We expect you'll be busy on Saturday,
May 20 in the Bohemian Holler, but if you’re planning on being in Charleston, West Virginia for more than a day, we know where you can find some fun.
Charleytown is small. You can walk the downtown easily in 30 minutes, but you may find yourself lingering in several shops and restaurants on Capitol, Quarrier, Hale, Summers, and the little alley we still call Fife Street, but the signs say Brawley Walkway.
That’s downtown. The old city is in a valley. Everything else is up on a hill.
Photo: Rebecca Kimmons
Explore the Area
We’re excited to share a few of our favorite local spots with you
If you love history, you might want to take a ride on US 60, the Midland Trail, designated as a US. Scenic By-Way. Starting in Charleston at the WV State Capitol Complex, there’s the Culture Center, including the WV State Museum and tours of the magnificent Beaux Arts Capitol Building.
Holly Grove is the old mansion that stands on the corner of Greenbrier and Kanawha Boulevard. It’s empty at the moment, but it was once the scene of much merriment and action, beginning in the early 19th century when it was a stagecoach stop on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike, and the home of the wealthy Ruffner Family. The Ruffners were salt entrepreneurs and farmers.
Fun Stops Along the Midland Trail Scenic By-Way
The Craik-Patton House
Malden, Home of Booker T. Washington,
JQ Dickinson Salt Works
Glen Ferris Inn/Kanawha Falls
The Mystery Hole
Hawks Nest State Park
Lewisburg, designated one of America's Coolest Small Towns
White Sulphur Springs, Home of the Greenbrier and America's First Golf Course
Segue off the Midland Trail Scenic By-Way
Take WV Route 16 from Chimney Corner to Fayetteville, also designated one of America's Coolest Small Towns
New River Gorge Bridge
Adventures on the Gorge
Fayette Station Road