This summer I decided to take a trip back to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia with my favorite people. Although most of the shops were closed this time around due to COVID restrictions, there are still lots of trails to hike and socially distance in the great outdoors. Be sure to head down the famous Appalachian trail while you're there!
This time when I visited Harpers Ferry, there was only one parking lot available, so parking may be more limited than normal. However, the path along the canal that connects the parking area to the town is still open to stroll along the water. You may even see some trains go by!
If you visit in the summer, be sure to take advantage of the water activities such as tubing or kayaking to cool down after a long day in the sun. Boat tours may also be available through certain companies, so call ahead if you have a specific activity in mind.
If you'd love to learn more about the history of Harpers Ferry, I recommend planning your visit when the shops reopen so you can get the full historic experience. A lot of areas were restricted during my trip this summer to abide by social distancing guidelines. But regardless of what's open, you're still bound to have a great time if you have a love for nature.
If you can go more than once, do it! Enjoy some time exploring the West Virginia mountains for tons of hiking and scenic viewing areas as we move into cooler Fall weather. It's a great place to get out and relax, especially during these crazy times. Even if you just take a cruise around the local roads, you'll love the mountain views.
Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. I always have such a great time exploring this great state. Thanks for reading my blog! Stay safe and have fun out there :)