With gasoline prices climbing, it makes more sense than ever to take advantage of nearby recreation options. Fortunately, there is no shortage of national wilderness areas and parks within a short drive from Jefferson County. And you can stretch your dollar even farther by taking advantage of discounted or free access passes from the National Park Service. Read the Full Story >>
A Little Time Away
A Travel Blog Based in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Content Premieres Exclusively in The WV Independent Observer.
Do you live or work in or near the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia – the counties of Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan? Are you visiting this beautiful region? Yes? Then you are a short drive from a huge and diverse number of things to do!
Whether you have just one afternoon or two full days, we have you covered with ideas and resources for quick trips away from the day-to-day. History, nature, art, food/drink, and more – our region has it all and we will share our explorations and observations with you
Enjoy A Local Vacation To Shepherdstown
Shepherdstown, at the northern end of the county, is enough off the beaten path to retain the sleepy charm of a small village that makes it easy to quickly relax with a weekend or midweek get-away.  Read the Full Story >>
Visit Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Everybody needs a little time away, goes the song — even from the people, places, and things we love. Fortunately, here in Jefferson County we have an abundance of nearby travel options in the surrounding region that both local residents and visitors can experience.  Read the Full Story >>