Recreational Fun

Spectator or Competitor Something for Everyone

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 Percival's Island.

  • 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 Miller Park.
  • 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.

Summer Fun

  • 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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