Eastern Panhandle
Just a short distance from Washington and Baltimore, West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle revives visitors with a relaxed atmosphere full of history, scenery and small-town charm. Berkeley Springs, known for its healing waters since George Washington's time, remains a popular spa destination today. A certified West Virginia Art Town, it's also a mecca for antique lovers. Martinsburg celebrates its many historic treasures and bustles with festivals devoted to wine, arts, apples, chocolate, chili and more. Shepherdstown is a picturesque college community with a delightfully eclectic shopping scene and a collection of inviting restaurants. Nearby Harpers Ferry is a history-lovers paradise, complete with iconic landmarks and a national historical park.
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  • Ninety miles from Washington Metro area, this historic town has healing springs surrounded by alluring outdoors.
  • Natural beauty, rich history and outdoor recreation abound at West Virginia State Parks. Mountain resorts, cozy cabins and wide-open campsites await.
  • The West Virginia Breeders Classic is a thoroughbred horse race for West Virginia-breeds to run at a distance of one and one/eighth mile on the dirt. Open to three-year-olds and up, it takes place each year at the Charles Town Races in Charles Town, West Virginia, and currently offers a purse of $500,000. Along with this race are eight other West Virginia Breeders' races on the same day for West Virginia-bred horses.