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Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Distance from Baltimore: 66 miles, about an hour-and-a-half drive Why it's worth the gas: Abolitionist John Brown's abortive raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry added fuel to the political fire that erupted in the Civil War. Today, Harpers Ferry is a peaceful retreat, with stunning views... David Hobby, Baltimore Sun
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