Bedford, Virginia

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Bedford, Virginia, USA

Recreation in Bedford, Virginia

State Parks

  • Smith Mountain Lake State Park 540-297-6066
    1235 State Park Road, Bedford, VA 24104
    Located in Huddleston
    Situated on the north shore of Smith Mountain Lake, this park offers activities such as swimming, fishing and boating, and miles of hiking trails, as well as... more info  map

Lakes & Marinas

  • Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals 540-721-1639
    16410 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta, VA 24121
    This full service marina is largest boat rental operation on Smith Mountain Lake and they offer rental boats, full service gas docks, a marina store, a pro shop, and... more info

  • Smith Mountain Lake 540-721-1203
    Virginia's second largest lake, this 40 mile long, 20,600 acre lake provides 500 miles of waterfront shoreline, superb recreational activities, and a wide variety of... more info  map


  • Dale Wilson's Smith Mountain Lake Guide Service 540-297-5650
    4185 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA 24104
    Fish year round on Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes with Captain Dale Wilson, the most experienced fishing guide on the lake providing over 30 years of fishing... more info  map

  • Spike's Prime Time Fishing 540-297-5611
    4067 Hales Ford Road, Moneta, VA 24121
    Enjoy striper fishing and water recreation at its best in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia on Smith Mountain Lake with this U.S. Coast Guard licensed... more info  map


  • Ivy Hill Golf Club 434-525-2680
    1327 Ivy Hill Drive, Forest, VA 24551
    A challenging 18 hole golf course with scenic views awaits you at this golf club whose llayout is considered one of the toughest in the area and places a premium on... more info  map

  • London Downs Golf Club 434-525-4653
    1400 New London Road, Bedford, VA 24551
    "Central Virginia's Premiere Golf Course," this golf club has hosted two SBC Futures tour events and it plays host to numerous charity and corporate events throughout... more info  map

Hiking & Climbing

  • Abbott Lake Trail
    Located at Abbott Lake
    This one mile loop trail around Abbott Lake takes hikers through a woodland forest and open field, offering a close-up view of this picturesque lake.  more info  map

  • Appalachian Trail
    Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway
    A historic scenic trail which winds through Washington-Jefferson National Forest and across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wildflowers and wildlife abound along trail, which... more info  map

  • Fallingwater Cascades Trail
    Located on the National Recreation Trail
    This loop trail takes hikers along cascades on Fallingwater Creek with its huge rock outcrops clothed in rhododendron and large hemlocks. This trail drops 260 feet... more info  map

  • Flap Top Trail
    Located on the National Recreation Trail
    A continuation of the Fallingwater Cascades Trail, this trail rises to an elevation of 4,004 feet with many scattered rock outcrops. On this trail, hikers can... more info  map

  • Harkening Hill Loop Trail
    Begins Behind the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
    This woodland trail is over three miles long and is steep and strenuous in places. The trail climbs to a ridge where several long distance views are possible, including... more info  map

  • Johnson Farm Trail
    North End of the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
    Approximately two miles long, this loop trail follows a section of the Harkening Hill Loop Trail and it encircles the historic Johnson Farm, which was started in 1852. more info  map

  • Sharp Top Trail
    Located Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
    The most popular trail in the area, this one and a half mile trail originates at the campstore across the Parkway from the Visitor Center and it is a steep and strenuous... more info  map

Outfitters & Guides

  • Terry's Guide Service 540-297-1523
    8810 Dickerson Mill Road, Moneta, VA 24121
    Professional striper, largemouth and smallmouth guide service. Day and night charters are available. more info

  • Twin River Outfitters, Inc. 540-261-7334|
    653 Lowe Street , Buchanan, VA 24066
    Located on the James River
    Twin River Outfitters, Inc. rents canoes, kayaks, rafts and river tubes and offers trips on the Upper James, Cowpasture, Jackson and Maury Rivers and a variety of single... more info


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