Friendly by Nature
The Harrisonburg area offers many fun activities for kids on the Kids Trail. The city of Harrisonburg was originally known as “Rocktown” because of the large limestone outcroppings in the area. Located just minutes from the Massanutten Mountain Range, outdoor adventure reigns supreme. Back in town, you’ll enjoy a 40-block historic downtown that also features cultural and culinary districts.
Other Small Towns Near By
After making Harrisonburg your base for Kids Trail travel, head north to the towns of Mt. Jackson, Orkney Springs, New Market and Luray. It’s easy to find the town of Mt. Jackson – just look for the water tower painted with apples – a major agricultural crop in the Shenandoah Valley. While you’re here, discover a historic covered bridge and a suspended bridge the kids will love.
From Mt. Jackson, head west to Orkney Springs and the annual Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Interested in natural history? Then travel east to the town of Luray and its famous caverns. And don’t forget to stop by New Market, the location of the last major Confederate victory in the Civil War. You can also take in a game with the Rockingham County Baseball League, the second oldest continuous league in the country, trailing only the MLB.
To finish up the Harrisonburg area, take a short ride down I-81 to Natural Bridge State Park or head east on I-64 to the city of Staunton. The town offers a living history museum, a Presidential library – and even Shakespeare! You’ll also find a lively dining scene that’s big on locally sourced food.
Enjoy your Harrisonburg Adventure
Enjoy your stay in the Harrisonburg area while spending time with our Kids Trail partners. Below scroll down to see this area’s partners and use the drop down menu to sort them by your child’s interests.