Take a Trip through the Seasons in Lynchburg, Va.
Explore one of the most scenic cities in Virginia. The “Hill City” is surrounded by seven hills that offer a variety of parks and trails, and the James River provides plenty of places to cool off in the summer. (And if you love tomatoes, you can thank Thomas Jefferson, who allegedly ate one in Lynchburg just to prove they weren’t poisonous apples.) No matter the time of year, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.
Everything You Need at Your Fingertips
As Lynchburg shakes off its winter slumber, the trees and plants come to life. Animals, insects, and people buzz in anticipation of things to look forward to in this season of rebirth.
A City Reborn
Lynchburg is an old city with a fresh feel. And if you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy exploring Civil War trails, classic 1800s architecture, and historical homes and museums, including Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and Patrick Henry’s Red Hill.
Everyone’s a foodie these days. If you’re looking for craft burgers or local produce, Lynchburg is a one-stop-shop for great eating. Take in the Saturday morning farmers market or wander along Lynchburg’s Bluff Walk for original restaurants serving fresh favorites.
With a growing community of local artists and craftsmen, Lynchburg offers a unique combination of theater and music that you can’t afford to miss. From art galleries to the recently restored Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg’s cultural scene is sure to delight.
Take the Adventure Outside
As the days heat up, it’s time to head out and enjoy the warm days and cool evenings.
Stick around for the summer months and you’ll find concerts, fairs, food, and everything else you could ask for from your new home away from home.
Don’t spend the summer nights inside — head out into the city for a concert, Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball game, or an escape room.
Lynchburg is a nature lover’s dream with mountains to hike, parks to roam, and a dozen great fishing spots. Climb the Peaks of Otter, explore Natural Bridge State Park, or bike the Blackwater Creek Trails.
The Times They Are A Changin’
It’s that time of year when the leaves change color and the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a beautiful tapestry of red, orange, and yellow.
Hit the Trails
Many people believe that autumn is the best time to discover the natural splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take in breathtaking fall foliage views along the 50+ miles of trails on Liberty Mountain or join thousands of athletes who travel from across the state to run the annual Virginia 10-Miler.
Calling all foodies! Join Lynchburg locals in the streets when traffic is shut down for vendors, entertainers, and artisans during Lynchburg’s annual street festival, Get Downtown. Or get a taste of Lynchburg at the Harvest Festival/Locavore Cook-off, held every October on Main Street.
The Most Wonderful Time …
Winter is coming so we might as well enjoy it. Get moving and stay warm out there!
Let It Snow
If you love winter sports, you’ll love Liberty. Whether you’re a Quebec native and lifelong skater or a Texan interested in trying to snowboard, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, LaHaye Ice Center, and nearby Wintergreen Ski Resort give you lots of cold-weather options for fun.
What’s better on a winter day than coffee and pastries? (The correct answer is “Nothing!”) If you’re looking for a cozy place to escape the cold weather, you’ve got nearly a dozen local cafés to choose from.
People live for their winter sports, even here in Central Virginia. Thankfully, we’ve got NCAA Division I teams to keep things interesting year-round. Liberty is one of the only universities in the nation to boast a men’s and a women’s hockey team in every division!