One place we like to visit that is not far from our home is Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. As you have most likely noticed we tend to gravitate toward places with significant history. If you look hard enough every place has significant history.
Harper’s Ferry is located about an hour and a half from Baltimore, Maryland just inside of West Virginia. When traveling to this location you will weave in and out of Virginia and West Virginia, crossing the Shenandoah River. It is at Harper’s Ferry that the Shenandoah River and the Potomac River meet. The view from this historic town is breathtaking.
You can walk the streets of Harper’s Ferry and take in the history, visit the historic buildings, exhibits, and museums or you can hike the trails. This is a great place to spend the day or a weekend. When you visit Harper’s Ferry you will find there is something for everyone.
Depending on what time of year that you choose to visit, they have many events scheduled. This small town played a huge role in the American Civil War.
I love the feel of the town; right on the edge of two rivers, the air is fresh and inviting. You can even walk over the river on an old railroad track; they have built a nice walkway.
While visiting here you will find a flea market in the area, a casino, and an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.