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A course that takes place almost entirely within Harpers Ferry National Park offering scenic views of mountain ranges, historic buildings and notable battlefields significant during the American Civil War era!
Why We Love It
Harpers Ferry, most known for John Brown's raid on the Armory during the American Civil War, is a historic town located where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet the state lines of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. This quaint town blends historic American Civil War battlefields, 18th and 19th Century artisan skills and trade, and outdoor recreation into a single destination.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|Harpers Ferry National Park|
A 4,000-acre park rich in Native American and American Civil War histories. It is home to historic trails, battlefields, exhibits, museums, and shops. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, hike, walk/run, white water raft.
|C&O Canal National Historical Park|
A 185-mile (298 km) recreational park along the Potomac River once used for cargo transportation is now home to trails and historic lock houses. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, fish, walk/run.
|Appalachian National Scenic Trail|
A 2,185-mile (3,515 km) public footpath in the Appalachian Mountains that cuts through cuturally significant lands and towns. It is one of the longest continuous paths, touching 14 States and stretching from Georgia to Maine, and takes approximately 6 months to cross end-to-end.
|Antietam National Battlefield|
The site of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North and the "bloodiest single day battle in American History". Activities: boat, bike, camp, fish, hike, horseback.
|High - 75°F (24°C)||Low - 52°F (11°C)|
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Amtrak Harpers Ferry Station (HFY)
|Bavarian Inn||11.1 mi (17.9 km) from start/finish|
|Clarion Hotel Shepherdstown||11.2 mi (18.0 km) from start/finish|
|Hampton Inn Charles Town||5.2 mi (8.4 km) from start/finish|
|Jackson Rose Bed and Breakfast||2.4 mi (3.9 km) from start/finish|
|Laurel Lodge||3.0 mi (4.8 km) from start/finish|
|Quality Hotel Conference Center||1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish|
|Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast||3.4 mi (5.6 km) from start/finish|
|The Angler's Inn||2.8 mi (4.5 km) from start/finish|
|The Ledge House Bed and Breakfast||3.2 mi (5.1 km) from start/finish|