Historic District and the D-Day Memorial
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Event No: YR - 1910
Dates: January 6 - December 31
City, State: Bedford, Virginia
Host Club: Virginia Volkssport Association
Distance and Trail Rating: 10 km, Rated 2+
Start place address: Bedford Area Visitor's Center, 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, Virginia
Phone: (540) 586-9401 or 800-933-9535
Start times: The Bedford Area Visitor's Center is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [year round]; Saturday: 10:00: a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [mid-April through mid-November]. The Visitor's Center is closed Thanksgiving. Please call to confirm hours.
Event description: The 10 km trail is not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers will have difficulty. This is a rolling trail. Pets are not allowed in the D-Day Memorial. Trail is mainly on sidewalks and runs through the town of Bedford, a Virginia Main Street Community, ending at the National D-Day Memorial.
Award and fees: The award is a 100% embroidered patch as pictured above ($7.00). Credit only is $3.00.
Directions: From the East [Tidewater area] and West [I-81 in VA]: Take US Route 460 to Bedford. Exit at SR 122 following signs for the D-Day Memorial and Bedford Area Visitor's Center. Turn left onto Tiger Trail (first street on the left), pass the D-Day Memorial entrance and turn left into the Visitor's Center.
From the North and South: Take US Route 29 to US Route 460. Take US Route 460 west towards Roanoke. Drive about 20 miles to SR 122. Exit at SR 122 following signs for the D-Day Memorial and Bedford Area Visitor's Center. Turn left onto Tiger Trail (first street on the left), pass the D-Day Memorial entrance and turn left into the Visitor's Center.
Contact: Betty @ (804) 530-3526 -- evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Email contact: Betty @ email@example.com
Comments: Walk only during daylight hours. Water and restrooms are available at the Visitor's Center. There are a couple of mini-mart shops along the trail. Pets are not allowed inside the Visitor's Center or the D-Day Memorial. Pets must be leashed at all times.
City of Bedford Visitor Center
Bedford Area Chamber
Updated on January 31, 2010 by Webmeister