River & Trail Outfitters offers a variety of trips for your outdoor fun! For over 40 years, they have offered whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, ziplining, biking, camping, team-building, hiking trips, and food & drink paddling tours.
On the summit of South Mountain, a spur of the Blue Ridge chain, stands the rugged stone tower known as The Washington Monument, the first monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. Washington Monument State Park offers an accessible picnic area, playground and museum.
The Confederate columns, led by Jackson’s force, headed to this Bull Run Mountain pass after leaving The Plains. Jackson’s troops sprinted though Aug. 26 without a problem, putting distance between him and Longstreet, who lagged behind. By Aug. 28, there were lots of Federals in the areas, some of whom headed to the gap to […]
An open-air shelter provides orientation exhibits. A five-mile driving tour and several walking trails provide access to key spots on the 1864 battlefield.
Home of Shriver family for six generations, also Maryland Civil War Trails site. Mill produces stone-ground corn meal, wheat, buckwheat flour.
Built as a residence for a local family, the Graffiti House was converted into a hospital after the Battle of Kelly’s Ford in March of 1863.
Located on the Ridge of South Mountain, the South Mountain State Park extends the length of the mountain from Pen-Mar to Weverton. Battle of South Mountain occurred on September 14, 1862. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is a 2178-mile long footpath that runs from Maine to Georgia. The Appalachian Trail in Maryland runs approximately 41 miles […]
Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover […]
The home of the Wilmer McLean stood near this intersection and became the headquarters for Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard July 18, 1861, when the Battle of Blackburn’s Ford erupted.
The 5,000-acre tract bordered by Bull Run was the scene of two Confederate victories. The First Battle of Manassas, fought in 1861, was the opening engagement of the Civil War and pitted Union Brigadier General Irvin McDowell’s unseasoned troops against ill-trained but spirited Confederates under Joseph E. Johnston and Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard.
Harpers Ferry witnessed John Brown’s attack on slavery in 1859, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves at Storer College, one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States.
The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. Picnic tables, grills, playgrounds and four lakefront rental gazebos are available in the day use area. The Park offers campsites conveniently located near bathhouses with hot showers.