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Midland Trail Projects

We are approaching the 225th anniversary (1790/2015) of the completion of the Midland Trail to its original terminus, Cedar Grove, and the 25th anniversary of the Midland Trail Scenic Highway Association (1988/2013). One of our continuing goals is to provide travelers with an outstanding visitor experience, and we are working on several projects which will further that goal. We have developed a new web site, a video that tells our history, and we continue to publish a Destination Guide with annual updates. Our projects help to showcase the intrinsic qualities of the Midland Trail that ensure a superior visitor experience for visitors. 


Midland Trail Website

Visit for traveler-friendly information, trip planning, updated events calendar, and downloadable pictures and itineraries.

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Creating Traveler Amenities

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. The Meadow River Campground, the Booker T. Washington Institute at Malden, and Ansted. Ansted-Hawks Nest Trail was funded by NSB and WV DOH TEA-21.

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New Interpretation Venues

Visit Midland Trail Outdoor Interpretative Exhibit at South Charleston Mound, and the nearby South Charleston Mound and Midland Trail Interpretive Center, our first completed venue created to promote and interpret our rich history.  Virginia's Chapel Cedar Grove Wayside Park is underway.

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An Illustrated History

Across the next three years, visitors will be enjoying Midland Trail Murals Public Art Project. Thirty pieces of original art are being commissioned to depict 25 centuries of history and to create roadside mural exhibits across the entire byway.

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Midland Trail Events and Celebrations

Watch for upcoming events that bring together our partners, raise awareness of the Byway attractions, and celebrate our successes.

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In Touch With History

In Touch with History Interpretive Exhibits will present 25 centuries of Midland Trail history from 500 B.C. to the present day in a fun, engaging, and informative format for all ages, by utilizing interactive touchscreen technology. These interpretive exhibits will be placed at partnering visitor centers or attractions across the 180-mile byway.

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Blue Markers

Watch for the blue byway mile markers that point the way along the Trail from the Ohio/Kentucky border at Kenova to the Virginia border.

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Midland Trail Video

Our 57-minute broadcast quality video, which has been shown on WV Public Television and the Travel Channel, covers the history and sites along the 119-mile Midland Trail National Scenic Byway from Charleston to White Sulphur Springs. It is available for purchase at $9.99. In 2013, we will release an updated video to include the entire 180 miles.

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Awareness Events

We will expand events that raise awareness and bring cutomers to our partners' doors. For example, MTSHA's 15th Anniversary Celebration brought together over 300 supporters to celebrate Midland Trail; and the MTSHA and Harley Davidson of WV Poker Run increased awareness of Route 60 with this market segment.

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