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Bed Down in Bedford County, VA

View from Sharp Top, Peaks of Otter – Bedford, VA – Photo Credit Savanah Graham

Nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford County boasts the longest stretch of this scenic roadway in Virginia. From the majestic Peaks of Otter to the tranquil shores of Smith Mountain Lake, iconic landmarks await your exploration. With a wealth of activities and accommodations, Bedford offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for every traveler.

Falling Creek Park Disc Golf – Teeing Off -Team – Photo Courtesy of Bedford County

Disc Golf and More!

Bedford is a disc golfer’s paradise, boasting over 130 holes across various courses, including a championship-level venue set to host the prestigious PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships this August. From seasoned pros to beginners, there are numerous smaller tournaments held year-round catering to all ages and skill levels.

Beyond disc golf, Bedford beckons with a wealth of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, cycling, hiking, and fishing. Indulge in the region’s agricultural delights with u-pick orchards and explore the Bottled in Bedford Craft Beverage Trail, featuring ten stops where you can sample locally crafted wine, beer, cider, and mead. Among these stops, Beale’s Brewery stands out, offering not only exceptional brews but also a full-service restaurant with inviting indoor and outdoor seating. Meanwhile, Apocalypse Ale Works presents a unique experience, serving up a variety of beverages under one roof and hosting a lively disc golf putting league every Tuesday.

Apocalypse Ale Works – Nicole Johnson

Relax and Unwind

Consider Mariners Landing Resort at Smith Mountain Lake for upscale accommodations, featuring condos, short-term rentals, and a host of amenities such as pools, a fitness center, on-site dining, and recreational facilities like pickleball and golf.

For a rustic retreat, Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers camping options including cabins and campsites. Alternatively, enjoy the scenic Peaks of Otter Lodge nestled along the Parkway, providing picturesque views of Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain. For a more immersive outdoor experience, Claytor Nature Center offers primitive camping opportunities with hiking trails on-site and creek access. 

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