Welcome to our First Annual Geocaching Trail- The Villages of Berkeley County, sponsored by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
We hope you enjoy traveling the path that 16 year old George Washington took when he surveyed the area or following the road the Confederates took after their retreat from Gettysburg. Do you perhaps see yourself interacting with the local Indians or fighting with the Tories during the Revolution?
With the many favored WVTim gadget caches (over 14000 favorite votes) and GR8Caches popular Take Me Home Country Roads Trail our county has become a geocaching destination. Which reminds me, thanks to WVTim, GR8Caches and The Wandering Panhandlers for their guidance, support, cache page design and cache placement for the Villages of Berkeley County Trail. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Located in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, Martinsburg is less than 80 miles from Washington, DC. Martinsburg is considered a bedroom community from metro area and lacks no modern conveniences, the town’s storied past is evident in the well-preserved historic buildings and national landmarks. Visitors to the Eastern Panhandle hub will find unexpected delights, not only in its beautiful streetscapes, but also in opportunities for dining, shopping, and historical tourism. Also enlivening the downtown streetscapes are many annual art projects, such as banners, scarecrows, and snowmen that are placed throughout the downtown. Modern restaurants, a rising music scene, and hip stores also help in making Martinsburg the perfect mix of old and new styles. For more information on visiting Martinsburg and surrounding areas, visit Martinsburg Visitor's Center.
We’d like to give a special thanks to WVTim for design and building the unique final cache for us. With many of WVTim's geocaches, the problem isn't finding it, but trying to figure out how to open it. The coords will take to a cache where you will seek further instructions.
THE CACHE AND THE VISITOR'S BUREAU HAS MOVED from 115N Queen Street to its new location at the Historic Belle Boyd House located at 126 E. Race Street, near the Round House. Thanks to the reviewer for granting us and exception needed for this move.
Update May 2015 -geocoins are running out for this geotrail. With the new MCBC Geotrail coming on June 27th, plans are to put this trail to bed. If this coin is important to you, better make plans to visit soon. Call the CVB for details.