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Rich with history, natural beauty, points of interest and things to do, the local region has lots of activities. Talk to Bears Den staff for more information about any of these local attractions.
 
  • Visit Blue Ridge Center & Mountain View Farm. Twelve miles of hiking trails, ponds, archeological digs and an organic farm. Blue Ridge Center is about a 25-minute drive north of Bears Den. More information about Blue Ridge Center is available.
  • Visit historic Harpers Ferry, a 30 minute drive from Bears Den, to experience Civil and Revolutionary War history. Antique shops abound and farmers markets set up on the weekends. Harpers Ferry is a National Historic Town with museums about the war, industry on the river and town life. Or visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park for even more history. And, of course, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy headquarters, is located there!
  • Find quiet time at the church and pick up some homemade honey or fruitcake from brothers of the Trappist Monastery.
  • Take the kids to visit a local farm, pick fresh vegetables, and feed farm animals. Great Country Farms is in the historic village of Bluemont, a 7 minute drive from Bears Den.
  • Hop on your bike and cruise. The Washington & Old Dominion bike path. It terminates in Purcellville, 7 miles from Bears Den.
  • Taste native Virginia wine. Twin Oaks Tavern Winery is just across Route 7 up Raven Rocks Road, less than 5 minutes away, and Veramar vineyard is east on Route 7 over the Shenandoah River, about 10 minutes away. Other nearby wineries include: Breaux, Hillsboro, Dear Meadow, Windham, and many, many more.
  • Touch the Shenandoah River white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, swimming, canoeing or tubing. River Riders in Harpers Ferry guides and rents most of the equipment you'll need. Or head down the public boat launch 5 minutes away and dip your feet in the water.
  • Nalls Farmers Market. Open almost year round, this market offers locally grown produce, dairy, plants, homemade pies and a variety of other goods.
  • Millwood, VA. The Burwell-Morgan mill (220 years old) is the oldest operable merchant mill in the Shenandoah Valley. Nearby is the Long Branch House Museum (1811 Greek Revival mansion). Learn a bit about Appalachian history at this landmark town, 25 minute drive from Bears Den.
  • Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy. Off of Route 50, the state arboretum is full of beautiful landscapes and informational walks.
  • Rock climb or repel at Crescent Rock. Located 3 miles hike north from Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail. Crescent Rock is a cliff not more than 50 feet high and 500 feet wide. Toproping is the suggested mode of operation over mostly small face holds and a few cracks.
  • Spelunk and Cave West Virginia limestone caves under the guidance of local expert and outfitter, Creep and Crawl. Creep & Crawl Outfitters specializes in offering full service wild cave expeditions that range from the first time caver to the more experienced caver. Boy Scout packages available.
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