Harpers Ferry and the C&O Canal — 04/24/2021

Cycling the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry

Scouts of Troop 103 camped out at the River Riders Harpers Ferry Campground located on the west bank of the Potomac River in West Virginia. They cycled down river to visit the historic town known for John Brown’s Fort, a key site in an 1859 abolitionist raid. The location where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, known as The Point, offers views of Maryland and Virginia. From there, the scouts crossed the river cycled down the Potomac Rover on the C&O Canal to also see the town of Brunswick, Maryland. The C&O is a hiker/biker path that was historically used as a towpath where mules would pull barges from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland Maryland.

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