Lake Shenandoah at Massanetta Springs

Lake Shenandoah at Massanetta Springs

There are about 2 miles of trail around this fishing lake: a good spot for dog walking and bird watching. An access fee is required. Lake Shenandoah is located just a few miles east of Harrisonburg. Directions: Take left from Bruce St. onto Mason St. then right at the...
Madison Run Fire Road

Madison Run Fire Road

This hiking spot is filled with a variety of birds and butterflies, and is located just outside of Harrisonburg. Explore five miles of dirt alongside Madison Run, with a gradual ascent from fire road gate at base of mountain to top at Skyline Drive. This is an...
Paul State Forest

Paul State Forest

About 10 miles southwest of Harrisonburg is a 173-acre state forest with a variety of hardwood species in the middle of pristine farmland, that date back to pre-Civil War days in Ottobine. There are approximately 3 miles of a near-level trail through the forest. This...
Trail to Scenic Overlook

Trail to Scenic Overlook

This spectacular viewing point is on Cliff Trail, at Hone Quarry Recreation Area, in George Washington National Forest just outside of Harrisonburg. The trail is rocky and steep in places, but only about 1/2-mile long, and leads you to a picturesque rock ledge...
Hillandale Park

Hillandale Park

Located off of Route 42 south on Hillandale Avenue, this 74 acre park has 12 picnic shelters, playground equipment, and a 1.3 mile walking and cycling trail. The trail includes 11 pieces of exercise equipment that targets strength, cardiovascular health, and...