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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Appalachian Trail, Bedford Co.

Historic scenic trail winds through Washington-Jefferson National Forest and across Blue Ridge Mountains. Wildflowers and wildlife abound along trail which can be accessed at a number of parkway mileposts. Trail attracts hikers of all ages.

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Appomattox Buckingham State Forest

The Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest includes 20,000 acres of forest for outdoor recreation, hunting, hiking and fishing. Trails are available for horseback riding or mountain biking.

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Bayside Marina & Yacht Club

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club is a full service marina, located at Smith Mountain Lake on Becky's Creek Marker R26. Formerly known as Shoreline Marina.

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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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Blackwater Creek Bikeway

This beautiful trail, part of the larger James River Heritage Trail System, provides miles of paved and earthen-packed trails to navigate. Segments of the trail include a waterfall, an abandoned railroad tunnel, a bridge over the James River onto Percival's Island and other breathtaking scenery.  Perfect for bicycling, skating, walking, ...

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Blackwater Creek Natural Area

Eight miles of hiking and biking trails following the creek through the city. Within the 300 acre natural area is the 155-acre Ruskin Freer Nature Preserve, a plant and animal sanctuary. Maps and additional information available at the Visitor Information Center. For guided tours, special hikes and detailed information, call ...

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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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Visitors Guide

Lynchburg’s Visitor Guide now viewable online for FREE!

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