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T H E G O O D WA L K

HILLSBORO
HOUSE
B&B...

words from years ago to
still ring true:
"The scene spread
out before us was one
...is not a fancy, palatial
of indescribable beauplace, but one whose
ty and enchantment.
three guest rooms are
Towering
mountains,
decorated in simple
furnishings. Family
the smiling fertile plain
photographs add
and the famous historic
the touch of a loving
Greenbrier River, flowhousehold. It felt as if
ing gently at the base of
we had been invited
the mountain. Nowhere
into Leah and Eugene
in all of our travels have
Burford's Hillsboro
we witnessed such scehome and, after a full
breakfast, it seemed
nic beauty or such a loas if we were saying
cation for a great State
goodbye to valued
Park."
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When I visited the
park a couple of decades
ago, there were still
huge stumps from chestnut trees along the Musket Trail
that had succumbed to the blight of the early 1900s.
Alas, time has taken its toll and even those reminders of
the towering giants are now gone.
The aptly named Cranberry Bog Trail brought us to
the Horse Heaven Trail where a bench provides a peace-

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ful spot. However, this is also the place where horses
killed in the battle were disposed of. It's not something
often touched upon, but tens of thousands of horses
were killed during Civil War battles-3,000 at Gettysburg alone.
Low cliffs and small slot canyons along the Overlook
Trail lead to the second grand vista of the day-Briery
Knob Overlook. Since it faces almost due west, the view
of Hill Creek Valley, with high ridgelines as a backdrop,
would be a nice sunset spot.
Also worth visiting are a small museum, soldiers'
graves and several monuments just a few hundred feet
from the end of the outing.
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