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Lynchburg is Trending



n just a short meandering drive on route 501 off Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 63.7, Lynchburg, Virginia sits amid the Blue Ridge Mountains and alongside the James River. Forged by vigorous industry, it has always been a cosmopolitan oasis for Central Virginia and at times throughout its history, ranked as one of the wealthiest communities per capita in the nation. This affluence fueled construction of extraordinary buildings in a diverse array of architectural styles. Today, these structures of iconic 19th and 20th century design are renewed into trendy restaurants, eclectic shops,

and insightful attractions giving way to a vibrant city scene. Warm hospitality and engaging sites await such as the Lynchburg Museum in the iconic Old Courthouse, our National Medal winning Amazement Square Children’s Museum, the prominent Point of Honor historic residence, the eclectic Old City Cemetery & Arboretum and the Anne Spencer House & Garden, home to the famed African American poet. Scenic urban hiking/biking trails throughout the city and along James River tributaries make Lynchburg the perfect place to take in a little adventure.

Just down the road, visitors enjoy exploring nearby regional treasures like Thomas Jefferson’s Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House Poplar Forest, the National D-Day Memorial, and Appomattox Court House National fathers during November for Historical Park. And Lynchburg is home to many festivals! Check the Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival at Patrick Henry’s Red our Cultural Events Calendar at Hill or the Thomas Jefferson Wine to find Festival at his retreat home, Poplar out more about this summer’s Forest. Riverfront Park Concert Series or So, take a journey off the Parkway join us this fall when it’s Chic to to visit Lynchburg and soon you’ll Reek at Rebec Vineyard’s Wine be Trending Memories! & Garlic Festival. Visit the homes of two of our nation’s founding

May 20 • Carolina Donut Festival • Bob To Bob Half Marathon • Lake James Triathlon June 3

• The Official North Carolina Gold Festival • Marion Liver Mush Festival • Pisgah Endurance Race

Details and other events are online. 888-233-6111

Blue Ridge Digest Spring / Summer 2017  

Summer happenings near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina for travelers of that region.

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