Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry is a town in West Virginia. Paths wind through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which has 19th-century buildings, a Civil War Museum and 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.

Harpers Ferry

Bear Sighting

Sighting of a black bear on the side of Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park.

One of the many highlights of visiting Shenandoah National Park is the opportunity to observe and photograph wildlife – white-tailed deer, a wide variety of birds, and butterflies, and, with some frequency, black bears. Black bears estimated in a few hundreds are the only species of bear found in Shenandoah National Park.

Bear Sighting

Bench View from Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. The Skyline Drive runs its length, and a vast network of trails includes a section of the long-distance Appalachian Trail. Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks. Shenandoah is home to many bird species, plus deer, squirrels and the elusive black bear.

Bench View from Shenandoah National Park