Small Town Charm, Big Adventure

first_img With extraordinary outdoor adventures waiting, there’s only one thing to do – get lost! Lose yourself in our biking and hiking trails or go primitive at our rough camping sites in the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Civil War spies and hidden tunnels and trains, oh my! Our history is a proud part of our present, and you can be part of the story. Learn how a little girl grew up to become a Southern spy; tour the home of Martinsburg’s founder; and walk the rails to Martinsburg’s iconic Roundhouse train station. InMartinsburg, history has been a defining featuring of our story, and we wantyou to be part of it. History comes to life in Berkeley County, as the area’shistoric homes and museums open their doors for visitors. Tour the Adam StephenHouse and learn about Adam Stephen’s service as a Colonel in the French andIndian War and as a Major General in the Revolutionary War. Go underground andexplore part of the natural underground tunnel system that lies under the AdamStephen House. Learn the secrets of the Belle Boyd House that housed infamousConfederate spy Belle Boyd. Take a spin around the Martinsburg Roundhouse,dating back to the 1840s, and see the site destroyed by Stonewall Jackson’stroops in the 1860s. Modern day treasure hunters can mark Martinsburg on their map as the Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB continues to its partnership with WVTIM to craft and maintain superior geocaching trails throughout the county. Challenge yourself on the newest trail, Berkeley Gadgets, released this June, featuring 18 gadget caches for you to conquer. Love geocaching? Then participate in the county’s first-ever GeoTour. Find 50 caches, including those on the Berkeley Gadgets trail and receive a special souvenir from Geocaching HQ. You can learn more about the GeoTour at www.geocaching.com . These trails will challenge, excite and showcase some of the most beautiful scenes throughout the county. center_img Small town charm meets big adventure inBerkeley County, WV, with a vibrant downtown culture, endless miles of hikingtrails, unforgettable eats, engaging history and local gems that can only bedescribed through experiencing them. Located only 90 minutes from Baltimore andWashington, D.C., and along Interstate 81, Berkeley County is perfectlysituated to offer mountainous beauty and a day trip into the city. So, comeready to make some memories because Berkeley County makes the everydayextraordinary. They say you eat with your eyes before your stomach, but all your senses will be full to bursting after tasting our culinary delights. Get the napkins ready for a greasy burger from local favorite Blue White Grill. Make the evening memorable with a reservation at wine bar and restaurant Brix 27 for an evening of food and music. Polish off a slice – or two – of homemade cheesecake from Everything Cheesecake. Berkeley County elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary, andwith only one trip you’ll discover your new favorite vacation. Plan your customvacation and book your hotel stay all through the Martinsburg-Berkeley CountyCVB’s website, www.travelwv.com. You can also discover the county through theCVB’s free app “Visit Martinsburg, WV” which lists the hotels, restaurants andactivities of the area. While you are in town for Berkeley County amazing festivals andevents, you can also experience the great low-key events that define the area’scharm. Tour the county’s four farmers markets and discover delicious localproduce as well as freshly baked breads and sweets, a sampling of West Virginiawines and charming décor items. Recall the zeal of the outdoors through apicnic at any of our local parks while tossing a Frisbee, playing cornhole,fishing at the public ponds and streams or simply walking through the naturetrails.last_img

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