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Harpers Ferry Fall Colors Tours | Potomac and Shenandoah River Valleys

As the crystal clear air of late summer and autumn settles over the Shenandoah Valley near Harpers Ferry, WV and the hillsides slowly take on the brilliant fiery tones for which the valley is famous, River and Trail Outfitters begins its fall colors trips by raft, canoe, kayak, hike, and bike. "Thirty years ago, we started telling the motoring public to get off the highways and onto the rivers for a new look at the fall colors, and they have responded in growing numbers," says Lee Baihly, owner of River and Trail Outfitters, located only one hour from Washington DC and Baltimore beltways and minutes from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.


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Best way to Experience the Harpers Ferry Fall Colors is with River & Trail



Whitewater Rafting

  • 3 exciting fall tours to choose from (last trip Nov 15)
  • Experience the thrill of a dam release! (Sep 14, 15 & 28 only!)
  • Ages 7 and up (10 & 14 for 2 dam release tours)

Kayaking & Canoeing

  • Park & Paddle Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Beginner Mellow or Whitewater
  • Multi-day trips (Great for groups!)
  • Ages 4 and up (7 & 12 for whitewater tours)

Food & Drink Paddling Tours

  • Brewery tours (special Oktoberfest tour Sep 15th!)
  • Winery tours complete with food and music!
  • Kayak and brunch tour
  • Great fun for groups!

Brewery Shuttle Tour

  • Visit the finest of Frederick’s breweries while we take care of the rest.
  • Shuttle, appetizers, tastings, parking, and gratuities all included!
  • Ask us about custom tours for your group

Camping & Cabins

  • Group and individual tent/RV sites
  • 5 cozy cabins to choose from
  • Located on the Potomac River and C&O Canal
  • Bath house, playground, boat ramp & more!

Used Kayak & Canoe Sale

Begins Oct 12, Saturday 9am
  • Knowledgeable & Friendly Staff
  • Try before you buy!
  • Receive 10% off accessories + 20% off lessons

Biking

  • Bike the colorful and scenic riverside C&O Canal between Harpers Ferry and Brunswick, MD
  • Self guided & guided tours available
  • Shuttles available

Hiking

  • View the stunning fall colors of Harpers Ferry!
  • Guided & self guided hikes available
  • Hiking shuttles for Appalachian Trail hikers
  • Great for groups!

Team Building

  • Rafting, picnics, biking, climbing wall and more!
  • Come to us or we go to you with "Adventures Delivered"
  • Let us help you create the perfect custom team building day!

Don't Miss Out On Our Fall Colors Whitewater Rafting Tours!

“From the perch of a raft, canoe, kayak or hiking or biking you can concentrate on the golden and scarlet hues of the changing leaves and you don’t have to turn your attention to what’s coming down the road,” says Baihly, owner of River & Trail Outfitters. The high point of our river trip is when the Shenandoah enters the Potomac Water Gap at Harpers Ferry at the culmination of the Shenandoah Valley. While the water reflects the multicolored trees along the bank, far above the river stand the many rock outcroppings and cliffs that jut out of the rust-colored hilltops. “If your eyes are drawn away from this magnificent scenery, they are usually diverted toward the river itself as you and your guide navigate the rapids along the Shenandoah and Potomac.”

Our Fall Colors Whitewater Rafting Trip includes a half day of beautiful surroundings and Class I, II, and III whitewater that requires no previous experience. River and Trail Outfitters provides qualified guides, U.S. Coast Guard approved safety equipment, a riverside picnic, and transportation to and from the river. “If you wish to have a more personal experience in a boat on the river, you can explore the many waterways that are open to a canoe or kayak during the fall,” says Baihly. “Our canoe and kayak rental program maps out the Shenandoah, Potomac, and their tributaries for one- to seven-day paddles.”

Join River and Trail Outfitters on a raft, canoe, or kayak trip for a fresh look at the fall colors from the river’s point of view.


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