Embrace America’s national parks including Harpers Ferry

View of the Shenandoah River from the Murphy-Chambers Farm Overlook (NPS)
Harpers Ferry, WVa (Joh Bilous/Shutterstock)

Americans should never take our National Parks for granted. Embrace them. Enjoy them. Visit them often. Most of the USA’s national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia is celebrating its 75th anniversary as part of the National Park Service in 2019.

A visit to Harpers Ferry, a “quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers,” says the National Park Service. (It) “is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. There’s a wide variety of experiences for visitors of all ages, so come and discover Harpers Ferry.”

The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry. “A short walk along the trail from the lower town to the C&O Canal will take you from West Virginia to Maryland in just a few minutes.”

Julianne G. Crane

Photos: Top: View of the Shenandoah River from the Murphy-Chambers Farm Overlook (NPS). Middle: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.  (Joh Bilous/Shutterstock)

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