Appomattox County Information
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park – Come and enjoy an afternoon of history! Explore the Historic Village of Appomattox Court House where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant bringing the end to the Civil War. Please visit their website for information on reenactments, walking tours and more. https://www.nps.gov/apco/index.htm
The American Civil War Museum – Appomattox – Explore 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, educational programming and lectures. Please visit their website for further information to plan your trip!
Holliday Lake State Park – Outdoor enthusiast paradise! Fishing, swimming, hiking trails including a connecting trail to the 10.2-mile Carter-Taylor Multi-Use Trail for hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Enjoy its campgrounds, picnic shelters, seasonal concessions and boat ramp. Or rent canoes, kayaks, Jon boats, stand up paddleboats and paddleboats. Please visit their website for hours of operation and additional information. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/holliday-lake#general_information
Paradise Lake Family Campground – Picnic, swim in the pool or lake, fishing, camping, concessions and more. http://www.paradise-lake.com/
Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest – 19,808 wooded acres where you can hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and hunting. The park is open from dusk to dawn. http://www.dof.virginia.gov/stateforest/list/absf.htm
James River State Park – Hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish, picnic and camp while enjoying the grasslands, quiet forests and 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. The Park is 1,561 acres with cabins, visitors center, gift shop, playground, picnic shelters, multi-use trails, boat launches, primitive camping, equestrian camping, universally accessible fishing pier and a .25-mile-long wheelchair accessible trail.
Other Area Attractions
Bedford D-Day Memorial – Breathtaking memorial to honor those lost during WW II. Overlord arch, reflecting pools, gardens, tours, WW II equipment and a wall of names of fallen soldiers.
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest – Thomas Jefferson designed this plantation and used it as a working plantation as well as a recreational retreat. Visit the museum shop, enjoy a tour and learn about special events such as lectures, musical performances and wine and craft beer tastings.
Blue Ridge Parkway – Enjoy the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, where no matter what season it is there are always beautiful views to take in. The Parkway carves a 469-mile path through Virginia to North Carolina. www.blueridgeparkway.org
High Bridge Trail State Park – The trail is 131 miles long, once a rail bed it is wide, level and generally flat. Perfect for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
Smith Mountain Lake – Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia. Come and enjoy a day on the lake, fish, swim or just relax. Wine tastings, fireworks, vacation lodging, boat rentals, Virginia Dare Cruises and more!
Kerr Lake/Buggs Island Lake – 50,000-acre lake where you can enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, boating or just relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty. There are 30 recreation areas around Kerr Reservoir: campsites, swim beaches, picnic areas, hiking, nature trails, marinas all available for public use.