Travel Blogs from Harpers Ferry, United States

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Catoctin, Monocacy, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Catoctin, Monocacy, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Catoctin, Monocacy, Antietam, Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... National Battlefield and then drove 17 miles through Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park along the way to arrive at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Harpers was a great town with so much American history. I saw remnants of ...

Maryland Rte. 16 to Harpers Ferry, WV, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Maryland Rte. 16 to Harpers Ferry, WV

A travel blog entry by blinnro

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... how to pay attention to my needs and find a way to make this time my own. Coincidentally, Dad was planning to meet us in Harpers Ferry to bring some gear, etc. yesterday morning. We hiked down out of the MD mountains to where the Potomac and Shenandoah ...

Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by tpollock

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I made a trip Friday morning to the National Park Service's Cartographic Lab located in Harpers Ferry for a little tour (amazing!) and came back later in the afternoon with Mark for a walk around town.   A bus will take you into the ...

Little Bit of the Past, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Little Bit of the Past

A travel blog entry by siggymadda09

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Our first move of the day was to buy food; we had been running dangerously low for a couple of days and were desperately craving some fruits and vegetables. Against both our wishes we got some essentials at Walmart and then Sigrid drove to the produce ...

Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, United States travel blog

Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by sadbag

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... Best buy .... arggggh! Stop for a donut out of frustration. Find Best Buy and assist the US economic recovery. Drive back to Harpers Ferry - Pizza lunch at Mena's Restaurant average. Back to the hotel for PM nap  :-) Out for dinner - trouble finding ...

Antietam, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, United States travel blog

Antietam

A travel blog entry by sadbag

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Late start. meet Alan and Heinz in Chambersburg. Drive to Antietam battlefield - battlefield tour. Lunch in Sharpsburg. Drive to Harper's Ferry - quiet ...

Appalacian Trail, Washington DC / Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Appalacian Trail

A travel blog entry by dalemountford

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... airport and spent some of the day at the museums. Then took the train to Harpers Ferry and started 6 days of hiking the Appalacian Trail. Hitch-hiked back from Caledonia State Park to Harpers Ferry to return to Washington DC to fly to Portland, ...

Day 69: Blackburn to Harpers Ferry Hostel, MD, Harpers Ferry Hostel, United States travel blog

Day 69: Blackburn to Harpers Ferry Hostel, MD

A travel blog entry by robconr

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... . Yes this is what I did!! (at this point information about the Smokies isn't exactly worth carrying!!) So I hiked away from Harpers Ferry. However I did have the blues and while passing all the tourists, there inquiries " are you a thruhiker?" etc made ...

1/2 half done or 1/2 way to go??, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

1/2 half done or 1/2 way to go??

A travel blog entry by stephenplante

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... nbsp; I also crossed the thousand mile mark but I didn't see it 6/5      short day. Only 9 miles into Harpers ferry.  Met up with Nobody!  Went to the Appalachian trail headquarters. Got my picture taken and  put in ...

Picturesque (and Historic!) Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Picturesque (and Historic!) Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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... a few more pictures along the way before getting a ride back up to the Visitors Center and our car. I have vague memories of visiting Harpers Ferry with my family while we lived in Baltimore 50 years ago -- it was interesting to see it again and to better ...

PANCAKES IN THE PARK, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

PANCAKES IN THE PARK

A travel blog entry by walters2012

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We left the wonderful mountain range heading North to a recommendation from Steve and Deb – a place called Harpers Ferry. As we arrived, the rain did too, in torrents, so much that I couldn't get out of the check in office!  As the next day ...

On The Train, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

On The Train

A travel blog entry by americanpoet

6 pm I am on a 24 hour train journey from Penn Station, NY to Union Station, Chicago. I just switched trains in DC. Now we are riding through this tiny little West Verginia village. I want to visit here for a weekend or something. All the houses ...

A Lovely Walk!!!, Harpers Ferry Historic District, United States travel blog

A Lovely Walk!!!

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... and his followers are tried for treason and hanged. 1850 - US statue Fugitive Slave Act mandating authorities in free slave states to aid the return of runaways. This allowed unscrupulous people to capture freed blacks in the northa nd re-slave them ...

Battle of Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Battle of Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by honestman

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Hi there, Im back..... As Lee's CSA Army marched north to Antietam, he sent a force to Harpers Ferry to take it from the USA. CSA - Confederate States of America. Whilst HF is key to the access of West Virginia it is also the route of the main railroad ...

Hotel, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Hotel

A travel blog entry by honestman

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For those of you who are concerned about me, no need to worry, I am great. Had a good sleep as in bed before 10 and woke at 6am without awakening...... I thought I would share a couple of pics this morning, it is only 6:50 for me, and it's a holiday ...

Harpers ferry Arrival, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Harpers ferry Arrival

A travel blog entry by honestman

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Antietam is only 17 miles from here and I took the scenic route. Harpers ferry sits on the fork of the mighty Shenandoah River and the even mightier Potomac. Its a beautiful setting and of strategic importance... Checked in and went for a run up to the ...

Andy's Big OE, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Andy's Big OE

A travel blog entry by andygailtravel

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... far – twice in Maine and once in North Carolina. A real goer. Got ice cream and drink, cookies at Keys Gap and was at Harpers Ferry by 12:30pm. Went to ATC HQ and met Jean Cashin – got photo taken and got guide books which ATC will post home. ...

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

A travel blog entry by alialam

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Amtrak overnight experience, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Amtrak overnight experience

A travel blog entry by lecklund

... hiking in as it was pouring rain most of the time but I did have a great visit to the Applalachain Trail visitors Centre in Harpers Ferry a and I joined the App Trail Club for $30 for a year membership which includes a movie about the train that will be ...

harpers ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

harpers ferry

A travel blog entry by cactusjoe

being a civil war buff had to make the ...

Harpers Ferry Via Emmitsburg, MD, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Harpers Ferry Via Emmitsburg, MD

A travel blog entry by jilnmike

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... University. It was founded by French emigre Father John Dubois in 1808 making it the oldest independent Catholic College in the United States. On campus is the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes. The Grotto is a very popular pilgrimage destination for all ...

Little stop off in Harpers Ferry, WV, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Little stop off in Harpers Ferry, WV

A travel blog entry by kha_and_cb

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... morning swimming in the pool, Ben and I headed out to look for America! Smooth driving through Maryland led us to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. This was a big surprise because it means we hit another state we didn't even intend to visit. Harper's Ferry ...

Incredibly Beautiful Country and Town, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Incredibly Beautiful Country and Town

A travel blog entry by jilnmike

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... is very knowledgeable of the history of the town's history. We feel much more informed as we take leave of his company. Harpers Ferry is a town that integrates the National Historic Park with a living town. Most of the historical buildings are occupied by ...

Harpers Ferry and C&O Canal, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Harpers Ferry and C&O Canal

A travel blog entry by mcgovern

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... only lives here in the park!  After we worked on these books, we started our drive from Shenandoah National Park to Harpers Ferry National Park.  When we got to Harpers Ferry, we played on a Jumping pillow (a big trampoline).  Next, we ...

A little american history trip at harper's ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

A little american history trip at harper's ferry

A travel blog entry by fca_mc

blue ridge mountains, shenandoah river...country road, take me ...

Confluence, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Confluence

A travel blog entry by justinjones

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Harpers Ferry is a really special place -- it's one of the only major Civil War towns that kind of died out by the present day, so the Park Service has managed to turn most of it into an outdoor living historical museum.  The town itself actually had ...

Bringin’ It In to Harper’s Ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Bringin’ It In to Harper’s Ferry

A travel blog entry by nzsarah

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Today's Hike: 6-7 miles from Ed Garvey Shelter to Harper’s Ferry Highlights: -         Nice flat, easy hike with one steep descent to end four days of hiking.          ...

Aches and Pains don't stop this train..., Picatee Creek Road, United States travel blog

Aches and Pains don't stop this train...

A travel blog entry by cyclepath

long night in La Crosse, long morning in La Crosse, steaks smell nice but the woods smell better, loud freight ...

Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, United States travel blog

Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by andreatravels

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... to see both the upper town, where current residents mostly live, and the lower town, which consists almost entirely of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.    In the upper town you can see the fabulous view of the confluence of rivers, ...

Harper's Ferry (Be All That You Can Be), Harper's Ferry, United States travel blog

Harper's Ferry (Be All That You Can Be)

A travel blog entry by zacharymull

... for a second and then gave me his real name. (Which I have totally forgotten.) Hiking, my friends, is a whole different world. Harpers Ferry was intensely hot. I think it was 95 when we got there, with high humidity. To get off a train into that kind ...

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