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Just an hour's drive from Washington D.C. in northern Virginia, Bears Den is a well-kept secret! There's something for everyone at Bears Den and here is a sample.
  • Hike the famous Appalachian Trail. Use Bears Den as a starting point to take a hike north or south.
  • Have a picnic in the gazebo, the stone pavilion, at the rocks or find a secret spot under a shade tree.
  • Stay the night in the impressive stone lodge, the secluded cottage or primitive campground.
  • Bicycle the backcountry mountain and valley roads or the nearby W&OD trail. Make a long weekend out of it. Day 1: bike from D.C. to Bears Den on the W&OD; Day 2: bike country road from Bears Den to Harpers Ferry (visit museums and stay at Sandy Hook Hostel); Day 3: Bike from Harpers Ferry to D.C. on the C&O Canal Towpath.
  • Join us for music night or other special events.
  • Take in a glorious sunset and panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley from Bears Den Rock Overlook.
  • See the fall foliage in middle October. The best view is from Bears Den Rock Overlook.
  • Volunteer to work on the property or in the lodge.
  • Have a field trip with your school or youth group. Discounts are available for youth groups.
  • Bird watch. September 14-21 is the best time to catch a massive migration of birds of prey.
  • Study ecology while meandering through our 66-acre piece of mountain upland wilderness. One mile south on the Appalachian Trail, there is a pristine wetland habitat.
  • Have a group retreat or party. Bears Den is well suited for small to medium size groups.
  • Other Local Attractions.
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