Thanks to Sergei Troubetzkoy of Bedford Virginia Tourism for providing this most helpful information.
Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Bedford, VA foliage season?
This varies from year-to-year based on weather conditions for that year. (Editor’s note: The Virginia Dept. of Forestry offers a foliage map that estimates changes occurring throughout the month of October.)
Foliage.org: Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Bedford that are known for their uniquely beautiful autumn foliage displays?
There are four exits from the Blue Ridge Parkway that are in Bedford and the parkway has various scenic lookouts along its route. Because of Bedford’s hilly terrain, there are numerous locations throughout Bedford to see beautiful vistas.
Foliage.org: What are the local and regional roads or highways that are favorite scenic routes for Fall tourists?
Rt. 460, Rt. 43, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Routes. 221, 122 among others.
Foliage.org: Are there historic or cultural sites that are popular destinations for Fall foliage travelers? What are they?
The National D-Day Memorial, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (his private retreat), Historic Centertown to name a few.
Foliage.org: What are some other popular tourists attractions for autumn travelers to Bedford .What are some of the less well known, but much loved local attractions?
The Bedford Museum; Bower Center for the Arts, The Peaks of Otter, Smith Mountain Lake.
Foliage.org: Are there favorite destinations for history, literature, architecture buffs, or antique collectors? What are they?
Foliage.org: What are some favorite destinations or activities of families traveling during the Fall travel season?
Blue Ridge Parkway and Smith Mountain Lake.
Foliage.org: What are some helpful resources for discovering local inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique hotels, and other local lodging and dining?
Foliage.org: Is there anything else you would like to tell visitors thinking about traveling Bedford for the fall foliage season?
Bedford is minutes from the Shenandoah Valley.