West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle boasts numerous recreational, historic and cultural activities within a short drive of The Woods.
For the adventurous, whitewater rafting and kayaking, professional auto racing and thoroughbred racing are close by. In addition, The Woods is bordered on three sides by the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, which contains more than 75 miles of hiking trails and a 205-acre lake for fishing and canoeing.
History buffs enjoy Harpers Ferry National Park, historic Shepherdstown (oldest town in W. Va.), Antietam Battlefield and Berkeley Springs (a favorite retreat of George Washington). Each summer, the Contemporary American Theater Festival comes to nearby Shepherdstown, offering new, cutting-edge plays from America's best playwrights.
Nearby outlet centers are favored by Woods' guests. Great buys can be found in women's apparel, menswear, luggage, glass, collectibles and much more. Specialty shopping is abundant in the Eastern Panhandle, where visitors may find one-of-a-kind items created by local artists or vintage treasures from a variety of antique shops.
"Most men are so occupied with the cares and labors of life that
its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them."
Henry David Thoreau from "Walden"