1405 Chestnut St., Kenova 304-453-4192 Java Joe’s U.S. Rt. 60 and 4th Street, Ceredo 304-781-8230 Rocco’s Ristorante 252 Main St., Ceredo 304-453-3000 Stewart’s Original Hot Dogs 1025 Oak St., Kenova 304-453-3647 Tudor’s Biscuit World C & Main St., Ceredo 304-453-2850
Bob Evans 301 Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-0888 Cafe’ Bloom 1112 Main Street, Barboursville 304-733-1070 Chili’s Grill & Bar 925 Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-9589 China Max 404 Huntington Mall, Barboursville 304-733-9579 Cracker Barrel #3 Cracker Barrel Dr., Barboursville 304-733-3450 Famous Dave’s Barbeque 3419 E. U.S. Rt. 60, Barboursville 304-736-7675 Farley’s Famous Hotdogs 5965 U.S. Route 60 E., Barboursville 304-736-5819 Gino’s Pizza 6025 U.S. Rt. 60 E., Barboursville 304-736-8931 IHOP 130 E. Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-9410 Johnny’s Pizza and Deli 3401 U.S. Rt. 60 E., Barboursville 304-736-0677 Los Mariachis 6007 U.S. Rt. 60 E., Barboursville 304-733-5070 O’Charley’s 3060 Champion Dr., Barboursville 304-733-9301 Olive Garden Huntington Mall, Barboursville 304-733-6481 Panera Bread 905 Ring Road, Barboursville 304-302-5700 Ruby Tuesday’s 1 Mall Rd., Barboursville 304-733-2223 Sonic Drive Inn 3462 U.S. Rt. 60 E., Barboursville 304-733-1956
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Golden Corral 5177 U.S. Rt. 60, E., Huntington 304-736-3145
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Taste of Asia 1 Liberty Square, Hurricane 304-760-6010 Tudor’s Biscuit World 310 Hurricane Creek Rd., Hurricane 304-562-2059
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Blues BBQ One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1109Jefferson Rd South Charleston 304-744-8335 Bob Evans 2809 Mountaineer Blvd., South Charleston 304-744-6555 4001 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston 304-744-5040 Buffalo Wild Wings Grille & Bar Southridge Center, South Charleston 304-744-0801 Café Caperi Trace Fork Plaza, South Charleston 304-746-4040 Casa Garcia 19 Riverwalk Mall, South Charleston 304-720-1587 China Gourmet 34 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-9990 Chuck E. Cheese 2848 Mountaineer Blvd., Charleston 304-744-6900 The Daily Cup 246 7th Ave., South Charleston 304-205-5897 Dairy Bar 120 D St., South Charleston 304-744-6735 El Portal Mexican Restaurant and Grill 228 7th Ave South Charleston 304-744-0044 Fat Bob’s Roadhouse Harley-Davidson One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 4924 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston 304-768-1600 Fuji Reef Shop Jefferson Road Plaza, South Charleston 304-744-0041 Gino’s Pizza 305 D St., South Charleston 304-744-5361 Happy Days
Rio Bravo II 4845 McCorkle Ave., South Charleston 304-766-7280 Risin Dough Bakery 606 D Street, South Charleston 304-342-7655 Rock and Eat Too Ramada Plaza Hotel, 400 2nd Ave., South Charleston 304-744-4641 Ryan’s Family Steakhouse
Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille 218 Capitol Street, Charleston 304-343-5551 Aladdin Restaurant 3024 Chesterfield Ave., Charleston 304-345-0052 The Anchor 3315 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston 304-925-9902 Asian Grill 1110 Fledderjohn Rd, Charleston 304-720-8880 Athletic Club Grill Embassy Suites, 300 Court St., Charleston 304-720-5573 Atrium Café Charleston House Holiday Inn, 600 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston 304-344-4092 Bar 101 - Ichiban 101 Capitol St., Charleston 304-720-7874 Barge Restaurant Bar & Grill 1414 MacCorkle Ave., SW, Charleston 304-744-2628 Bear’s Den 405 Capitol St., Charleston 304-720-7715 Best of Crete Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-343-3292 Blossom Deli 904 Quarrier St., Charleston 304-343-3200 Blue Moon Café 714 Lee St., E., Charleston 304-346-7687 Bluegrass Kitchen One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1602 Washington St., E., Charleston 304-346-2871 Blue’s BBQ 1109 Jefferson Rd., Charleston 304-744-8335 Bob Evans 101 Alex Ln., Charleston 304-925-2223
Diehl’s One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 152 Main Ave., Nitro 304-574-4822
Betty Lou’s Diner 415 Central Ave., South Charleston 304-746-5468
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Baskin-Robbins (Inside Chevron) 512 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston 304-744-2419
Angela’s on the River 2 6th Ave., St. Albans 304-722-2244 Aubrey’s Yorkshire Pub & Eatery Ayash Bldg., 601 6th Ave., Suite 102, St. Albans 304-727-7782 Dwight’s Restaurant 513 MacCorkle Ave., SW, St. Albans 304-722-1745 Gino’s Pizza 113 W. Main St., St. Albans 304-722-3353 Mayberry’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1481 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans 304-722-2660 Oskees 1600 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans 304-727-5544 Red Line Diner 705 Winfield Rd., St. Albans 304-755-1181 River’s Edge Cafe 212 Main St., St. Albans 304-722-6320 Tomahawk’s 5930 MacCorkle Ave., SW, St. Albans 304-201-2070 Tudor’s Biscuit World 113 W. Main St., St. Albans 304-722-2007 The Wren’s Nest Restaurant Coal River Rd., St. Albans 304-727-3224
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill 3 Dudley Farms Plaza, South Charleston 304-744-2199
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103 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-744-5382 Smokey Rib House 611 Chesnut St., South Charleston 304-720-7550 Spring Hill Pastry Shop 600 Chestnut St., South Charleston 304-768-7397 Suzi’s Hamburgers 239 MacCorkle Ave., SW, South Charleston 304-744-3111 Taste of Asia 236 7th Ave., South Charleston 304-744-8933 Teays Valley Biscuits 5403 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston 304-766-9500 Texas Steak House 2815 Mountaineer Blvd., South Charleston 304-744-1255 TGI Friday’s 87 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-1170 Tudor’s Biscuit World 5403 MacCorkle Ave., SW, South Charleston 304-768-0782
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Bob Evans 334 Goff Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes 304-776-5395 Coco Restaurant 50 Nitro Marketplace, Cross Lanes 304-776-7003 Cracker Barrel 11 Goff Crossing Dr., Cross Lanes 304-769-0081 First Turn Restaurant Tri-State Casino & Resort, Cross Lanes 304-776-1000 French Quarter Lounge Tri-State Casion & Resort, Cross Lanes 304-776-1000 Golden Corral 412 Goff Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes 304-769-2240 Honey Baked Ham 56 Nitro Marketplace, Cross Lanes 304-776-0900 Rice Bowl 121 Goff Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes 304-776-6888 TGI Friday’s 4 Goff Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes 304-769-0800 Tudor’s Biscuit World 106 Goff Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes 304-776-0368
600 D St., South Charleston 304-720-6273 Hibachi Japanese Steak House 48 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-5560 Honey Baked Ham & Café 2834 Mountaineer Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-3900 IHOP Trace Fork Plaza, South Charleston 304-746-0070 Las Trancas Southridge Center, South Charleston 304-205-7119 Leonarad’s Resaurant 244 7th Ave., South Charleston 304-746-1105 Little Creek Golf Course 99 Fairway Dr., South Charleston 304-744-9646 Logan’s Roadhouse 201 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-744-4833 Longhorn Steakhouse 91 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-744-4112 Los Agaves 508 3rd Ave., South Charleston 304-720-1567 Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery Southridge Center, South Charleston 304-744-6667 Main Tin 242 7th Ave. South Charleston 304-744-2900 Mojo’s 312 7th Ave., South Charleston 304-744-0691 Mosa Café & Grille (Holiday Inn & Suites) 400 2nd Ave., South Charleston 304-744-4641 O’Charley’s 70 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-0920 Olive Garden 111 Cross Terrace Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-3944 Panera Bread 2830 Mountaineer Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-4090 3000 Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-400-4638 Pho Vinh Long 601 D St., South Charleston 304-720-7333 Pizza Barbarossa Trace Fork Plaza, South Charleston 304-746-4000 Qdoba Mexican Grill Trace Fork Plaza, South Charleston 304-744-2700 Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurant 2931 Mountaineer Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-9401 Red Lobster 101 Cross Terrace Blvd., South Charleston 304-746-0744
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Gino’s Pizza 4116 1st Ave., Nitro 304-755-4347 2317 Fairlawn Ave., Dunbar 304-768-0991 Huck Finn’s See Ad on Page 44 40 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar 304-766-8007 Kelly’s Hot Spot Cafe 1000 Grosscup Ave., Dunbar 304-766-8157 Las Agaves Dunbar The Lighthouse Emporium & Country Restaurant 1305 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar 304-766-9426 Smiley’s Restaurant & Lounge 6210 MacCorkle Ave., St Albans 304-766-6231 Tudor’s Biscuit World 1305 Fairlawn Ave., Dunbar 304-768-2046
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Ansted 5 Brats Bakery See Ad on Page 59 19946 Midland Trail, Main Street, Ansted 304-578-8322 Hawks Nest Restaurant U.S. Route 60, Ansted 304-658-3328
Those Were The Days Café 345 Main St., Gauley Bridge 304-632-5710 Tudor’s Biscuit World 304-925-2001 3405 Kanawha Blvd. E., Malden 304-925-0104 U. S. Rt. 60, Smithers 304-442-8989
Quik Mart Diner U.S. Rt. 60, Charlton Heights 304-779-2944 Sam’s Hot Dogs 4012 Malden Dr., Malden 304-925-6600 Sweet Dream Pastry Shop 1101 2nd Ave., Montgomery 304-981-4916
New River Basin Malden-Gauley Bridge
Benny’s 808 3rd Ave., Montgomery 304-442-2801 Burger Carte One of West Virginia’s 101
Gunnie’s Bar & Grill 3433 W. Dupont Ave., Belle 925-7550 Lopez & Sons Rt. 60, Smithers 304-442-9075 Mimi’s Quincy Center, 2700 E. Dupont Ave., Quincy 304-949-6046 Potamkin 518 3rd Avenue, Montgomery 304-442-2828
Vandalia Grille 212 Hale St., Charleston 304-343-4110 Wheelhouse 906 Walnut Rd., Charleston 304-720-2477 White Water Grille 200 Lee St., E., Charleston 304-345-6500 Wok & Roll 200 Patrick St., Charleston 304-344-8861
U.S. Rt. 60, near Gauley Bridge, Glen Ferris 304-632-1111
Trivillian’s Pharmacy 215 35th Street & Noyes Ave., Charleston 304-343-8621 Tudor’s Biscuit World 1506 Washington St., E., Charleston 304-346-2008 410 50th St., SE, Charleston 304-925-2001
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Texas Steakhouse 103 Alex Ln., Charleston 304-925-7258 Tidewater Grill Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-344-3950 Tony’s Gold Dome Barbecue 311 57th St., Charleston 304-925-1469 TopSpot Country Cookin’ One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 7139 Sissonville Dr., Sissonville 304-984-2816 Tricky Fish 1600 Washington St. E., Charleston 304-344-FISH
Glen Ferris Inn
Sub Express 512 MacCorkle Ave., Charleston 304-744-2405 Sub Shop Downtown 807 Quarrier St., Charleston 304-345-6700 Sushi Atlantic 422A Shrewsbury St., Charleston 304-342-0021 Suzi’s Hamburgers 2911 7th Ave., Charleston 304-744-0478 Taylor Books 226 Capitol St., Charleston 304-342-1461
Frütcake 1599 Washington St., E. Charleston 304-205-5920 Gino’s Pizza 1500 Washington St. E., Charleston 304-346-0561 217 Lee St., Charleston 304-343-7691 800 Greenbrier St., Charleston 304-343-7691
Pies & Pints One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 222 Capitol St, Charleston 304-342-7437 Piro Pizzeria 5707 MacCorkle Ave., Charleston 304-925-1120 Power Alley Grill 601 Morris St., Charleston 304-720-7640 Rio Grande 160 Court St., Charleston 304-344-8616 Sahara Restaurant and Catering 189 Summers St., Charleston 304-346-9800 Sam’s Hot Dogs 211 Hale St., Charleston 304-342-9388
South Hill’s Market & Café 1010 Bridge Rd., Charleston 304-345-2585
Fifth Quarter Restaurant 201 Clendenin St., Charleston 304-345-3933 First Watch 164 Summers St., Charleston 304-343-3447 Five Guys Burgers & Fries 1061 Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-343-4762 Trace Fork Plaza, South Charleston 304-744-2709 Fresh Seafood Co. Market One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 800 Smith St, Charleston 304-344-1905
Gino’s Pizza 3405 Kanawha Blvd. E., Malden, 304-925-0104 Quincy Centre, Belle 304-949-1351 712 3rd Ave., Montgomery 304-442-2437 Main St., Gauley Bridge 304-632-1742
Fazio’s One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 1008 Bullitt St Charleston 304-344-3071
Little India 1604 Washington St. E., Charleston 304-720-3616 Lola’s 1038 Bridge Rd., Charleston 304-343-5652 Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon 6515 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-926-8459 Main Kwong Chinese Restaurant 1407 Washington St., E., Charleston 304-342-8899 Mama Rosa’s Pizzeria 527 Washington St., W., Charleston 304-347-2020 Murad’s at 35th Street 200 35th St., SE, Charleston 304-925-7614 Outback Steakhouse Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-345-0440
The Smokehouse 1549 Washington St. W., Charleston 304-345-2966 Soho’s Capitol Market, 800 Smith St., Charleston 304-720-SOHO (7646)
See Ad on Page 87 3509 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-4261 Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream 225 Capitol St., Charleston 304-343-6488
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 5703 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-4590 Laury’s Restaurant 350 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-343-0055 Leonoro’s Spaghetti House 1507 Washington St., E, Charleston 304-343-1851
Unique Places To Dine 175 Virginia Ave., Smithers 304-442-2071 Dairy Queen 1304 Fayette Pike, Montgomery 304-442-4555 El Jalisco 448 3rd Ave., Montgomery 304-442-7510 Frank’s Pizza 311A Washington St., Montgomery 304-442-5857
Kanawha River Cafe at Chesapeake Boat Club and Marina 1-125th St., Chesapeake 304-949-1440
Sam’s Uptown Café & Bar 23 Capitol St., Charleston 304-346-6222 Shape Shop 1801 Patrick St. Plaza, Charleston 304-346-5328 Sinbad’s 5006 MacCorkle Ave., Charleston 304-926-6002 Sitar of India 701 Lee St., E., Charleston 304-346-3745
Charleston Bread 601 Capitol St., Charleston 304-720-3022 Chili’s Bar & Grill Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-346-7275 China Buffet Kanawha Mall, Charleston 304-925-6689 Chin’s Restaurant 4114 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-1080 The Chop House Charleston Town Center, Charleston 304-344-3950 The Cold Spot 7th Ave. and Washington St., Charleston 304-344-2337 Cozumel Mexican Restaurant 1120 Fledderjohn Rd., Charleston 304-342-0113 Cracker Barrel 5720 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-6004 Creperie Cafe 4002 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-4400 Trace Fork Plaza, South Charleston 304-746-4040 Deli Fresh 1405 Greenbrier St., Charleston 304-345-3354
Giovanni’s Pizza Place and Italian Restaurant 118 W. Spring St., Charleston 304-345-2525 Graziano’s 243 Capitol St., Charleston 304-342-8554 Riverwalk Plaza, South Charleston 304-343-3386 The Grill 117 Washington St., W., Charleston 304-342-9210 Harding’s Family Restaurant 2772 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston 304-344-5044 Hooters 5615 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-926-8888 Husson’s Pizza 611 Ohio Ave., Charleston 304-345-7717 1008 Bridge Rd., Charleston 304-342-2388 301 36th St., SE, Charleston 304-925-0382 IHOP 6308 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston 304-925-4467 Jimmy John’s 32 Capitol St., Charleston 304-720-3000
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Bridge Road Bistro 915 Bridge Rd., Charleston 304-720-3500 Capitol Market – Capitol Roasters Café 800 Smith St., Charleston 304-344-4900 Capitol Roasters Café 160 Summers St., Charleston 304-720-7375 Capitol Street Café 310 Capitol St., Charleston 304-345-2703
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Gino’s Pizza Main St., Ansted 304-658-5234 New River Exxon & Deli Rt. 19 and Rt. 60, Hico 304-658-5561 Sub Shack U.S. Rt. 60, Ansted 304-658-4027
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White Sulphur Springs April’s Pizzeria 705 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1011 Bullfrog Inn Tuckahoe Rd., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-3900 Granny’s House Restaurant 38154 U.S. Rt. 60 E., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-2361 The Greenbrier – Main Dining Room, Drapers, Sam Sneed’s 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 800-453-4858 The Mason Jar Restaurant One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 61 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-5001 Riley’s U.S. Route 60, White Sulphur Springs 304-536-4567 Rt. 60 American Grill 12 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-4666 Trails Inn Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1900 Vines & Grinds 40 E. Main St. White Sulphur Springs 304-536-8014
Greenbrier Valley Baking Company 110 S. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-6159 Hamilton’s Wine Bar 120 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-3404
Stewart’s Hot Dawgs Rt. 63, Alderson 304-445-DAWG (3294)
301 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-2600
201 W. Main St., Ronceverte 304-647-4700
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Rudy’s Corner Grill
General Lewis Inn
Big Wheel Rt. 12, Alderson 304-445-7832
Carlito’s Greenbrier Valley Mall, Fairlea 304-645-3891 China Buffet 45 Seneca Trail, Lewisburg 304-645-5678 China Palace 409 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-645-6233 Del Sol Lounge 206 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-1717 Dutch Haus Restaurant Greenbrier Valley Airport, Rt. 219 N., Lewisburg 304-645-2723 Food & Friends 213 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-4548
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill 200 Piercy Dr., Lewisburg 304-645-5646 The Bakery 102 N. Court St., Lewisburg 304-645-1106 Bella Casa 208 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-CASA (2272) Bellacino’s 518 N Jefferson St. Lewisburg 304-645-3601 Red Key 3 209 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-4333 Blackwell’s at the Country Club, Lewisburg Elks Golf & Country Club U. S. 219 and Brush Rd., Lewisburg 304-645-0100 Bob Evans 1 Gateway Blvd., Lewisburg 304-647-3336
Bellacino’s 1240 N. Eisenhower Dr., Beckley 304-253-4545 Bob Evans 102 Harper Park Dr., Beckley 304-252-4886 122 Industrial Dr., Beckley 304-252-9700 The Char 100 Char Dr., Beckley 304-253-1760
J&S Restaurant and Catering 1410 Main St., Rainelle 304-438-5213 Possum Holler Pizza U.S. Rt. 60, Charmco 304-438-6622 Rainelle Dairy Queen 111 Kanawha St., Rainelle 304-438-6211
Dairy Delite 202 Nicholas St., Rupert 304-392-5307
Dory’s Grille Holiday Inn, 340 Oyler Ave., Oak Hill 304-465-0571
The Carriage Café 23 Main St., Rainelle 304-438-7425
Chico’s Restaurant E. Main St., Oak Hill 304-469-6505
Applebee’s 302 Merchants Walk Shopping Center, Summersville 304-872-8800 Bob Evans 110 Merchants Walk Shopping Center, Summersville 304-872-8168 Café Acropolis 331 McMillion Dr., Summersville 304-872-0254 Feed Box Saloon & Grill 537 Exotic Drive, Canvas 304-872-1603 Fran’s Family Restaurant Main St., Summersville 304-872-6184 Kirkwood Winery 45 Winery Lane/Phillips Run Rd., Summersville 304-872-7332 La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 205 Merchants Walk Shopping Center, Summersville 304-872-6570
Jim’s Drive-In U.S. Rt. 60, Lewisburg 304-645-2590 Lowell’s Bakery 131 Lewis Lane, Frankford 304-497-9949 The Market 215 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-4084 The Meeting Place Exit 161, off I-64, Asbury 304-645-9015 Rio Grande Greenbrier Valley Mall, 75 Seneca Trail, Fairlea 304-645-3891 Ruby Tuesday 151 Coleman Drive Lewisburg 304-647-3170 Shoney’s Rt. 219 & Coleman Drive, Lewisburg 304-645-7792 Stardust Café 102 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-647-3663 Taste of Heaven 3 Miles North of I-64 on Rt. 219, Lewisburg 304-497-3425 When Pigs Fly BBQ 425 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg 304-661-4335 The Wild Bean 119 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-3738
Irish Pub on Washington Street 109 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-7386
Bob Evans 500 Fayette Town Center, Fayetteville 304-574-1489 Cathedral Café One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 134 S. Court St., Fayetteville 304-574-0202 Dairy Queen 102 Elliots Way, Fayetteville 304-574-2482 Diogi’s 312 N. Court St., Fayetteville 304-658-3328 Dirty Ernie’s Rib Pit One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 310 Keller Ave., Fayetteville 304-574-4822 Elliot’s Whitewater Bar & Grill Laurel creek Rd, Elliot’s Way, Fayetteville 304-574-3443 Gino’s Pizza Court St., Fayetteville 304-574-2604 Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant 103 S. Court St., Fayetteville 304-574-4704 Pies and Pints Pizzeria One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine 219 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville 304-574-0848 Secret Sandwich Society 103 ½ Keller Avenue Fayetteville, WV 25840 304-574-4777 Smokey’s on the Gorge One of West Virginia’s 101 Unique Places To Dine Class VI River Runners, U.S. Rt. 19 & Ames Hts. Rd., Lansing 304-574-4905 Swirl 117 S. Court St., Fayetteville 304-574-3005 The Vandalian 101 S Court St., Fayetteville 304-574-6912 Wild Flour Bakery 105 W. Maple Ave, Fayetteville 304-574-0001
Longpoint Grille & Bar 1289 Summersville Lake Rd, Mt. Nebo 304872-2100 Peking Chinese Restaurant 205 Merchants Walk Shopping Center, Summersville 304-872-0166 Maloney’s 603 Church St., Summersville 304-872-8200
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Briar Patch 1 Briar Patch Ln., Beckley 304-253-4653 The Cold Spot Rt. 16, Scarbro Rd., Glen Jean 304-469-WING Cracker Barrel 2112 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-256-3820 Garfield’s Restaurant Crossroads Mall, Beckley 304-254-0701 Gino’s Pizza 1334 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-253-3137 Glade Springs Resort – Glades Grill and Bar, Bunkers Sports Bar, Small Talk Café 225 Resort Dr., Daniels 304-763-3033 Honey Baked Ham 27 Bypass Plaza, Skelton 304-253-3321 / 800-553-0921 IHOP 1920 Harper Rd., Beckley 304-252-4467 Morgan’s Food and Spirits 1924 Harper Rd., Beckley 800-233-1466 / 304-255-1511 Outback Steakhouse 111 Hylton Ln., Beckley 304-255-5100 Pasquale Mira Restaurant 224 Harper Park Dr., Beckley 304-255-5253 Peking China Super Buffet 4050 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley 304-253-8818 Ryan’s Family Steakhouse 1320 Eisenhower Dr., Beckley 304-252-0522 Tamarack’s “The Best of West Virginia” Food Court One Tamarack Park, Beckley 304-256-6853 / 888-TAMARACK Tudor’s Biscuit World 102 4th St., Beckley 304-253-9471 1125 Airport Rd., Beaver 304-252-7590 Wildwater Joe’s 1300 S. Eisenhower Dr., Beckley 304-253-9115 Young Chow’s 219 Pikeview Dr., Beckley 304-253-5772
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Family Fun Greater Huntington Area Beech Fork State Park 5601 Long Branch Rd., Barboursville 304-528-5794 / 800-CALL-WVA Billy Bob’s Wonderland 5 Cracker Barrel Dr., Barboursville 304-733-4550 Camden Park 5000 Waverly Rd. Rt. 60, Huntington 866-8CAMDEN Dreamland Pool 323 23rd Street, Kenova 304-453-6288 Fox Fire Resort 660 Fox Fire Rd., Milton 304-743-4588 Heritage Farm Museum and Village 3300 Harvey Rd., Huntington 304-522-1244 Huntington Museum of Art 2033 McCoy Rd., Huntington 304-529-2701 Museum of Radio & Technology 1640 Florence Ave., Huntington 304-525-8890 New River Train Excursions 866-639-7487 Ona Speedway On Prichard Rd., At Ona Air Park 304-523-2808 Pullman Plaza Pullman Square 3rd Ave. 9th & 10th St. Huntington - See p. 18 Ritter Park Amphitheater 1310 8th Ave., Huntington 304-696-5981
Putnam and Rt. 62 April Dawn Park Spray Dragon Corner of Smith & Mason Streets, Milton Hurricane Valley Comm. Center & Wave Park #1 Valley Park Rd., Hurricane 304-562-0518 Mothman Museum 411 Main St., Pt. Pleasant Pt. Pleasant River Museum 28 Main St., Pt. Pleasant 304-674-0144 West Virginia State Farm Museum Rt. 1 Box 479, Pt. Pleasant 304-675-5737
Greater Charleston Area Appalachian Power Park 601 Morris St., Charleston 304-344-2287 Cato Park 200 Baker Ln., Charleston 304-348-6860
Chuck E. Cheese’s 2846 Mountaineer Blvd., Charleston 304-744-6900 Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences Avampato Discovery Museum, ElectricSky Theater 1 Clay Square, Charleston 304-561-3570 Coonskin Park 2000 Coonskin Dr., Charleston 304-341-8000 Great Escape Theatre 12 JW Dr., Nitro 304-769-0405 Kanawha State Forest 7 miles south of Charleston 304-558-3500 Little Creek Park #1 Little Creek Park Rd., South Charleston 304-768-1909 Midland Trail Outdoor Interpretative Exhibit South Charleston Creel Mound Located at the Mound, MM 53, Rt 60 & D St. South Charleston, WV Always Open Midland Trail South Charleston Mound Interpretative Center 313 D Street Open 10 – 5 Monday - Friday, 11-4 Saturday 304-720-9847 Marquee Cinemas 331 South Ridge Blvd., Charleston South Charleston 304-744-3456 Park Place Stadium Cinemas 600 Washington St., E., Charleston 304-345-6540 Shawnee Park Rt. 25, Dunbar 304-341-8030 South Ridge Grand Prix 500 South Ridge Blvd., Charleston 304-720-4386 South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena 20 RHL Blvd., South Charleston 304-744-4596 Water Ways Park U.S. 119, between Charleston and Madison 304-369-6125 / 304-369-1800 West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center Tuesday - Saturday 9 – 5; Sunday noon – 5 Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd East 304-558-0220
New River Basin Babcock State Park Rt. 41 S., Clifftop 304-438-3004 Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine & Youth Museum 513 Ewart Ave., Beckley 304-256-1747
Canyon Rim Ranch Rt. 1 Cunard Rd., Fayetteville 304-574-3111 Hawks Nest State Park 177 W. Main St., Ansted 304-658-5212 / 800-CALL-WVA Marquee Cinemas Beckley 304-252-SHOW 200 Galleria Plaza, Beckley Mystery Hole HC 65, Ansted 304-658-9101 New River Mountain Guides Wiseman & Court St., Fayetteville 304-574-3872 New River Jet Boats Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted 304-469-2525 / 304-640-0924
Summersville Lake Area Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park 1194 Carnifex Ferry Rd., Summersville 304-872-0825 Good Evening Ranch 539 Exotic Dr., Canvas 877-595-5448 Nicholas Showplace 300 Merchants Walk, Summersville 304-8722470 Summersville Music Park Campground 500 Water St., Summersville 304-872-3145
Organ Cave Rt. 63 between 219 & 60, Ronceverte 304-645-7600 Riverwise Park Rt. 60 across from Stonehouse Rd., Caldwell Ronceverte Island Park Rt. 219, Ronceverte Ronceverte Swimming Pool Ronceverte 304-647-5161 Seneca Showcase Marquee Cinemas Greenbrier Valley Mall, Seneca Trail, Fairlea/Lewisburg 304-645-6033 Summit Lake Recreational Area Rt. 39, North of Rainelle, Rainelle 304-636-1800
Greenbrier County Carnegie Hall 105 Church St., Lewisburg 304-645-7917 Greenbrier Bowling & Recreation Center Rt. 219 N., Lewisburg 304-645-3111 Greenbrier State Forest White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1944 Greenbrier Valley Theatre 113 E. Washington St., Lewisburg 304-645-3838 Lake Sherwood Rt. 92 to Lake Sherwood Rd., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-2144 / 877-444-6777 Lost World Caverns Off Fairview Rd., Lewisburg 304-645-6677 / 866-228-3778 Mountain Top Farm Lewisburg 304-497-2081 National Fish Hatchery 400 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1361
Travel Info & Convention & Visitors Bureaus Ansted, Town of 110 E. Main St. Ansted, WV 25801 304-658-5901 Mayor: R. A. “Pete” Hobbs www.anstedwv.com
Midland Trail Scenic Highway Assn. 2504 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston, WV 25301 866-ROUTE-60 ǀ 304-343-6001 Director: Alice Hypes www.midlandtrail.com
Barboursville, Village of 721 Central Ave. Barboursville, WV 25504 304-736-8994 Mayor: Paul Turman, Sr. www.barboursville.org
New River Gorge CVB 310 Oyler Ave. Oak Hill, WV 25901 800-927-0263 │ 304-465-5617 Director: Sharon Cruikshank www.newrivergorgecvb.com
Cabell-Huntington CVB 210 11th St. Huntington, WV 25701 800-635-6329 ǀ 304-525-7333 Director: Tyson Compton www.wvvisit.org
Nitro CVB P.O. Box 308 Nitro, WV 25143 304-533-6059 Director: Kelly Pruett www.cityofnitro.org
Charleston CVB 200 Civic Center Dr. Charleston, WV 25301 800-733-5469 │ 304-344-5075 Director: Alisa Bailey www.charlestonwv.com
Putnam County CVB #3 Valley Park Dr. Hurricane, WV 25526 304-562-0727 Director: Linda Bush www.putnamcountycvb.com
Dunbar, City of P.O. Box 483 210 12th St. Dunbar, WV 25064 304-766-0220 Mayor: Jack Yeager www.cityofdunbarwv.com Fayetteville CVB P.O. Box 35 310 N. Court St. Fayetteville, WV 25840 888-574-1500 │ 304-574-1500 Director: Sally Kiner www.visitfayettevillewv.com Greenbrier County CVB 200 W. Washington St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 800-833-2068 │ 304-645-1000 Director: Kara Dense www.greenbrierwv.com Hurricane CVB 3255 Teays Valley Rd. Hurricane, WV 25526 304-562-5896 Director: Brenda Campbell www.hurricanewv.com Mason County CVB 210 Viand St. Pt. Pleasant, WV 25550 304-675-6788 Director: Denny Bellamy www.masoncountytourism.org
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Midland Trail / Historic Route 60 is a 180-mile National Scenic Byway which runs across West Virginia from Kenova, the "Western Gate to the...
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Midland Trail / Historic Route 60 is a 180-mile National Scenic Byway which runs across West Virginia from Kenova, the "Western Gate to the...