At the base of the Appalachian Mountains in Allegany County, Maryland, the city of Cumberland has been a military outpost manned by George Washington, a shipping hub, a manufacturing capital and “The Gateway to the West.” Head to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and explore the same paths taken by early American pioneers. A ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad carries visitors back to the golden age of rail, chugging past stunning mountain scenery in vintage train cars. Highly recommend going to Rocky Gap State Park during the Fall, Spring and Summer.
Martinsburg, WV is situated along the old Cumberland Trail and is only 20 miles from Berkeley Springs. Enjoy the charming shops and historic sites.
Maybe the oldest town in West Virginia. Only 35 miles from Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown is situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River. Noted for its fine cuisine, the gourmet restaurants offer an array of cultural foods. Many of the town’s historical buildings on German Street are home to quaint little gift shops and bakeries. Shepherdstown provides live entertainment such as music, drama and other elements of the arts.
Home to Charles Town Races & Slots. Only 47 miles from Cacapon State Park, Charles Town Races & Slots offers a spectacular gaming facility, thoroughbred racing all year round and superb restaurants.
53 miles from Berkeley Springs, it offers visitors a chance to step back in time. This quaint, historic community is situated on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Join a guided ranger tour, visit the exhibits and museums, or just stroll the streets of this historic town. Harpers Ferry is the site of John Brown’s raid in 1859, which set the country in motion toward civil war. The town was also a refugee camp for thousands of runaway slaves.
Noted as one of the bloodiest one day battles in American history. The Antietam Battlefield is located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, seventy miles from Cacapon State Park. The best way to view the battlefield is to take the self-guided driving tours, but walking and biking are also encouraged.
Hagerstown Premium Outlets® is a village style shopping center that is about 45 minutes from Berkeley Springs. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day at over 100 designer and name brand outlet stores including the Banana Republic, Coach, Guess, Kate Spade New York, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more.