Harrisonburg is located in Rockingham County
in the Central Region
of the state. Harrisonburg lies in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley
noted for its deep agrarian roots, vistas, many caverns and prime fishing waters. The cave nearest town is Endless Caverns
in New Market, 11 miles north on Hwy 11; the Shenandoah River
, Lake Shenandoah and Silver Lake are known for their trout fishing. Developed recreational areas of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
s are nearby. Information on a walking tour of the historic area is available at th convention and visitors bureau. Harrisonburg is northwest of Charlottesville
, on I81.