If you are traveling through wild and wonderful West Virginia going either east or west, consider taking the Midland Trail. The Trail is a National Scenic Byway which carries U.S. Highway 60 through a portion of Southern West Virginia between Charleston and an area called Sam Black Church. The route is home to some of the most beautiful views that can be seen in a car, and there are plenty of stops and activities to do along the way. The Trail is said to have formed when buffalo and native people traveled heavily through the area, thus creating a path through the rugged mountains. In the year 1790, George Washington apparently heard about the trail and ordered it to be cleared, so stage coaches and soldiers of the Civil War could make the venture from the east to the west, or vice versa. The Midland Trail was very heavily traveled prior to 1988, the road saw a number or commercial vehicles and large trucks transporting coal and timber through the area. However with the completion of the final part of Interstate 64, the traffic has significantly died down and the road has become and enjoyable way to trek across the state.
If you are coming in to Charleston on the Trail, the Wingate by Wyndham provides you with a wonderful place to stay while away from home. Our highly rated hotel is full of perks and amenities that will keep you and your family happy and is right along Route 60 in South Charleston. You can surf the web with our free high-speed wireless Internet and also watch all your favorite TV shows and movies with the premium cable and pay-per-view movie packages that is in every room. We hope to be seeing you with us and our front desk staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or to help you in any other way possible.