West Virginia Travel Regions
-Wonders of WVA
West Virginia: Eastern Region
Feel the tension ebb as you encounter the Eastern Panhandle's picturesque towns nestled among rolling hills - only a stone's throw from big city lights and bustle.
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs
It's a region steeped in Colonial and Civil War history, topped with right-now amenities: terrific shopping for antiques, crafts, fine art, contemporary housewares and clothing; lodging at resorts, spas, bed and breakfast inns and motels; relaxation and adventure on rivers, roads, raceways and golf courses; plus theater, cinema and fine dining, all within a remarkably compact three-county region.
Bordered by the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and about an hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC, the Eastern Panhandle is the first stop on the way to a refreshing, restorative getaway. You might just want to stay forever.
Places of Resort
The Eastern Panhandle extends an invitation for a getaway that combines creature comforts with healthy living.
George Washington's Trail
It has been 200 years since George Washington died, but his influence on West Virginia is still being reckoned. The George Washington Heritage Trail Byway, a new driving trail through the Eastern Panhandle, holds discoveries for...
In Search of Bargains and History
Martinsburg's central location and easy access to I-81 make it a hub for commerce and recreation in the Eastern Panhandle. Incorporated in 1778,...
Quaint and Likable
A few miles southwest of Martinsburg, the village of Gerrardstown retains its 18th-century atmosphere.
Take the Waters
Near the Potomac River at the northern part of the Eastern Panhandle, Berkeley Springs has welcomed weary travelers since George Washington discovered its sparkling...
Civil War Roots
The town of Harpers Ferry is perhaps livelier today than it was in 1859, when abolitionist John Brown staged his raid...
Charles Town, named for George Washington's brother, exudes 19th-century charm. A pleasant walking tour (and seasonal ghost tours) will take you to...
Sitting pretty beside the Potomac, about halfway between Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown is one of...
A World Away
In the Eastern Panhandle, within easy reach of the East's major metropolitan areas, you'll find the tranquil, unpretentious country our Colonial ancestors enjoyed...