Eastern Panhandle Region

Harpers Ferry, WV
Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights

The Eastern Panhandle Region of eastern West Virginia spans a landscape of broad valleys drained by the , , and rivers and bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge. It has historically been a vacation destination. The nation's first public baths were established here at Bath, or . Horse racing, near , and heritage tourism are principal attractions in the panhandle. The national historical park at , and the Antietam National Battlefield, near , attracts thousands of visitors annually. The region is often referred to as a bedroom community of the Washington, D.C., area. Tourism and agriculture are primary industries.

The Eastern Panhandle Region includes , , and counties and adjacent areas of Virginia and Maryland. The region corresponds to the Eastern Panhandle travel region of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

Interstate 81 travel north to south through the panhandle region, passing through Martinsburg in its route between Hagerstown, Maryland, and Winchester, Virginia. Highways US-522 and US-340 course through the western and eastern reaches of the panhandle region respectively.

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