Tag Archives: WV

From Home to Harpers Ferry (and Antietam) by Bicycle

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Originally posted on Bike Walk Drive:
I have taken many long-distance cycling trips since I became interested in bicycle travel. But I hadn’t done the one thing I’d really wanted to do all along: roll my bicycle out of my…

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The trial of the century?

Charles Town, West Virginia sits a few miles from Harpers Ferry in rolling countryside, not far from the Virginia border. It’s the county seat of Jefferson County and its history goes back to 1786 when George Washington’s youngest brother, Charles, … Continue reading

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A top ten historic town

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is one of my favorite history places. Just over an hour’s drive from Washington, the town tumbles down a steep hillside at the confluence of two of America’s great rivers: the Shenandoah and the Potomac. Three … Continue reading

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