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The heart of the Shenandoah Valley

Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, bounded by two
magnificent mountain ranges and the impressive Shenandoah River, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are must-see destinations that boast diverse outdoor recreation, thriving cultural attractions, vibrant and inviting small towns, numerous historical attractions, and farm-to-table dining opportunities. Situated just two hours from D.C. and minutes from the George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park, its central location makes it an easy destination for a day, weekend, or week-long trip.

Wildwood Park offers picnicking and trails along the North River.

Tastes for every appetite

Not only is the area home to bustling farmers markets featuring local produce, but it also houses a community of restaurants that bring farm-fresh to life in their unique dishes. With an array of flavors to satisfy everyone’s palate, try eateries like The Cracked Pillar or Ciro’s Italian Eatery. Those looking for something more daring can check out BoBoKo Indonesian Café or Beyond Restaurant. Whether you prefer to dine rooftop, on the patio, or in a historic building, there’s a restaurant for you in this dining destination.

Conveniently located for locals and travelers to grab a quick bite or enjoy a leisurely meal with family, friends, or colleagues, Hotel Madison’s own Montpelier Restaurant & Bar offers all the signature styles of Southern-inspired cuisine in a rustically elegant atmosphere. Virginia Tourism Corporation,

Adventurous by nature

Situated in the shadows of the Allegheny, Blue Ridge, and Massanutten Mountains, this vibrant destination boasts a diverse mix of county trails, bike-friendly streets, and challenging mountain bike courses. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing with Massanutten River Adventures is popular with locals and visitors. Head underground at our local caverns to discover the wonders of nature. Whether your preferences range from tame to extreme, Harrisonburg and Rockingham have attractions to get your heart pumping, your mind expanding, or to let you simply relax.

Rafters enjoy a trip from Power Dam to Island Ford landing. The Float is located near McGaheysville, VA.

Places to stay

After exploring and discovering, rest your head at one of the countless hotels, refurbished historic homes, or four-season resort. Enjoy comfort and luxury at the beautiful B&Bs and historic inns. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll find friendly folks to make sure your visit is pleasant.

Located in Dayton, VA, the Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast was originally constructed in 1750 and was restored in 2015. Guests have the opportunity to embrace the history of the central Shenandoah Valley with modern and luxurious accommodations.

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