Experience a taste of year-round Virginian outdoor recreation at the resort town Massanutten. Within the resort, enjoy family-friendly outdoor activities, which include live concerts and events, zipline tours, golfing, and hiking. Arrive in the winter to admire the beautiful snow-covered vistas of the local landscape. Bring your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes. Indulge in the countless dining opportunities, and get ready to shop and partake in tons of entertainment. Book a stay at a Massanutten vacation rental today. Check out the top attractions in and around Massanutten.
1. Take a Zip Line Tour
Ride the mega zip line, a 750-foot-long course over the tree tops surrounding Massanutten. The zip line starts from Massanutten Resort Zip Line and Canopy Tours in McGahayesville, just a mile or two away from your vacation rental within the resort town.
2. Enjoy the Outdoor Amusements
After you’ve finished your run on the Mega Zip Line, head to the Kid’s Zip Line and Canopy Tours area to enjoy more outdoor activities. Small zip line courses are available, as well as an adventure ropes course that lets you and your kids traverse the tree canopy. Equipment is provided, and experienced instructors are ready to provide you with instruction prior to your adventure.
3. Cool Off at Massanutten Resort Waterpark
If you’re looking for a rain-or-shine attraction, look no further than this large indoor waterpark. This park features several waterslides as well as a lazy river and a special shallow area for younger children. Watch your little ones splash around in the water play area, or spend a while floating in the gentle current of the indoor pool.
4. Go Summer Tubing
Inner tubing down a snowy slope is great fun, and the fun doesn’t have to stop when the snow melts. Head to Massanutten’s Family Adventure Park to rent a tube and slide down one of the resort’s two summer tubing hills. At 600-feet long with a 120-foot elevation drop, these summer slides offer all the excitement of winter tubing.
5. Play With Animals at the Petting Farm
Visit the Woodstone Meadows Stables in Massanutten to pet rabbits, sheep, donkeys, ducks, and other friendly farm animals. Children over the age of two can also ride ponies on the lap track adjacent to the farm. Adult horses are also available for taller riders.
6. Hike the Western Slope
Massanutten Resort is known for great hiking trails. Bring your hiking gear in the spring, summer, or autumn to experience the changing seasons firsthand from a wooded trail. With trails ranging from easy strolls through flat terrain to more intense rocky ridges, the area has attractions for hikers of all levels of fitness and experience.
7. Take a Tour of White Oak Lavender Farm
Spend a relaxing afternoon touring the lush lavender fields of White Oak Farm. This specialized farm is located in Harrisonburg, just a few miles away from a vacation rental in the center of Massanutten. Learn more about lavender cultivation from an experienced tour guide, then stop by the gift shop for lavender-based souvenirs.
8. Make a Splash at the Outdoor Waterpark
If the weather’s hot, grab your swimsuit and head to Massanutten Outdoor Waterpark. The jewel of this attraction is the Rockingham Racer, a 40-foot-long head-first waterslide with four side-by-side lanes. Grab the whole family and race down this exciting slide to the large pool below. If adrenaline-filled racing isn’t your thing, relax and work on your tan in one of the communal lawn chairs.
9. Check out the Summer Jam Music Festival
Book a vacation rental in Massanutten during the summer to catch the Summer Jam Music Festival. This annual mid-summer event features lots of live music performances, as well as food vendors and a kid’s corner with fun activities for your little ones. When the sun sets, fireworks mark the end of the evening.
10. Take the Kids to the Explore More Discover Museum
Located in downtown Harrisonburg, the Explore More Discovery Museum is a museum designed to delight kids of all ages. Interactive exhibits in this indoor facility offer kids the chance to explore interesting concepts at their own pace and learn by doing.
11. Spend an Afternoon at A Dream Come True Playground
Also located in Harrisonburg, A Dream Come True Playground is a popular hot spot for local families as well as tourists. Fun, well-maintained equipment, including swings, arches, and slides, keep your kids occupied. Pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy the shade under one of the pavilions.
12. Snap Some Photos at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Owned and maintained by staff at the James Madison University, the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is a lush green space that’s home to numerous species of trees, flowers, and other foliage. With walking paths and plenty of shade, this location is ideal for a relaxing nature walk or some gorgeous photo opportunities.
13. Make New Friends at the Kid’s Club
Book a day at the Kid’s Club in Massanutten Resort, and leave your young ones to be entertained by experienced childcare professionals while you take a relaxing spa day or explore local fine dining options. The kid’s club offers fun and educational activities during the summer and affords kids the opportunity to make new social connections.
14. Play a Round of Golf
Book a tee time at one of the golf courses in the area, such as the Mountain Greens Golf Course or Woodstone Meadows Golf Course. Beautiful rolling greens and well-maintained features make these golf courses a destination for relaxation.
15. Take the Family Ice Skating
During the winter months, head up the slopes to LeClub Recreation Center, which hosts a spacious outdoor rink for ice skating. Bring your own skates or rent a pair, and try out some new ice dance moves.
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