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Top 5 reasons to visit Bedford County this summer

July 7, 2017

  1. The National D-Day Memorial
    Located in the town suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses, The National D-Day Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Memorial stands as a tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. Click here for upcoming events
  2. Smith Mountain Lake
    Water sports have never known such a home as Smith Mountain Lake. This lake has over 20,000 acres of playground for boaters, fishermen, swimmers, skiers, sailors, and water enthusiasts of all ages. The area is a haven for wildlife and home to hiking, horseback riding trails, tennis and some of the most beautiful golf courses and resorts in the state.
  3. Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
    This historic home and plantation was built by President Thomas Jefferson as his personal retreat. It was a place he could escape and find solitude and inspiration. Poplar Forest offers a unique experience, allowing visitors to see the restoration of the home’s interior and wings, as well as archaeology in progress. Poplar Forest is open to the public seven days a week and offers many summer events. Click here to learn more.
  4. Bedford Main Street – Historic Centertown
    Bedford Main Street is at the heart of Bedford, featuring antiques, art, jewelry, gifts, and more. There’s a tasty craft food and beer movement that includes the brand new Beale’s Brewery and Barbeque, as well as many other restaurants. You can explore wonderful attractions in the National Historic District while staying at one of several Bed & Breakfasts.
  5. Bedford Wine trail – Six Wineries One Big Adventure
    Bedford is home to six wineries stretching throughout the County. Mild winter temperatures, warm summers, fertile soil and the protection of the Blue Ridge Mountains make this Piedmont plateau an exceptional location for excellent grape and fruit harvests used in the production of quality wines. Visit all six wineries and return to the Bedford Welcome Center for a free Bedford Wine Trail glass!