White House Farm Spring House. Just a quick stop in the side of the road to see the oldest standing in West Virginia. Unfortunately it’s a privately owned residence so we weren’t able to see anything else.
Cool Springs Nature Preserve, We took Linda’s Loop (1 mile) around the outside of the property. A very nice walk with lots of birdsong, insects and flowers and a couple of tunnel-like paths that give your walk an almost story-book feel, but no spring to be found.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV. We parked at the main park entrance visitor’s center and took a bus into lower town, about 1.6 miles away. The park ranger suggested a 2 mile loop to us that took us through the historic town (I was surprised to see people actually live in some of the houses and have shops in others), onto a portion of the AT, up to Jefferson Rock, past the cemetery and by several stone ruins. I think if you come you would get as much out of wandering the town and then along the river. I’m not sure why but I hadn’t expected there to be so much road noise everywhere. There is one other 4 mile hike here that takes you across the train trestle to an overview of Harpers Ferry but it’s too hot to do today.
Tropical Smoothies for a cold treat after such a hot walk.
Falling Waters Waterfall, Falling Waters, WV. A few short steps brings you down to this very pretty waterfall.
Baymont, Harrisburg, PA. This hotel also has painfully slow internet.