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Almost heaven: Drive along West Virginia's country roads this fall


Begin your West Virginia road trip in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, located just an hour's drive from Washington D.C. The town is situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and features some of state's most unique history.

The Appalachian Trail extends almost 2,200 miles between Georgia and Maine, passing through 14 states. Touted to be the longest hiking-only trail in the world, it weaves through three miles of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and is home to some of the nation's most historic events, which include John Brown's raid and several Civil War battles.

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