Fantastic Fridays! for Families Doing School-At-Home in Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia

Educational tours one hour from the Washington DC and Baltimore beltways- open to families and groups of all sizes. All trips are from 1pm-4pm.

River & Trail Outfitters offers river eco tours, bike tours through history and survival hikes in and around Harpers Ferry, WV. There is a different tour each Friday to end your week with a BANG! And (shhhhhh) it’s educational…
River & Trail will ask all participants and staff to wear masks when doing activities where they may be less than six feet from one another. Hand sanitizer will be available for kids and effort will be made to minimize the risk for exposure to COVID-19.

For assistance with booking call 301-834-9950

Three Unique Educational Tours to Choose From

Let the learning begin!

Bike and History Scavenger Hunt. Guided tour on the C&O Canal from Brunswick, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV

  • Bike the C&O Canal from Brunswick to Harpers Ferry and back with our easy-ride Canal cruisers.
  • History scavenger hunt in historic Harpers Ferry
  • $35 pp. Dates: September 18, October 2
  • Ages 8+

River Quest Field School. Macroinvertebrate study and canoe trip.

  • 2-mile guided paddle on the Shenandoah River.
  • Learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed and perform a macroinvertebrate study in the river.
  • Canoe $80 (fits 2 or 3 people), Single Kayak $54 Dates: September 25, October 9
  • Ages 12+ (younger ones may participate with an adult).

Nature Survival Hike. Learn what it takes to survive in the wilderness.

  • 2-mile guided wilderness hike near Harpers Ferry.
  • Learn skills such as pre-hike planning, survival gear and techniques, and how to construct shelter.
  • $35 p/p Date: October 16
  • Ages 8+ (younger ones may participate with an adult).