George Washington Heritage Trail
For the History buff and visitors to the WV Eastern Panhandle. The Washington Heritage Trail offers a scenic drive with many historical sights. Visit George Washington’s bathtub in historic Berkeley Springs State Park. Follow the route to visit other historical sights along the way. When visiting Cox Camping, you can take one side of the WHT into your campsite or cabin, then take the opposite side on the way out.
Washington Heritage Trail Information
Length: 136 miles
Time to allow for complete route: Six to eight hours
States it runs through: West Virginia
Cities it runs through: Paw Paw, Berkeley Springs, Great Cacapon, Largent, Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Charles Town
Considerations: This byway is long (136 miles) and has a host of historical sights to see. Visitors may want to consider spending an extra day or two in order to experience all that the Washington Heritage Trail has to offer.
Follow the footsteps of America's first president and founding father when you travel West Virginia's Washington Heritage Trail. So much of George Washington's history is preserved and relived along the byway that you can almost feel his presence. The byway offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. Travel through farms and apple orchards and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area as you explore the history of the people and places that shaped this great nation.
The eastern panhandle of West Virginia is rich in culture and history, although the figure of George Washington looms large over the region.