Leave behind your everyday worries and “Get to the Heart” of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV, where small-town meets big adventure.
Here, you can shop in eclectic stores, browse vibrant farmer’s markets, visit the galleries of amazing artists, and savor delicious delights.
As the refreshing breath of Spring arrives, opportunities to spend time outdoors abound in Martinsburg and the greater Berkeley County area.
You will find plenty of hiking trails here, perfect for folks looking to head off the beaten path. Try out the Tuscarora Trail, which is a long spur off of the Appalachian Trail. A large portion of the trail’s 33 miles winds through the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, where you’ll also encounter Sleepy Creek Lake—a 205-acre impoundment that is nestled among the rolling hills and is the perfect destination for a day on the water. Paddle around in a canoe, kayak, or do a bit of fishing by the lake shores—you may be greeted by one of our local beavers, otters, or soaring bald eagles; you won’t be disappointed with the incredible views. You may also want to venture to one of our local county parks, Poor House Farm Park, to try your luck at frisbee golf and hike or bike the many trails located within its boundary. If bird watching or natural preserves are your interest, take advantage of a walk through our local 46-acre marsh preserve, Stauffer’s Marsh, or our 104-acre natural preserve Yankauer Nature Preserve, which has spectacular overlooks of the Potomac River and is also known as the best location for Spring wildflower walks. Step into The Woods for the perfect getaway for golfing and spa activities, a world apart from everyday hassles. Renowned for spectacular mountain views, The Woods offers an 18-hole championship Mountain View course and a mid-length course to quench your golfing thirst.
The Spring season means a plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables, and there are plenty of farm-fresh markets in the area. Stop by Orr’s Farm Market for an extensive selection of fresh produce and the option to pick-your-own berries, cherries, and grapes depending on the month. Also, stop in at Spring Valley Farm Market for freshly picked produce, jams, jellies, and fresh-baked pies. Try several different West Virginia wines at Taylor’s Farm Market. Or visit a WV Conservation Farm of the year honoree—Kitchens Farm Market—for fresh produce and local beef.
Berkeley County is also known as a geocaching destination. With more than 57 active caches that have earned nearly 15,000 favorite points, Berkeley County is an unforgettable adventure that offers challenging caches for all experience levels. Challenge yourself on the newest geocaching trail, Berkeley Gadgets, which features 18 gadget caches.
Cap off your outdoor adventure in Berkeley County with a well-earned victory of a delicious meal in Martinsburg’s eclectic downtown food scene. Indulge in a spa treatment while you are in town. Visit one of the most famous distilleries to come out of the area—Black Draft Distillery. And before you leave, enjoy the diverse shopping throughout our downtown corridor.
So many ways to play: World-class Golf, Paintball, Hunting, Geocaching, Bird-watching, Shooting, Camping, and so much more.
It is your turn to get away, relax, and unwind in our beautiful piece of “Almost Heaven.”
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The Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB can be reached at 304.264.8801. Try out our free app, “Visit Martinsburg, WV.”