Appalachian Trail |
Swift Run Gap Entrance
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Link: Appalachian Trail
|The year 2011 marked the 75th anniversary of Shenandoah National Park. The park offers many adventurous, fun and relaxing activities for people of all ages. In addition to the 500 miles of trails that lead hikers to waterfalls and vistas, the Appalachian Trail runs through the Park. Skyline Drive, the park’s scenic byway, has over 75 overlooks providing spectacular views. The Swift Run Gap Entrance in your gateway to the Shenandoah National Park and is located on U.S. Route 33 East, less than 30 minutes from the City of Harrisonburg. So, make your journey a destination and visit Shenandoah National Park!
Bike the Valley |
Link: Bike the Valley
|The Central Shenandoah Valley's bucolic landscapes, quaint cities and towns, and various historic, natural and cultural resources provide an ideal setting for bicyclists. Bicycling in the region is growing rapidly in popularity, and the Central Shenandoah Valley is increasingly recognized as a bicycle touring destination.
Briery Branch Lake (George Washington National Forest) |
Link: Briery Branch Lake (George Washington National Forest)
|Directions: Take Route 257 west, then right on Route 924 past Hone Quarry.
Nine acre lake located inside the George Washington National Forest in western Rockingham County. The lake is stocked with trout, channel catfish, largemouth bass and bluegill.
Elevation Sports |
1925 E Market St. Ste. 302
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 705-0951
|Elevation Sports is the Shenandoah Valley's premier provider of Bubble Soccer, Combat Archery, and Nerf Wars. We provide Unforgettable Experiences by offering unique, family-friendly recreational activities that promote health and wellness through physical exercise! Enjoy walk-in Pay & Play with your family or a group of friends! Also offering Party & Event reservations for exclusive use of our facilities!
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g57809-d15869151-Reviews-Elevation_Sports-Harrisonburg_Virginia.html
Endless Caverns |
1800 Endless Caverns Road
New Market, VA 22844
Phone: (540) 896-CAVE
|Located at the foot of the Massanutten Mountain range, Endless Caverns has been thrilling visitors with a spectacular display of formations presented in their natural coloring since 1920.
Flying Rabbit |
5537 South Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 574-2529
Link: Flying Rabbit
|Hours: Summer Hours are now in effect and they are Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am til Dusk; hours will change annually at the change of Daylight Savings Time in the Spring and Fall
The Flying Rabbit is a full service NSCA registered sporting clays range. A public shooting range where no appointment is needed, Flying Rabbit is open Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am until dusk from November to March and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until dusk the rest of the season.
George Washington National Forest |
401 Oakwood Drive
North River Ranger District
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Link: George Washington National Forest Website
|Find adventure in George Washington National Forest and remove yourself from day to day life. One entrance, located in south western Rockingham County and past scenic views of pasture land, is the gateway to one of the most outstanding viewing spots in the entire forest: High Knob Fire Lookout Tower and Reddish Knob. The District has wonderful scenery, stocked trout waters, diverse wildlife habitats, a world-class trail system, spacious campgrounds, and many other attractions.
Grand Caverns |
5 Grand Caverns Drive
Grottoes, VA 24441
Phone: (540) 249-5705
November 1 - March 31: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tours given on the hour.
April 1 - October 31: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Caverns is a powerful example of Nature's handiwork. Cathedral Hall, 280 feet long and over 70 feet high, is one of the largest rooms of any cavern in the East. In addition to the caverns, other activities to be enjoyed while at the park are hiking, picnicking, swimming (seasonal) and mini golf (seasonal). Be sure to call to make your group's reservation!
Hemlock Springs Trout Farm |
12420 Trout Farm Lane
Fulks Run, VA 22830
|Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm.
Specializing in rainbow trout, Hemlock Springs Trout Farm has two fish-out ponds and stream fishing available. They also make home deliveries.
High Knob Fire Tower (George Washington National Forest) |
Link: High Knob Fire Tower (George Washington National Forest)
|One of the most outstanding viewing spots in the George Washington National Forest is the High Knob Fire Lookout Tower. The tower is located at an elevation of 4,107 feet, on the State line between Virginia’s Rockingham County and West Virginia’s Pendleton County.
See website for directions.