outdoor activities

With more than 80 miles of hiking and biking terrain, the Blue Ridge mountains are calling your name. Pair the scenic trails with the James River, and it's easy to find something to do outside in Lynchburg, Virginia. For fun on more solid ground, golf on one of our many courses is a great way to spend your day--or try your hand at Frisbee golf. Lynchburg is also home to the country’s only year round ski slope. What are you waiting for? Get out there and play with mother nature. Make outdoor adventure part of your plan as you discover all of the wonders that Lynchburg has to offer. You won’t want to miss the fun!

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Amherst ATV Trails

Amhert County ATV Trails offers 25 miles of trails for All-Terrain-Vehicles just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 130. For more information contact the Forest Service. Parking Fee $5.00 per day

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Beaver Creek Canoe Rentals & Livery

This four mile section of the James River offers abundant wildlife and seclusion. Also canal era historical sites such as the six mile bridge trestle, dating from 1850, and beautiful stone remains of the Beaver Creek aqueduct and Archer Creek culvert (1838), are easily accessible by canoe. Relax and enjoy - ...

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Bent Creek Adventures on the James

Bent Creek Adventures is located on the James River at the intersection of RT. 60 & 26. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, tubing, or just relaxing floating down the river. Shuttle service is available to the public as well as canoe and tube rentals.

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Blackwater Creek Athletic Area

Enjoy multipurpose athletic field, picnic shelters with tables and grills, and fishing. A trail connects to the Blackwater creek Natural Area.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

America's most scenic drive extends 470 miles linking Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. Spectacular mountain vistas in all four seasons.

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Bridgewater Marina

Bridgewater Marina is the largest boat rental operation on Smith Mountain Lake. We offer everything needed to make your vacation fun. From WaveVentures, to Harris Kayot Pontoons, to Sea Ray Ski Boats. We rent boats you can be proud to cruise the lake in. We even offer three rental locations ...

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Falling Creek Park Disc Golf

Falling Creek Park has an 18 hole disc golf course, shuffle board, picnic shelters, charcoal grills, children’s playground and a series of fitness stations located around the 1/3 mile paved walking path. So bring your bike, your disc golf bag, hiking boots, running shoes and your family out for a ...

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George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

National forest extends through the Blue Ridge and Southern Appalachian Mountains, bounding north Bedford County. Elevations range from 600 to 6,000 feet. Wide variety of trees, flowering vegetation and wildlife. Park is home to more than 160 types of birds. Big game hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, camping, horseback riding and ...

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Heritage High School Athletic Area

The school/park site includes six tennis courts, an outdoor track, and a mountain bike trail. (59 acres)

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High Peak Hang Gliding

"Come fly with us”. Take a tandem flight and see the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge, like the hawks and falcons do. Let us make your "DREAM" of flying come true. No previous experience is necessary. High Peak Hang Gliding and Paragliding also offers lessons for beginners, with continued and advanced ...

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Visitors Guide

Lynchburg’s Visitor Guide now viewable online for FREE!

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