Recreational Activities

Outdoor adventure is more than just a pastime here—it's in our DNA. With challenging bike trails, vast open spaces, and serene bodies of water, Shenandoah County, VA, is the ultimate playground for nearly every outdoor activity you can dream of. 

On the Water

Discover an array of fun watersports across Shenandoah County, VA. 

Experience the tranquility of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River as you embark on a leisurely journey in a tube, canoe, or kayak. Begin your adventure at Seven Bends State Park, where you can easily access the serene north fork of the river. Not only is this part of the river known for its peaceful beauty, but it's also one of the most popular local fishing spots.

For a refreshing break, indulge in swimming or paddleboarding activities on Lake Laura, nestled within Basye's Bryce Resort

Whether seeking a relaxing float along the river or exciting water activities on the lake, this region offers a perfect blend of natural wonders and water fun.

Biking, Golfing & Aerial Sports

Find plenty of land-based and aerial sports in Shenandoah County, VA.

Play a round of golf at a local course, or try your hand at disc golf for a unique experience. Saddle up and explore the region's terrain on horseback, with or without a tour guide. Discover the county's natural beauty as you traverse scenic bike trails, including those in the breathtaking George Washington National Forest. And if you crave some off-road excitement, check out the forest's OHV and ATV trails.

Take your adventure to a whole new level with exhilarating aerial sports, from skydiving to hot air ballooning. 

Venture into the great outdoors of Shenandoah County, VA, where your wildest dreams become a living reality.


Join Shenandoah County s premier golf courses and enjoy a round, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. Visit Golf at Bryce Resort or Shenvalee Golf Resort.


There are a lot of biking opportunities throughout Shenandoah County. Cycle the backcountry roads through rolling hills of farmland or enjoy a scenic ride along the Shenandoah River or Swover Creek.

OHV & ATV Trails

Lovers of the outdoors will find plenty to do in the Shenandoah County area. Hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, biking, and much more are just a stone’s throw from each other in this rich, varied region.


Bedrock ledges within the North Fork of the Shenandoah River create a unique habitat for fish where angling can be very productive.

On the Water

Shenandoah River Adventures along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah County including kayaking, tubing, and fishing

Horseback Riding

There are plenty of trails perfect for horseback riding in Shenandoah County - Fort Valley ranch, Secret Passage Ranch and a lot more...