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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Bikes Unlimited

Bikes Unlimited is a 'bricks and mortar' store - serving customers in the greater Central Virginia area for over 30 years. They offer sales, repair and service, and bicycle rentals. Bikes Unlimited has 2 convenient locations in the Lynchburg area and our friendly staff has years of experience in the ...

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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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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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Crazy Horse Marina and Campground

Marina and Seasonal campground with boat rentals, slips, restaurant, waterfront sites, full hookups, swimming pool, restrooms. We are located in beautiful southwest Virginia on the shore of Smith Mountain Lake. You and your family will enjoy spending your vacation boating, camping, fishing, swimming, water skiing, and much more. Additionally, there ...

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