Harper’s Ferry

If you live in Northern Virginia, or anywhere nearby, and you haven’t hiked to the overlook at Harper’s Ferry then now is the time to do it!  The cool mornings make this a great pre-lunch hike!IMG_3970

This hike is about 4 miles, two up and then two down, roughly.  It’s a little steep, but if you take your time and bring a few juice boxes it’s totally doable even with kids.  Like much of this part of Virginia, this hike is littered with relics from the civil war.  About half way up you will find a cleared area where union troops set-up up canons to fire at he strategic city of Harper’s Ferry.

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Nothing beats the view from the lookout.  You get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful and historic town of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.  The whole town is actually a National Park and as a result is beautifully preserved!  IMG_3978

Once you’ve finished hiking I can’t recommend enough a quick stop for lunch at Beans in the Belfry only a few minutes away in Brunswick MD.  This adorably eclectic cafe is located in a 100 year old historic church.

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It’s worth a visit just to admire the stained glass windows and the little-bit-of-everything decor. I had the Pangea Panini and OMG was it good!  You can also enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of some local wine while you are there.  What better way to recover some of those calories you just hiked off!

Have a Lovely Wednesday and try to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

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