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Harpers Ferry & Charles Town – For the Outdoorsy

May 12, 2015 in Everything Else / Trips in Eastern United States

A few weeks ago we ventured down to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia to go hiking and also to play “tourist.”  We started at Shenandoah National Park and worked our way into town.  Harper’s Ferry is such a beautiful historic area, with picturesque scenery everywhere you turn.  The town is very “touristy” but filled with unique shops and inns.  If you’re feeling adventurous, Harper’s Ferry also boasts zip lining, kayaking, rafting, tubing and more.

Be sure to hike along some of the many trails, including the well-known Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal.  There are plenty of family-friendly things to do.

Charles Town Races are located about 1o minutes away from Harper’s Ferry.  My boyfriend, his son, and I met up with my mother who is a geek for races.  She watches horse racing regularly so she was really excited to see her favorite horses run.  My boyfriend allowed his 12 year old son to pick a horse to win one of the races and he would bet a few dollars on it.  His son picked Moreno, who won- go figure!  If only he had bet more….

Take a look at some of the photos from the trip below!

 

Harper's Ferry, WV

Harper’s Ferry, WV

Harper's Ferry, WV Church

Harper’s Ferry, WV Church

Harper's Ferry, WV Church

Harper’s Ferry, WV Church

Harper's Ferry, WV Steeple

Harper’s Ferry, WV Steeple

Harper's Ferry, WV Church

Harper’s Ferry, WV Church

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

Charles Town Races

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply cooking with audrey May 12, 2015 at 9:32 am

    that makes me miss preakness!
    i’m moving back to maryland in a month and i simply cannot wait to soak in all the beautiful little spots like this. i miss harper’s ferry! lovely fotos you’ve captured here! … as always 😉

    • Reply jenlongo May 12, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Hey that’s awesome! Welcome (almost) back!!

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