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Lynchburg named one of the Best Places to Visit

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - The Hill City has been named as one of the best places to visit this summer.

The title comes from the latest edition of Country Living magazine.

Lynchburg was listed 19 out of 30 cities recognized.

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CITY OF LYNCHBURG NAMED ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT THIS SUMMER

Country Living magazine, a Hearst Communications publication, recently named Lynchburg as one of its "30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer." According to the magazine, summer is the best and prettiest time to visit. The article made note that "Lynchburg is a pretty college town…in the Blue Ridge Mountains, that doesn't shut down when school's out."  The City of Lynchburg was listed 19 out of the 30 cities recognized.

According to Ann Shields, the article's author, "Summer visitors have lots to choose from: active options (hike the steep path alongside nearby Crabtree Falls or bike on the broad trail beside the James River), historic outings (Thomas Jefferson's getaway, Poplar Forest, is a little-known but fascinating stop), and shopping the many antique stores and boutique shops in the historic downtown district. And if you want to beat that southern heat, take a few runs down the year-round ski slope at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre."

Lynchburg's Director of Tourism, Sergei Troubetzkoy, was not surprised that Lynchburg made the list. "Our city is becoming known throughout the country and beyond for all that it offers visitors," said Troubetzkoy. " From our historical architecture, breathtaking natural areas, arts and culture and more, Lynchburg is a great place to visit any time of the year."

Two other Virginia towns, Galax (at No. 24) and Staunton (at No. 26), were also recognized in the article.