Flat top is the higher of the two at 4,000 feet, but Sharp top appears higher. This is an
optical illusion due to its bold and rocky shape. Sharp top with its awe-inspiring
panoramas draws the most visitors and enjoys the greater fame. It was from its pinnacle
that the stone, which formed Virginia’s contribution to the Washington Monument, was
The Peaks of Otter have become the symbol of Bedford County. They are located on the Blue
Ridge Parkway, the most popular of our national parks. Few natural sites in the U.S. can
compare to the beauty, serenity and character of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This pattern is available in a limited number of forms and is the first of a series that
will depict the Peaks of Otter in spring, summer, fall and winter.
Links to Peaks of Otter and Bedford, Virginia Information:
Bedford Historical Society
Vast resources dealing with Virginia and Bedford history.
Peaks of Otter Winery
Peaks of Otter wines are made from a variety of fruits, including apples, grapes, blackberries,
blueberries, peaches and more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.