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Armory Canal Trail

Potomac Street Extended, Harpers Ferry, WV
+1 304-535-6029
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The canal is a little outside of the main area. It didn't seem to have many visitors. There's not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Walk -- Very Historic

This area was so green and beautiful as we took our morning walk. It was well worth our time. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven P
Alexandria, Virginia
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Potomac Street Extended, Harpers Ferry, WV
+1 304-535-6029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Steven P
Reviewed June 6, 2017

A nice walk to really understand the historical aspects of the area and how it started as well as the end. It would be interesting to see what the area and even the nation would be like if the Civil War had never happened

Thank DJ2041298
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Very interesting seeing the pictures and reading the history. We walked along the wall next to the river.

Thank Tgft2015
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Very educational and interesting, take a stroll and learn something new ! Go on a good day, cool breeze to keep you cool as you walk !

Thank Rue F
Reviewed April 29, 2017

This trail is best discovered first as part of a Ranger Guided Tour with Harpers Ferry National Historic Site. The tour doesn't go the entire trail but it provides LOTS of information on the ruins and historical changes of business and industry that the area...More

Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
Reviewed March 14, 2017

It is just very beautiful during these seasons of the year summer you can even do a Lillie wild water rafting and then just chill back under a tree over looking where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers meet. Plenty of Restaurants and snacks at Harper's...More

1  Thank william c
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I thought I had done my research, but I did not realize these ruins of industry were here. The paths are easy and the remnants of the factories are well interpreted.

1  Thank howards994
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Take a trip back in time and see the mode of transportation for moving people and goods before the railroads. The is a must see for students of United States history both before the Civil War during and after.

1  Thank mpofirefighter
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This trail leads away from hubbub of the main historic district (the "Lower Town") but is definitely a significant part of Harpers Ferry's history. Along this trail are the sites of the modest homes of various workers as well as the various industrial building sites:...More

Thank Warren E
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Valeria M
July 13, 2017|
Response from william c | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can with help on stairs going down across railway trail but most very nice
Pin L
May 10, 2015|
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Response from B P |
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