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Just minutes away from the legendary Peaks of Otter, Bedford offers delightful diversions from your travels along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Five wineries scattered throughout Bedford, from the slopes of the Peaks of Otter to the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, comprise the Bedford Wine Trail. Thomas Jefferson’s amazing retreat… Read More
Start your trip at the Bedford Welcome Center at 816 Burks Hill Road (Highway 460 & 122 – near the D-Day Memorial) in Bedford, Virginia. We’ll help you select attractions and accommodations to suit your tastes. Visit online at destinationbedfordva.com or call us at (540) 587-5681 or toll free… Read More
Perfectly situated where Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Appalachian Trail meet, Waynesboro, VA, offers travelers a getaway as relaxing or adventurous as their tastes. Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art show and festival, Sunday Oct. 9, 2016. (Photo by Norm Shafer). The South River, one of two urban trout fisheries… Read More
With two official Appalachian Trail Communities — Buena Vista and Glasgow — our area welcomes recreation-lovers of all types. Visit the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge State Park, paddle the James River, cycle picturesque backroads, enjoy a vineyard or brewery, or tap your toes at a music festival at Glen Maury Park. Read More
The Crozet Tunnel Greenway – the Coolest Hike in Virginia – offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit both sides of the much-visited Blue Ridge Mountains at Rockfish Gap in Central Virginia. The tunnel and trails are part of a regional greenway system. The trail is for hikers… Read More
Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley just 10 miles west of Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 0, Staunton, VA offers a perfect base from which to explore Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city’s charming downtown is home to a vibrant arts and music scene,… Read More
Buchanan, VA is just 4 miles from Parkway Milepost 90.9. The downtown historic district hosts structures dating from 1750 – 1950. Our shops are filled with antiques, art, furniture & collectibles. Discover our downtown on a walking tour, enjoy our Swinging Bridge or paddle the James River. Hiking, fishing and… Read More
Take a detour off Milepost 63.7 and see for yourself why people love Lynchburg so much! Wind your way past wineries and farm stands (stopping to enjoy) to the picturesque city of Lynchburg, Virginia, known for its beautiful historic architecture packed into seven National Historic Districts.  Our vibrant city,… Read More