West Virginia Byways & Backways

Charleston, WV

West Virginia’s scenic byways and backways offer visitors a chance to view remarkable scenery and visit some of the state’s most historic sites. Six of the byways in the state have received federal recognition, including the National Road, which is the state’s only All-American Road. The Midland Trail, Highland Scenic Highway, Coal Heritage Trail, Washington Heritage Trail, and the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike have been recognized as National Scenic Byways because of their historical, cultural, recreational, or scenic qualities. The state has recognized more than 20 other scenic byways or backways, as well.

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Socially Distanced Pumpkin Picking

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The Mountain Biking Hub of #AlmostHeaven

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 310

This week, the foliage in Marion County is bursting with stunning hues of yellow and red. If you've been longing to go leaf peeing, W...

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Accessible Adventure in Almost Heaven

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 26 to W.Va. 24

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Fall Foliage Road Trip Along U.S. 48 and U.S. 219

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Check Out These Charming Small Towns in Almost Heaven

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History and Nature Combine Along This Riverside Drive

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