Small Town Charm, Big Adventure

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Small town charm meets big adventure in
Berkeley County, WV, with a vibrant downtown culture, endless miles of hiking
trails, unforgettable eats, engaging history and local gems that can only be
described through experiencing them. Located only 90 minutes from Baltimore and
Washington, D.C., and along Interstate 81, Berkeley County is perfectly
situated to offer mountainous beauty and a day trip into the city. So, come
ready to make some memories because Berkeley County makes the everyday
extraordinary.

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.

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.

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.

In
Martinsburg, history has been a defining featuring of our story, and we want
you to be part of it. History comes to life in Berkeley County, as the area’s
historic homes and museums open their doors for visitors. Tour the Adam Stephen
House and learn about Adam Stephen’s service as a Colonel in the French and
Indian War and as a Major General in the Revolutionary War. Go underground and
explore part of the natural underground tunnel system that lies under the Adam
Stephen House. Learn the secrets of the Belle Boyd House that housed infamous
Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Take a spin around the Martinsburg Roundhouse,
dating back to the 1840s, and see the site destroyed by Stonewall Jackson’s
troops in the 1860s.

While you are in town for Berkeley County amazing festivals and
events, you can also experience the great low-key events that define the area’s
charm. Tour the county’s four farmers markets and discover delicious local
produce as well as freshly baked breads and sweets, a sampling of West Virginia
wines and charming décor items. Recall the zeal of the outdoors through a
picnic at any of our local parks while tossing a Frisbee, playing cornhole,
fishing at the public ponds and streams or simply walking through the nature
trails.

Berkeley County elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary, and
with only one trip you’ll discover your new favorite vacation. Plan your custom
vacation and book your hotel stay all through the Martinsburg-Berkeley County
CVB’s website, www.travelwv.com. You can also discover the county through the
CVB’s free app “Visit Martinsburg, WV” which lists the hotels, restaurants and
activities of the area.

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