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Harpers Ferry National Park

July 08, 2014

One of the differences in now living in the Mid-Atlantic region versus Florida is the proximity of other states to you. Orlando is right smack dab in the middle of the state which means it takes four hours north you are still in the state and you can drive six hours south and still be in the same state.  Harpers Ferry was just over an hour drive and located in West Virginia. This was my first time traveling in West Virginia and I had no idea the beauty held in that state until I saw it with my own eyes.

Harpers Ferry holds quite a few special distinctions in American history. It is here that welcomed the birth of the American railroad, witnessed the biggest surrender of Union troops during the Civil War, and one of the first schools to educate former slaves in the country. You can explore the town of Harper's Ferry and watch a short video that gives you the history of the town's beginnings, importance in history, and its struggles. After walking through the old, classical streets of Harper's Ferry you want to cross the bridge for the perfect view of the point. The Point is where the two rivers meet and you get a beautiful view of the Potomac River and the Blue Ridge. I haven't been to many national parks in the past but this trip has made me want to explore more of my own country's natural landscapes.


  1. I've just finished reading the chapters on the Appalachians in Bill Bryson's book "The Lost Continent" and your pictures really prove that it's a beautiful region! Would love to visit it one day! And thanks for linking up with us for #TravelTuesday!

  2. I live in CT, but am visiting my Mom in Auburndale, FL right now.....but yeah FL is a big state compared to ours in the north...I'll be heading south to visit my aunt in Margate later this week..first time being down there....

  3. You know I've never really visited West Virginia before, only driven through it. You definitely have a lot of other states that are easy to access now!!

  4. I love that part of the East coast where you can really see the heritage in the architecture! I love that you were at the meeting point of two rivers!