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Kids Programs at Salamander Resort

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Maximizing each beautifully distinct season, this 340 acre resort shares numerous exhilarating on and off-site outdoor activities for children, adults and families.   

For inquiries, please email [email protected]

Tree Top Zip Tour 

In keeping with our Eco-friendly setting, Salamander Resort & Spa offers tree top zip tours. This ecologically-oriented sightseeing adventure offers a bird's eye view of the forest canopy for trekkers traversing along this adventure course built in the trees. This 1.5 - 2 hour eco-friendly tour has five zip lines varying in length from 200 to 700 feet as well as aerial walkways and intermediate viewing stations throughout the nature preserve. Professionally trained guides lead the entire canopy adventure where participants can reach speeds up to 20 mph on the zip lines.  Along the way, these guides also share insights on the local ecology, including flora & fauna as well as the geology and history of the area. For reservations, please call Empower Adventures 540.692.9471.

Perfect the Putt

Complimentary • 2 hours
Practice, practice, practice – on our three hole putting green located by the activity lawn. Putters are available at the putting green or Fitness Desk.  April through November, weather permitting.

Clay Shooting

$198 per person (6 guest minimum), 1.5 hours + travel time, 10am daily
Whether a novice or a crack shot, sporting clays provide a fun outing in the Virginia countryside. Exhilarating off site sessions are available just minutes from our property. Available weather permitting. 48 Hours advance notice required. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Email [email protected] for reservations and additional questions.

Bike It - Trek Mountain Bike Rentals

$30 per bike | 3 hours, self-guided
Pick up the pace on one of our all-terrain bikes.  Explore both the resort and village savoring the sights of spring, summer and fall.   Available March through November.

Bird Walk • View Booklet

2 hours, self-guided
Using your Audubon booklet complete with both images and description of 50 most common birds within this area, we challenge you to see how many feathered friends you can identify!   Available year round at the Fitness Center or Concierge Desk. 

Animal Tracking

75 minutes | $50 per person with a 4 person minimum and 10 person maximum
Explore with a recreation professional and find and interpret tracks, scat and signs left behind by mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. 

Hit the Trails

This is a medium to high impact guided bike ride through Salamander’s extensive wooded trail system is perfect for any intermediate level rider. This class is 60 minutes. $45 per person.

Falconry First Hand

$125 per person (4 person minimum), 1.5 hours, Saturdays, 12pm, reservation required
This once-in-a-lifetime experience presents the fascinating natural history, training, conservation and concerns about these majestic predators. Following a live demonstration of the training methods and an overview of the natural behavior of raptors, each participant will have the opportunity to hold a live raptor on their arm for a wonderful photo opportunity as Falconry’s 4,000 year old history is revealed. Please call 540.326.4060 for reservations. Ages 12 & up (ages 6-11 may register but must be accompanied by a paid adult)

Ultimate Falconry

$180 Per Person | 4 Person Minimum
A more in-depth falconry experience, we start by learning about field training techniques and care of these magnificent raptors, before the thrill of a lifetime. Watch as one of these beautiful birds fly to your gloved arm from 20 feet high or approaching from 100 feet away.

Resort Caching

$30 per team with GPS rental, complimentary if using your personal smart phone | 1-4 hours, Reservations required
This exciting activity is designed for families. Set out, coordinates and to uncover hidden treasures. 

Middleburg Scavenger Hunt

$50 per team (2-4 people), 1.5 hours, reservations are required, daily
Great afternoon family activity or activity for a group of teens/tweens to discover Middleburg. Explore in a group or race each other. One smartphone required per team.

Pev’s Paintball

Walk-on reservations Saturdays and Sundays. Check-in between 10am and 3pm.
Walk-ons are “pick up” games of paintball. The group is a mixture of all ages and skill levels and is comprised of all players who show up to play without a reservation. Even teams are formed by a referee before games begin. Call 703.327.7640 for additional information or visit

Stream Explorers

75 minutes, daily | $50 per person 4 person minimum and 10 person maximum
Come explore Salamander Stream. In this guided program, we search for different reptiles and amphibians that inhabit our waterways and make up small stream ecosystems. Please note the stream is a 20 minute walk from the fitness center.

Walking Tour of Middleburg

90 minutes | $50 per person with a 4 person minimum | Wednesday - Sunday
Join for a guided tour of Middleburg, learn history from past times and how this quaint town became what it is today.

Sunset Bike Ride

30 min., $25 per person, 2 person minimum
Advanced reservations required. Weather dependent
The perfect opportunity to experience a striking sunset while enjoying the gentle air on this leisurely guided tour. See fitness schedule for days and times.

Wickets on Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at 3pm join a recreation professional to learn the ins and outs of Croquet.
Reservations required, complimentary. Call 540.326.4060 or email
[email protected]. This activity is weather dependent. 

Glow Bocce Ball

Complimentary | reservations required
A fun twist on backyard classic. With our glow in the dark Bocce set, the game doesn’t have to end just because the sun goes down.


Complimentary, pick up at the Fitness Center, first come first serve
Work on your jump shot or play a pick-up game. Basketball court is located next to the Putting green and Tennis Courts.

Nature Hike

45 minutes, $25 per person
Join one of our enthusiastic recreation guides in our Relaxed Nature Hike Program! This is more of a subtle hike focused on just getting outside and learning about the resort, Middleburg, or what is around us. Our hike does go on our trails but is very modest in intensity meaning you won’t work up too much of a sweat.

Adventure Nature Hike

45 Minutes, $25 per person
For those who enjoy rigorous and strenuous hikes, stomp along with one of our recreation guides as we take you deep into our trails on the resort and prepare to work up a sweat! This program is designed for those who are looking to get a physically demanding hike on our property without getting lost on our trails.