The Adventurer’s Guide to Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are home to a wealth of outdoor adventures — bicycling, hiking, annual events that get your heart pumping, boating, golfing, camping, and much more. Our local area has received many accolades for boasting a convenient location to several thrilling attractions and get-aways in the Shenandoah Valley. Here’s a guide to get you started on your own outdoor adventures… go on, get outside! (…find links to each below the guide):

Adventurer's Guide to Harrisonburg, Virginia

Harrisonburg’s Greatest Adventures // BIKING + HIKING + GREENWAYS:

Bike the Valley • Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition • Bluestone Trail • Rocktown Trails • Blue Ridge Parkway • Northend Greenway

National Parks & Forests:

George Washington National Forest • Shenandoah National Park • Jefferson National Forest

Golf Courses:

Heritage Oaks • Lakeview • Spotswood Country Club • Packsaddle Ridge • Mountain Greens • Woodstone Meadows • Sandy Bottom

Gear Up // Local Retail Outlets:

Bluestone Bike & Run • Walkabout Outfitter • Shenandoah Bicycle Company • Rocktown Bicycles • Mossy Creek Fly Fishing • The Sole Source • The Runner’s Corner

City Park Hopping:

Hillandale Park • Westover Park • Purcell Park • Morrison Park • Happy Dogs Unleashed • A Dream Come True Playground • Ralph Sampson Park

Annual Events // Heart Pumping Fun:

Ice Bowl Disc Golf Fundraiser • Shamrock 5k Trail Run • Rocktown Turkey Trot • Harris-Roubaix • Massanutten Yee-Ha! • Massanutten Hoo-Ha! • Ride of Silence • Alpine Loop Gran Fondo • Shenandoah Valley Century Ride • Valley 4th RUN • Rocktown Cyclocross Festival • Youth TryAthlon • Dayton Muddler

Athletic Fields, Parks & Courts:

Ramblewood Fields • James Madison University Athletic Facilities • Eastern Mennonite University Athletic Facilities • Eastover Tennis Courts • Westover Skate Park • Smithland Road Soccer Complex • Spotswood Country Club

Lakes & Pools // Fishing + Swimming:

Lake Shenandoah • Silver Lake • Westover Swimming Pool • Massanutten Water Park • Broadway Community Pool • Memorial Park Pool • Ashby Pool • East Rockingham Rec Association • Spotswood Country Club

Day Trips // Outdoor Adventure:

Shenandoah River Adventures • Grand Caverns • Massanutten Adventures • High Knob • Shenandoah Mountain Touring • Wild GUYde Adventures

Camping Spots // Pitch Your Tent or Park Your RV:

Big Meadows Campground • Natural Chimneys • Endless Horizons • Harrisonburg Shenandoah KOA

Get to know the area a bit better!

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Image source of Alpine Loop Gran Fondo: Harrisonburg Tourism

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