Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Lynchburg, Virginia peak foliage season?
Fall color is usually at its best in and around Lynchburg during the last 2 weeks of October, with the peak on the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway being the second weekend of October
Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Lynchburg, Virginia that are known for their uniquely beautiful fall foliage displays?
Old City Cemetery and its walking trails, gardens and Civil War Sections are breathtaking in the Fall. The James River offers exceptional color as it meanders through Lynchburg, and a day drive itinerary called “75 miles of Splendor” begins and ends in Lynchburg taking in the National D-Day Memorial alive with color , Thomas Jefferson’s retreat home Poplar Forest and 28 miles of America’s most popular scenic drive; the Blue Ridge Parkway.
What are the local and regional roads or highways that are favorite scenic routes for fall tourists?
Rt 460 West from Lynchburg towards the Blue Ridge Mountains offers beautiful views. Routes 501 and 130 from Lynchburg to the Blue Ridge Parkway are unforgettable, rural country drives in the autumn of the year.
What festivals or other public events are taking place during the fall foliage season?
The Annual Garlic Festival just north in Amherst, the Appomattox Railroad Festival in nearby Appomattox, the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival held each year at Poplar Forest, the downtown Lynchburg Ghost Walks offering unique excitement in the Fall and the Candlelight tours at Old City Cemetery which are beautiful, educational and entertaining.…for more see discoverLynchburg.org
Are there historic or cultural sites that are popular destinations for fall foliage travelers? What are they?
Old City Cemetery and the National D-day Memorial as these sites are completely unique and also offer some of the most spectacular color available in Virginia!
What are some other popular tourist attractions for autumn travelers to Lynchburg, Virginia. What are some of the less well known, but much loved local attractions?
Popular: The National D-Day Memorial, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Patrick Henry’s Red Hill estate, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Natural Bridge, Smith Mountain Lake. Lesser Known, incredible sites: Lynchburg’s own Old City Cemetery, Diamond Hill historic District, Historic Sandusky & Civil War Center, the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor and Blackwater Creek Trail.
Are there favorite destinations for history, literature, architecture buffs, or antique collectors? What are they?
For the Fall History Buff: The National D-day Memorial, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Historic Sandusky, the Lynchburg Museum, Old City Cemetery. For Lovers of Architecture: The 7 historic districts of Lynchburg, particularly downtown, Diamond Hill and Garland Hill. And for those Antiques…there are quaint antique shops and malls all around Lynchburg, Bedford and Appomattox
What are some favorite destinations or activities of families traveling during the Fall travel season?
Families coming to our area love to take in the Blue Ridge Parkway loop (75 miles of Splendor), or drive most anywhere on the Parkway, Appomattox Court House NHP, the National D-day Memorial, Smith Mountain Lake, Amazement Square in downtown Lynchburg and Blackwater Creek Trail all offer wonderful opportunities to spend family time and build lasting memories.
What are some helpful resources for discovering local inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique hotels, and other local lodging and dining?
Is there anything else you would like to tell visitors thinking about traveling Lynchburg, Virginia for the fall foliage season?
Because of its location, within 20 to 30 minutes of countless world-renowned sites, attractions and recreation, Lynchburg is the perfect spot to nestle down a few days and see all Central Virginia has to offer….especially in the Fall!
Thank you again and best wishes in the upcoming fall foliage season to Beckie Nix of Discover Lynchburg Virginia