5 days in West Virginia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
3
Marlinton
— 1 night
4
Lansing
— 1 night

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Armory Canal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, thentake some stellar pictures from The Point, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

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Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Washington DC in July, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Point ©
The Point
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Dean Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Rose River Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, thentrek along Limberlost Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, thenhead outdoors with Shenandoah River Adventures, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally learn about winemaking at Brix and Columns Vineyards.

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Drive from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marlinton.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

McGaheysville, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts
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Rose River Falls ©
Rose River Falls
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

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Marlinton

Marlinton ©
Marlinton is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Fri), stroll around Watoga State Park, identify plant and animal life at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, thentake a peaceful walk through Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, thengrab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail, and finally admire the majestic nature at Beartown State Park.

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Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Marlinton takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Shenandoah National Park in July; daily highs in Marlinton reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Marlinton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Greenbrier River Trail, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
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Watoga State Park ©
Watoga State Park
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center ©
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Endless Wall Trail, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls, and finally stroll through Long Point Trail.

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Traveling by car from Marlinton to Lansing takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marlinton in July: highs in Lansing hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedral Falls, Babcock State Park, Long Point Trail
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Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
Cathedral Falls ©
Cathedral Falls

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