A Mecca of Things to See
A Mecca of Things to See
No matter where you go in Morgan County, West Virginia, you're sure to have a great time. There's plenty of things to do all over the county.
The Morgan Arts Council provides an array of activities year round. That's one reason why national arts columnist John Villani named Berkeley Springs one of The Best 100 Small Arts Towns in America.
The world's largest water-tasting competition provides the centerpiece for the three-month long Morgan County's Winter Festival of the Waters from January to March.
Morgan County began its historic life as the playground of Thomas Lord Fairfax. Period letters and documents describe Fairfax's frequent visits to his spa on the edge of the wilderness. Along with many social gatherings, he soaked in the warm mineral waters of the springs and rode into the mountains. Fairfax occasionally joined in these adventures by his friend and Virginia neighbor, George Washington. The area of Morgan County is blessed with wooded mountains and ridges, rivers, several lakes and a wide selection of contemporary recreation activities for both individuals and families.
Natural wonders abound in the area side-by-side with man-made recreation. As part of Morgan County's ecotourism, you can explore geology, birding, rare plants, hiking and the ecosystem of the Cacapon River on your own. Organized education opportunities are also available.
A Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course is a major attraction at their Cacapon State Park, 10 miles south off Rt 522. This State Park also includes hiking trails and horseback riding.
Coolfont Resort and The Country Inn attract thousands of tourists and provides facilities for small conferences.
White Tail ski slopes are but 30 minutes away or you can enjoy cross country on the mountain trails of Cacapon State Park, and along the many back roads of the county.
Berkeley Springs is one of the small towns in Morgan County. It is a comfortable, modest town with charming architecture, flowers and gardens everywhere you look. The small town is surrounded by natural beauty and makes for great walking. It is the kind of town where you can relax and enjoy yourself for days on end.
This beautiful county boasts miles and miles of countryside and riverside for your enjoyment. Morgan County is the place to be for hunting, fishing, hiking, and strolling through the woods.
Morgan County is proud to reflect West Virginia's record of having the lowest crime rate in America, an honor it has held for two decades. You'll never get bored in Morgan County, West Virginia!