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