History meets beauty at West Virginia, Maryland sites

SEP 12 2017

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By Eugene Pezzuto, New Castle News

The view from the top was more incredible than I ever could have imagined.

Harpers Ferry Rs 8073 (photo by gotowv.com)

I was standing at Jefferson Rock in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. That point is one of the best spots to see the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. I also stood on a portion of the Appalachian Trail, which is another pursuit on my adventure bucket list.

There is nothing quite as breathtaking as the Blue Ridge Mountains where Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located. There is a visitors center, and shuttle buses take you to what is called Lower Town, which has the fort and armory site, period shops, films, exhibits and restaurants in the historic buildings.

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Check out Discoveritallwv.com to learn more about historic Harpers Ferry and how to travel there!


The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.


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