Local Area Attractions
Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
We are minutes from two access points into the Shenandoah National Park where you will find over 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. There are many waterfalls and over 70 overlooks to explore along the famous Skyline Drive. Bring the motorcycles! This is the ride of a lifetime!
Spend the day on a beautiful Circuit Route from the campground to Route 211, enter the park at Thornton Gap. Ride Southbound along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Route 33 where you exit at Swift Run Gap.
You can be back at your campsite for s'more by the fire.
George Washington National Forest
Explore the George Washington Forest and the Massanutten Mountain from our back yard. You have direct access to the peak of the Massanutten Mountain from our campground going along a progressive trail from 1200 feet in altitude to 2600 feet.
Frontier Culture Museum
The Frontier Culture Museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants. To tell the story of these early immigrants and their descendants, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America. The Museum engages the public at these exhibits with a combination of interpretive signage and living history demonstrations. The Old World exhibits show rural life and culture in four homelands of early migrants to the American colonies. The American exhibits show the life these colonists and their descendants created in the colonial backcountry, how this life
changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States today is shaped by its frontier past. Visit their website for hours and special events.
We are surrounded by farm land. Be sure to visit local farm stands and farmers markets for the freshest fruit and vegtables. Fall is apple picking and pumpkin patch time. Visit one of our many local corn maze and pumpkin patches for some great fun!
Meems Covered Bridge
The Meem's Bottom Bridge was constructed in 1892-93 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. It was deeded to the Highway Department in the 1930's in return for assuming its maintenance.
This long span over the North Fork of the river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually undergirded with steel beams and concrete piers. The bridge was reopened to traffic in 1979 and is still in operation to date.
Local Area Activities
The beautiful Shenandoah Valley has lots to offer. From Wineries, kids discovery museum, fishing, canoeing, zip lines, world class caverns, local farm markets (in season) craft fairs, county fairs, music and food festivals, historical sites and more! Make your plans now to explore our amazing part of Virginia.
Rockingham County Fair & Rockingham Fairgrounds
The Rockingham County fair is held two weeks before Labor Day where you will find lots of free events and fun for the entire family. Come out and have a good time! Fairgrounds are located 14 miles South of our campground, right on US RT11. The fair isn't the only thing to see at the Fairgrounds.
If you are into guns, cats, dogs, music, cattle, goats, horses, beauty pageants or gems you are sure to find a show scheduled at the fairgrounds!
Arts and Entertainment
Visit the James Madison University Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The center consists of five venues that are unique and acoustically designed for perfection. See their website for show schedules.
Civil War Reenactment at the New Market Battlefield
Spend the day at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and enjoy the museum, explore the historic farm, scenic Shenandoah River overlooks, picnic spots and walking trails. A National Historic Landmark, the Park is open 9-5 Daily, year round (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
Eve and Day, and New Year's Day).
[i]1150th Anniversery Reenactment!
May 16-18, 2014
Make your reservations soon![/i]
Come join in the music makers of the Shenandoah Valley.
The Shenandoah Music Trail is a series of driving loops designed to show-case Valley music, promote Valleys rich history and natural beauty. The Trail covers 14 counties and is divided into 3-sections. The upper, central and lower valley regions feature easy driving multiple-loop excursions from Winchester to Roanoke which highlight current musical venues, trail stops featuring mountain music, historical places and musicians that have had significant impact on American music. Wed love for you to join us. Dont forget to bring your instrument.
Taste of Downtown Harrisonburg
This event, held for one week in March and August every year, showcases the diverse culinary culture of downtown Harrisonburg's local restaurants - from Ethiopian to Greek to new Americana. Whether you're looking for a girls' or guys' night out, a great date, or family time, come check out the dishes and deals of Taste of Downtown!