Saturday, April 2, 2016

Spring is a Wonderful Season in Lynchburg

Spring has burst forth in Lynchburg. First the crocuses and daffodils popped through the dirt, then pink cherry blossoms appeared all around town.

I love Lynchburg in springtime. The beauty of spring after a long winter is spectacular to behold. Birds chirp their springtime songs and you can almost hear the trees bursting forth with color.

 Main Street will soon be filled with spring blooms and the parks already overflow with walkers, runners and children playing.

As spring arrives in Lynchburg, kids of all ages enjoy the playground at Peaks View Park.

The disc golf course at Peaks View Park offers the perfect outdoor springtime adventure in Lynchburg. Start near the Wiggington Road parking lot and work your way through the 18 holes.

Across town, stroll the cherry tree lined paths of Riverside Park and soak in the sunshine.

Of course, the kids would rather play on the playground, so allow a little extra time.

Redbuds line the roadsides and the Ed Page Entrance to the Blackwater Creek Bikeway.

Wildflowers bloom in the woods along Blackwater Creek. Head to Creekside Trail, just off the Bikeway, and you'll find little patches of color everywhere.

Take a springtime drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and check out springtime on Mill Mountain. The Mill Mountain Park is a beautiful place to spend some time in spring.

Take in the springtime color at the Utility Line Arboretum, located beside AEP on Mayflower Drive in Lynchburg. Nearly all of the trees in the arboretum are suitable for planting beneath power lines.

Springtime awaits at the public gardens of Central Virginia. Visit the Anne Spencer Garden on Pierce Street and enjoy the colors of spring.

Soak in the splendor of spring at the Dorothy Crandall Bliss Botanic Garden on the campus of Randolph College.

Sit on the bench beside the pond or wander among the flowers and shrubs in bloom at the garden.

Spring is in full bloom at Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery, the perfect setting for family spring photos. Hundreds of roses will bloom at Old City Cemetery during April and May too.

So sweep away winter from your life with a springtime stroll in Lynchburg. Who knows what wonder awaits you!

Don't miss Historic Garden Week across Virginia from April 23-30. Explore public and private gardens across the state. Several homes and gardens on Peakland Place will be open for tours on Lynchburg's Garden Day on April 26.

Springtime is here and it's waiting for you in Lynchburg. So, get outdoors and savor the beauty of springtime in the Hill City. You may even find spring in your own front yard.