Day Trip: Redbud Weekend in Berkeley Springs

April 18, 2010

Where: Throughout Berkeley Springs, W. Va., about a two-hour drive from Baltimore.

When: April 23-25

What: Spring celebration includes arts exhibitions, theater, wildlife encounters, celestial observations and guided hikes at Eidolon Nature Preserve. Visitors can go to Berkeley Springs Visitors Center, 127 Fairfax St., to pick up a Redbud Weekend brochure, which includes directions for a self-guided driving tour of all activities and a map. Nature Niche, at 50 Washington St., offers brochures and a free redbud seedling (while supplies last).

How much: Varies, but most activities are free.

What's nearby: Uniquely West Virginia, a wine and food festival showcasing of native, state-grown products at the Old Factory Antique Mall in downtown Berkeley Springs is Saturday, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Information: Go to or call the visitors center at 800-447-8797.

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