America's Best College Towns 2013

City of Harrisonburg

No. 5 Harrisonburg, VA

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Beer and bikes—not necessarily enjoyed in that order—are two strong suits of Harrisonburg, a Shenandoah Valley town that’s home to James Madison University. Three Brothers Brewing and Capital Ale House have become major fixtures in Harrisonburg’s revitalized downtown, which is crisscrossed by bike paths. Set out on one of those easy trails or tackle the mountain-bike trails in George Washington National Forest.

America's Best College Towns 2013

No. 5 Harrisonburg, VA

Beer and bikes—not necessarily enjoyed in that order—are two strong suits of Harrisonburg, a Shenandoah Valley town that’s home to James Madison University. Three Brothers Brewing and Capital Ale House have become major fixtures in Harrisonburg’s revitalized downtown, which is crisscrossed by bike paths. Set out on one of those easy trails or tackle the mountain-bike trails in George Washington National Forest.

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