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Advantage Valley and the State Capitol

The western bookend of the Midland Trail is the Ohio River which creates the western border of WV near Kenova and Huntington. Continuing eastward through our fastest growing areas and Charleston, our capital city, this 80+ mile section of the Trail is becoming 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.
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Charleston CMP West Virginia’s capital city, Charleston has much to offer. Take your time and spend one or two days here. Downtown, stroll along Capitol Street’s tree-lined brick sidewalks and explore the unique shops and eateries. Visit Taylor Books for a hand-made specialty coffee drink, and pick up a piece of local artwork in the Annex Gallery. For more tasty treats, stop in at Ellen’s Homemad...
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Dunbar, Institute & Nitro CMP Want to have a look from the other side of the Kanawha River in western Kanawha County? Access Route 25 from Route 60 at 3rd Street in St. Albans by crossing the St. Albans-Nitro Bridge; or in South Charleston, use the Dunbar Bridge for an interesting side trip along the Nitro-Institute-Dunbar Route 25 loop. Native Americans originally inhabited this area. Much of t...
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Dunbar CMP 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...
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