Highland Retreat offers a variety of outdoor activities for our guest groups to enjoy.
Highland offers an extensive challenge course program complete with low and high elements including a Zip Line, Flying Squirrel, and Super Swing. Unlike other Highland activities, the challenge course carries an additional fee and must be scheduled ahead of time to ensure instructor availability. Visit our challenge course page to learn more.
We are happy to share our Highland Cornhole boards with guests. Stop by the office and pick up a set for your time here.
The Red Oak Lodge game room is spacious fun including foosball, pool, carpetball, ping pong, and air hockey. The Mountain View game area includes ping pong, foosball, and carpetball. Game room use is exclusive to the groups staying in each building.
We have four playgrounds on the Highland grounds, including two at the Mount Everett campground, one near Mountain View Retreat Center, and one behind the Tabernacle pavilion. An additional swing set and bouldering wall is located near the kitchen deck.
A well maintained pool is located on the lower grounds which includes a large 3′-5′ section, a diving area, and a baby pool. Highland Retreat’s pool is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. For more information, including regular hours and rates, visit our pool page.
A softball field is located between Red Oak Lodge and the Mount Everett campground. Another softball field and a soccer field are on the lower grounds near the pool. Other open areas suitable for group play can be found near Red Oak Lodge, Mountain View Retreat Center, and the Tabernacle camping area.
Basketball and tennis courts are located outside of Mountain View Retreat Center. Another basketball court is next to the pool. A gaga court is located near the kitchen deck.
Trails and Hiking
Highland has an on-site trail system with over four miles of hiking, including the 2.5 mile perimeter loop trail. The field and forest trail is 1.5 miles and offers more gradual hiking with several possible spurs to shorten the hike. The pond, tree house, mountain swing, and Tabernacle Ridge all offer fun destinations.
There are countless recreation options within an hour and a half of Highland Retreat including West Virginia, Blue Ridge, and Shenandoah Valley attractions. Visit our nearby attractions page to learn more.