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Outdoors & Recreation

Trails in BedfordBedford County has four regional park sites that range in size from 120 to 250 acres. Located in Montvale, Moneta, New London and Bedford, these parks illustrate the county’s commitment to provide fun recreational facilities that promote healthy lifestyles and serve families, children and adults. These facilities include multi-use fields, outdoor courts, picnic shelters, disc golf, playground equipment and variety of extensive trails for bikers, hikers, and trail runners. The new Falling Creek Bike Park was designed and built specifically for mountain and bmx bikers.

Falling Creek Park also features a 17,500 sq. ft. Skatepark with flow style mix of banks, ledges, flip banks, rainbow rails, benches and two separate bowls. One bowl is an advanced vert bowl and the other has extensions, pump bumps, hips, escalating pockets and a large twinkie.

This Skatepark was the result of the Design/Build process with many in-kind donations of materials, labor, and equipment, thanks to the Bedford Skatepark Committee, Sentry Equipment and Bedford County.

 

Smith Mountain Lake and its 500 miles of shoreline and the Smith Mountain Lake State Park offer unlimited water sports and activities.

Smith Mountain Lake and its 500 miles of shoreline and the Smith Mountain Lake State Park offer unlimited water sports and activities.

Smith Mountain Lake and its 500 miles of shoreline and the Smith Mountain Lake State Park offer unlimited water sports and activities. The many marinas provide everything needed to take full advantage of this treasure including fish and ski boats, sailboats, houseboats, wave runners and parasailing opportunities.

Don’t forget your clubs as our many public golf courses boast some of the most idyllic views you’ll find anywhere. Bedford enjoys a rich heritage and thousands come for its many historic sites. Take a self-guided walking tour of our National Register Historic District. Our parks offer a host of recreational opportunities, including tennis courts, picnic pavilions, a stocked trout lake, hiking and mountain biking trails as well as an award winning handicapped accessible trail. Visit Bedford Tourism’s website to learn more.