Shenandoah National Park
Dark Hollow Falls - Dark Hollow Falls is a beautiful series of waterfalls and cascades in Shenandoah National Park and is one of the most popular hikes in the park. The Dark Hollow Falls Trail is a 1.4 mile out-and-back hike.
South River Falls - The South River Falls can be done as a nice short 4.8 mile loop hike to see the Falls (third largest in the park) or a longer 10.6 mile circuit hike to see the Falls, two cemeteries, the Upper Pocosin Mission ruins, and the PATC Pocosic Cabin.
Old Rag Mountain - Old Rag is Shenandoah's most popular and most dangerous hike. There's no doubt that the scramble is great fun and the views are spectacular. The circuit hike is about 9 miles. There is a significant elevation change and a strenuous rock scramble that requires good upper body strength.
Riprap Hollow - The Riprap-Wildcat Ridge loop is a very strenuous, but action packed, 9.8 mile hike. The loop combines the Appalachian Trail, Riprap Trail, and Wildcat Ridge Trail. There are several stream crossings and a small waterfall.
George Washington National Forest
High Knob Tower - High Knob Tower Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brandywine, West Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.
Fridley Gap - Fridley Gap Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkton, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Crabtree Falls - Crabtree Falls Trail is a scenic, moderately trafficked 3.4 mile trail with a fairly steep incline and rocky terrain. This is one of the best waterfalls in the Central Virginia area.
Free Places to Go
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum - The arboretum is a public urban garden and green space that preserves native plant species and promotes knowledge of the botanical and natural world.
Massanutten Regional Library - The local library is a great place to check out a new book or utilize the computers!
Local Coffee Shops
Black Sheep, Shenandoah Joe's, Broad Porch Coffee, Merge Coffee Company, and Greenberry's Coffee Co. are all local coffee shops with free wifi!
Strite's Donuts are hot, fresh, and amazing. Their trailer travels around the Harrisonburg area - follow them on facebook for updated locations!
Mr. J's Bagels has 3 locations in Harrisonburg and are a staff favorite for breakfast & lunch.
Kline's Dairy Bar has several locations with great ice cream and different featured flavors each week.
The Little Grill Collective features a great breakfast with lots of local ingredients and veggie options. Head over for dinner on Mexi nights - Tuesdays in summer - for $10 all-you-can eat plates.
Local Places to Eat
Billy Jacks - Sticky nuggs are $4 every Thursday.
Bella Luna - $5 happy hour pizza 3-5:30pm every day.
Cuban Burger - Burgers are half off 7-9pm every Tuesday.
Golden Pony - Half off appetizers 4-6pm every day.
Geeks Who Drink trivia at Pale Fire Brewing Co. every Wednesday night at 8pm; free to play!
Bingo is Life at Ruby's Arcade every Tuesday night at 7:30pm; free to play!