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driving trip?

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driving trip?

We will be starting out the morning from Louisville Ky and will be stopping in Lewisburg WV the first night then driving onto VB. From the looks of it that is around 5.5 hours a day of driving so lots of time to see things. We like to travel the off roads as long as they are scenic. Maybe get in a hike on one of the days. I thought I read somewhere (but cant find it in my notes) that there is a hike that ends at a waterfall. We are also interested in the history around those areas.

After we leave Louisville,we are thinking of taking hwy 64 to Charleston then take Hwy 60 to toward Lewisburg. What is along that route??

As of now we are thinking of taking Hwy 64 from Lewisburg to Buena Vista. From there take Hwy 60 but after looking at the map, I cant find a whole lot to do on that part of Hwy 60.

Thanks for your help!!

AKJ
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1. Re: driving trip?

I tried something similar once and regretted it. Route 60 is insanely crooked. Not worth it in my opinion.

Watch the signs for Grandview State Park. There's some nice views there as the name implies. Also Tamarack in Beckley is worth a stop. Both are easily found from I64.

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2. Re: driving trip?

Rt 60 definitely has its twists and turns, but I differ with the pp's opinion that it isn't worth the drive. You just need some info before you start.

In the 1700's, it was called the "Midland Trail." Here is some great info about the route, which includes activities, dining, etc.: http://www.midlandtrail.com/

On rt 60 there is Hawk's Nest State Park, which boasts a beautiful overlook and a good restaurant at the lodge: http://www.hawksnestsp.com/

If you do drive over Route 60, you've GOT to stop at the Mystery Hole! The tackiest gift shop on the East Coast. It really is a "must-see." http://www.mysteryhole.com/

The Glen Ferris Inn in Gauley Bridge overlooks the Kanawha Falls, and bosts one of our favorite restaurants: http://www.glenferrisinn.com/

There's plenty to explore on rt 60. Just make sure you take your dramamine before you start up the hill! It really does twist and turn.

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3. Re: driving trip?

I like the drive on Rt. 60 between Charleston to the area near Beckley/Fayetteville (not sure about from there to Lewisburg - not wure if I have done it). The other option would be to hop back over to I-64 from the Hawk's Nest area but not sure if that is any better than continuing on Rt. 60.

I would NOT do Rt. 60 from Ky to Charleston.

Here are some things to do on Rt. 60/ where they are on the map/ etc.:

http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/10345/

byways.org/explore/byways/10345/travel.html

http://www.midlandtrail.com/

http://www.wvtourism.com/spec.aspx?pgID=7

Hike to the waterfall - not sure. May want to look around on

waterfalls-guide.com/wv_waterfalls-guide.htm

waterfalls-guide.com/wv_sandstone_falls.htm

waterfalls-guide.com/wv_cathedral_falls.htm

or

www.trails.com/stateactivity.aspx?area=12039

www.trails.com/stateactivity.aspx…

or

prweb.com/releases/…prweb978994.htm

or google "wv tourism waterfall" - that looks like it brings up some good sites

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4. Re: driving trip?

Why would you not do Hwy 60 from Ky to Charleston?

Thanks for the links!

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5. Re: driving trip?

Not sure what Route 60 is like in Kentucky, but once you enter WV (coming from the west to the east), it would take you hours upon hours to get through the small towns, large cities, and stop lights. Rt 60 goes from 2 lanes to 4 lanes several times. It can be rural (55 mph), and it can be urban (25 mph, lots of stop lights through towns).

Once you clear Charleston, it's all rural and quite scenic. But through Huntington, Teays Valley, St. Albans, South Charleston, Downtown Charleston, etc. the road can be continuous traffic and stoplights.

So, I think that is why LvSun said she wouldn't take Rt 60 from Kentucky to Charleston. Much easier to take the interstate to Charleston, and then get on Rt. 60.

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