If you’re looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, look no further! Harrisonburg has some amazing outdoor spots and activities for you to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to go for a hike, bike ride, or just take in the scenery, there’s something for everyone. Here are five of our favorites!
-Shenandoah National Park: Virginia’s very own national park is just down the road! Shenandoah is perfect for a day (or more) of hiking, camping, and exploring. Visit the Byrd Visitor Center to learn about the history of the park, enjoy ranger programs, eat at one of the many restaurants, and enjoy over 500 miles of trails!
-Edith J. Carrier Arboretum: If you’re looking for a place to take a peaceful stroll or go for a nature hike, the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is the perfect spot. With miles of nature trails to explore, you can find the perfect route for your mood and fitness level.
-Horseback Riding: There are several stables near Harrisonburg that offer horseback riding lessons and trail rides. The Shenandoah Valley offers miles of horse-riding trails for riders of all skill levels. This is a great activity for all ages and a great way to explore the beautiful Virginia countryside!
-Natural Chimneys Park: Discover the towering limestone formations at the Natural Chimneys Park! Visit for just the day, or camp at the campground and make a weekend out of exploring the area. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy here, like hiking, biking, fishing, and birdwatching.
Massanutten Resort: Massanutten Resort is not just for winter activities! Massenutten offers activities for all ages, all year long, including; hiking, mountain biking, golfing, indoor water park, family adventure park, and much more. There’s something for everyone!
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore all that Harrisonburg has to offer! These are just a few of the outdoor activities available in our community. For more ideas, be sure to check out the Visit Harrisonburg website, or visit our Living in Harrisonburg page for more information on the local area!