West Virginia Trip – Thursday, February 25th, 2021 – New River Gorge & Midland Trail.

Heading 24 miles south, down rt. 19 from Summersville Lake we arrived at the New River Gorge and visited the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s overlook area. 

Then we went on the back road to a pull over place and took photos from a rock outcropping that I have visited ever since my WVIT college days (1978-1982). The same pine tree on the edge that I’ve taken photos framed by it’s branches was still there like a bonsai tree or something. The trees have grown up a lot over the years, obstructing the views of the river and New River Gorge Bridge which is the longest single span arch bridge in the western hemisphere.

Taking the time to stop and see historical signs along the way on the “Midland Trail” was fun. Heading home to VA was taking a long time with all the stops and it was such a pretty day.

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