Biking In and Around Shepherdstown, WV

Biking In and Around Shepherdstown, WV

Biking In and Around Shepherdstown

Spring is the perfect season for bike riding. Warmer temperatures and budding trees provide the perfect backdrop for hours of outdoor fun! Whether you’re a road bike enthusiast or fat-tire trailblazer, Shepherdstown and the surrounding area offer a variety of fun trails for the leisure rider, the weekend warrior, and the battle-hardened serious rider.

c&0canal If fat-tire mountain bikes are your preferred mode of transportation, there are many off-road paths and courses in the area that vary from leisurely rides to extremely difficult treks. Just take a quick hop across the Potomac over to the C & O National Park, and you will find the C & O towpath, which runs 184 miles from Cumberland, MD all the way down to Georgetown in Washington DC. The path is relatively flat and well maintained with some breathtaking views; riders often especially enjoy the beautiful Harpers Ferry National Park section of the tow path.

mountain biking For the more adventurous, thrill-seeking bunch who believe that mountain biking should actually involve mountains, there is the Boonsboro Greenbriar State Park which offers nine different trails through rugged mountainous terrain. The Red Trail (a 4.5 mile loop) will test the most skilled riders! There are a variety of state parks in the area – particularly in Maryland – with mountain biking trails. Just make sure to call the park you’re planning to visit before heading out, since not all parks and trails allow mountain biking.

ShepherdstownFor the road bike enthusiast, the back roads around Shepherdstown offer scenic courses with very little car and truck traffic. Plan your route carefully. Some roads (such as the more congested routes of Routes 45, 480, 230 and Flowing Spring Road) are heavily traveled and have very narrow shoulders.

Antietam National ParkIf you don’t want to battle cars and trucks, Antietam National Park is a quick five minute ride across the Potomac into Maryland. The wide roads and speed-controlled traffic offer a less stressful biking experience. However, be forewarned: there are some difficult hills to navigate.

W & OD TrailAnother option for those looking to bike without the stressful presence of vehicle traffic is the W & OD trail which runs from Purcellville, VA in Loudoun County forty-five miles to Arlington County right outside Washington DC. The trail offers an interesting transition from rural countryside of Loudoun County to the suburbs of Fairfax County, all the way to the cityscape backdrop of Arlington County.

Peddle & PaddleShepherdstown Pedal & Paddle is a full service bike shop located in the historic district of Shepherdstown. They offer new bike sales, service and maintenance packages, repairs, and bike fitting. If you don’t own a bike and want to experience Shepherdstown by bike, they offer a variety of rentals.

Looking to refuel after a grueling day on the road or up and down a mountain? Look no further than Mellow Moods located on German Street in historic Shepherdstown. They offer a mix of fresh and healthy drink and food choices, as well as catering possibilities for your biking excursion. The Blue Moon Cafe is another great local refueling stop located on Princess Street. An outdoor patio with tons of salad and delicious sandwich choices – as well as a variety of tasty local libations – makes this a perfect stop to breathe and relax.

If a weekend trip is in the cards, there are a number of places to stay in Shepherdstown including The Barvarian Inn, The Clarion Hotel, and The Thomas Shepherd Inn.

Shepherdstown (and the surrounding area) is truly a fantastic destination for biking enthusiasts! Contact Linda Kilroy of Linda Kilroy Real Estate at (304) 725-1145 to learn how you can become part of this great community.

Photo Credit: Nemo, Adam Fagen, Karin, Frank Kovalchek, and Chronographia von Strangehour

188 Richwood Hall Rd Kearneysville WV 25430

188 Richwood Hall Road Kearneysville WV 25430

188 Richwood Hall Rd Kearneysville WV 25430 For Sale

Wonderful 4 bedroom Colonial in the desirable Washington Trails community!

188 Richwood Hall Road Kearneysville WV 25430

188 Richwood Hall Rd Kearneysville WV 25430 has some really nice features!

188 Richwood Hall Rd Kearneysville WV 25430

The kitchen has some nice cabinet space and sleek, black appliances. The kitchen also features an island, which creates a little extra storage space and a good place to socialize with the family.

 

 

188 Richwood Hall Rd Kearneysville WV 25430

 

There is a little nook off the kitchen with great natural light, which is a great space for family meals. However, there is a separate dining room that can be used for eating as well!

 

 

188 Richwood Hall Rd Keearneysville WV 25430

 

This home has some nice features that are popular with homebuyers. The home has crown molding, chair railing, walk-in closets, and so much more! Check out the beautiful dining room with all its detail.

 

 

188 Richwood Hall Rd Kearneysville WV 25430

The master bathroom has a separate tub and shower. It also features a double vanity sink. Sounds pretty perfect!

 

 

 

 

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Crosswinds in Charles Town, WV

Crosswinds in Charles Town

Crosswinds Subdivision in Charles Town, West Virginia has over 150 single family homes. The homes are built on lots that are approximately 0.15 acres. It is located near the Norborne-Glebe Subdivision.

Charles Town The neighborhood is conveniently located about a mile and a half from Charles Town Middle School, home of the Panthers. St. James the Greater Roman Catholic Church is nearby, and it is less than two miles from downtown Charles Town.

CrosswindsCrosswinds is a great place for commuters who want to live in an area that is outside of the city yet still have entertainment, history, and fun things to do close by. The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers a fun night out. With slot machines, table games, and horse races, the casino is a very popular place. There are also occasional free concerts held there throughout the year.

CrosswindsFor families, the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers provide great outdoor fun. Go kayaking, canoeing, or tubing. It is guaranteed to be a good time! There are also many places to go hiking and biking that are not too far away.  Make sure to check out the W. Va. Route 9 Bike Path, a ten mile asphalt bike path that runs from Martinsburg to Ranson.

harpers ferry 2 The town of Harpers Ferry is also not too far away. Harpers Ferry is a place packed full of history. The site of John Brown’s Raid, it is a great place to go to learn more about abolitionists and the Civil War.

For information about homes listed in Crosswinds Subdivision or the surrounding area, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145.

Maddex Farm in Shepherdstown WV

maddex farm in shepherdstown wv

Maddex Farm in Shepherdstown WV

Maddex Farm is a wonderful neighborhood located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The neighborhood offers 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom homes with many different floor plans by Ryan Homes. The homes range from 2,300-3,100 square feet.

maddex farm in shepherdstown wv The neighborhood is located right next to Shepherd University, a state-funded liberal arts university. It is also located very near to a Food Lion grocery store, Rite Aid, McDonald’s, and other local establishments. One local favorite is King’s Pizza, a family-run pizzeria that serves up some delicious Italian food.

maddex farm in shepherdstown wv Maddex Farm is also just a couple minute drive from downtown Shepherdstown, which is full of unique little shops and restaurants. This artsy town is full of culture, entertainment, and history.

This neighborhood is also ideal for commuters travelling to the Washington, D.C. area. It is only a five minute drive to the MARC train station.

For more information on homes in Maddex Farm and surrounding areas, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145

Animal Welfare Society Yard Sale – Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Help support your local animal shelter!

 

Animal Welfare Society Yard SaleThe Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be holding its annual indoor yard sale this weekend on Saturday, September 7th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event will take place at Zion Episcopal Church at 221 E. Washington Street in Charles Town. All of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare Society.

Animal Welfare Society Yard SaleThe Animal Welfare Society (AWS) of Jefferson County is a non-profit, no-kill shelter. The mission of the organization is to provide services to benefit both animals and people in the Jefferson County community and provide care to animals, giving them a second chance. The AWS provides pet adoption services, sponsors low cost rabies clinics, provides information to the community about animal care and health, and provides financial assistance for spaying and neutering in attempts to reduce the number of homeless animals in the community. It is a wonderful organization that has been a part of the community since 1952.

Animal Welfare Society Yard SaleDogs and cats who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused find a home at the AWS until they can find a forever home with an individual or family who is ready to adopt them. Help support this organization by attending the Animal Welfare Society Yard Sale on Saturday, September 7th at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, and check out their website at http://www.awsjc.org to discover other ways to help. Let’s give back to our community in any way that we can.

For information about homes in Jefferson County, West Virginia, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145.

Spruce Hill North

Spruce Hill North in Charles Town, West Virginia

Spruce Hill North Spruce Hill North is a neighborhood located in Historic Charles Town, West Virginia. The neighborhood is full of 119 single family homes that are new constructions by Dan Ryan Builders. The homes all have three or four bedrooms, range from 1671-2437 square feet, and have a two car garage. The neighborhood is walker friendly and has paved sidewalks throughout. Conveniently located, the neighborhood is within walking distance to Washington High School in Jefferson County.

Charles Town Spruce Hill North is a great place for families to grow and feel at home, and there are many activities to do in the area. For those seeking adventure, the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers offer fun water activities like rafting and canoeing. For those who enjoy a good time out on the town, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, which has slot machines, table games, and horse races, is located approximately three miles away. For those history buffs, Charles Town is rich in Civil War history, and it is located near the town of Harpers Ferry, the historical site of John Brown’s Raid.

For more information on homes in Spruce Hill North and surrounding areas, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145 or visit her website at http://www.lindakilroy.com.