Whether you're a hiker, biker, adrenaline junkie, or plain ol’ nature lover, our charming county offers a plethora of outdoor activities to suit every type of adventurer. So … prepare to embark on a summer adventure you’ll never forget!

Hikers can explore our many scenic trails, while bikers can peddle through picturesque countryside roads and experience breathtaking views around every corner. Though our views are justly famous among spring and fall travelers, there’s no shortage of mountain beauty in the summertime, either.

Summer is a great time to take up a new hobby or refine an age-old one – fishing – and here anglers can access the legendary Shenandoah River, which is known for its abundance of bass and trout. Murray’s Fly Shop offers classes that help ensure that even beginners have an unforgettable experience.

Need to cool down? Lake Laura is home to numerous water activities. Fishing, swimming, paddleboarding, and just plain floating are all possible (and encouraged) here!

Shenandoah County also features a wide range of adrenaline-pumping activities for visitors who want to add a little extra spice to their outdoor adventures. Thrill-seekers can go skydiving, challenge themselves with hang gliding, or – for those who prefer to keep it on the ground – try their hand at horseback riding or explore one of the many OHV/ATV trails in the area.

Do you want to get outside and enjoy the mountain air this summer, but you aren’t a sporty or super-outdoorsy person? We get it! Luckily, the area also offers less intense options, like a trip to Meems Covered Bridge, a visit to one of our farmers markets, a stroll around Strasburg to enjoy the town’s collection of murals, or a stop at one or more of our wineries.

When it comes to adventures in nature, we truly have it all. No matter what your preferred activity, summer is a phenomenal time to come and enjoy the great outdoors here in Shenandoah County!