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Old 04-30-2019, 05:05 AM
 
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Is there enough to do aside of spa treatments to warrant a full day in Berkeley Springs? If not, how about any surrounding towns between there and the Chambersburg PA area? My daughter and I are going for a girl's day, and hoping there is a lot to see and do. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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Yes, Berkeley Springs is easily a day's worth of activity...provided your goal is to relax and enjoy yourself. The state park with the natural spring is right in the middle of town, free, and a great place to put out a blanket and have lunch under the big trees, dip in the spring pools, visit the small museum.

There is a little bit of shopping around the state park, but not too much. You can also check the calendar and time your visit with various outdoor events like the Farmers Market. I would HIGHLY recommend Berkeley Springs over Chambersburg or any other small town in the area, it is a very unique and special place and has been recognized as such since the 1700s.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti..._Virginia.html

They use to have Horseback riding & a man made lake/beach...

https://wvstateparks.com/park/berkel...gs-state-park/

http://museumoftheberkeleysprings.com/


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Old 05-01-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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Are there enough indoor activities like quaint shops, galleries, etc..? I now there is the one museum and castle (which unfortunately does not offer tours). It will not be swimming season quite yet when we come. We have a late spa appt, but wanted to come around lunch time or even earlier and spend the day. If not, are there any quaint surrounding towns? I've heard good and bad about Hancock MD.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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Is the Star Theater still operating? Cool old time place to see a movie. There's a lot of hiking nearby as well. I could easily spend 3-4 days there.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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Are there enough indoor activities like quaint shops, galleries, etc..? I now there is the one museum and castle (which unfortunately does not offer tours). It will not be swimming season quite yet when we come. We have a late spa appt, but wanted to come around lunch time or even earlier and spend the day. If not, are there any quaint surrounding towns? I've heard good and bad about Hancock MD.
If you really want indoor stuff, check out Hagerstown. They have a really nice art museum and have a downtown shopping district.

Berkeley Springs is a small town. The fun is NOT being overbooked, spending time outside, having a picnic, being able to people watch (the springs attracts all types of interesting folks,) putting your feet in the spring, checking out the farmer's market, etc. If you are looking for non-stop activity, or lots of indoor shopping, these small towns aren't your best best.

Hancock is a nice little town, but pretty unremarkable for a tourist. They have good C&O Canal access for hiking though.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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Cool little hangout there called the Naked Olive. Great place to stop in for a bite or a drink.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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https://www.townofhancock.org/attractions
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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Hancock looks cute too. I had heard from someone that the crime had gotten very high in Hancock. Is it to the point of where you don't even want to walk around during the day?
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Hancock looks cute too. I had heard from someone that the crime had gotten very high in Hancock. Is it to the point of where you don't even want to walk around during the day?
Pretty sure you are going to fine walking around Main St. Hancock during the day. Most the crime in these small towns are drug related, so don't leave a pill bottle visible in your car and you won't have problems.
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