Grant and Loan Resources for Business Recovery

Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development



A Comfortable Climate

Smith Mountain Lake and its 500 miles of shoreline and the Smith Mountain Lake State Park offer unlimited water sports and activities.Residents here enjoy a beautiful four season comfortable climate with minimal snowfall in the winter and lots of sunshine all year round. Bedford County is an ideal location to explore the hobbies and interests you’ve always dreamed about such as gardening, farming, golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, cycling and more.

Average Annual Rainfall 44 inches
Average Annual Snowfall 10 inches
Sunny Days 215
Precipitation Days 109
Average Relative Humidity 61 percent
Average July High 87
Average January Low 25
Elevation 1,017 feet

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