Berkeley Springs State Park - West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA - This state park offers plenty just outside Berkeley Springs. Bathing in the springs was popular for centuries, and even George Washington frequented the location. In addition to bathing, the Berkeley Springs State Park mineral waters were said to have therapeutic properties, and Native Americans from southern Canada were attracted by the warm springs. The springs' water is naturally heated to seventy-four degrees, and the water flows at 2,000 gallons per minute.

Berkeley Springs State Park - West Virginia


There are also numerous hiking trails available in the area. For example, the Devil's Nose Hiking Trail in the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area is accessible via Spruce Pine Hollow Roadside Park, located just east of Berkeley Springs. Another option for hiking in the area is Cacapon State Park, located ten miles south of Berkeley Springs. This park offers several hiking trails, including the Ziler Loop Trail, which goes to an overlook.

Another reason to visit Berkeley Springs is the International Water Tasting Festival. Featured on the BBC and many international media outlets, this festival has brought water samples from around the world to this region. At the festival, you can vote for the best sparkling water or packaged water or participate in a contest to find the best one. The competition for the best water is fierce, but the festival's reputation is deserved.

A trip to Berkeley Springs should also include a stop at the Brewing Company. While in the area, grab some food from the Fairfax Coffee House, which offers breakfast and a variety of local brews. Then, visit Berkeley Springs State Park's quaint downtown area and grab a bite to eat. Enjoy the beautiful views of the region on your trip.

During your stay at Berkeley Springs State Park, you can enjoy the many fun activities the area offers. There's a bowling alley for the whole family to enjoy and a snack bar for the roadside attraction crowd. If you're in the mood for a movie, check out the Star Theatre for first-run movies and slapstick comedies from the 1940s. To top it all off, the theater serves delicious real butter popcorn, which is always a treat for a moviegoer.