Leave behind your everyday worries and escape to Berkeley County, WV, where small town meets big adventure. Berkeley County offers the ultimate outdoor experience, from our rugged hiking paths to the scenic nature paths, public parks, fishing streams and nature preserves.
Lose yourself in the area’s lush scenery along the numerous hiking, walking and biking trails, from delicate West Virginia wildflowers to awe-inspiring waterfalls and incredible rock formations. Whether you want your outdoor adventure to span days or hours, you’ll never grow bored of the area’s extensive nature trails, catering to everyone from amateurs to hiking experts.
Adventurers can explore the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area that contains extensive hiking, camping, fishing and boating opportunities. The Route 9 walking and biking trail stretches between Martinsburg and the Charles Town/Ranson area and offers users wide open views and diverse terrain from flat land to sloping hills.
Don’t forget to pack your lure and fishing rod beside your hiking boots and bike helmet. Sleepy Creek Lake, a 205-acre impoundment, provides trophy bass, crappie and northern pike, and it allows night fishing with permission. You can also fish from any of the public access streams flowing throughout the county.
If observing nature is more your style, Berkeley County has two nature preserves that house wide variety of bird and plants. Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve, in Back Creek Valley, and the Yankauer Nature Preserve each offer easy walking trails to allow visitors to observe the different plant species and trees that inhabit the reserves.
Change your view from the office window to the beautiful scenery of Berkeley County, WV. Plan your custom vacation and outdoor adventures through the Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB’s website, www.travelwv.com or the CVB’s free app “Visit Martinsburg, WV.” The Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB can be reached at 304-264-8801.