Historic Eastern Panhandle Harpers Ferry to Berkeley Springs

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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From historic Harpers Ferry on the Potomac River, this 45-mile drive crosses the Shenandoah Valley to the resort mountain spa of Berkeley Springs. Harpers Ferry, the starting point and first stop for this 45-mile drive, is the eastern-most point in West Virginia. From here, the drive heads west through the Eastern Panhandle, crossing the West Virginia portion of the Shenandoah Valley farmlands, through the historic towns of Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. The drive then enters the Valley and Ridge province, climbing and descending several small ridges to end at the resorts and spas of Berkeley Springs. Special Attractions: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, historical Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs State Park, the Shenandoah Valley, wooded mountain ridges. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving West Virginia

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Scenic Driving West Virginia

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)

From historic Harpers Ferry on the Potomac River, this 45-mile drive crosses the Shenandoah Valley to the resort mountain spa of Berkeley Springs. Harpers Ferry, the starting point and first stop for this 45-mile drive, is the eastern-most point in West Virginia. From here, the drive heads west through the Eastern Panhandle, crossing the West Virginia portion of the Shenandoah Valley farmlands, through the historic towns of Shepherdstown and Martinsburg.

The drive then enters the Valley and Ridge province, climbing and descending several small ridges to end at the resorts and spas of Berkeley Springs. Special Attractions: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, historical Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs State Park, the Shenandoah Valley, wooded mountain ridges. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Bruce Sloane/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Harpers Ferry
Distance: 45
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Historic Eastern Panhandle: Harpers Ferry to Berkeley Springs

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