Fall Foliage In Harpers Ferry National Park

Check out our recent trip to Harpers Ferry National Park to enjoy fall foliage. Click the image for more information.

I LOVE fall foliage; it is one of my favorite things about fall, so I planned for us to go somewhere nice where we can enjoy the fall colors especially since my parents are visiting from the Philippines. This is a perfect time to show them around. When planning for a trip, I always take into consideration the schedule of my kids; I always have to work around their nap and bed time. Harpers Ferry National Park sounded perfect because it was only an hour drive from where we live.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The park includes land in Jefferson County, West Virginia; Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia. You can read more about it here.

One vehicle pass costs $10.00 but it’s valid for 3 consecutive days beginning on the date of purchase. As soon as we arrived, we went straight to the visitor center where they had shuttle buses waiting for visitors which we rode going to the Lower Town.

My daughter was pretty excited about this. She has this current fascination on buses; she’d scream whenever she sees one and would always ask me to look for one whenever we’re driving somewhere. She did tell me one day that she wishes to ride a bus so her wish has been granted.

Harpers Ferry National Park

Harpers Ferry National Park

daddy and daughter looking at Shenandoah River located at Harpers Ferry National Park

Harpers Ferry National Park

Harpers Ferry National Park

The bus ride was around 5-minute long and they did play a short audio about the town which I didn’t hear much of because I was so focused on being excited for my daughter on her first bus ride. She behaved the whole time we were in the bus; I think she was trying to enjoy every bit of it which I found really cute. Unfortunately, she didn’t want to get off the bus; she started crying and screaming as soon as the bus stopped and she figured out we were about to get off.

The park is really nice and we really loved the quaint community. It seems like anywhere we looked, there’s a nice location to take our pictures at. There’s actually a couple doing a photo shoot while we were there and I bet the pictures would look amazing. They also have some restaurants in the Lower Town where you can stop by and eat after enjoying the beautiful scenery.

We were hoping to see a lot of trees changing colors because according to the fall foliage map I checked, the peak season will be towards the end of October. We didn’t see a lot but did see a few so that was a little disappointing (and I know that they are just predictions) but they were still beautiful nonetheless!

fall foliage in Harpers Ferry National Park

family in Harpers Ferry National Park

family in Harpers Ferry National Park

daddy, daughter, son, and grandpa in Harpers Ferry National Park

family in Harpers Ferry National Park

family in Harpers Ferry National Park

It was a very windy Saturday afternoon, just like when we went on our Apple Picking Trip a month ago. But the kids didn’t seem to mind it; my son was running around all over the park while my daughter was busy eating her puffs while walking around the park. Everyone had a great time; and that’s what’s important!

toddler lying on fall leaves at Harpers Ferry National Park

toddler and grandma walking around Harpers Ferry National Park

toddler eating Gerber Puffs at Harpers Ferry National Park

toddler siblings at Harpers Ferry National Park

Where do you usually go to enjoy the beauty of fall foliage? Let me know in the comments; you know I always love to hear from you.

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98 Comments

  1. Rachel G
    November 30, 2016 / 7:17 AM

    I’ve never been to this part of the country, but it looks like a gorgeous park! Love how beautiful the sky and trees were during your visit.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:12 PM

      It really is a gorgeous park. You should definitely visit it especially in fall if ever you’d be in the area. 🙂

  2. tinajohnson2
    November 30, 2016 / 8:46 AM

    Looks like an amazing place to spend an autumn day! Foliage looked beautiful!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:13 PM

      It really is a pretty place. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:14 PM

      Oh, so sorry to hear that. I hope you get to enjoy the beauty of fall in the future though. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:14 PM

      It really was. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:15 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. Nataly
    November 30, 2016 / 9:42 AM

    It looks so beautiful! I hope you all had a fun time! I hope to visit here one day.

    -Nataly

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:15 PM

      Thank you; we did have fun! You should definitely visit this park if you’d ever be in the area especially during fall.

  4. awerner90
    November 30, 2016 / 9:43 AM

    Ahh Harpers Ferry looks beautiful! I need to go there for a weekend, especially during the fall. It looks like your family had a blast 🙂

    Xoxo Amber

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:16 PM

      You have to, it is really gorgeous and it’s just a short drive from where we live. 🙂 It was a fun afternoon. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. November 30, 2016 / 10:04 AM

    I love fall foliage! I tried to go to great falls to see it, but it had been so warm that none of the leaves had turned! And then like 2 weeks later they all fell off! FAIL!! LOL next year I will plan better.
    Cheers
    Diana
    http://www.seaofblush.com

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:16 PM

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that. I hope you get to enjoy the beauty of fall next year. 🙂 Thank you for dropping by.

  6. November 30, 2016 / 10:23 AM

    I use to live in DC/Reston–I am sad that I never made it up there!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:17 PM

      How cool! You should definitely visit this park if you’d ever be in the area again.

  7. November 30, 2016 / 11:04 AM

    Love fall pictures! Your family is adorable! 🙂

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:17 PM

      Thank you!

  8. November 30, 2016 / 11:05 AM

    Such pretty pictures! I just love fall foliage. Your kids are adorable, too!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      Same here, I am in love with it. Thank you!

  9. roseclearfield
    November 30, 2016 / 11:11 AM

    What a beautiful place to spend a fall day!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      It is a really beautiful park. Thank you for stopping by.

  10. November 30, 2016 / 12:06 PM

    Oh, how I would love to vista that part of the country. We don’t get much in the way of Autumn in Southern California.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that. You should definitely visit this park if you’d ever be in the area especially during fall.

  11. November 30, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    Love it! I live about two hours from Harper’s Ferry. I definitely need to bring the family here!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:20 PM

      You definitely should; it is a really beautiful park. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:21 PM

      Oh, so sorry to hear that. I hope you get to enjoy the beauty of fall soon. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:21 PM

      Thank you; you are so sweet! 🙂

  12. November 30, 2016 / 3:30 PM

    This looks like a blast!!! Your daughters pigtails make me smile… I cannot wait until my daughter has long enough hair for pigtails.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:22 PM

      We did have fun regardless of how cold it was. Haha! I love pigtails too! They look so much cuter. 🙂

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:22 PM

      It was a really fun afternoon. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:23 PM

      Thank you!

  13. November 30, 2016 / 7:27 PM

    What a fun time that you must of had! I love beautiful fall foliage too. fortunately, I live in the city of trees (Ann Arbor, Michigan) so views like this are right in my backyard.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:25 PM

      It was a really fun afternoon with my family. Oh wow! Now I’m jealous because you don’t have to leave your home just to see this kind of scenery. I would love to have that view in my backyard. Thank you for stopping by.

  14. November 30, 2016 / 8:43 PM

    BEAUTIFUL photos!! I’ve never heard of Harpers Ferry, but I totally want to visit one day, now. Fall foliage is my absolute favorite, it’s like a real life painting! Thanks for sharing <3

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:26 PM

      I couldn’t agree more! I am in love with fall foliage; so breathtaking! You should definitely visit this park if you’d ever be in the area especially during the fall.

  15. November 30, 2016 / 8:47 PM

    Such pretty pics!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:26 PM

      Thank you!

  16. November 30, 2016 / 10:15 PM

    Those trees are beautiful, especially that bright red one. Looks like y’all had a great time, too!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 10:28 PM

      The red tree is really beautiful. It was indeed a fun afternoon. Thank you for stopping by.

  17. November 30, 2016 / 10:51 PM

    So so pretty! I love the Fall color and turning leaves. All your pics are perfection, thank you for sharing!

  18. November 30, 2016 / 11:06 PM

    What beautiful pictures. It looks like your family had a great time. I have never visited a National Park. I hope to visit a few with my children soon.

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 11:08 PM

      Thank you! We did have a fun afternoon. You should definitely visit the park if you’d ever be in the area.

  19. November 30, 2016 / 11:15 PM

    Beautiful family! Looks like you guys had great time!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 11:23 PM

      Thank you! We really had fun! 🙂

  20. A Graceful Life Blog
    November 30, 2016 / 11:21 PM

    Wow this looks soo pretty! Would love to visit there! I am so glad you had a great time with your sweet family!

    • Belle
      Author
      November 30, 2016 / 11:23 PM

      Thank you! You should definitely visit the park if you’d ever be in the area. 🙂

  21. December 1, 2016 / 12:18 AM

    It’s really cool that your daughter also got something out of the trip. My kid isn’t so much into buses.
    This park looks super cool. I might have to go there one day if I’m in the area!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:16 PM

      You definitely should. Thank you for stopping by.

  22. December 1, 2016 / 3:51 AM

    Beautiful photos of what looks like a really fun family day! State and National parks are the best, especially in the Fall.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:16 PM

      Absolutely! I love State and National parks! Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:17 PM

      Thank you!

  23. December 1, 2016 / 11:24 AM

    So beautiful! I need to visit this park! Gorgeous family! 🙂

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:17 PM

      Thank you!

  24. December 1, 2016 / 11:50 AM

    I miss the fall colors! I grew up in Ohio and now live in California, so it’s definitely something I miss during autumn for sure! Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:18 PM

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that. I hope you get to enjoy the beauty of fall in the near future. You should definitely visit this place if you’d ever be in the area. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:18 PM

      Thank you! It really is.

  25. December 1, 2016 / 12:07 PM

    Soooooo gorgeous! Fall if my fave time of the year 🙂

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:19 PM

      Thank you! Me too!

  26. December 1, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    The good news is, your kids probably won’t remember the leaves as much as they’ll remember the experience … and the bus ride.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:20 PM

      Well, that’s a good way to look at it. Yeah, I made sure I took photos of our bus ride and noted what happened so I can share it to my daughter when she’s older. Thank you for stopping by.

  27. Stef @ Crafty Christian
    December 1, 2016 / 1:26 PM

    Pretty pictures! I love all of the fall colors, it’s my favorite <3

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:20 PM

      Me too. Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:20 PM

      Thank you!

  28. December 1, 2016 / 2:07 PM

    What a beautiful place! I’m sorry not all the leaves had changed color, but still looked gorgeous. So fun for your little one to ride the bus…my boys get so excited about that too.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:22 PM

      It still is a really beautiful place regardless of the colors. Thank you! 🙂

  29. December 1, 2016 / 2:08 PM

    That looks like you had a blast. Its great to get the kids out before it gets colder out. MY son is obessesed with leaves so we always try and bring him out to collect them.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:23 PM

      It’s so true. We try to take them outside every weekend to take advantage before it gets too cold. My daughter loves to pick leaves and rocks too. 🙂

  30. December 1, 2016 / 2:16 PM

    Love these colors. We don’t get much fall foliage in Northern California but I used to live in the East Coast and miss all the falling leaves. So pretty this time of year!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:23 PM

      Sorry to hear that. I hope you get to enjoy the beauty of fall in the near future though. Thank you.

  31. December 1, 2016 / 2:28 PM

    I’ve always loved walking around Harpers Ferry! It’s on my bucket list to go back and take pictures. I forgot my camera the last time I was there. I feel like the peak happened a week later than predicted this year. At least where I live it did 🙂

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:24 PM

      Awww! That sucks! I hope you can go back soon. 🙂

  32. December 1, 2016 / 2:36 PM

    I’ve only ever passed through there, but I really want to go back and visit. It looks beautiful!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:25 PM

      You definitely should; it is a really beautiful place. Thank you for stopping by.

  33. globalmunchkins82
    December 1, 2016 / 7:14 PM

    We’ve made it a goal to get out and visit more of our national parks in 2017. So, far we’ve been to zero bc we are always traveling outside the states. This park looks like one we should definitely add to our list.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:28 PM

      That’s a really nice goal. I love to travel so that would be perfect. You should definitely visit this park when you get a chance, it is a really beautiful one.

  34. December 1, 2016 / 9:16 PM

    This looks like such a wonderful place. I may have to put it on my to-go-to list!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:28 PM

      Thank you. You definitely should. 🙂

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:29 PM

      It really is.

  35. December 1, 2016 / 10:18 PM

    Look gorgeous! I live close to the mountains,about an hours drive away so that is where we usually go when we go away for a day.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 11:29 PM

      Oh wow! Now I’m jealous! It would be nice to live close to this park and enjoy the beautiful scenery as much as we could.

  36. Growing up zee
    December 2, 2016 / 9:13 AM

    What a beautiful family! The last pic of the kids is too cute!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 2, 2016 / 10:26 PM

      Thank you!

  37. December 3, 2016 / 12:30 AM

    Your family is adorable! Sounds like a great trip!

    • Belle
      Author
      December 3, 2016 / 10:31 PM

      Thank you! It really was a great one.

  38. December 3, 2016 / 1:02 AM

    These pictures are amazing, it looks like a great place to visit. I love fall to, it’s my favorite season because of it’s beauty.

    • Belle
      Author
      December 3, 2016 / 10:31 PM

      Same here! Thank you! It really is a beautiful place, you should definitely check it out if you’d ever be in the area.

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