The Manzano Mountains, east of the county, offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities while outdoor recreation is plentiful. Hiking, fishing, biking, camping, hunting and golfing are minutes away from the cities and villages. There is always something to do in Valencia County. Most of the parks include basketball courts and playgrounds. Other parks include soccer, football and hiking trails. In addition, a BMX track and two skate parks reside in the county. A new paintball park will be opening spring of 2008.