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Peaks of Otter

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Description

This loop offers venues that are all within sight of the Peaks of Otter, named for the three peaks at the headwaters of the Big Otter River. This is a loop that is sure to satisfy every wildlife-watching aspiration in the mountain region of Virginia, including views of the James River, stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway, historical sites, and large areas of neotropical breeding grounds. Of particular interest to nature enthusiasts may be Warbler Road, known as a great migrant “trap”, as well as breeding habitat for songbirds, or the Peaks of Otter, which is home to the endemic Peaks of Otter salamander. For visitors that welcome a rich historical experience to their nature explorations, the Natural Bridge is an imperative must-see.

Loop Map

VBWT Loop: MPO

 

Services

Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce
434.369.6665
altococ@att.net

Amherst County Chamber of Commerce
434.936.0990
office@amherstvachamber.com

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
540.586.9401
bcchamber@cablenet-va.net

Bedford City & Couty Dept. of Tourism
540.587.5681
sergei@visitbedford.com

Botetcourt County Chamber of Commerce
540.473.8280
bccoc@rbnet.com

Greater Lynchburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
800.732.5821
lmeriwether@lynchburgchamber.org

Lexington-Rockbridge County Chamber of Comerce
540.463.5375
chamber@lexroclchamber.com

Lexington-Rockbridge County Visitor Center
877.453.9822
lexingtontourismdirector@rockbridge.net

Lynchburg Regional Chamber
434.845.5966
info@lynchburgchamber.org