Located just over an hours’ drive from Washington, DC and Baltimore, Martinsburg and Berkeley County are the perfect place to get away. Whether you’re looking for great shopping, recreation, live entertainment, fairs and festivals, or a whole lot of history, Berkeley County offers something for everyone.
With a number of hotels and meeting/event venues, Martinsburg and Berkeley County are a cost-effective solution to your needs. The area is host to private historic venues, such as the Historic McFarland House and the Shenandoah Ballroom, as well as hotels located just off the interstate for ease of travel. In addition to impressive facilities, Martinsburg and Berkeley County have so much to do before and after your event!
Unique shops and stores can be found throughout the county, including antique stores, arts and crafts shops, and farmers markets. Those who prefer the outdoors will enjoy the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, with 28,000 acres for hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Golf enthusiasts will love The Woods Resort, featuring two golf courses, and Stonebridge Golf Club. Martinsburg and Berkeley County are home to over fifteen public parks and two public swimming pools. Our local Parks and Recreation department also hosts special events such as including summer concerts in the park and basketball hoopfests. The Tomahawk MX Park offer extreme adventures for those who are interested and geocaching has become very popular in the area with CVB sponsored geotrails.
The thriving arts community is host to live theatre, exhibits, and events throughout the year. A cultural landmark since 1913, the Apollo Civic Theatre produces five main stage plays and hosts a number of community events each year. Wonderment Puppet Theater, the only year-round puppet show in the state, features unique productions that entertain children and parents alike. Organizations such as ArtBerkeley, the Berkeley Arts Council, Heritage Craft Center and the Arts Centre support and promote the arts community by hosting events, exhibits, workshops, and more.
Berkeley County is the host of several signature tourism events, including the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, Bike Night, Chili Cookoff, Chocolate Fest, Trails & Trees Studio Tour, WV Wine & Arts Festival, the Bloomin’ Bash at Hillbilly Daylilies, the Berkeley County Youth Fair, and seasonal/holiday events.
Just looking for a relaxing trip through history? Take a walking or driving tour through historic properties and districts, many of which date back to pre-Civil War. The Washington Heritage Trail, a 136-mile National Scenic Byway, follows the footsteps of our nation’s first president throughout the Eastern Panhandle. The Martinsburg Roundhouse Center, dating back to the 1840’s, was a pivotal location during the Civil War and includes the last remaining cast-iron roundhouse in the United States.
Martinsburg and Berkeley County are the perfect place to come for a day trip. If you decide to stay overnight, the area is host to a variety of accommodations to meet your travel needs. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, chalets, cabins, and rough camping are all available throughout the county. Dining options include everything from popular chains to down home cooking and everything in between.
Conveniently located just off Interstate 81, Martinsburg and Berkeley County are easily accessible from all major airports, and also serviced by Amtrak and MARC trains. To learn what else Berkeley County has to offer, including dining and lodging options, visit www.TravelWV.com