Mother’s Day Events in the Eastern Panhandle WV

mother's day events in the eastern panhandle wv

Mother’s Day Events in the Eastern Panhandle WV

Mother's Day Events in the Eastern Panhandle WV Are you wondering what is going on in the Eastern Panhandle of WV for Mother’s Day this year? We’ve compiled a short list of events happening in the Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, and Harpers Ferry areas this year. Treat your mom to one of these local Mother’s Day Events in the Eastern Panhandle WV, and make it a very special day for her.

For the mom who likes good food

Who doesn’t like to treat themselves to some nice food every now and then? Don’t bother cooking this Mother’s Day. There are many great places offering fantastic spreads for the moms in the area. One place in particular is the Historic McFarland House. They will be serving a 5 course meal with 3 wine selections at 1:00 pm on Mother’s Day. The cost for members is $30 and nonmembers are $35. There will be a meet and greet beginning at 12:30 pm You can check out the menu here.

In Charles Town, there will be a Mother’s Day buffet at The Epic Buffet. The Epic Buffet is located in the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. It is an all-you-can-eat buffet, and there will be a grand selection to choose from. After you get your grub on, you can have some fun at the casino. Who knows; maybe it will be your lucky day!

The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown will be having a Mother’s Day Grand Buffet as well. They claim it will be their biggest selection they have ever had before. The feast will be taking place from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm with seatings every hour. Give them a call to make reservations for the event.

Mother's Day Events in the Eastern Panhandle WV Does your mom like wine? Why not take her on over to Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia? Breaux Vineyards wil be hosting a delicious three course brunch at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to dine and have a nice selection of wine to taste. The cost is $65 a person or $40 for those under the age of 21. Reservations are required for this event. Photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski 

For the musical mom

If your mom enjoys tapping her toes to some good music, take her out to see the musical performance at Springfield Barn in Williamsport, Maryland. The community band will be putting on a performance for the spring season and Mother’s Day.

For the mom who loves to laugh

The Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg will be putting on a performance of Monty Python’s Spamalot on Mother’s Day. The show will begin at 2:30 pm on Sunday. It is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. If you can’t make it to the performance on Sunday, the show will also be performed on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. The cost to attend the show on Sunday is $12, and the cost on Friday and Saturday is $15.

For the adventurous mom

rafting - walter siegmundLooking for some adventure this Mother’s Day? Check out this awesome deal that River Riders in Harpers Ferry is offering for Mother’s Day. On May 11th, River Riders will give 1/2 off prices to moms for their Adventure Park, zip line, and rafting. You can take advantage of this offer from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The only stipulation is that you must have a paying guest along with you. Sounds like a great deal! Photo credit: Walter Siegmund

For the creative mom

Yarnability / Sewinclined in Shepherdstown will be hosting an event from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Mother’s Day that will get your creative juices flowing. They will be hosting a craft event to teach you and your mom how to work with burlap. For just $30, you will learn how to create neat crafts that your friends will admire. There will also be snacks and massage during the event.

For the mom who likes free stuff!

The Martinsburg Mall is sponsoring a Mother’s Day Giveaway! One lucky lady will be selected to win a brand new KitchenAid Mixer. All you have to do is like their page on Facebook, write 5 words that describe how wonderful your mom is, and then like and share their picture. Simply by spreading the word on social media, you have the opportunity to win a nice new mixer.  The giveaway will be taking place now through May 7th, and the winner will be selected on Thursday, May 8th.

Don’t forget the flowers!

flowers - mothers&daughtersNeed some flowers for mom?  The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) of Jefferson County will be having their annual Flower Sale on May 9th and 10th in Shepherdstown. They will be set up on Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Dominos Pizza parking lot off Route 45. Not only will you get beautiful flowers for your mother, but you will also support a great cause. Photo credit: Mothers&Daughters Flickr

All of these Mother’s Day events in the Eastern Panhandle WV are sure to be special. If you have any questions about the area, feel free to contact us at (304) 725-1145. We can help you find your next dream home in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Linda’s Team knows homes!

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Hiking Trails near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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Hiking Trails near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Three Hiking Trails near Harpers Ferry in the Eastern Region of West Virginia that Hikers Will Want To Try

Spring is here, which means this is the perfect time of year for some fun outside. The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is an adventurer’s dream with its proximity to rivers, the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic towns, the Appalachian Trail and several national parks. Whether you enjoy scenic hikes, nature hikes, difficult or easy hikes, Jefferson County has several trails to choose from. Here are three hiking trails near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to check out this spring. hiking trails near harpers ferry

Cramtons Gap to Harpers Ferry

One of the hiking trails near Harpers Ferry we recommend is the hike from Cramtons Gap to Harpers Ferry. It is almost 10 miles long along sections of the Appalachian Trail and is both rewarding and popular. Starting at Gathland State Park where you park at a monument dedicated to Civil War journalists, the trail winds through all of Cramtons Gap. This was the site of the battle of South Mountain: the first major battle of the Civil War fought in Maryland.

Hiking trails near harpers ferry The trail features a number of historical Civil War markers, a steep scenic vista overlooking the Potomac River, a walk along the historic C&O Towpath, and a river crossing over the Potomac from Maryland into West Virginia into Historic Harpers Ferry and Harpers Ferry National Park. Photo credit: Billy Hathorn

The trail is not overly arduous, but it is long and hikers should wear sturdy hiking shoes. Bring plenty of water and snacks for energy, suntan lotion, a hat, and Fido as well! Most dogs love to hike, and The Cramtons Gap to Harpers Ferry trail is dog friendly.

Virginius Island to Harpers Ferry

Another one of the great hiking trails near Harpers Ferry is a trail that runs from Virginius Island to Harpers Ferry. It is a great history hike which features artifacts and ruins dating back to the pre-industrial revolution and Civil War. The trailhead starts along the banks of the Shenandoah River right outside Historic Harpers Ferry.

The trail is approximately 1.3 miles long and winds along the river next to water ducts of an old mill, artifacts, and along rails and rock walls. This is not a difficult trail, but is best for those bringing a picnic lunch, or out for an easy stroll with their dog. Enjoy the scenic Shenandoah River or Civil War re-enactments which take place in the park next to the trail.

C&O Canal Hike 13

hiking trails near harpers ferry The C&O Canal Hike 13 is a little over 12 miles from Harpers Ferry to Shepherdstown. Sturdy shoes, water, and plenty of snacks are a necessity. If you make it to Shepherdstown, a cold beer awaits in one of many excellent bars and restaurants.

Starting out along the Appalachian Trail across the Potomac River, it’s a quick left onto the Maryland Heights Trail. The Maryland Heights Trail is a steep ascent, but well worth it. Hikers will get to see towering views of the canal’s granite walls where mountain goats once roamed. Photo credit: Eoghann Irving

The Trail winds next to Class II rapids called ‘the Needles’. Check out expert kayakers as they maneuver through boulders the size of automobiles. Further along you re-enter the woods and pass Feeder Dam 3 where there are ruins of the dam, a lockhouse, and a drydock where boats were once repaired.

At about nine miles you will reach the Antietam Aqueduct. Just up the stream from there is where the bloodiest battle of the Civil War took place.

At the end of the trail – after traversing more than 12 miles – is the town of Shepherdstown. If you have time it’s worth the excursion back across the Potomac to explore this unique historic town which is home to Shepherd University and the Bavarian Inn.

The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia offers a variety of hikes for people of all ages, interests and abilities. These hiking trails near Harpers Ferry are just a few of the great trails in the area. If you’re interested in learning more about the area, please contact The Linda Kilroy Team. They are a team of local real estate agents who can get you started on the path to home ownership in what is considered by some to be the capital of recreation! They can be reached by phone at (304) 725-1145.

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Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle: A Unique Shepherdstown Store

Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle

Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle: A Unique Shepherdstown Store

115 West German Street Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Shepherdstown Pedal & PaddleShepherdstown Pedal & Paddle is a full-service bicycle store located in the beautiful town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Located near Shepherd University, the bike shop is in the heart of Shepherdstown and provides many great resources for residents and visitors. Whether you are a biking enthusiast or simply a beginner, you will feel welcome in the store’s friendly atmosphere. There are many different bicycles available to purchase or to rent. The knowledgeable staff will be able to help you find the bicycle that will best suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a road bike, trail bike, comfort bike, or kid bike, you will be able to find what you are looking for at Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle.

Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle is also a great place to rent or purchase kayaks and canoes. With its location so near to the Potomac River, there are great opportunities to engage in many water activities. Grab a friend this summer and spend the day paddling down the river. You will have a blast, and it will be an adventure. If you are interested in something a little more relaxing, you can rent some float tubes and float your way down the river with friends.

The store also offers a few different day trip options and guided tours. Regional experts are available to give guided historic bike tours on the C&O Canal Towpath. It is not a strenuous ride, and you can learn about the unique history of the C&O Canal. Another great option for a day trip would be to rent a bicycle and head on over to Antietam Battlefield. You can even stop by Nutter’s Ice Cream in Sharpsburg, Maryland when you are finished your ride. For more information about where to ride in the area, check out this post about biking in and around Shepherdstown.

In addition to sales and rentals, Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle also provides various services. Do you need to have your bike looked at? Does something need to be fixed? The nice folks at Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle can help. They have a certified mechanic who works on repairs and maintenance. They can even custom build wheels for you if you are having a difficult time finding the wheels that are just right for you. How cool is that?

The store also sells used bicycles for those of you who are on a budget but still want to ride. You may even be able to get some credit if you trade in your old bicycle. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

During its summer season (April through December), Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. In the months of January, February, and March, the store’s hours change slightly. They are open from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm except for Sunday and Tuesday. Sunday they close at 5:00 pm, and Tuesdays they are closed. You can visit the store’s website here, or read the reviews on Yelp. Have questions? Give Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle a call at (304) 876-3000.

Do you love the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia? Are you interested in purchasing a home there? We can help. Give Linda’s Team a call at (304) 725-1145, and we will help you find your dream home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

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Shannondale WV: A Place Full of History and Beauty

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Shannondale WV Shannondale is a census-designated area at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Jefferson County between the Shenandoah River and the West Virginia and Virginia border. A census-designated area is similar to an incorporated town or city, but it has no separate municipal government. In the 2010 Census, the area of Shannondale was comprised of approximately 3,000 residents. Properties in Shannondale are listed with an address of Harpers Ferry. Photo credit: Ken Thomas

The first mention of Shannondale in public records was in the conveyance of a 29,000-plus parcel from Lord Thomas Fairfax to his nephew William Fairfax. The land was originally conceived as a resort and spa in the early 1800s. It was called Shannondale Springs, and it provided rich urbanites from Washington D.C. and Baltimore relief from the sweltering summer heat.

The modern version of Shannondale was born in the mid-1950s when developer Charles M. Johnson built an Adirondack-style clubhouse with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and bathhouse. He built vacation homes there as well. The homes were purchased by city residents who sought to escape the city and take advantage of the recreational and camping opportunities in the area.

In 1961, the Army Corps of Engineers was enlisted to construct an earthen dam that created a 55-acre lake next to the clubhouse and pool. The lake became the largest privately owned lake in West Virginia. Membership and access to the lake came through the purchase of property in the Shannondale community.

The lake and lodge were eventually purchased by a consortium of members in 1978. Currently, it’s operated as the Mountain Lake Club. In 2003 the main lodge was destroyed in a fire and was never rebuilt. The boat house was converted to a clubhouse with restaurant and banquet facilities.

The area of Shannondale now consists of over 1,200 homes. Many back up to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area, and most homes are occupied year round. The close proximity to Frederick, Maryland and the Northern Virginia and Maryland tech corridors also makes Shannondale an attractive place to live full time.

Single family homes range from rustic log cabins to new constructions and can range anywhere from two hundred thousand all the way up to one million dollars. Building lots are also available to build your dream home!

The proximity of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, the Appalachian Trail, and National Parks such as Harpers Ferry, the C & O Canal, and the Antietam National Battlefield make Shannondale an ideal place to live for those who love outdoor activities. There are many opportunities to go kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, and biking.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Shannondale, please contact Linda Kilroy. She’s a real estate agent with knowledge and expertise, not only about Shannondale, but about communities throughout the entire Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Her team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. Shannondale WV

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Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up an Older Home in Charles Town WV

Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up an Older Home

Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up an Older Home

Whether buying, selling, or just staying in your home, there are many inexpensive ways to fix up an older home to make it feel new!

Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up an Older Home 1) Get out your paint brush and your paint app.

Paint app? Yes, there are several apps – many available for free on your smartphone – that will help with your painting decisions. They will help coordinate colors, estimate the amount of paint, and suggest various supplies to complete the project. They are wonderful tools to help get you started.

Take a look at your old tired walls painted in egg shell white and spruce them up with the likes of Orange Juice or Squirrel Tail Grey. Not only will spicing up the walls help sell your house, but just changing the wall color will help give you that brand-new feeling.

Painting is inexpensive – and good exercise as well. Like any home improvement activity, there’s plenty of technique involved for positive outcomes. If you just aren’t patient when it comes to coloring between the lines, it might be a good idea to look into a contractor. One of our favorite companies is B&G Painting Contractors in Rippon, WV. They can be contact at (304) 725-9525. Even when that extra cost is factored in, a fresh paint job can have a high return on your overall investment.

2) Power Wash

Another idea for inexpensive ways to fix up an older home is power washing. There’s nothing like a good scrubbing behind the ears, and if your house could talk it would tell you to break out the power washer and blast off all the dirt and mildew!

Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up an Older Home

Spring is a great time to power wash and get rid of the dirt and grime that has accumulated over the winter.  Nothing adds more to curb appeal – especially when you’re selling – than a bright, clean exterior that is free of dirt and mildew. North facing sides tend to accumulate mildew, and it’s a good idea to wash it away to get long lasting wear out our your siding.

Many homeowners own a power washer and use it regularly to keep their homes nice and shiny. If you don’t own one, you can rent one inexpensively at your local tool rental center. Jefferson Rentals in Kearneysville, WV would be a good option if you live in the area. Be careful not to get too close and gouge the siding or fall off the ladder trying to get tough spots. If this does not sound like a project that you want to take on, there are plenty of power washing service providers who will do it for you. Precision Powerwashing in Martinsburg, WV offers great power washing services for your home. They can be contacted at (304) 263-7167.

3) Mulch

Among the many inexpensive ways to fix up an older home, one of the easiest is adding mulch to your yard. Mulch is the exterior equivalent to painting – you can cover up a number of blemishes or add a little interest to your yard.

Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up an Older Home

Spread it around trees, in planting beds, and along walkways and driveways. More mulch means less grass, which ultimately means less mowing, water, and maintenance. Of course many people love lots of grass, but a fresh layer of mulch can also make your lawn look more attractive. As an added bonus, mulch now comes in a variety of colors – like red and various shades of brown.

Many home improvement centers sell bags of mulch that vary in price depending on the wood that’s been mulched. If you need a lot of mulch, your local garden center can deliver by the truckload – usually measured in yards. The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority sells inexpensive recycled mulch and compost for your garden that was collected, ground, and screened from yard debris and yard waste. The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority also has a similar program.

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These are just a few inexpensive ways to fix up an older home and increase the curb appeal. Whether buying or selling in Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Inwood, or Martinsburg, these tips can help. Of course the best way to buy or sell your house is to hire the best real estate agents in West Virginia: The Linda Kilroy Team. With their knowledge and experience they will find you the perfect house or, with a few of these helpful hints,  get you top dollar for the one you already own.

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Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry WV

Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry WV

Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry WV is Full of History

The place where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet also happens to be where the Civil Rights movement converged with the Civil War – and that place is Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry.

Doug Vinson The 99 acre Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry was purchased by Alexander and Mary Murphy in 1869. Its proximity on the opposite side of the river to Harpers Ferry made it a great strategic location for the Confederate Army to launch its final siege against the Union soldiers who occupied Harpers Ferry in 1862. Photo credit: Doug Vinson

Confederate General A.P. Hill led the assault along with General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The battle resulted in the surrender of Harpers Ferry and the taking of over 12000 Union soldiers. The flanking movement cemented Stonewall Jackson’s reputation as a genius tactician.

In 1895 the Murphys deeded five acres of their land to house John Brown’s Fort, which originally stood in Harpers Ferry as both a firehouse and munitions depot. It was the epicenter of John Brown’s 1859 raid that was eventually put down by Robert E. Lee (a Federal soldier at the time). John Brown was eventually hanged for treason, but the Abolitionist Movement began and the Civil War was sparked.

John Brown’s Fort was eventually moved as part of an exhibition in the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair. It had only eleven visitors during the event and was eventually left behind in shambles prior to its purchase by Washington D.C. journalist Kate Field for $1 and subsequent move to Murphy’s Farm in Harpers Ferry. The building was renovated and the fort was constructed. The doors to the fort were made by George Washington.

On August 17, 1906 – at Murphy’s approval – one hundred-plus prominent African Americans marched barefoot by the Murphy’s farmhouse to the site of the fort to pay homage to John Brown.

The fort was eventually moved back to Harpers Ferry and sits approximately 150 feet from where it originally stood. It is currently the site of the John Brown Museum and is owned and operated by the National Park Service.

Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry WV Since its original purchase by Alexander Murphy, the property operated as a working farm. In 2002, the Murphy descendants were on the verge of selling the 99 acre tract to developers. The Trust for Public Land stepped in and purchased the property. It was then annexed and became part of the Harpers Ferry National Park. Photo credit: Billy Hathorn

Today visitors can tour the property and explore the area. The Murphy-Chambers Farm Hike winds through both woods and fields, and includes a breathtaking view of the Shenandoah River and surrounding mountains. You can check old Civil War cannons, earthworks, and the footprint of the old John Brown Fort.

Linda Kilroy is both a great real estate agent and an expert on the communities that make up the historic area of Harpers Ferry. In fact, she is an expert on the entire Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia including Shepherdstown, Charles Town, Martinsburg, and Inwood. Contact her today to learn about the homes available for sale in this beautiful and unique region. Her team can be reached at (304) 725-1145.

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Willowdale – Shepherdstown WV Community

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Willowdale – A Wonderful Community in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

willowdale - shepherdstown Shepherdstown, West Virginia is a wonderful town situated on the Potomac River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains that has a lot to offer its residents! The architecture, shopping, and restaurants in the town all make it a truly unique place to live and to visit.

Living in Shepherdstown truly represents the best small-town America has to offer. Lots of recreational activities are provided by the both the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, and residents can bike, hike and camp in the national parks located nearby. Living in Shepherdstown is perfect for the outdoor adventurist and the cultural enthusiast alike.

Real estate in Shepherdstown is still affordable and a good investment. Close to the center of town as well as the MARC and Amtrak commuter trains to Washington D.C. and the tech corridors of Maryland are three subdivisions that provide the perfect setting to raise a family or for empty-nesters to call home.

Willowdale Subdivision is located less than two miles from historic downtown Shepherdstown near the prestigious Cress Creek Country Club. The neighborhood is made up of brick-faced colonials and ranchers normally on 2-3 acre lots. Most houses were constructed in the late ‘80’s and early 90’s and have all the modern amenities.

You can expect to find houses with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 or 3 baths. Master suites are generally spacious with walk-in closets and luxurious baths with jetted tubs, granite, and tiled floors. Kitchens have high-end cabinetry, stainless appliances, and granite countertops.

There’s usually plenty of storage, and most homes in Willowdale have full basements and two car garages. Additions like sunrooms, decks and patios are commonplace in Willowdale as well. Houses typically run from $350-$500k.

willowdale - shepherdstown If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Willowdale or other communities in Shepherdstown, give the Linda Kilroy Team a call at (304) 725-1145. They will help make your dreams of owning a new home a reality. Below are some homes that are currently on the market in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Please call us if you are interested. You can also fill out the form below the listings, and we will get in touch with you.

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The Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV

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The Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV

Where else can you lie on the beach, swim, fish, paddle a canoe, party on a pontoon boat, grab a bite to eat, play tennis and have a great time? Look no further than the Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV.

Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV Located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia between the Shenandoah River and the western slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail, the Mountain Lake Club is convenient to both the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and the suburbs of Northern Virginia.

Designed by the Army Corps of Engineers and originally built in the 1950’s and 60’s to service the summer cottages of the Shannondale community, the lake and lake house are open to the public for a small fee on the weekends during the summer.

The lodge and recreation area offer the perfect backdrop for weddings, family get-togethers, and corporate outings. Summer cottages and log cabins are available for rent for week-long vacations and weekend getaways.

Memberships are available for frequent visitors. Membership provides access to everything the lake and lake house have to offer plus one very important activity: fishing!

Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV Considered the best sport fishing lake in the region, the 55 acre lake is fed by cool, clear springs from the surrounding mountains. With depths in some areas of the lake approaching 80 feet, the lake offers a variety of fish to catch including perch, largemouth bass, crappie, trout, and catfish “the size of Cadillacs”. You’ll have to paddle, row, or use an electric motor to get to your fishing spot as gasoline motors are strictly prohibited.

Because fishing in the lake is protected by membership status, and because fishing is catch and release only, the lake is an angler’s paradise. Fish are plentiful year round and the lake is fully stocked and not prone to overfishing which is often the case with lakes in the region. Bring your shiny lures, minnows, and night crawlers. At the Mountain Lake Club, the fish is king!

The Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV is convenient to everything in Jefferson County. Historic Harpers Ferry and Harpers Ferry National Park are only minutes away. In nearby Shepherdstown, you can find funky restaurants, unique shopping, and Shepherd University. The Hollywood Casino and horse racing in Charles Town isn’t too far either, and there are numerous vineyards and wineries that dot rural Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. There are numerous recreational activities on both the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. It’s truly a local treasure, in the middle of everything!

Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WVAnother local treasure is real estate agent Linda Kilroy. Linda is an expert in the housing market throughout the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia including Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. If you would like further information about buying or selling a home in the beautiful communities that surround the Mountain Lake Club in Harpers Ferry WV, contact Linda. She can help you realize your West Virginia dreams!

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Easter 2014 Events – Charles Town WV | Martinsburg WV

Easter 2014 Events - Charles Town WV

Easter 2014 Events – Charles Town WV | Martinsburg WV

Hop! Hop! Hop! The Easter Bunny is on his way! Easter is right around the corner, and there are some neat events taking place in the area that we thought you might want to know about. Take a look at our list of fun Easter 2014 Events – Charles Town WV.

Sunday, April 5th – The Easter Bunny at The Martinsburg Mall

Easter 2014 Events - Charles Town WV The Easter Bunny is stopping by the Martinsburg Mall a little early this year for Easter. Bring the kids to meet the lovable Easter Bunny and get a few pictures with him. The bunny and crew will be set up in the gazebo area. Every little guy and gal who goes will get special bunny ears as an early Easter present. You can go meet the Easter Bunny Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm or Sunday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Don’t wait too long though because he will need to be on his way after Saturday, April 19th. Photo credit: Jack, Flickr

Sunday, April 13th – Audubon Spring Egg Hunt

There will be a very special egg hunt this year at the Yankauer Nature Preserve near Shepherdstown. The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor its 6th annual event called the Spring Children’s Egg Hunt. It will take place one week before Easter, so it won’t interfere with family gatherings, and it will get the kids excited about the upcoming holiday. Any children ages three to six are allowed to participate. However, this isn’t your typical egg hunt. The eggs will be camouflaged to resemble actual bird eggs. Children will be able to learn about the different eggs and the purpose of their colorings. There will also be several educational games for the kids to play. This event will take place from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm. It is required that you register ahead of time for this event, and there is a $5 fee. You can register online.

Friday, April 19th – Saturday, April 20th – AWS Easter Flower Sale

Make it really feel like spring with some beautiful Easter flowers! The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be having their annual flower sale April 19th and 20th. Head on over to the Dominos’ parking lot in Shepherdstown and buy some fresh flowers. They will look beautiful and remind you that spring really is here. On Friday, they will be there from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. On Saturday, they will be there from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Support a good cause and get some flowers for your family to enjoy. They’d also make great Easter gifts for family and friends.

Saturday, April 19th – Easter Pet Parade

Easter 2014 Events - Charles Town WVWant to include your pet in the Easter holiday celebrations this year? We have the perfect event for you and your little furry friend to enjoy! There will be an Easter Celebration Pet Parade in Downtown Martinsburg on Saturday, April 19th. The parade will start at 11:45 am at the corner of West Martin and Queen Street in Martinsburg. Pet owners are encouraged to dress their pets in their Easter best. There will even be prizes awarded for the best dressed pets there; DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates will be giving out chocolate bunnies to the winners! The Easter Bunny will lead the celebration through the town and over to the town square. What could be cuter? Photo credit: Steve Wilhelm, Flickr

Sunday, April 20th – Easter Dinner at The Purple Iris

Are you looking forward to the Easter holiday but not looking forward to cooking a big meal for the family? Give yourself a break this year and treat yourself to a delicious meal cooked by someone else. The Purple Iris in Martinsburg, will be having an elaborate buffet dinner from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm on Easter Day. There will be an array of foods to choose from. Everyone will be able to find something they enjoy. You can give them a call at (304) 262-6110 to make reservations and make sure you won’t miss out on this great meal. For more information about the menu, visit their website here.

Sunday, April 20th – Easter Sunday Dinner at the McFarland House

Here is another opportunity to dine out and have a delicious dinner on Easter Day. The Historic McFarland House will be offering a holiday meal at 1:00 pm in Martinsburg. There will be a meet and greet beginning at 12:30 pm. The meal will consist of herb roasted beef, orange-glazed turkey breast, and more. It will be a traditional Easter family dinner, but you don’t have to worry about taking all that time to prepare it yourself! The cost for members of the Victual Club is $29.68, and the cost for nonmembers is $34.98.

Sunday, April 20th – Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt at The Clarion

Easter 2014 Events - Charles Town WV The Clarion Inn in Shepherdstown will also be having a grand buffet on Easter that will definitely satisfy your taste buds. There will be more food than you know what to do with. Treat yourself and bribe your children with the egg hunt that will follow the meal. There will be reservation available from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm on the hour. You can call their reservation hotline at (304) 870-7010 to make sure you get your spot. Children 5 and under are free! You can find out more on their website.

April 2014 – Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

The Wonderment Puppet Theater in Martinsburg will be putting on a great kid’s show all throughout the month of April. On Saturdays and Sundays, they will be performing a puppet show of Peter Rabbit, which ties in nicely with the Easter theme. The Wonderment Puppet Theater is located in Downtown Martinsburg, and it is fantastic place for children and families. The show will begin at 1:00 pm, and the doors will open at 12:40 pm. Since it is on the weekend, you can take advantage of free meter parking. The show is only $5 per person and children under 2 are free!

These Easter themed events are going to be fun for everyone. If you like this post about Easter 2014 Events – Charles Town WV, make sure to come back and see our other events blogs we post throughout the year. You won’t want to miss out on what’s going on around town!

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