Peaks of Otter
Breathtaking beauty along the Blue Ridge Parkway
The National D-Day Memorial
Honoring the valor and sacrifice of our soldiers
Smith Mountain Lake
Virginia’s largest lake — Filled with fun and adventure
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
The founding father’s beloved retreat
Welcome to Destination Bedford.
Destination Bedford is located where the Piedmont Plateau meets the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s between the cities of Lynchburg and Roanoke, yet it retains its authentic rural beauty and charm. It’s also home to amazing experiences like exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting the National D-Day Memorial, walking in Thomas Jefferson’s footsteps at Poplar Forest, relaxing at Smith Mountain Lake and enjoying more outdoor adventure than you can imagine, all in Bedford, Virginia.