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While some get their kicks hiking the
Appalachian Trail all at once, for
the rest of us, it's best enjoyed in
little sections. The following seven
hikes will get you out on the Great
Trail, trekking over a mountain and
through some woods, but with one
key proviso: They are all near a destination-worthy overnight accommodation. So yes, a hike, but also
shuttle services where needed, fine
dining, cold brews and other sips,
and a great place to fall asleep thinking about your walk.
Let's start at the northern end of
our coverage states' AT miles, where
the hikes are especially short and
the stays especially rewarding.

WEST VIRGINIA: Harpers Ferry

Stay: The Jackson Rose Bed & Breakfast. This historical B&B was originally built in 1795 and draws its
name from the fact that, at the onset
of the American Civil War, it served
as the headquarters for "Stonewall"
Jackson. In a letter to his wife, the
then-colonel commented upon the
beauty of the property's pink climbing roses-hence the Jackson Rose.
Rooms are furnished with antiques,
completing the historical theme.
Lodgings start at $140. thejacksonrose.com
Dine: Bisou Bistro at the Canal
House. Housed in a brick building
dating to the 1790s, the Bisou's

menu changes seasonally according to availability of local produce.
Owner/Executive Chef Kevin Plunkett specializes in crafting classic
New Orleans Cajun and Creole
French cuisine. We recommend the
Cajun Jambalaya, which, according to Plunkett, features "onions,
bell peppers, celery, Tasso, sausage,
chicken, tomatoes, jalapenos and
garlic, combined with a rich stock
and simmered for hours with just
the right amount of rice folded in
and served with sauce piquant." thebisoubistro.com
Hike: The AT passes right through
the neat and very small historical
town of Harpers Ferry, and, heading

At Skyland Resort in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park,
views into the Great Valley often come with the foreground
element of a deer; the Applalachian Trail is nearby.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017

Features
Romance, Reunions and Family Fun for Summer
Mountain Summer: A Photo Essay
When Asheville Took over the 1970s’ Paper Dress Fad
Bateaux along the James River
On the Appalachian Trail, the Easy Way
BBQ!
Departments
Letters / Worth a Click
Contributors
From the Editor
Mill Creek Stories
Creature Feature
Mountain Report
The Good Walk
Country Roads
Singing in the Garden
Festivals & Events
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Letters / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Contributors
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 14
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 18
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - The Good Walk
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Romance, Reunions and Family Fun for Summer
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Mountain Summer: A Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - When Asheville Took over the 1970s’ Paper Dress Fad
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Bateaux along the James River
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - On the Appalachian Trail, the Easy Way
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - BBQ!
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - Festivals & Events
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2017 - 63
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