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.