NEW Tree Top Canopy Tours! River Riders has a variety of fun activities which include rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and NEW this year the Tree Top Canopy Tours. This new adventure includes 8 Zip Lines and 2 High Bridges. The Tours will take approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is guaranteed to be awesome fun for the whole family. Reservations are required. For more information please call 800-326-7238, or visit them online at www.riverriders.com.
This museum was established in 1970 by Robert E. Wallich who began collecting trains when he was just a child and never gave up his hobby for 72 years. There are trains of every size and make on display. Dont miss the 75-foot long operating Standard Gauge layout. Kids and adults alike will enjoy an outdoor miniature train ride. Open weekends April through October (weather permitting). For more information call (304) 725-2521.
The races began in 1933. Long famed for its exciting thoroughbred horse racing has both day and nighttime racing of over 200 racing days a year in luxurious surroundings. The races are four days a week. They also offer full card simulcasting with greyhound dogs. Video lottery now available, renovation has been completed. For reservations and group information call 304-725-7001.
Began in 1969, the Summit Point Motor Sports Park has 2 mile road racing circuit. You can find amateur sports car, Go-Cart and motorcycle racing for 21 weekends and 2 weekends of Vintage sports cars each year. You can even race around the Go-Cart track in the NEW KOA Sponsored Carts. For more information call 304-725-8444.
Shepherdstown is the oldest municipality in West Virginia. It is the home of Shepherd College founded in 1871. There is a monument on the Potomac River where John Rumsey gave the first public steamboat demonstration in 1787. The worlds oldest and largest waterwheel operated Thomas Shepherds Grist Mill in 1739.
See West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland as Thomas Jefferson did when he sat on " Jefferson Rock" and in 1801 wrote of the view, "This view is well worth a trip across the Atlantic."
Hiking trail over 2,000 miles long extending from Maine to Georgia, on the crest of the South Mountain between Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland. The trail offers breathtaking view of the magnificent Cumberland Valley to the west and the renowned Middletown Valley to the east.
Jefferson County seat, named after George Washingtons youngest brother. Six homes built by the Washington family still stand, showing the first presidents influence on the area.
Harper's Ferry is located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. The original town has been restored and includes exhibits and interpretive presentations. You'll also find a wax museum, arsenal site, armory, B&O Railroad Station, St. Peters Church, shops and hiking trails. Open year round. For more information call 304-535-6029, or visit the National Park Service Harpers Ferry website .
Harpers Ferry. Robert Harper built this house in 1780. It faces a hill side with cave-like cellars carved from stone. The Public Walk is a flagstone street that runs behind the house.
Harpers Ferry. 44 steps carved in solid rock in about 1810. They lead from High Street, up the steep hillside to the Public Walk, past Harper House, along the path to St. Peters Catholic Church and to Jefferson Rock.
Gettysburg Pennsylvania was the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War. It was also the bloodiest single battle of the war, resulting in over 51,000 soldiers killed, wounded, captured, or missing. The Visitor Center and Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War houses the electric map, a large bookstore, licensed battlefield guides, current schedules of ranger-conducted programs and Civil War exhibits.