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Nature's Calling! Exploring the Great Outdoors in the
Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains

Updated September 2023 • Originally on display in Carrier Library, October 2018

Created by Ryan Winfree

We at JMU are lucky to have such abundant outdoor opportunities right at our doorstep, in and near Harrisonburg. Spring is a great time to take advantage of it! Studies show that getting closer to nature can improve mental health, so take a break from the stress of class and work—and enjoy all the outdoor activities our beautiful region has to offer. Whether it’s hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, birdwatching, or simply meditating in a peaceful meadow, there is something for everyone to appreciate.

Start your next adventure today!

We recommend that you check the status of the trails or recreation areas in case there are closures or alternate routes due to weather, public health, or the changing of the seasons.

Helpful Online Trail Guides:

Hikes near Harrisonburg:





Other Points of Interest:

UREC Resources

  • Check out UREC's Adventure Activities pages for info on equipment rentals, adventure trips, and more!

Books from JMU Libraries: