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The Appalachian Trail embraces Harpers Ferry with a downtown section past the trail office, and scenic rises from the rivers' confluence.

northward, will carry you across a
repurposed railroad bridge over the
Potomac River, from which you can
see the confluence with the Shenandoah River. You'll hike along the old
C&O towpath (now paved), then
climb upward toward the Weverton
Cliffs for 180-degree views of the
river. The walk is about 4.5 miles to
the cliffs.
Additionally, once you cross the
river, you can head in the opposite direction along the C&O bike
path to the Maryland Heights trail
across Harpers Ferry Road. Follow
the trail and stay right at the fork,
taking the Overlook Cliffs Trail,
which culminates in a spectacular
view of the town. From the bridge
and back, the walk is a little over
four miles.
Shuttle: Teahorse Hostel provides
rides to and from area trailheads starting as low as $10. teahorsehostel.com
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VIRGINIA:
Shenandoah National Park

Stay #1-Skyland Resort.
Resting atop a 3,680-foot peak
at milepost 41.7 of Skyline Drive,
this 178-room resort features some
of the best bedside views the East
Coast has to offer. First established
in 1885 by George Freeman Pollock, Skyland catered to affluent
northerners seeking luxurious
amenities in an isolated mountain
setting. For a post-hike treat, try
a guided horseback tour. Rooms
start at $95. goshenandoah.com
Dine: Pollock Dining Room +
Mountain Taproom. The former
serves American-style farm-totable fixings, while the latter has
craft brews on tap and offers fresh
brewed coffee and espresso as well.
Throughout the spring, summer
and fall, look for nightly live entertainment in the Taproom.

Hike: For a great .8-mile quickie,
leave the lodge and head for the
AT, proceeding northward until
you hang a left on Stony Man Trail,
which you'll follow to the 4,011foot summit. Augment the journey
by following the lariat trail back to
the AT, heading northward, then
turning onto the Passamaquoddy
Loop, which will carry you back to
the lodge, and bring up your journey to around 3.4 miles.
For a longer hike, proceed
Southward on the AT for 4.3 miles
to 3,600-foot Hawksbill Mountain
for views and a picnic.

Shenandoah National Park

Stay #2-Big Meadows Lodge.
Located at milepost 51 of Skyline
Drive near-you guessed it-a big
mountaintop meadow. Built in 1939
by the Civilian Conservation Corps,
with an elevation of 3,500 feet, the


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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 - 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
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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 - 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 - Guest Column
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