Things To Do around Berkeley Springs, WV
304-258-1300 / 304-258-5555
Fitness center passes, personal training, yoga, aquatic, aerobics, step & Kickboxing sessions. Birthday parties, gymnasium & conference room rental available with wireless network & television display (with advance notice).
Fitness Center Two Day Pass $20.00 / per person
One Week Membership $25.00 / per person
Combination Packages: (classes & schedule of events can be found on website at www.rankin-fitness.com)
Fitness Center Two Day Pass and one fitness class $30.00
Fitness Center Two Day Pass and two fitness classes $38.00
Fitness Center Two Day Pass and a one hour session with certified personal trainer $50.00
One hour of personal training $35.00
Fitness Center Two Day Pass and two one hour sessions with a certified personal $75.00
Groups of 8-10 one hour yoga session $100.00
Host a Birthday Party in Gymnasium $125.00
Conference Room w/Flat Screen TV & Wireless Network $50.00 / hour
Year round outdoor trips and adventures!
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Guided Float Trips with Discounted Group Rates Available
Guided Fishing Trips
Guided Trout Fishing Trips
White Tail Deer Hunt
Outfitted Deer Hunt
276 Williams Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-5173 (Home Office)
The Ridge Fish Hatchery breeds famous West Virginia trout used to stock local lakes. Sleepy Creek Lake has bass, sunfish, pike and crappie. You can watch the hatchling fish (also call fry) in the ponds of the hatchery, see the species of trout native to the area and feed them. Located right on Rt. 522 South, just north of the Virginia-West Virginia Line; from Berkeley springs go south on Rt. 522 pass Cacapon State Park, pass the Timber Ridge Motel, you will see Fish Hatchery Road on your left there is also a big blue house in the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and 522, make a left onto Fish Hatchery Road and then an immediate left into the parking area of the hatchery. The hatchery is open to the public year round until dusk each day.
Berkeley Springs Bowlerama
7 miles South on Rt 522
Daily 12 lanes of 10 pin bowling with cosmic bowling on Fri and Sat nights.
Cacapon State Park
Cacapon Resort Park received its name from being located in the shadows of the wide expanse of Cacapon Mountain. This mountain is the highest peak in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia reaching an elevation of 2,300 feet. The Cacapon River parallels the mountain in a meandering route beneath the mountains western slope.
Cacapon (pronounced CaCApon) is a derivative of a Shawnee Indian word meaning "medicine waters". It refers to the areas renowned medicinal waters, which have been acclaimed throughout history for their healing powers. These waters come to the surface approximately ten miles from Cacapon at the nearby Berkeley Springs State Park
Listing of Outdoor Recreation Activities:
• Horseback Riding
• Nature and Recreations Programs
• Swimming, Paddle Boating, Canoeing & Games
• Game Courts
• Picnic Areas
• Scenic Overlook
Public tennis, basketball and volleyball courts are found at Cacapon State Park and Biser Street Park in town.
Paw Paw Town Park has a softball field and playground.
The Morgan County Recreation Area provides five ball fields for league play. Spectators are welcome.
There are sand beaches and lake SWIMMING with lifeguards in season at Cacapon State Park. The public swimming pool in Berkeley Springs State Park is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Coolfont has a year 'round indoor pool or please contact Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals for a cottage that has either a community lake or outdoor pool access.
Housing a rare Cassegrain telescope, the cedar-sided observatory with rotating dome is open for scheduled public viewing and star shows. On a ridge about 10 miles south of Berkeley Springs on Winchester Grade Road, next to Greenwood School. (304) 258-1013.
Location - Sideling Hill Visitor Center is located 33 miles west of Hagerstown, and 6 miles west of Hancock on Interstate 68.
For outdoor enthusiasts, this is a prime location for mountain scenery and wildlife.
Paw Paw Tunnel
Two hours takes you on a round trip along winding roads west through interesting geology to the Paw Paw Tunnel largest manmade structure on the C&O Canal.
Before there were highways, railways, and subways, there were canals. Engineers built hundreds of canals in the United States between 1790 and 1855, the Canal Age, because they were the cheapest and most reliable form of transportation at the time. Canal construction inspired some of America's first tunnels, long before the invention of drills and explosives. The Paw Paw Tunnel, on the Maryland-West Virginia border, remains one of the longest canal tunnels from this era.
183 Morgan Lane
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Fun for Everyone!
Parties, Festivities, Churches, Schools, Fire Halls, Charties
Fund-Raisers Celebrations, Sports Organizations, Family Reunions, Fairs & Carnivals
*Now Privately Owned and Operated Stables
Hours Services Are Offered Currently Vary Due to Transition
From Easter through Thanksgiving, mountain trail rides originate from Cacapon State Park. One of the most popular rides starts in the state park and crosses along the top of Cacapon Mountain for 10 miles to the historically and geologically prominent Cacapon Rocks. With its spectacular views of the Cacapon River Valley, the Rocks were a common destination for 18th and 19th century riders, George Washington wrote often of his daily rides there.
Amazingly flat and beautiful long bike trails next to the C&O canal towpath that was created by paving over old unused railroad tracks.
No need to bring your own bikes. Rent them affordably and then ride them right on the 21 mile Rail Trail adjoining C&O Bicycle or ride on the even longer C&O Canal towpath. Choose from recumbent bikes, cruisers, tandems or regular bikes.
Triple B Rodeo
Rodeo fans can enjoy sanctioned events at the outdoor Triple B Arena along historic Sir Johns Run. Held on Sunday afternoons, activities feature team sorting, barrel racing and team roping. Occasional special events include country music concerts and full-scale rodeos.
Berkeley Springs Park
Leisurely Stroll through Berkeley Springs State Park.
Perhaps you arrived in the early afternoon and are looking for some activities. Visit “The Square” area of Berkeley Springs and enjoy the Berkeley Springs State Park where you can see for yourself where the warm mineral springs naturally bubble up, sample the sparkling and abundant natural water, wade in the soothing mineral springs as the colonials did since the mid 1700s or swim in the community pool.
Historic Movie Theater. See a movie at The Depression-Era Star Movie Theater. It lights up the block north of the springs with its neon marquee. A traditional neighborhood mom and pop movie house with the best popcorn in four states, the Star shows a movie every weekend night.
Since 1987, free concerts in Berkeley Springs State Park every Saturday in July and August at 5:30pm have been MAC's signature program. Families sit on blankets, children wade in the run, and senior citizens line up their lawn chairs under the trees. Professional musicians perform music ranging from reggae and steel drums to swing, blues and jazz.
FORT FREDERICK STATE PARK
11100 Fort Frederick Road / Big Pool, MD 21711 /(301) 842-2155
The site of Maryland's frontier defense during the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the Fort's stone wall and two barracks have been restored to their 1758 appearance. Historic displays are in the Fort, barracks and Visitor Center. The park annually holds military reenactments and other special events. Park lands adjoin the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal passes through park acreage. Tours are available by request. Daily Living History programming is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The stone fort, named in honor of Maryland's Lord Proprietor, Frederick Calvert, Sixth Lord Baltimore, was erected by Governor Horatio Sharpe in 1756 to protect English settlers from the French and their Indian allies. Fort Frederick was unique because of its large size and strong stone wall. Most other forts of the period were built of wood and earth. The fort served as an important supply base for English campaigns. During 1763, an Ottawa Indian chief named Pontiac forged a massive Indian uprising. Several hundred settlers and militia force sought protection within the fort during this brief uprising.
Fort Frederick saw service again during the American Revolution as a prison for Hessian (German) and British soldiers. In 1791, the State of Maryland sold the fort. For the next 131 years, the fort and surrounding were farmed.
In 1922, the State of Maryland re-purchased the fort. Throughout the 1920's, the State began development of Maryland's first state park. During the Great Depression of the 1930's, a company of the Civilian Conservation Corps was assigned to the park to reconstruct the dilapidated stone wall, perform archaeology with the reconstruction of the enlisted men's barracks stone wall, and locate the foundations of the original interior buildings. Restoration continued in 1975. Future plans include reconstruction of the Officer's Quarters and other defensive works.
P.O. Box 65 | Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 | (304) 535-6298
THE HISTORY OF HARPERS FERRY HAS FEW PARALLELS IN THE AMERICAN DRAMA. It is more than one event, one date, or one individual. It is multi-layered – involving a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. Harpers Ferry witnessed the first successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States.
John Brown's Raid
John Brown believed he could free the slaves, and he selected Harpers Ferry as his starting point. Determined to seize the 100,000 weapons at the Arsenal and to use the Blue Ridge Mountains for guerrilla warfare, abolitionist Brown launched his raid on Sunday evening, October 16, 1859. His 21-man "army of liberation" seized the Armory and several other strategic points. Thirty-six hours after the raid begun, with most of his men killed or wounded, Brown was captured in the Armory fire enginehouse (now known as "John Brown's Fort") when U.S. Marines stormed the building.
Brought to trial at nearby Charles Town, Brown was found guilty of treason, of conspiring with slaves to rebel, and murder. He was hanged on December 2, 1859. John Brown's short-lived raid failed, but his trial and execution focused the nation's attention on the moral issue of slavery and headed the country toward civil war.
The Civil War
The Civil War had a profound and disastrous effect on Harpers Ferry, leaving a path of destruction that wrecked the town's economy and forced many residents to depart forever. Because of the town's strategic location on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, Union and Confederate troops moved through Harpers Ferry frequently. The town changed hands eight times between 1861 and 1865.
On April 18, 1861, less than 24 hours after Virginia seceded from the Union, Federal soldiers set fire to the Armory and Arsenal to keep them out of Confederate hands. The Arsenal and 15,000 weapons were destroyed, but the Armory flames were extinguished and the weapons-making equipment was shipped south. When the Confederates abandoned the town two months later, they burned most of the factory buildings and blew up the railroad bridge.
Federal forces re-occupied Harpers Ferry in 1862. During the Confederacy's first invasion of the North, on September 15, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson surrounded and captured the 12,500-man Union garrison stationed here. When the Federals returned to Harpers Ferry after the Battle of Antietam, they began transforming the surrounding heights into fortified encampments to protect both the town and the railroad. In 1864, Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan used Harpers Ferry as his base of operations against Confeder
Guided Great Outdoor Trips: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road and Trail Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Fishin, Historical / Civil War Tours, Backpacking and Winter Sports.
31 John Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Check out the canoeing and tubing trips on the Potomac River from Hancock Maryland (located only 5 miles north of Berkeley Springs) at Tom's Run Outfitters.
Cacapon Mountain Overlook at Cacapon State Park
Just a short drive up the rugged Cacapon Mountain guests can enjoy an outstanding view of the valley below beholding Cacapon State Park. The overlook is accessible by vehicle May through October. Adventurous hikers can access this view year round.
Prospect Peak Scenic Overlook: now known as the Panorama Overlook
This overlook is easily accessible by vehicle off the park on Route 9 where there is a roadside pull off. Once visited frequently by George Washington this headland overlooks the Potomac and Great Cacapon Valleys and three states; WV, PA, MD.
Visit the Panorama Overlook located west along Rt. 9 approximately 3 miles from Berkeley Springs. A pull-off provides a scenic view of three states and two rivers rated by National Geographic as one of the five best in the East. The scene also encapsulates America's transportation history showing the C&O Canal on the Maryland side of the river and the B&O Railroad on the West Virginia side.
Varying settings for fishing are found on the Potomac and Cacapon rivers, and area streams. Also the lakes at Cacapon State Park, Coolfont Resort and Sleepy Creek Wildlife Area have access to fishing. The Ridge Fish Hatchery breeds famous West Virginia trout used to stock local lakes. Sleepy Creek Lake has bass, sunfish, pike and crappie.
When hunting or fishing in West Virginia, whether on public or private land you are required to have a state issued hunting or fishing license as per State Regulations.
Please consider one of the following places for acquiring a West Virginia Fishing or Hunting License:
Roy’s Service Center
404 South Washington Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Cacapon State Park (Fishing License Only)
Berkeley Springs, WV
Great Cacapon, WV
Sleepy Creek Public Wildlife Management Area
This beautiful center provides more than 450,000 square feet of famous brand names at great prices. You will find more than 100 designer and specialty outlet stores featuring men's, women's and children's apparel, housewares, electronics, gifts, shoes and other accessories.
495 Prime Outlets Boulevard
Hagerstown , Maryland 21740
Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Center closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Prime Outlets in Hagerstown, MD. Directions: From Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals; 120 Independence St., go to the stop sign at the intersection of Independence St. and Washington St., make a left onto Washington St. continue for approximately 6 miles past the town of Hancock, MD to I-70 East toward Hagerstown. Take Exit 29 B, Route 65 and follow signs to Prime Outlets.
17301 Valley Mall Road
Phone: (301) 582-0700
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Turn on N WASHINGTON ST[US-522]
Continue to follow US-522
Take ramp onto I-70 EAST toward HAGERSTOWN
Take exit #26/I-81 NORTH & SOUTH onto I-81 NORTH toward HARRISBURG
6. Take exit #5A/HALFWAY BLVD onto HALFWAY BLVD toward HALFWAY - go 0.6 mi
800 Foxcroft Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Mon to Sat 10am - 9pm
Sun 12pm - 6pm
Turn LEFT onto US-522 / N WASHINGTON ST / WV-9. Continue to follow US-522 N. 5.9 miles
Merge onto I-70 E toward HAGERSTOWN. 24.2 miles
Take the I-81 NORTH & S exit- EXIT 26- toward ROANOKE / HARRISBURG. 0.1 miles
Merge onto I-81 S toward ROANOKE. 16.2 miles
Take the CR-15 / KING STREET exit- EXIT 13- toward DOWNTOWN. 0.2 miles
Turn LEFT onto CR-15. 0.2 miles
Turn RIGHT onto FOXCROFT AVE / FAIRCROFT LN. Continue to follow FOXCROFT AVE. 0.3 miles
End at 800 Foxcroft Ave
Apple Blossom Mall offers a relaxed and comfortable shopping environment located at the TOP of the scenic Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
1850 Apple Blossom Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Turn RIGHT onto US-522 / N WASHINGTON ST / WV-9. Continue to follow US-522 S (Crossing into VIRGINIA). 33.5 miles
Merge onto VA-37 N via the ramp on the LEFT toward MARTINSBURG. 2.3 miles
Merge onto I-81 S toward ROANOKE. 3.9 miles
Merge onto US-17 N / MILLWOOD AVE / US-50 W / US-522 N via EXIT 313B toward WINCHESTER. 0.3 miles
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto E JUBAL EARLY DR. 0.1 miles
Turn LEFT onto US-17 / APPLE BLOSSOM DR / US-50 / US-522. Continue to follow APPLE BLOSSOM DR.
Quail Hollow Farm
Quail Hollow Farm offers a sweeping panoramic vista of mountains, orchards and fields to enjoy while checking out the wide selection of hard to find herbs, as well as many varieties of the familiar favorites.
Old Bedford Village welcomes you to discover America's history. Our living history village brings the past into the present. Old Bedford Village offers a rich variety of educational and entertainment activities. Visitors of all ages will enjoy our military and civilian re-enactments, colonial crafts, exhibits and instructions, festivals, murder/mystery evenings, old fashioned Christmas celebrations and more!
220 Sawblade Rd.
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone (814) 623-1156
Choose and cut your own Christmas tree from local tree farms. Shriver’s Tree Farm, a great way to spend a brisk winter afternoon, roaming through the variety of evergreens to choose your own Christmas tree and cut it down with a hand saw provided by the tree farm. The Shriver Family owns and operates the farm and will be there to assist you with shaking and wrapping the tree for transport. They also have an assortment of pre-cut trees available as well.