Lynchburg tops lists for Best Sports Cities and Top Adventure Towns
Lynchburg's recreation scene boasts a number of opportunity for the spectator and participant both.
Whether you want to take a hike through a trail in the fall, watch a minor league baseball game in the spring or ice skate throughout the year there is something here for everyone.
For The Outdoors Adventurer
Hiking and Bike Trails Lynchburg boasts an extensive trail system that connects midtown to the
Blackwater Creek Bikeway and the
Point of Honor Trail via the
Kemper Station Trail. Many of the trails run through the
Blackwater Creek Natural Area, a linear greenway which has over 300 acres of forested terrain right in the heart of the city. Bike rentals are available at
Kemper Street Station and at
Local and State Parks The City of Lynchburg and several nearby counties offer varied recreation programs, using a combined 12 parks, 24 playgrounds, eight community centers, 26 baseball diamonds, dozens of tennis courts, a horseshoe pitching area, frisbee golf couse and an Olympic-sized pool at
Horseback Riding Horse lovers are encouraged to ride their horses at a number of farms, bed and breakfasts and parks in the Central Virgina area. Local colleges also promote horseback riding and provide stables, including
Randolph College in Lynchburg and
Sweet Briar College in Amherst.
- Water lovers can take advantage of the short drive to
Smith Mountain Lake and enjoy water skiing jet skiing, skateboarding, fishing and sailing.
- Not only dies
Putt-Putt offer classic miniature golf, but it provides extreme fun through Go-Kart racing, bumper boats, batting cages and a large indoor game room.
- Located downtown Lynchburg and run by the
Amazement Square Children's Museum many people enjoy the
Rotary Centennial Riverfront Skatepark.
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