Leave behind your everyday worries and plan your Fall escape to Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV, where small-town meets big adventure.
Lush Fall scenery brings a sense of excitement to the collection of local hiking trails, 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 will also encounter Sleepy Creek Lake—a 205-acre impoundment nestled among the rolling hills, a 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 will not be disappointed with the incredible views.
If observing nature is more your style, Berkeley County has two nature preserves that house a wide variety of birds and plants. Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve in Back Creek Valley, and the Yankauer Nature Preserve offers easy walking trails that allow for easy observation.
Fall means an abundance of fresh vegetables and gourds at the local farm markets. 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, visit 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 and dine-in at their farm-fresh café. Visit a WV Conservation Farm of the year honoree—Kitchens Farm Market—for fresh produce and local beef. While out in the countryside, be sure to visit one of the most recognized distilleries to come out of the area—Black Draft Distillery.
Cap off your outdoor adventure in Berkeley County with a well-earned victory of a delightful meal in Martinsburg’s diverse downtown food scene. And before you leave, enjoy the distinctive shopping throughout our downtown corridor.
Fall is your time to get away, relax, and unwind in our beautiful piece of “Almost Heaven.”
Plan your custom vacation and book your hotel stay through the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Visitor Center website TravelWV.com.