West Virginia – Jefferson County

Why visit Jefferson County, West Virginia? Travel just a few hours from the Blue Ridge Parkway and experience the physical activities, scenic beauty and historical heritage. Find out why Thomas Jefferson once said that the view at Harpers Ferry was worth crossing an ocean. You might enjoy the fun of fish­ing, rafting or tubing the cool waters of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Maybe you would prefer to hike the Appalachian Trail or bike the C&O Canal and Antietam Battlefield. Discover the best “birding” spots or experi­ence the thrill of Charles Town Racing & Slots.

See where John Brown’s Raid took place as you do a walking tour in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park but don’t forget walking tours of historic Charles Town and Shepherdstown. Remember to take the time to visit quaint shops, antiques and flea markets. The 112 mile Washington Heritage Trail National Byway allows you to find out about the extensive Washington history in this area.

For more:  http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/BRPA2010/section%201.pdf