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Great walk with lots of history

We did not start the walk from the visitors center but took the tram down to Lower Town and then... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
sconrad1961
Armory Canal rewatered!

I love the Armory Canal trail, it’s history and nature in union. (Bonus points if you find the... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
tatianacuba
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Although I loved the historic old town too, my favorite thing to do in Harper's Family was walk along the canal trail. I started from the main visitor's center, and walked the trail (fairly steep, with some steps) down to the armory canal trail. Like...More

8  Thank kren250
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Walk the canal trail and read all the signage. As you do, picture the building and what was being produced or stored there and why this town was so critical to both armies, John Brown, Lewis and Clark

2  Thank M-F_Trackers
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We did not start the walk from the visitors center but took the tram down to Lower Town and then walked a large length of the trail. Signage is excellent, you can learn so much about the history of the Armory and canals. It's very...More

1  Thank sconrad1961
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I love the Armory Canal trail, it’s history and nature in union. (Bonus points if you find the footings for the old Bollman railroad bridge that once spanned the canal.) Last week we were fortunate to see the Armory Canal rewatered for the first time...More

Thank tatianacuba
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We parked in a parking area and walked the length of the canal into Harper Ferry. Very informative walk. Nice seeing the turtles sitting out in the sun on logs.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Walk the canal trail and read all the signage. As you do, picture the building and what was being produced or stored there and why this town was so critical to both armies, John Brown, Lewis and Clark

2  Thank M-F_Trackers
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Nice walk. Interesting sights to see the canal , the cuts in the land and the scenery beautiful, but the litter is so invasive.

1  Thank richlee1975
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Amazing inventive minds at work, educational and informative walk. Go on a good day and soak in the sights !

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Have always enjoyed visiting and strolling 🚶 along this super awesome and historic trail. There are certainly alot of interesting things to see along the way such as the armory canal, pulp mill ruins, cotton mill ruins and the river. Trails are well maintained and...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

At least 3-4 times a year I make sure that I travel to the Armory Canal Trail. Whether I'm alone or proudly showing this extremely special area off to friends who are seeingit for the first time, just setting foot on this sacred ground means...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed July 13, 2017

The canal is a little outside of the main area. It didn't seem to have many visitors. There's not really much to see in terms of a the canal but it's worth reading about the history and seeing how the armory factories were laid out.

1  Thank JJABMT
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This area was so green and beautiful as we took our morning walk. It was well worth our time. It was our final morning and we came through here and headed to the area where the three trails meet (Appalachian, Chesapeake &Ohio (C&O), and Potomac...More

1  Thank Steven P
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Response from william c | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can with help on stairs going down across railway trail but most very nice
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May 10, 2015|
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sure, i saw a mt. bike on it, but i don't know how far one could go i was hiking the A.T. on a beautiful day at the time
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