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Suggested Day Trips

Here are several suggested day trips within 2 hours of Berkeley Springs sorted by driving distance from downtown Berkeley Springs:

  • Antietam National Battlefield, MD – Located in nearby Sharpsburg, Maryland, Antietam National Battlefield is a must-visit for history buffs. This battlefield was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and offers guided tours and educational exhibits.
    Driving Distance: 40 minutes from Berkeley Springs
  • Greenbrier State Park, MD – Located in Boonsboro, Maryland, Greenbrier State Park offers swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities. The park also has hiking trails and a campground.
    Driving Distance: 40 minutes from Berkeley Springs
  • Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center, WV –  this adventure center offers whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and other outdoor activities.
    Driving Distance: 45 minutes from Berkeley Springs
  • Shepherdstown, WV – Explore the charming town of Shepherdstown, located just a short drive from Berkeley Springs. This historic town is home to many unique shops, restaurants, and galleries.
    Driving Distance: 50 minutes from Berkeley Springs
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV – Another nearby historical attraction is Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. This park is where John Brown’s raid took place in 1859 and offers hiking trails, historic buildings, and beautiful views of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Visitors can explore the town’s many historic sites, including the John Brown Museum and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and river tubing.
    Driving Distance: 1 hour from Berkeley Springs
  • Gettysburg, PA – a historic town that played a key role in the Civil War. Visitors can explore the Gettysburg National Military Park, which features a museum and a variety of battlefield tours or check out the town’s many unique shops and restaurants.
    Driving Distance: 1 hour from Berkeley Springs
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA – Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can explore the park’s many hiking trails, scenic drives, and campgrounds, as well as unique features like the Dark Hollow Falls and Skyline Drive.
    Driving Distance: 1 hour and 10 minutes from Berkeley Springs
  • Deep Creek Lake, MD –  is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy activities like boating, fishing, and swimming, as well as hiking and other outdoor activities in the surrounding area.
    Driving Distance: 1 hour and 20 minutes from Berkeley Springs
  • Washington, D.C. – The nation’s capital is just a couple of hours’ drive from Berkeley Springs, making it an easy day trip destination. Visitors can explore the Smithsonian museums, monuments, and other attractions that the city has to offer.
    Driving Distance: 1 hour 45 minutes from Berkeley Springs