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Greetings from the Governor

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,

Earl Ray Tomblin