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Things to do in Shepherdstown

Things to do in Shepherdstown

Hi – Janet here from Shepherstown Mystery Walks here. So, you are going to fill your evening with a Shepherdstown Mystery Walks Ghost/History tour…but what are you going to do during the day? Here are a couple things our wonderful town is absolutely famous for.

No, these are NOT bats! They are Chimney Swifts, and they have taken up residence in Shepherdstown. In fact, Shepherdstown currently hosts the largest chimney swift roost in West Virginia, right here at Shepherd University. At dusk, hundreds gather overhead in large flocks, the chatter rising in volume as their numbers grow, circling around and around over the roost site.
According to the Experience Shepherdstown website, Birding is a year-round activity, and Shepherdstown offers a wonderful opportunity for it – perfectly placed among migratory routes, and spilling over with wildlife. With multiple viewing sites, both popular and waiting to be discovered, Shepherdstown stands as a bird lover’s must-do destination. The Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers local birding trips led by expert guides ( ).
In fact, during a Shepherdstown Mystery Walks tour, you will see numerous Chimney Swifts flying overhead just at dusk. They dance and fly and sing and are just a joy to watch!



Whether you’re looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail, explore the best rated trails in Shepherdstown, WV. With more than 57 trails covering 4334 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. As is noted in the Explore Shepherdstown website, Shepherdstown presents a rare mix of opportunities for visitors with a variety of outdoor interests. There is certainly no shortage of places to hit the mountains and trails, with several state parks close by, and a landscape of mountains and woodlands in every direction. The C&O Canal trail runs nearly 185 miles, from Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh, PA, and Shepherdstown sits perfectly along the route for bikers, hikers, and nature lovers in general. Shepherdstown sits on Mile Marker 73 on the C&O Canal.
Be sure to stop by Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle ( to check out trails and to rent a bike!
So, as you can see, there are plenty of wonderful and exciting things to do in Shepherdstown during the daytime. Be sure to book a ghost tour with Shepherdstown Mystery Walks – Shepherdstown’s only TripAdvisor Top Travellers Tour 2 years in a row. Book now at

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