Approximately 10 miles north from Cacapon State Park is the town of Berkeley Springs. It offers over a dozen little quaint unique and specialty shops. Berkeley Springs State Park is located in the town. This historic spa is open to the public for massage, Roman bath and mineral baths and more.
In the mood for Chinese, Mexican, Italian, or a gourmet cuisine, satisfy your taste buds with dinner at one of the many restaurants in town. The Star Theater, a nostalgic movie theater is open where 50 cents will rent one of the velvet sofas, or take advantage of programs set up by the Morgan Art Council which range from free concerts in Berkeley Springs State Park every Saturday afternoon in July and August to an active Ice House Theater Project and exhibit gallery. The Ice House also offers concerts, art classes and youth theater.
In the mood for some outlet shopping? The Hagerstown Outlet Mall is approximately 46 miles from Cacapon State Park. This center provides more than 450 square feet of famous brand names at great prices. You will find more than 100 designer and specialty outlet stores. Hagerstown also offers, for your shopping convenience, the Valley Mall which has a variety of stores including Macy’s, Sears, JC Penny, Victoria Secrets and The Gap. Also for your shopping enjoyment, there are several strip malls where you will find Wal-Mart, PetSmart, Target and Kohl’s. Want to take in a movie while in Hagerstown? There is the Valley Mall Cinemas, located in the Valley Mall or the Hagerstown Cinema 10, located on Leitersburg Pike.
Martinsburg, WV, is situated along the old Cumberland Trail and only 36 miles from Cacapon State Park. While in Martinsburg take a stroll through the Martinsburg Mall, which offers stores such as Sears, JC Penny and The BonTon to name a few. Movie goers can take in a movie at the Hoyts Theater located adjacent to the mall. Dine at one of the many restaurants or enjoy a live musical presentation at the Apollo Theater.
Shepherdstown, WV, may be the oldest town in West Virginia. Only 43 miles from Cacapon State Park, Shepherdstown is situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River. Noted for its fine cuisine, the gourmet restaurants offer an array of cultural foods. Many of the town’s historical buildings on German Street are home to quaint little gift shops and bakeries. Shepherdstown provides live entertainment such as music, drama and other elements of the arts.
Charles Town, WV, is home to Charles Town Races & Slots. Only 47 miles from Cacapon State Park, Charles Town Races & Slots offers a spectacular gaming facility, thoroughbred racing all year round, superb restaurants and a spacious food court. Action, excitement and true West Virginia hospitality is enjoyed by all.
Harpers Ferry, WV, 53 miles from Cacapon State Park, offers visitors a chance to step back in time. This quaint, historic community is situated on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Join a guided ranger tour, visit the exhibits and museums, or just stroll the streets of this historic town. Noted for John Brown’s raid in 1859, which set the country in motion toward civil war, and being a refugee camp for thousands of runaway slaves, the Harpers Ferry area has served in a pivotal role in the nation’s history.
The Battle of Antietam is noted as one of the bloodiest one day battles in American History. The Antietam Battlefield is located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, seventy miles from Cacapon State Park. The best way to view the battlefield is to take the self-guided driving tours. But walking and biking are encouraged.
Twenty six miles south of Cacapon State Park and nestled in the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley lies the home of Patsy Cline, Winchester, Virginia. Visit Old Town Winchester, a vital market place for many years, it is located within the heart of the Historic District. The Apple Blossom Mall offers 90 specialty stores, anchored by Belk, JC Penny and Sears. Movie goers have a choice of either the Apple Blossom Cinemas or the Center Cinemas. Winchester also offers a wide assortment of restaurants to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.