West Virginia Nature September 28, 2015
Take These 8 Country Roads In West Virginia For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive
Feel like taking a nice Sunday drive? Or maybe you want to take the scenic route on your next road trip? Either way, West Virginia has some great roads and highways with scenic views. Here are a few you should check out.
1. U.S. Route 33
U.S. 33 extends nearly 250 miles from Ravenswood to the state line on Shenandoah Mountain. Seneca Rocks is among the beautiful views
2. Washington Heritage Trail
Washington Heritage Trail is a 136-mile National Scenic Byway through the easternmost counties in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. It goes through Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties.
3. Historic National Road
This 620-mile road was the gate west for a lot of early settlers. National Road goes from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois and crosses through Wheeling on its way.
4. Highland Scenic Highway
The Highland Scenic Highway (W.Va. 150) is a north-south highway in the Monongahela National Forest. It has great overlooks of Cranberry Glades and the Cranberry Wilderness and Black Mountain. The highway also offers access to recreational areas along the Williams River.
5. Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway
Also known as Route 39, Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway travels through Greenbrier, Nicholas and Pocahontas counties and through two more counties in Virginia. Attractions include Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center.
6. Midland Trail
Midland Trail/U.S. 60 extends 180 miles from border to border and goes through 41 towns and communities. It goes through Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, Fayette and Greenbrier counties.
7. Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway
This byway goes through Parkersburg to Linn, then follows Route 33 east through Weston and Buckhannon to Elkins, then south through Beverly and Huttonsville to Stauton, Virginia.
8. Mountain Parkway Byway
This scenic byway is located in northern Webster County and goes from Cleveland to Hackervalley. It runs the Right Fork Little Kanawha River, Jerry Run, and the Left and Laurel Forks of Holly River.
How many of these country roads have you driven? Which were your favorites and what would you add to this list?
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