competitorsLynchburg, Va.

Lynchburg, Va.

  • Population: 78,014
  • Public lands: Washington-Jefferson National Forest, Appomattox Buckingham State Forest, Smith Mountain Lake, Blackwater Creek Natural Area
  • Outdoor Highlights: James River/Beaver Creek/Bent Creek, year-round skiing, mountain biking in Appomattox Buckingham State Forest

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