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More Things to Do Nearby -- Buffalo Gap Retreat, Capon Bridge, WV.
1.) On-site Interpretive Trail - See and experience 15 placard labeled sites on a nature walk of historical, geological and botanical interest. Visit our website -- under Things to Do -- Interpretive Trail pull down menu for details.
2.) Bike River Road -- 10 minutes from camp, bike 13 miles along the Cacapon river on a road lesser traveled by cars -- take cold stream rd. down to where it intersects Rt. 50, and just before the green truss bridge, River Road is to the right… you can park at the old 1854 post office and general store building or across the street at the old 3000 ft^2 general purpose bldg. along the river.
3.) Wild Berry Hiking Trails at Buffalo Gap - a variety of maintained trails beginning at the labeled trail up above the pavilion at the end of the cul-de-sac... see your 3 ring binder in your cottage for things to do on-site and nearby for property map.
4.) Tubing the Upper Potomac at the Trough General Store in Romney, WV - drop off and pick up tube rental -- all inclusive -- about 50 minutes away - do a google search and check out details on-line or call before you go. Reasonable rates.
5.) Potomac Eagle Scenic Train ride - about $30 per person for 3 hour ride along the Potomac River and Potomac Highlands. Located in Romney WV about 35 minutes from camp.
6.) Ice Mountain hike - when open - still closed due to corona concerns - nearby in town of North River Mills about 4.5 from Buffalo Gap off Cold Stream Rd. -- must have a docent / guide. Ice vents along a north facing slope of a mountain side along the Cacapon River - short but spectacular hike.
7.) Historic Harpers Ferry WV - lowest point in the state where Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers join. About an hour from Buffalo Gap. All all day tourist trip
8.) Paw Paw Tunnel along the C&O Canal / Potomac -- A 3/4 mile long tunnel -- 10,000,000 bricks hand laid by Irish and German immigrants from 1836 to 1850. Exit camp and turn left onto Coldstream rd. to slanesville (7 miles), turn right up Rt. 29 - follow Rt. 29 (one more left) to the town of Paw Paw WV and go about 1/2 a mile past -- large parking area at this Federal park.
9.) Old Town Aqueduct along the Potomac -- Now drive about 5 miles further past Paw Paw tunnel and keep an eye out of Aqueduct sign on right -- gravel road to left -- great jumping cliffs and swim hole on RHS of parking area… Potomac river trails and old canal / locks off trails to left at end of parking area.
10.) North River Mills Ghost Town - late 1780's and 1790's -- about 10 structures maintained by owners, nobody lives there. About 4.5 miles from buffalo gap entrance - take coldstream rd. to left - go 4.5 miles… past the town name sign… keep an eye out on the left for a placard in front of an old house - - park there and explore this small village from the late 18th century along this former wagon trail road (old Rt. 50) that led from the Great Valley (Shenandoah Valley) to Fort Cumberland, now Cumberland MD.
11.) Old Town Winchester -- the historic walking mall -- Piccadilly St. intersects North Loudoun - cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, galleries… a beautiful Shenandoah valley historic town with lots of history of civil war, Patsy Cline and apples!
12.) Kettle Stop Ice Cream Shop (and more) - one of a kind -- very family friendly environment and seating for many -- picnic tables under trees, swings… largest variety of ice cream, shakes and more that you have ever seen….. Homemade kettle corn, carnival foods Fridays including hot dogs and funnel cakes, and brick oven pizza on Saturday…. At the yellow food truck at the kettle stop… go to Rt. 50 through the town of capon bridge -- Rt. 50 east towards Winchester… go about 2 miles past town of capon bridge - kettle stop on the LHS.
13.) Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA and the formal gardens of Glen Bernie together on the old Glen Bernie estate. About 40 minutes off Rt. 50. An extraordinary collection of Shenandoah artifacts, household items, artwork, clothing, civil war relics, and more all laid out by brilliant curators Smithsonian Institution style