Nearby activities range from canoeing, tubing, kayaking,
swimming and fishing in the James and Maury Rivers,
to hiking Peaks of Otter National Park and the George Washington
National Forest, to visiting local antique
stores and flea markets, to touring civil war battle fields,
vineyards and orchards. Then too, there is time for
just propping up your feet and watching and listening to the calls
of mountain song birds.
There are so many places of interest to visit and things to do. Here are just a few nearby attractions and
activities to investigate.
The National D-Day Memorial. 20 miles www.ddaymemorial.info/
Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline. 35 miles www.smithmountainlake.com
Smith Mountain Lake State Park. 40 miles www.state.va.us/drc/parks/smithmtn.htm
Peaks of Otter Recreational Area. 26 miles www.nps.gov/blri/peaks.htm
Appomattox Court House, where Confederacy decided to let Union go home. 43 miles. www.nps.gov/apco/
Poplar Forest, summer home of Thomas Jefferson. 20 miles. www.poplarforest.org/
Blue Ridge Parkway. 6 miles. www.blueridgeparkway.org/
Lexington, VMI, W&L, Lee's Tomb, George Marshall Library. 30 miles. www.lexingtonvirginia.com
Liberty University. 22 Miles. www.liberty.edu
Lynchburg City, with River Ridge Mall, many restaurants. 20 miles.
Appalachian Trail. 9 miles. www.appalachiantrail.org
James River Face Wilderness Area. 8 miles.
Peaks of Otter Winery. 20 miles. www.peaksofotterwinery.com
James River – Canoeing/Kayaking www.canoevirginia.com/
The Sedalia Center - Has many festivals & cultural events www.sedaliacenter.org
Local Events Calendar - To check out dates for local events like festivals, concerts, races, plays, winery
tours, civil war re-enactments, etc., please go to www.visitbedford.com/events.cfm and click on the month