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Advice | Want to escape DC without a car? Take a train to Harpers Ferry.

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Advice |  Want to escape DC without a car?  Take a train to Harpers Ferry.

From meat-free bar food and beer from several local breweries, the culinary scene in Harpers Ferry gives the grandeur of the landscape a run for its money.

An all-vegan spot up the hill offering creative twists on Mid-Atlantic classics (jackfruit crab cakes for $14) and a healthy rotation of specials. 1112 Washington St., Bolivar, W.Va,

Snallygaster’s Café and Wine Bar

Also up the hill, this cozy cafe is a perfect destination for a glass of wine or regional craft beers from Antietam Brewery (Hagerstown, Md.) or Mountain State Brewing Co. (Thomas, W.Va.) after an afternoon of antiquing. 1102 Washington St., Bolivar, W.Va.

Go to this partially subterranean watering holes for pork shanks, loaded pork fries, Old Bay-brined shrimp, CBD hemp salads and deep fried pickles. 186 High St.

If you’re looking for a leisurely hike across the Shenandoah, HFB is home to spectacular views and on-site brews like the Peregrine Dunkelweizen, a wheat beer with chocolate, clove, and banana undertones, or the Two Bridges Blonde Ale — brewed with mangoes and guava — about a 90-minute walk from town. 37412 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville

Almost Heaven Pub & Grill

Want to stay close to town? Queue up your John Denver playlist and tuck into classic pub fare practically across the street from the train you came in on. 177 Potomac St.

Just about everything is made by hand at Bolivar Bread Bakery, and it shows. The cheese fougasse ($7) is a perfect trail snack. It pairs fabulously with the extensive spread of butters ranging from sheep’s milk ($9) to black truffle ($20) to buffalo ($9). The bakery also pays homage to its Appalachian roots with fresh pepperoni rolls wrapped in pretzel dough for $6. 914 Washington St.

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