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Natural springs in wooded West Virginia.

May 14, 2012

The warm mineral waters of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, have long been touted for their healing properties. The surrounding area is also perfect for hiking and birding.

Berkeley Springs State Park

Visit the historic spa for a Roman-style bath ($20) or a mineral shower ($10). Afterward, wander the park to spot cardinals, bluebirds, and goldfinches.

Panorama at the Peak

The view’s the thing for eco-friendly dinners. The organic vegetables set off specialties like pork-stuffed acorn squash and grass-fed-beef hamburgers.

Sleepy Creek Mountain Inn

The water in all guestrooms in this charming white house comes direct from mountain springs. Book The Roost, a private cabin with log walls and a gas fireplace.

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