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Prospect Peak

Berkeley Springs, WV
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A panoramic overlook that stands nearly one thousand feet above the Potomac River.
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A panoramic overlook that stands nearly one thousand feet above the Potomac River.
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Not much else to say other than the overlook is spectacular. The river valley and farm land is great, and you can see several surrounding states. A great photo-op, especially in the morning when a blanket a fog settles in the valley.

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Frederick, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you happen to be around Berkeley Springs, WV, you can't miss the view from Prospect Peak where you can see the town of Hancock, MD but more impressively, it is the spot where three states meet (MD, WV, PA). The view is spectacular. National Geographic apparently has named it one of the most outstanding beauty spots in America.

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Madison, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We drove up to Prospect Peak on Sunday, January 19. The view was very nice. I've attached a picture. It was a very nice way to enjoy the sunset over the mountains. Yes, there may be more amazing views in the world, but this was a beautiful, peaceful moment on a Sunday evening. What distracted us: the smell of sewage... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Huge expanse. lt would be truly spectacular in the summer, during the foliage or after a new snow. None of those were the case when we were there, but the view is really big anyway.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stopped here at the overlook since we had reservations at Panorama at the Peak restaurant. The view was outstanding! Later we went in to the restaurant for Sunday brunch and had a window seat. We enjoyed people-watching of the people who stopped to take pictures at the overlook.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is directly across the street from Panorama at the Peak. Its on the way to Paw Paw Tunnel. This is the BEST place to see the sunset.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

I drive to a lot of places in eastern/central wv. There are a TON of places that have much better views than this. If you are looking for trult breathtaking views in wv here are a few ideas. Some require a significant drive time but here you go: 1 Spruce Knob (peak) 2. Bear rocks @ Dolly Sods 3. Cacapon... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Worth the 5 minutes drive if you are in Berkeley Springs. If you drive for 5 minutes more you can find a small river access if you have a canoe or kayak.

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

At this overlook just west of Berkeley Springs on Rt. 9, you can see three states. However, the scrub trees haven't been cut back recently blocking some of the view. There is a more spectacular view of 4 states from Cacapon State Park Mountain Overlook. However, the road to Prospect Peak is in better shape than the one at the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Especially on a clear day, this is a great place to look out on the "Blue Smokey Etc." mountains. HUmidity can make it hard to see far. There is signage so you know what you are looking at as far as states - up to four. It's especially stunning in the fall with the various colors. Also when you are... More 

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