Having Fun in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry West Virginia is a beautiful historic town where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet. It’s a busy tourist town with a population of only 286 people. This area is a huge outdoor recreation destination. Popular activities are camping, white water rafting, fishing, mountain biking, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and rock climbing.

The Appalachian Trail passes through this town and we constantly saw hikers grabbing a bite before they head back out on the trail. There are some great restaurants with incredible views of the river.

DSC_0129Trains are constantly zipping through this town. DSC_0096DSC_0110Harpers Ferry was a major strategic location in the civil war and It changed hands 8 times.

DSC_0114There is a walking bridge that you can take across the river.  photo 1 (8)

– Thomas Jefferson said this area was “Perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.”

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park is definitely one of the most scenic areas I’ve been to on the east coast. The RVing and Camping locations they have are as tranquil as you can get. The river is slowly moving towards the town. Canoeists paddle past the campsites.

DSC_0049DSC_0045They have rafts for kids to swim out to. The reflection of the trees on the water was stunning. DSC_0056 DSC_0057 DSC_0085Further down the river the rapids pick up. It’s a romantic spot and I happened to walk up on this couple enjoying the view. DSC_0088We attended the Mountain Heritage Festival. They had live Blue Grass music, great food, arts & crafts, and wine tastings.

DSC_0015There was a ton of local food vendors. You can fill up from eating all the samples. The food was amazing but what we enjoyed even more was the local accents. Being from Minnesota I’ve got an accent that has but the West Virginia accents were a hoot to hear. I could listen to them talk all day. DSC_0021 DSC_0026

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