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Family-Friendly Things To Do in Harpers Ferry, WV

family rafting at Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Welcome to River & Trail Outfitters, your one-stop shop for a family friendly things to do in the Harpers Ferry area. We are excited to introduce you to our array of kid-friendly adventures that promise  cherished memories for the whole family. 

Harpers Ferry Tubing

Of all the things to do in Harpers Ferry, tubing is incredibly popular and we offers three different options for your family.  Listed below are our two most popular tubing trips.  Offering affordability and a short duration, these trips may be the perfect fit!

Shenandoah Mellow Water Tubing (ages 4+)

Our mellow water tubing trip on the Shenandoah is perfect for families with children as young as 4.  Sit back and relax as you float down the Shenandoah.  Kids can float and splash down the river on this very gentle stretch of the river.  Just be sure to have them watch out for rocks under the surface!  Mellow water tubing in Harpers Ferry is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. 

Whitewater Tubing in Harpers Ferry (ages 12+)

Older kids looking for a thrill will love our whitewater tubing trip in Harpers Ferry, designed for adventurers ages 12 and up. Hold on tight as you navigate your own individual tube through class I-II rapids on the Potomac River. It is an experience that they will never forget and a perfect way to add some excitement to your family’s life. 

Mellow Kayaking on the Potomac (ages 7+)

Young explorers will love our mellow kayak and canoe trips on the Potomac River.  Kayak the calm waters of the Potomac River and enjoy spotting wildlife, learning new skills, and exploring a rock beach. Children as young as 7 can ride in a canoe or kayak with an adult.  In addition, children must be at least 12 years of age to paddle their own single kayak.


Whitewater Rafting in Harpers Ferry (ages 7+)

Calling on all young adventure enthusiasts! Our whitewater rafting trip in Harpers Ferry is perfect for kids ages 7 and up who enjoy an adventure. Led by our experienced guides, families will navigate the thrilling rapids of the Shenandoah and Potomac River and enjoy breathtaking views.   Given that safety is our top priority parents can rest assured that their little ones are in good hands as they tackle the rapids together.  All of our guides have current First Aid and CPR certifications.  All of our guides exceed the requirements set forth by the WV Department of Natural Resources for Whitewater Rafting.  The rapids on this trip are classified as classes I-III of whitewater, making this a perfect beginner rafting trip depending on water levels. 

Tent Camping for the Whole Family

If you are looking for things to do in Harpers Ferry, Camping is a must add to the list! At Brunswick Family Campground, River & Trail offers RV sites, cabin rentals, and tent sites for families of all sizes.  Spend the night under the stars camping next to the Potomac River & the C & O Canal. Our campground is located 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, making it the perfect home base to explore the area.  Whether they are paddling through whitewater rapids, floating down a mellow river, or sleeping under the stars, our kid-friendly adventures in Harpers Ferry, WV will be memories that your family won’t forget. 


Treats for the family in historic Harpers Ferry

Stop by True Treats Historic Candy Store in Harpers Ferry, WV after your rafting or tubing adventure for candy with a historical twist!  Offering candy from historically researched recipes from the 1500s on up, your kids will find this a delicious educational experience!


Battle Grounds Bakery & Coffee in historical Harpers Ferry will not disappoint!  Offering tasty sandwiches, salads, pastries, and treats for pick up.  Have a picnic by the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry off of Shenandoah Street.  A gluten free treat is available on weekends.

For more information on family friendly things to do in Harpers Ferry, contact River & Trail Outfitters to plan your family adventure!


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