One of the quieter 10-mile stretches on the entire towpath still has three important points to note. First is arguably the best campsite on the entire trail at Huckleberry Hill. It’s proximity to Brunswick and Harpers Ferry, plus the spacing for those doing the trail in three roughly 60-mile days means it’s a perfect spot to pitch a tent or hang a hammock. Second is the Antietam Aqueduct, which is yet another of the stone monoliths that greet you from time to time on the towpath. Third is access to Shepherdstown, WV. I’m not saying it’s the best trail town on the river, but it certainly has some of the best offerings. If Mellow Moods makes a return (as it’s rumored to in 2018) this is an ideal stop for the vegetarian or vegan inclined, but worthy for all omnivores. The town’s bakery and taqueria are also excellent spots to grab some calories. Whether it’s at the beginning or the end of your day, Shepherdstown is worth crossing the river!


MM 62.9 Huckleberry Hill