Harpers Ferry Adventures in West Virginia!
Civil War history draws many from near and far to West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. One of the main attractions is Harpers Ferry, located only 12 miles (or 20 minutes) from Hillbrook Inn.
The rich history of Harpers Ferry, including John Brown’s raid of 1859, is just the beginning of what the area has to offer. There are many historical museums, exhibits and other points of interest – too many to see in a single day – plus guided tours to help you learn about the significance of Harpers Ferry and the Civil War.
In addition to history, adventures abound in and around Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers converge. There are three outdoor adventure companies based in Harpers Ferry, all of whom offer tubing, kayaking and white water rafting tours. Zip lines, climbing, and other outdoor adventures are also available.
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If hiking or biking is your desire, the C&O Canal Towpath and Maryland Heights hiking trail offer scenic routes to explore and take in nature. Both of these routes have connection points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, as well as Shepherdstown, which is full of interesting shops and places to eat.
Where the Potomac River cuts its way through a gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harpers Ferry is a must-see stop filled with both beautiful surroundings and historical significance.
After a day of exploring, unwind with a rejuvenating Appalachian Hiker’s Delight Package at our Gatehouse Spa, or cap off the night with a fine dining experience at our restaurant.