Holiday Open House Party at Appalachian Trail Conservancy

A Happy Camper at ATC's 2012 Holiday Party ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

A Happy Camper at ATC's 2012 Holiday Party ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is -- as accomplished travel writers put it -- a very cool place to visit. During the holidays of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, Harpers Ferry is a fabulous place to visit.

There's so much history in the air that it will make you sneeze.

Harpers Ferry's 43rd annual Ole Tyme Christmas celebration has horse and wagon rides, smores-making and fascinating old buildings to peruse.

Harpers Ferry is the perfect place to stroll for the holidays. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Harpers Ferry is the perfect place to stroll for the holidays. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

This town that time forgot also has flocks of fun people who stroll around in costumes and who actually believe the year is 1862 (but in a different way than the crazoids in California).

Click Here for an Ole Tyme Christmas Celebration Schedule

Not enough for a "been there, done that" person like you? No worries, mate.

If you come to Harpers Ferry on Saturday, December 7, 2013, you're invited to hang out at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC) headquarters on Washington Street at their 11th Annual Holiday Party!

Important Message: Driving a car? Please bring your own parking place. Thank you.

The ATC Holiday Bash begins at 9 AM and rocks until the last cookie crumbs are gone and the cider jug is empty or 5 PM.

Holiday Party Highlights

  • 10 am - 12 pm: Book Signing of The A.T.: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail by Brian King
  • 1 pm to 3 pm: ATC Executive Director Ron Tipton and his wife Rita Molyneaux will serve as hosts
  • 1 pm to 3 pm: Book Signing of The A.T.: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail by Brian King
  • 2 pm: Raffle of Gregory backpack and Leki Trekking Poles for kids
~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Brian King, author of The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Come for the cookies, but stay to meet the ATC staff, volunteers, fellow hikers and members of the community.

The new ATC Executive Director Ron Tipton and his wife Rita Molyneaux will be your hosts from 1:00 pm until 3:00.

If you ask kindly, the folks in the ATC Gift Shop might trade a few of the treasures in their store for mere money.

ATC's 11th Annual Holiday Party Details

* Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

* Location: 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV

* Contact Person: Laurie Potteiger; lpotteiger@appalachiantrail.org; (304) 535-2200 x128

Click Here for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Holiday Party

Click Here for Pictures from 2012's ATC Holiday Party


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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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