What To Do and See

What To Do and See

Berkeley Springs State Park and Museum of the Berkeley Springs. This park is a "village green" in the center of historic Berkeley Springs. West Virginia's most unique state park houses the famous warm mineral waters that give the park and town its name and justify its claim to be the country's firs spa. There are bath and massage facilities in the park, year 'round. The Museum is located on the second floor of the 1815 Roman Bath House and features exhibits explaining the hydraulics and geology of the famous springs as well as the culture of more than two centuries of bathing.
Morgan County Observatory. Housing a rare Cassegrain telescope, the cedar-sided observatory with rotating dome is open for scheduled public viewing and star shows. On a ridge about 10 miles south of Berkeley Springs on Winchester Grade Road, next to Greenwood School. 304-258-1013.
Ridge Fish Hatchery. One of seven in the state, it produces both cold and warm water fish including trout and muskies. Operating since 1929 about 12 miles south of Berkeley Springs on US 522. Fed by Breakneck Run Springs.
Sidling Hill Mountain and Visitor Center. The US interstate highway system blasted a cut through the mountain in order to make way for I-68. The cut reveals an impressive cross-section of geosyncline-concave layers of sedimentary rock at various layers of the earth's crust. Interpretive exhibits are available free at the visitors center. Approximately 10 minutes west of Berkeley Springs on I-68.