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CANCELLED | Town of Harpers Ferry, WV

Hiking Harpers Ferry, WV | Historic Town Olde Tyme Christmas

This event has been cancelled but don't let that stop you! |Meet promptly at 8am at the steps leading to the St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church to go to Jefferson Rock and afterward begin the overlook hike. There is a parking fee.

Hiking Harpers Ferry, WV | Historic Town Olde Tyme Christmas
Hiking Harpers Ferry, WV | Historic Town Olde Tyme Christmas

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CANCELLED | Town of Harpers Ferry, WV, 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA

About the event

This event has been cancelled but don't let that stop you!   

You are invited to hike two locations in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on Saturday, December 3rd @ 8am.

The first is the historically registered Jefferson Rock on the Appalachian Trail where Thomas Jefferson stood in 1783 approx. 1/2 miles near town.  

FYI - The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking only footpath in the World ranging 2,190+ miles from Georgia to Maine traversing through 14 states.  Harper’s Ferry is also the site of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. (An interesting place to visit.)

Secondly, a hike to the famous Maryland Heights Overlook approx. 4.5 miles, uphill hike. Estimated time for completion is 2.5 or 3 hrs. depending on pace. At the summit, you will view where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains looking into Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Both hikes will entail majestic and historic views, so don’t forget your camera, water and dress in layers for the weather. As you know, you will warm up as you walk.

After the hikes, we will have an opportunity to enjoy the historical town of Harpers Ferry for their Olde Tyme Christmas and Civil War enactments and other activities. Activities may include the following:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy @ 799 Washington Street – Warm drinks and Snacks, Book Signing

Horse & Wagon Tours @ White Hall Tavern on Potomac Street (11am – 2pm)

Civil war enactments

Christmas Crafts @ 180 High Street (11am – 3pm)

Christmas Music @ 179 High Street (11am-4pm)

Harp Music @ St Peter’s Church 110 Church Street (1pm)

Luminaries Lit @ St Peter’s Church (5pm)

NOTE: Try to park in town at the Harper’s Ferry Train Station parking lot or at the Visitors Center. Parking is a fee, so it is best to try and carpool.  *Those not hiking can arrive at 10AM and enjoy the historic town and we’ll meet up after the hike near John Brown’s Fort.

WHERE:  The town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia @ 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 

WHEN:  Saturday, December 3, 2022

TIME:  Promptly at 8AM* - Approx. 4PM

This event has been canceled but don't let that stop you!  

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