Tag Archives: Shenandoah River

Loudoun Heights Trail (Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, WV)

– Civil War Series – In September 1862, Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson used Loudoun Heights as a staging ground for the bombardment of the picturesque—but also strategic—town of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. Today, remnants of the Civil War have mostly … Continue reading

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Visitor Center to Lower Town Trail Loop (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV)

– Civil War Series – The importance of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia in influencing the course of American history is hard to overstate. This picturesque town, situated at the confluence of two rivers in a majestic valley, played host to … Continue reading

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Murphy-Chambers Farm Loop (Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, WV)

– Civil War Series – Three years after John Brown’s ill-fated raid at Harper’s Ferry, violence again struck this strategically-located town, situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers in present-day West Virginia. The year was 1862, and … Continue reading

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Veach Gap Trail (George Washington National Forest, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The Veach Gap Trail is a quality hike leading up the eastern flank of Virginia’s Massanutten Mountain, nearby Shenandoah’s quieter and oft-forgotten brother. While covering 1,100 feet in elevation gain, the 3.5-mile ascent is gradual … Continue reading

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Shenandoah River Loop (Shenandoah River State Park, VA)

Situated in the heart of Shenandoah Valley, northern Virginia’s Shenandoah River State Park is an oft-forgotten destination in a heavily-trafficked area. While lacking the heights of nearby Shenandoah National Park or Massanutten Mountain, a tangle of hiking and biking routes … Continue reading

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