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Special Activities

As a guest at Stoney Creek, you’ll always have plenty of choices of things to do—including relaxing all day with a good book—or a good friend—at your favorite spot right here at the inn.

Here are some other great ways to spend your days at Stoney Creek…

Hiking, Biking, & Exploring

For the outdoor enthusiasts, Stoney Creek is the place to begin your next adventure. Set afoot and take a hike on the undulating trails and marvel at the scenery from the overlooks of the Antietam Creek. Hop on your bike and peddle along the C&O Canal path just minutes away. Whet your appetite for adventure with a day of whitewater rafting or tubing down various local waterways, or hike along the Appalachian Trail.

River and Trail Outfitters http://www.riverriders.com is a family friendly rafting company near Historic Harpers Ferry. You can enjoy many of their fun filled adventures including rafting, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and hiking or enjoy a bike ride on the C&O Canal.

Reliving History

In early nineteenth century America, Washington County became a hub of trade and goods exchange between the East Coast and western farmlands. Goods were transported from the Chesapeake Bay across the Appalachian Mountains and into the Ohio Valley. This is where the idea to create the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, later called the C&O Canal, was born. The Canal began in Georgetown in 1828 and stretched 83 miles through Washington County 25 years later.

When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Maryland emerged as a border state with citizens divided between support for the North and the South. Washington County was occupied by troops on both sides for four of the five years of the war. Escaped slaves sought refuge in Washington County, but were often caught and turned in by confederate sympathizers. The single bloodiest day of the war occurred in Antietam, MD on September 17th, 1862. Check out Antietam Battlefield by horse and wagon with the wonderful folks at Bonny Meed Farm. They offer wonderful horse and wagon tours of the battlefield, a truly unique experience.

After the war, in 1872 nearly 3,000 confederate casualties from the Maryland Campaign of 1862 were moved from temporary graves to cemeteries in Frederick, Shepherdstown, and Hagerstown.

Shopping the Day Away

The Premium Outlets at Hagerstown are minutes away from Stoney Creek and offer more than 100 designer and specialty outlet stores including apparel for men, women, and children, as well as house wares, electronics, gifts, shoes and other accessories.

Address: 495 Prime Outlets Boulevard
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 790-0300 or toll free at (888) 883-6288
Web site: www.premiumoutlets.com

 

Shepherdstown Hight Street

 

Shepherdstown, West Virginia offers an exquisite shopping experience for boutique items, gifts, collectibles, art, and antique furniture. Visit www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com to learn more.

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