Massanutten in the spring is a burst of vibrant greens and wildflowers as the mountains come alive after the long winter. With beautiful sunny days and tons to see and do, it’s a great time to plan a visit. Beyond your typical activities of hiking, kayaking, or mountain biking, the area is also great for cultural events, creative exploration, eco-tours, and more! This local guide to unique things to do in Massanutten this spring will have you ready to pack your bags in no time. So, read on and start planning your ideal spring vacation to the Shenandoah Valley today!

Lavender Fields Forever

Lavender field

Visiting White Oak Lavender Farm has to be at the top of your list if you’re looking for a casual day of luxury and leisure. Located just a short drive from Massanutten in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the farm welcomes visitors for regularly scheduled special events and guided farm tours! If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll love the Small Animal Encounters tour, where they can cuddle adorable dwarf goats, meet Bo and Peep the Blacknose Sheep, and lead miniature horses around the barnyard. On a romantic retreat? Try their Sound Meditation class, followed by a stroll through the beautiful lavender fields, and end with a tasting at the on-site Purple Wolf Vineyard tasting room. With delicious varietals, you can learn all about the vine-to-wine process as you relax in a delicious lavender haze.

Cultural Crafts and Creations

Granny square afghan

If you’re lucky enough to have a handmade quilt that’s been passed down from generation to generation, you understand the sentimentality of this art form and the treasure these keepsakes are. The love and skill stitched into every square, the careful planning that goes into the patterns, and the creation of something exquisite from scraps of fabric all combine in this uniquely rural Americana craft. It’s a lore that deserves to be protected and preserved, especially with so few people still working in the medium. At the Virginia Quilt Museum, you can immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the region as you view one-of-a-kind pieces. Spread across three floors of the historic Warren-Sipe House, visitors are invited to explore exhibits, participate in local events like quilting classes and challenges, or purchase a beautiful quilt to add to their collection.

Fun Family Thrills

dad and son riding in bumper car

For a burst of excitement during your spring vacation to Massanutten, there are a couple of great things to do right in your own backyard -especially if you’re staying in one of our Vacation Properties Made Simple homes. From wild rides on go-karts and bumper cars to friendly mini-golf challenges, the Massanutten Resort is home to great recreation opportunities. Up the road at the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg, you can keep the fun going with a trip to Elevation Sports, where everyone from toddlers to adults will have a blast playing their over-the-top games. Choose from KnockerBall, a take on soccer where you’re encased in a giant inflatable ball, Combat Archery, where the best shot wins, or relive your childhood with Nerf Wars as you dodge foam darts to be the last one standing. Guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face, these unique activities are sure to be some of your family’s favorites during your time in the Shenandoah Valley.

Engaging Entertainment

Group of contemporary dancers performing on stage

Home to JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance, the Forbes Center for Performing Arts presents incredible shows year-round. When you want a truly unique experience during your Massanutten vacation, attending a performance here is just the ticket. From JMU chamber music concerts to lively musicals and plays and even national traveling acts, you can immerse yourself in an evening of engaging entertainment when you visit. Check out their schedule of events and see what performances are happening during your stay!

Book Your Spring Getaway Today!

Front porch of log cabin in Shenandoah Valley

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing week in the beautiful Ridge and Valley Appalachian Mountains or you want to explore unique things to do, your spring vacation to Massanutten is guaranteed to provide you with incredible memories you’ll cherish forever. For the perfect home base during your visit, be sure to book your vacation rental directly with Vacation Properties Made Simple. We have homes throughout the Shenandoah Valley, so you can find a vacation rental near all your must-do activities. Browse our available listings, and get ready for an incredible trip. We look forward to welcoming you soon!