I love living in West Virginia. Every time Debbie and Candee mention going on a road trip, I’m more than ready to see where our adventures will take us! Our destination for the day was Berkeley Springs, which is also known as Bath, after making a short stop to see the Paw Paw Tunnel which is actually in Maryland across the Potomac River from Paw Paw, West Virginia.

Bath is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. It’s close to Martinsburg, Hagerstown and the Washington, D.C. area. During the early days of the United States, Berkeley Springs was a popular resort area because of the mineral springs in the area.

It’s still a popular resort area and every year the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting takes place here. This is the largest and longest running event of this type in the world and brings participants from all over. In addition to being known for it’s spas, it’s also a noted arts community. It’s a sister city to Bath in England.

There is another little surprise located overlooking the town of Berkeley Springs. There is a little castle, called Berkeley Castle which was open to the public at one time but which is now privately owned.

We had a delicious meal at Tari’s Cafe before heading home and even ran into one of the student’s from Candee’s school who was dining there with her parents and grandparents.

West Virginia Sign

West Virginia is a great place to live!

panoramic overlook

What a pretty day!

 

 

 

 

 

Recently we decided to go to to Berkeley Springs, and it was such a pretty day that we stopped for a picture at this panoramic overlook which overlooks the Cacapon Mountains and the Potomac River.

Berkeley Springs Baths

You'll never guess who visited this area!

George Washington's bathtub

Can you believe that George Washinton bathed here!

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2 Responses to “Polly #2 wonders if she should call it Bath or Berkeley Springs”

  1. It’s too bad they didn’t have Axe body wash back in George’s day. It smells really good!

  2. I bet George was happy to bath here…74.3 degrees…nice! I guess the best he could have hoped for was a nice big bar of lye soap!

    Happy Travels,
    Polly #3