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Great fun!

My family loved tubing and kayaking down Antietam creek. Be careful of rocks and fallen trees, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Importance of the Shenandoah, the Potomac and Antietam waters

It is clear that Geography is a major factor in WV, VA, PA, and MD warfare. We noted the importance... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
SavantIII_11
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Centerville, Ohio
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A gentle stream that winds through 22 miles of beautiful scenery and past sites steeped in historical significance; a pleasurable trip for paddlers and other sightseers.
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“Great fun!”
27 May 2018
“Importance of the Shenandoah, the Potomac and Antietam waters”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved tubing and kayaking down Antietam creek. Be careful of rocks and fallen trees, but the water is usually clear so no worries about visibility of the obstacles. Also if you fall in the water you can always stand up, just check the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

It is clear that Geography is a major factor in WV, VA, PA, and MD warfare. We noted the importance of the Shenandoah, the Potomac and Antietam waters. Antietam Creek is a 41.7-mile-long (67.1 km) tributary of the Potomac River located in south central Pennsylvania...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Several times during the hike through the Antietam Battlefield you come across the Antietam Creek. You can see how difficult it would have been for troops to maneuver through this area.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The best way to approach the Antietam Creek is in my opinion driving to the Burnside Bridge area and exploring the hiking trails there. The creek was very beautiful in August when we visited.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The lower bridge, Burnside Bride, is the most accessible crossing of Antietam Creek within the battlefield property. A ranger was available for Q&A during our visit. Her presence and knowledge certainly added to the experience.

Thank VAD859
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The creek isn't anything spectacular, as a matter of fact, it was quite peaceful when we crossed it on the Burnside Bridge but it's important because of the battle that took place there.

Thank MstqMI
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

During our mid-October trip to Antietam National Battlefield, we did the 11-stop self-guided driving tour. Some distance away from the main battlefield area, we came to Sop #9 at Burnside Bridge which crosses Antietam Creek. It’s a very scenic spot. This was the site where...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

A beautiful creek loaded with history. Hiking along the creek was a great break to a hot afternoon. I loved the scenery and this was not a very well advertised part of the park.

Thank 1234567890SW
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Antietam battlefield monument was tremendous by itself but the cemetery serves visible proof of the tremendous cost of human life over that 3 day period. The graves are organized by state and, while there were no attendants on duty, there's a complete directory of...More

Thank CC C
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I'm sure that the creek is not as wide as it was in 1862 but the Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek is able to transport you back in time to 1862. Making sure we went to see the creek added to understanding the military strategy...More

Thank John S
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