Lynchburg & Central Virginia

Located in the heart of Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, Virginia has something for everyone.


  • Lots of outdoor activities are offered through our own Outdoor Leadership Program
  • LC’s Claytor Nature Study Center offers hiking, camping, and classes to the College and local community
  • 80 miles of hiking and biking trails from the twin Peaks of Otter in Bedford County to the James River in Lynchburg
  • Smith Mountain Lake State Park, located on the 2nd-largest body of freshwater in the state, offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, cabins, and camping
  • Rock climbing, numerous golf courses, ice skating rink, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Float, canoe, kayak, & more on the James River
  • Skiing and outdoor activities at Wintergreen Resort in central Va.

See for a full listing of outdoor recreational activities

Downtown Lynchburg

  • Shops, restaurants, art galleries, theatre, and special events mean something is always happening downtown – check the website for more
  • 8 miles of hiking and biking trails, including portions through downtown, run through the city’s Blackwater Creek Natural Area
  • Community Market, the third oldest market in the U.S., sells fresh produce, foods, flowers, and crafts


See for a complete listing of historical sites

The Arts

See for more arts and culture opportunities