Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Town of Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs was named for the natural warm springs which run through the stone channel you see in the top photo.  The springs are much beloved for healing properties, not only historically, but also now.  You can get a jug at the Berkeley Springs State Park to fill and take home with you. 

As I mentioned in the last post, George Washington was a visitor to the springs on many occasions, and even has his own special soaking tub memorialized.

The town itself is so charming, with a thriving business district along the main street.  We ate at three different restaurants, including Tari's, pictured above, Earth Dog Cafe, and the Ambrae House.  Every meal was excellent, and each place had a unique but delightful personality.  I don't think you can get a bad meal in Berkeley Springs! 

There are numerous antique shops, art galleries, book stores and the like.  We spent most of the day in town but were not able to get to every place we wanted to visit.  So I guess we'll have to return one day (soon!).

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