Most of our guests come to relax and enjoy nature and our beautiful setting,
here is a taste of what you can find in Berkeley Springs.
HORSEBACK RIDING From Easter through Thanksgiving, mountain trail rides originate from Cacapon State Park. One of the most popular rides starts in the state park and crosses along the top of Cacapon Mountain for ten miles to the historically and geologically prominent Cacapon Rocks. With its spectacular views of the Cacapon River Valley, the Rocks were a common destination for 18th and 19th century riders; George Washington wrote often of his daily rides there. Rodeo fans can enjoy sanctioned events on Sunday afternoons at the outdoor Triple B Arena along historic Sir Johns Run. Activities feature team sorting, barrel racing and team roping. Occasional special events include country music concerts and full-scale rodeos.
GOLF The 18-hole, 72-par championship golf course at Cacapon State Park was designed by Robert Trent Jones in the mid 1960s. Meticulously maintained, it is one of the region’s most popular public courses, open for year ’round play, weather permitting. Carts, driving range, picturesque putting green, pro-shop, clubhouse and challenging play which includes deer as obstacles are all part of Cacapon’s appeal. Cold Run Driving Range is open Thursday through Monday in season.
SHOTGUN SPORTS Sporting clays and trap are available at Sleepy Creek Sports, a National Sporting Clays Association member. The wooded range is located 15 minutes from Berkeley Springs and is fully equipped and staffed. Also, the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Area has an unattended shooting range.
WOBBLE CLAY (Trap) Shooting Range (New in Cacapon State Park)
Cacapon Resort’s newest outdoor sport activity is trap shooting, one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). Each shooter has twenty-five shots per round with all shooting done under the authority of a range supervisor. The trap range does not require a hunting license but does require a reservation.
HIKING Trails abound along Cacapon Mountain, accessible from both Cacapon State Park and Coolfont Resort. Other trails include the Big Blue Trail which connects to the Appalachian Trail. The C&O Canal provides easy hiking as well as biking. Hikers particularly love the Paw Paw Tunnel.
WATER SPORTS are not limited to soaking in the warm mineral springs. The lake at Cacapon State Park has paddle boats to rent. You can bring power boats to the Potomac River and Sleepy Creek Lake in the wildlife management area. Canoeing, kayaking, and tubing are preferred sports on the Cacapon River. There are sand beaches and lake swimming with lifeguards in season at Cacapon State Park. The public swimming pool in Berkeley Springs State Park is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.