Area Attractions — Dining, Lodging, Camping, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing

Off the river, but not ready to go home yet? There’s plenty to do in the area!

Most of our staff are local, and can personally recommend the area’s best kept secrets. We are also conveniently located near numerous restaurants, vineyards, hotels, B&Bs, National Parks & attractions, shopping, and more!

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Restaurants

You will surely work up an appetite after a day on the river. It doesn’t matter which way is “home”, we can recommend a restaurant that is conveniently located along your journey. Traveling with a group? Onsite catering services are available. Call to inquire.

There are many restaurants local to us that are within 3 to 8 miles, such as Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays, Glory Days, IHOP, Pizza Hut, Chinese, Fast Food Chains and more. For a more personal taste of our area we also suggest the following restaurants.

Anvil in Harpers Ferry, WV

Brewers Alley, Frederick, MD

Firestone’s Culinary Tavern, Frederick, MD

Cacique (Spanish & Mexican Cuisine, Fine Dining), Frederick, MD

Volt Restaurant (as seen on Top Chef), Frederick, MD

La Paz Mexican Restaurant, Frederick, MD

Isabella’s Taverna and Tapas Bar , Frederick, MD

May’s Seafood Restaurant, Frederick, MD

Long Horn Steak House, Frederick, MD

Tendo Buffet (Chinese) Frederick, MD

Goodstone Inn and Restaurant

Guide House Grill

Attractions

Since we are located in Loudoun County, VA just minutes from the Maryland and West Virginia borders there are many attractions available for all ages and adventure levels. See our lists below for great ideas on places to visit, eat and stay while you are visiting us near the Harpers Ferry, WV area.

We are located just minutes from Harpers Ferry, WV (approximately 3 miles) and only 8 miles from Charles Town, WV. Frederick, MD is just 18 miles from us and Baltimore, Washington Dc and Northern Virginia are within an hour to hour and fifteen minutes.

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Lodging

Hampton Inn Frederick
(We have partnered with Hampton Inn Frederick to offer you a large savings when you book your trip with us)
Just click on to the link and book your stay.
Frederick, MD

Econo Lodge
Harpers Ferry
(304) 535-6391

Holiday Inn Express
Charles Town, WV
877-859-5095

Harpers Ferry Guest House
Harpers Ferry, WV
(304) 535-6955

Knights Inn
Knoxville, MD

Stone Manor B & B
Lovettsville, VA
(540) 822-3032

Quality Hotel Conference Center
Harpers Ferry
1-855-809-3506

Laurel Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Harpers Ferry, WV
(304) 535-2886

The Town’s Inn
Harpers Ferry, WV
(304) 535-1860

Econo Lodge
Harpers Ferry

Hampton Inn
Charles Town, WV
(304) 725-2200

The Jackson Rose B & B
Harpers Ferry, WV
(304) 535-1528

The Treehouse Camp
Gapland, MD

Hillbrook Inn
Charles Town, WV

Guided Fishing

Enjoy the peaceful scenery, and the excitement of the catch!

Guided fishing tours on the historical Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Our expert guides will show you the secrets of fishing for Small Mouth Bass and many other species from the comfort of a 13 ft custom fishing raft made specifically for the local waters. Tours are designed to be low to no impact and practice catch and release fishing. Whether you fly fish or spin-cast, these rivers have something for every skill level. Potomac River fishing is a relaxing past time. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility Potomac and Shenandoah River fishing will provide with Harpers Ferry Adventure Center Today!

Spring , Summer, Fall

Guided Fishing
1-2 guests

Half Day, 4hrs+
$300

Full Day, 8 hrs+
$500

Listed prices DO NOT include 6% sales tax and a $2 user fee & $3 river fee, which will be applied per person for all activities. Reservations are required for guided fishing trips, and all participants must be at least 7 years old and weigh at least 50lbs. Any person participating in an activity with Harpers Ferry Adventure Center must complete a Liability Waiver.

ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A LIABILITY WAIVER COMPLETED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Guided Fishing Tour Details

  • You will need a fishing license for the tour. The guide will advise which state to get a permit through depending on which section of river the tour will be on.
  • Prices include: guide, all necessary equipment including rods and tackle, food , and drink.

Trip Departure Times

  • Daily, check in at 8am, on the water at 9am
  • Half day, afternoon trips based on availability

Meet your Guide

Travis Edens, of King Fisher Guide Services.

Horseback Riding

Do you want to see the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains up close and personal? Go horseback riding in West Virginia. Your sure-footed mount gently carries you across the beautiful terrain while you breathe in the fresh mountain air. Additionally, a trained guide will share historical and botanical facts about the area. When you and your family or friends need a fun activity, visit the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center for a day of adventurous and relaxing horseback riding.

We partner with Blue Ridge Trail Riding. All the horses are experts on any type of trail. While horseback riding experience is helpful for this tour, you don’t need it. Our horses and tour guide make it easy for even inexperienced riders to enjoy this fun activity.

In addition to riding, your guide will offer insight into the area’s history as well as its people, culture and land. You’ll also learn about the natural flora and fauna that thrives in the mountain and along the river during the leisurely tour.

If you’re ready to enjoy this rain or shine outdoor activity, keep a few tour details in mind.

  • Reservations and a 50 percent non-refundable deposit are required.
  • Group members must be older than eight years old, weigh less than 250 pounds and sign a Medical Release prior to the ride.
  • Everyone under 17 years old must wear an ASTM/SEI certified helmet provided by Blue Ridge Trail Riding.
  • Each horseback riding tour accommodates eight guests and must include a minimum of four people. We can combine groups to meet the minimum requirement.

Horseback riding in West Virginia gives you the chance to enjoy nature and the fresh mountain air of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Can you think of a better way to see the area’s beauty and enjoy its natural wonder? Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your family or friends, be sure to register for this adventure and all its benefits today.

Rock Climbing

How would you like to go one-on-one in a contest against Mother Nature, testing your strength, balance, and and sense of adventure? Does climbing some of the Shenandoah’s most enticing peaks sound like fun? You can do it at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center with our new Rock Climbing excursion. This new adventure is fun for the whole family and guaranteed to make you smile. You’ll do things you never thought you could do, and you’ll come home believing you can do anything.

Our rock climbing treks are guided by West Virginia rock climbing veteran, Brance Keesecker. He and his wife, co-own Climbing New Heights, a West Virginia guided rock climbing company. Brance has been at this sport for years and you couldn’t be in safer hands than with him. His goal is to get people to develop their rock climbing skills to the point where they are easily climbing formations they would never even tried to climb in the past. He loves it when his students reach a new peak and get that unmistakable look of triumph on their faces. You’ll have that look, too, after spending the day with Brance.

Rock climbing is truly something almost anyone can do. Whether you’re a total novice or someone with a great deal of experience, you’ll learn something from Brance and have an amazing adventure, too. This is something you don’t want to miss!

You can book your rock climbing excursion directly through Harpers Ferry Adventure Center. Representatives are there to book your adventure 7 days a week. The only requirements to go rock climbing with Brance are to be at least 5 years old and a minimum of 45 pounds. That’s all! You can book in groups of six or less, and can book half (4 hours) as well as full days on the rocks. So don’t wait! Book your rock climbing party today and be amazed at what you will discover you can do.