Trails Less Traveled: Bark Ranger Walk in Lower Town

Rosie the BARK Ranger

Join us for a guided hike along two rivers. We’ll walk along the Armory Canal Trail to visit the remains of Dam 3 on the Potomac. Returning to the lower town, we’ll explore the Point and the walking bridge before walking along the Shenandoah to Virginius Island and back to town via Shenandoah Street. Along the way we’ll discover some history and learn about the BARK Ranger program and areas open to pets in Harpers Ferry. At the end of the hike, participants may choose to have their dogs sworn in as official BARK Rangers.  Please come prepared with a leash, dog waste bags, proper footwear, water, and any other necessities for hiking comfort and safety. Dogs that do well around other dogs and groups of people are welcome on this hike.

Retired in 2017, hike leader Dave Cahan enjoys spending much of his time fishing and hiking.  Since January 2018, Dave has been a volunteer at Harpers Ferry.  He hikes the numerous park trails, answers visitor questions, and reports downed trees and other trail problems.  His dog Rosie is one of the park's first BARK Rangers.

3.5 miles, rated EASY, flat walking on dirt or grass roads and trails. Meet on Potomac Street, across from the Harpers Ferry Train Station, near the caboose.

Proceeds from this program benefit the Harpers Ferry Park Association’s ongoing mission of supporting the park’s interpretive and educational programs and providing aid to conservation and preservation projects.

($10 Donation Per Person)

There are limited spaces available. Registration is required. We also require masks and social distancing measures to keep our guides and visitors safe.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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