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“Nice Sunset”
Review of Prospect Peak

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Owner description: A panoramic overlook that stands nearly one thousand feet above the Potomac River.
Madison, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice Sunset”
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 likely from Panorama from the Peak. Panorama from the Peak is a restaurant that is literally across the street from the pull over for Prospect Peak. We assume their septic tank was leaking because the smell from the restaurant was TERRIBLE. We walked a bit away from the restaurant and it was bearable.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Panoramic view”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic view”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Spectacular Sunsets”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Charles Town, West Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Average at best..”
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 State Park overlook 4. Pendleton point/Blackwater Falls/Blackwater Gorge 5. Along highway 55 heading towards moorefield, and then highway 48 past Moorefield. All of these are significantly better than this overlook. But if you are in Berkeley Springs its worth the drive b/c therr isnt a lot to do there...

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