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Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

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Stop at Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, where the classic Appalachian landscape and Abbot Lake nestled in a valley between Sharp Top and Flat Top have attracted people for ages. Wildflowers and wildlife abound with chances to spot Box Turtle, Woodchuck, Black Rat Snake or Cottontail Rabbit. Look back in time with a visit to Polly Woods Ordinary, an original log cabin used by travelers from the 1820s to 1850s or The Johnson Farm, accessed by the 1.8-mile loop Johnson Trail, and features costumed interpreters and programs. There are many other trails to explore such as the popular Sharp Top Trail and the incredible Flat Top Trail, which scrambles over boulder fields and passes fascinating rock formations that defy gravity as they balance precariously. Among the services at Peaks of Otter is a gas station, restaurant and camping.

85919 Blue Ridge Parkway
Bedford, VA
(540) 586-4496


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