Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry offers a range of activities, attractions and interesting sites to explore and enjoy. The little town is divided into Lower and Upper areas, each of which offers their own attractions.
Located just downhill from the Angler's Inn Bed & Breakfast, the Lower Town of Harpers Ferry is home to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which was established in the 1950's to preserve the historical landmarks in the town from the damage of flooding that can occur from the rivers. Guests can take a shuttle from the Inn or take a take a 1.5-mile stroll to the Cavalier Heights Visitor's Center in the Park. Visitors can explore the town with a range if guided tours and excursion, including walking, historical, cultural and ghost tours, with the Harpers Ferry Ghost Tour being a legend in its own right.
The Lower Town is also home to a number of historic buildings, museums, and fine examples of architecture from before during and after the Civil War, which can be explored and enjoyed on guided walking tours. There are also many interesting shops, cafés, and restaurants en route to browse and grab a bite and drink along the way.
The beautiful natural area surrounding Harpers Ferry offers excellent walking, hiking, jogging, running, and mountain biking along the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, including the C&O Canal Towpath, which runs from Cumberland in Maryland to Washington, D.C. and passes right by Harpers Ferry. The Angler's Inn has a large patio for storing mountain bikes and preparing for your ride if you decide to bring your own.
The Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers offers a fantastic venue for a variety of water sports, including kayaking, canoeing, tubing, fishing, swimming, and river excursions. The Angler's Inn offers guided fishing trips from the hotel.
The Northern Virginia Region is home to a plethora of wineries and vineyards that produce award-winning wines, many of which are within close proximity to Harpers Ferry. Visitors to the wineries can enjoy tastings and cellar tours, as well as soak up the magnificent natural scenery in the area.
Head into the hills of Maryland’s mountainsides on horseback with a range of horseback riding trails offered by Elk Mountain Trails, which offer horseback riding trails for all levels of rider.
For those wanting something more relaxing, Harpers Ferry has several day spas such as the Vivo Day Spa and the Tranquility Day Spa that offer indulgent body treatments, pampering massages and a range of salon services, including manicures, pedicures, hair styling and makeup services.
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867 W Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, Phone: 304-535-1239
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