C&O Canal at Harpers Ferry, WV

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Join us for a family friendly walk along the C&O Canal as we explore the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, learn the trials, tribulations, and successes of the vital sources of water for our region with representatives from the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

Expect to walk 3 miles on flat, easy terrain at a leisurely pace. Please bring a bottle of water, snacks and a bug-repellent of your choice. Dress in layers as the weather may start chilly but warm up as we walk. The walk will happen in light rain but will be cancelled in the event of more severe weather.

We will meet in the Harpers Ferry train station parking lot at 10am, setting out at 10:15am. We will cross the river using the pedestrian bridge to the C&O Canal.

Harpers Ferry Amtrak train station at Potomac St &, Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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There are several options for parking in Harpers Ferry. The train station parking lot, where we will begin the hike, is $15 per vehicle and parking is limited.

The National Park Service operates a larger parking lot at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 with a free shuttle running every 10-15 minutes from the parking lot to the Lower Town close to the train station. Park entrance fees do apply ($15).

There is limited metered street parking in the Lower Town and limited parking at the Maryland Heights trailhead across the river. If you choose to park at the Maryland Heights trailhead you will need to cross the river into town via the pedestrian bridge to join us at the train station.

If you are coming from DC and would like to carpool, feel free to text or call[masked] and we can arrange a ride.