With the arrival of summer comes long, sunny days dedicated to creating unique experiences for yourself and the whole family.
Summer means a plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables, and there are plenty of farm-fresh markets in the area. Stop by Orr’s Farm Market for an extensive selection of fresh produce and the option to pick your own berries, cherries, and grapes, depending on the month. Check out their website for detailed information. While you are out and about, visit Spring Valley Farm Market for freshly picked produce, jams, and jellies plus fresh, locally sourced meats and other delights. If you are looking for a great selection of West Virginia wines and fresh produce or seeking excellent West Virginia cooking, Taylor’s Farm Market and Cider Press Restaurant is the place to go. Visit a West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year honoree—Kitchens Farm Market—for fresh produce and local beef. Downtown Martinsburg hosts the annual Martinsburg Farmers Market every Saturday, starting June 3 at the historic Martinsburg Roundhouse. Local and regional farmers and growers feature fresh produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, and various farm-raised goodies.
There are so many ways to play here: world-class golf, paintball, hunting, geocaching, birdwatching, shooting, camping, and so much more. It is your turn to get away, relax, and unwind in our beautiful piece of “Almost Heaven.” The Woods offers an 18-hole championship Mountain View course and a mid-length course to quench your golfing thirst. With hundreds of active caches that have earned more than 15,000 favorite points, geocaching in Berkeley County is an unforgettable adventure that offers challenging caches for all experience levels. If bird watching or natural preserves are your interest, take advantage of a walk through our local 46-acre marsh preserve, Stauffer’s Marsh, or our 104-acre natural preserve, Yankauer Nature Preserve. Get musical with free summer concerts by talented regional bands at Martinsburg–Berkeley County Park and Recreation’s Toni Saylor Summer Concert Series.
Each summer, history comes to life in Berkeley County as historic homes and museums open their doors to visitors. You can visit Morgan Cabin, home of Morgan Morgan, one of the first white settlers in what is now West Virginia and Berkeley County. Tour the Adam Stephen House and learn about Adam Stephen’s service as a colonel in the French and Indian War and as a major general in the Revolutionary War. Visit the Berkeley County Museum at the Belle Boyd House to learn about Berkeley County history and the infamous Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Take a spin around 1840s Martinsburg Roundhouse, where the first labor strike in America began in 1877. Tour reservations for the Martinsburg Roundhouse can be made at themartinsburgroundhouse.com. Cap off your outdoor adventures in Berkeley County with a stroll through historic downtown Martinsburg, where you can experience its authentic downtown culture and reward yourself with the delights of its diverse food scene. Enjoy shopping in our menagerie of eclectic, locally owned shops throughout our downtown corridor.
Berkeley County can accommodate all outdoor interests and experience levels, from a fun picnic with the family to a multi-day hiking and camping adventure. Try out the Tuscarora Trail, a long spur off the Appalachian Trail that winds through the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, where you will also encounter Sleepy Creek Lake—a 205-acre impoundment that is the perfect destination for a day on the water. You may also venture to one of our local county parks, Poor House Farm Park, to try your luck at frisbee golf and hike or bike the many trails within its boundaries.