Harpers Ferry Area
Wild Wonderful West Virginia
The start of the Shenandoah Valley is actually in West Virginia in the Harpers Ferry area. At the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers (known as The Point), you’ll find the town of Harpers Ferry. It’s home to both Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Appalachian Trail Visitor Center. And with two scenic rivers, there are plenty of recreational opportunities.
Next door you’ll find Shepherdstown, named by Budget Travel as “One of America’s coolest towns.” It’s also one of the oldest towns in West Virginia. Shepherdstown loves to celebrate and its Halloween happenings and ghost tours are renown.
After visiting Kids Trail stops in these two towns, head just minutes west and visit Charles Town, another place rich in history. Here you’ll find a terrific selection of restaurants, from family friendly to fine dining, along with charming B&Bs and inns.
Finish up your visit to the Harpers Ferry region with stops in Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs. While in Martinsburg, have some family-friendly fun at a puppet theater or children’s museum. Then unwind in the town of Berkeley Springs. Did you know that George Washington brought his family here? The town’s namesake are the warm springs that run through the state park. Your children will enjoy catching minnows and playing in the water.
Enjoy your stay in the Harpers Ferry region while spending time with our Kids Trail partners. Below scroll down to see this area’s partners and use the drop down menu to sort them by your child’s interests.