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.
Comic Toast...where everybody knows your name!
Comic Toast is our favorite comic book store. Whether you are into collecting or trying to replace the ones your Mom threw away, this is the place for you. They carry an extensive line of RPG gaming supplies and host terrific events and group activities through the year. The owners, Jonathan and Karris, have created a family friendly place for gamers of all ages to come together and have fun.
The store hours are:
Wednesday- Friday 12-7 and Saturday 11-5.
Friday and Saturday evenings are game nights. Call for details!
221 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
If you want to see the list of new releases go to: previewsworld.com
Historic Downtown Harrisonburg
While in Harrisonburg you can enjoy an historic Walking Tour of Downtown. There are also several museums to enjoy including the Toy Museum, Fire Museum and Virginia Quilt Museum to name a few.
Or click on the link below to see the list of annual events held here in beautiful Harrisonburg.
The Shenandoah River is the most beautiful river in Virginia. Whether your idea of a great day is paddling a canoe, a raft or just relaxing and floating along in a tube you will find an adventure waiting for you on this river.
While you are in town visit the Shenandoah River Outfitters for everything you need to get on the river.
See you on the water.
Green Valley Book Fair
Located just south of Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the Green Valley Book Fair is a discount book outlet store featuring over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. Save 60% to 90% off retail on over 30,000 different titles in more than 60 different categories - including fiction, history, health and self-help, children's books, religion, science, sports, cooking, gardening, crafts, art, reference, nature and outdoors, and more.
I-81 to Exit 240;
go 1.5 miles east on Rd. 682 &
turn left at the Green Valley sign.
2012 Book Fair Schedule
March 10 thru 25
May 12 thru 28
June 30 thru July 15
August 18 thru September 3
October 6 thru 21
Nov. 23 thru Dec. 15, 2012
Open Only during Scheduled Dates
from 9am - 7pm Daily (including Sundays)
Open Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Columbus Day
from 9am - 7pm
Make Plans Now
to Attend©2011 Green Valley Book Fair, Inc.
2192 Green Valley Ln.
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
800-385-0099Visit their website for more details.
The Shenandoah Vineyards
A short drive will bring you to the Shenandoah Vineyards. Founded in 1976 this is the third oldest winery in the historic Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Housed in a red barn dating to the Civil War, this winery sits atop an old foundation which serves as the aging cellar. Upper decks offer sweeping views of the mountains. Take a tour, have a tasting and bring a bottle or two back to enjoy by the campfire.
Open daily for tours and tasting.
Massanutten Ski Resort and Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
Massanutten Water Park offers unique, year round indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family. This water park is home to the famous Wave Rider surf simulator.
Camp with us and you can play all day then sleep in your own bed at night. During ski season leave your rig parked with us for just dollars a day and pay a reduced rate for the days you stay here.
You will want to be sure to explore the beautiful and fascinating Luray Caverns while you visit our area. We are just 30 minutes to Luray Caverns which are the largest and most popular caverns in the Eastern US. After your visit to Luray Caverns you can 'get lost' in the nearby Garden Maze and Car and Carriage Cavern collection.
Historic New Market
Enjoy personal walking tours along the historic streets of New Market. Visit the Hall of Valor Civil War Museum and the New Market State Historical Park where 257 college boys made the difference between Victory and Defeat.
Bluegrass Jam Sessions at JMU a Green Event
The JMU Bluegrass Jam Sessions are held every Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 pm January 17th and ending on May 15th. The Jams are held at Memorial Hall (Old Harrisonburg High School – 395 South High Street) in the Forum Room by Java City Café. The music includes: bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and traditional country music. The Jams are sponsored by the JMU Music Department and the Shenandoah Music Trail. The acoustic Jams are free and open to the public. Listeners as well as pickers of all ages and abilities are welcome. There is no dress code, so just come as you are!
Serving as hosts for the jam are Don DePoy and Martha Hills. Both are active in the Valley’s music community and promote music making throughout the country. For more information, email: email@example.com or call 540-209-3540.
Thomas Jefferson's Plantation
Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.
Shenandoah Music Trail
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a wellspring of folk music dating back to the days of the early settlers in the 1700s.The Shenandoah Music Trail honors musicians and celebrates the rich history of the traditional music of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. All along the music trail you will find the best musicians playing music as a way of life. The songs reflect the rich heritage of the Valley’s music communities. From haunting ballads to breakneck speed hoedowns the music of the region has defined the fabric of American music for over 280 years.Music lovers will enjoy the self guided driving tours that have been designed to show-case our Valley's music, promote Valley’s rich history and allow you to view the natural beauty along the way. Be sure to bring along your instrument, you may find someone to play with!
Visit their website for information about festivals and more!
Farmers Market, Flea Market, and Antiques
If you are looking for collectibles, NASCAR and antiques visit the nearby Shenandoah Valley Flea Market just 2 miles North of New Market on RT11.
New Market Farmers Market is just up the road. You can find local produce, home baked goodies, honey and even natural dog treats!
Visit the website:
Also, visit the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Dayton Farmers Market or the Shenandoah Heritage Market for some old time goodness. Here you'll find wonderful local produce and products including antiques, homemade pies, Amish made furniture and more!
Shenvalee Golf Resort
[i][i]Play - 27 PGA holes amidst the picturesque Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains of Virginia. Beautifully maintained and uniquely arranged, The Shenvalee Golf Resort hosts families and groups of all sizes from all areas of the United States and Canada.
Discover - the rich history and activities of the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The Shenvalee Golf Resort is centrally located to the area's best and most popular attractions.
Check in the KOA office for a coupon available only for KOA campers!
The immensity is startling...the majesty is striking. 20 stories of solid rock, carved by the fingers of nature---Virginia’s Natural Bridge. Visit one of Virginia's natural wonders, while you are there be sure to walk the Cedar Creek Trail and visit the Monacaon Indian Village, Lace Falls, Butterflies At The Bridge and more!
James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College and Eastern Mennonite University
Come camp with us and give your college students an opportunity to get away from the stress of campus life. Enjoy spending time with your kids in the comfort of a Delux Lodge or rough it in one of our our cute kamping kabins. or your own camper in a relaxing, pleasurable, family-friendly environment.
We are minutes from all three. Come down for the game, Parents’ Weekend or just to visit the old alma mater!
Book early for special days such as: Student Arrival and Pick up, Graduation, Parents Weekend, Football and Basketball Games. On these weekends spaces are at a premium.
Court & Market Days Festival in Historic Downtown Harrisonburg
Saturday, June 2, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
@ Turner Pavilion & Park in Downtown Harrisonburg, VA
Free community festival | Open to the public
Court Days was once a day of political speech-making, business transactions, and merchants selling their wares. The Court & Market Days Festival combines this nineteenth century tradition with the contemporary culture of the Harrisonburg Farmers Market to offer a rich and historical event that draws thousands of history enthusiasts each year.
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Stonewall Jackson's
1862 Valley CampaignIn 2011, we kicked off the Sesquicentennial celebration of the American Civil War. In 2012, the Court & Market Days Festival will commemorate what was one of the most legendary military campaigns in American history - Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign. We hope you will join us for a day filled with stories from the 1860s and the road that led to the Civil War.
Presenting the Civil War 150 HistoryMobileHistory is on the move in Virginia in an 18-wheeler "museum on wheels" as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Harrisonburg for a 2-day visit. The HistoryMobile will be open for school groups, visitors, and attendees of the festival to tour.The HistoryMobile draws together stories from all over Virginia and uses state-of-the-art technology and immersive exhibit spaces to present individual stories of the Civil War and Emancipation from the viewpoints of those who experienced it—young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians. The imprint of the Civil War can be found on almost every inch of Virginia, and visitors are inspired and encouraged to explore this abundance of history!Follow the link below for a schedule of events!
Sleepywood Rustic Furniture
Nestled in the shadows of Shenandoah National Park is Sleepywood Rustic Furniture, named after the artist’s original homestead on Sleepy Creek Mountain and the spirit that is continually discovered "sleeping" in the wood.
Jerry's workshop is 25 minutes from our campground and well worth the visit. His work is unique and beautiful.
Sleepywood Rustic FurnitureGerald "Jerry" Smith11692 Lee HighwaySperryville, VA 22740 (540) firstname.lastname@example.org