Amherst County blends the best of rural and suburban living with thriving businesses, agriculture, local industries, the beautiful campus and educational opportunities at Sweet Briar College, quaint small towns and shopping areas, and wonderful residential neighborhoods.
Nestled along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Amherst County offers unique B & Bs, wineries, golf courses, County lakes and parks, campgrounds, 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington National Forest, Mt. Pleasant National Scenic Area, the historic James River and the James River Heritage Trail, ATV trails, Blue Ridge Rail Trail, and High Peak Hang Gliding. Perfect for boating, swimming, fishing, hunting, biking, camping, birding, golfing, shopping and antiquing, and just relaxing.
Amherst County is just minutes north of Lynchburg, 1 hour northeast of Roanoke, 45 minutes south of Charlottesville, 30 miles east of Lexington, 3 hours south of Washington, DC, and 2 hours west of Richmond.