Hitting The Trails In West Virginia

I’m currently down in Martinsburg monitoring Coast Guard communications post Hurricane Sandy, and on the occassional day off I’ve been taking advantage of being in West Virginia, which is well known for its historical sites and outdoor recreation. The slogan on the West VA Tourism website – Wild and Wonderful, is fitting.

Going for runs and working on building my endurance as I train for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. The hills have been a bit challenging, but I always feel good when the run is over.

Going mountain biking with River Riders. I found them while doing a Google Search for “things to do in West Virgina”, and called just in time for their half-day self-guided mountain biking package. This was my first mountain biking experience and I loved it and the staff at River Riders was AWESOME! Everyone was friendly and inviting as we checked in to get ready for our trip. We were dropped off and given a map and contact numbers to call for pick up whenever we were ready, and then we were on our way.

We road 23 miles rountrip from West Virgina to Maryland, then stopped in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to have dinner at Hannah’s Train Depot Seafood and BBQ Restaurant. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail was so beautiful and relaxing, and many people were either mountain biking or hiking along the way. Others were continuing on to the Appalachian Trail.

River Riders is only an hour and twenty min from D.C, so on my next visit to D.C I’m going to try and come back to do the Canopy Zipline Tour. If you’re in the area check them out, they also have rafting, tubing, camping, fishing, and rock climbing available. Visit their website at http://www.riverriders.com/

Below is some of the route we took :)

Exploring the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. This town was the starting point on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the site of the John Brown raid which percipitated the Civil War, the site for 3 Civil War Battles, and its “been sited by art history experts as the most “painted town” in America because of its spectacular scenery”. Check out more information on the town here.

If you ever decide to hike the Appalachian Trail (14 states, 2184 miles long from Georgia to Maine) from start to finish you’ll go right through the town of Harpers Ferry. :)

What kind of adventures have you been on lately?

Until Next Time! Love AGT :)

*Note* This is not a sponsored post

Sources: www.rundisney.com, http://historicharpersferry.com/, http://wvcommerce.org/, and http://www.riverriders.com/

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