Lynchburg is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. The mountains, in conjunction with the nearby James River, provide the perfect venue for enjoying the more than 80 miles of hiking and biking terrain in the area. Indoor recreation includes wineries, spas and art galleries. Local eateries offer fare unique to the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah valleys.
Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH) services the area with regularly scheduled connecting flights. The area is home to a large variety of outdoor activities. There's nearby access to the Appalachian Trail, which winds through the Washington-Jefferson National Forest, and across the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Appomattox Buckingham State Forest offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. There are also approved spots for hunting and fishing in this forest.
Indoor entertainment in Lynchburg can be found at the many local farms, markets, wineries and art galleries. There are also plenty of local and national restaurants to fit any taste and budget. Hotels and bed-and-breakfast facilities are plentiful, and include options for green, and pet-friendly locations.
Lynchburg weather ranges from 27 degrees to 87 degrees, with average rain and snowfall. The revitalized historic downtown features local eateries, shops and museums. Visitors can participate in Historic Lynchburg and Civil War walking tours throughout town.