Shenandoah Ramble on a Late Summer Afternoon

Date: August 27, 2017

Time: 2:15 PM until 5:30 PM

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Harpers Ferry, WV 25425   Google Maps Link
(Cavalier Heights Visitors Center off 340)

Hike 4 miles along the Shenandoah River with Trail and Town Alliance of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar. This hike will take us from the Main Visitors Center of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Cavalier Heights), around the Murphy Farm, along the Shoreline Trail and Virginius Island to the Lower Town of Harpers Ferry. You may take the Park shuttle back to the Visitors Center or hike back on your own. The hike is on smooth trails with both flat sections and moderate hills. Anyone interested in a short, mainly flat stroll can join us for the beginning of the hike; contact the trip leader for options. Wear comfortable footwear and clothes appropriate to the weather. Bring water and a snack if desired.

Meet at 2:15 pm at the HFNHP Visitors Center (off US 340). We should be back to the starting point by 5:30. There is no charge for this hike, but Park admission fees apply. To carpool from Harpers Ferry, contact Chris Craig at 304-535-2886 or For more information, contact hike leader Clark Dixon at or 304-725-9634.

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