Harpers Ferry is a historical small town in West Virginia. It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet. Because of the town’s strategic location, it was a “hot spot” during the American Civil War in 1861 through 1865 when the place changed hands between Union and Confederate forces eight times. Part of town is now designated as the National Historical Park. The best spot to see this beautiful town in entirety is to hike up about 1600 feet to the overlook cliff of Maryland Heights across C&O Canal from the town to Maryland side and the best time is at the end of October for the fall colors. I took this picture exactly 7 years ago in 2009.