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Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekend Travels: Berkley Springs

So the endpoint for our travel was Berkley Springs.

The center of Berkeley Springs are the springs that bubble up from the ground. The became a spa that was visited regularly by George Washington. In fact, there’s a little stone tub labeled “George Washington’s Bath”.

We again had beautiful weather, and since the Eastern Panhandle is slightly warmer than us, there was still plenty of leaf color.

Berkley Springs WV


If you look at a map of the area, you can see that this is where Maryland is at its thinnest point. So in the picture below, you are standing in West Virginia, looking at the Potomac as it runs through Maryland, but the mountains of Pennsylvania are visible in the distance.

Berkley Springs WV

And here are the springs. I loved the way the leaves were lying on the top of the water.

Berkley Springs WV

The rings are caused by water bubbling up through the sand. (A couple more pictures if you click through to Flickr.)

Berkley Springs WV

Berkley Springs WV

The springs then are channeled through the canals that run through the town.

Berkley Springs WV

Berkley Springs WV

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