The Peaks Retreat & Adventure Center

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Susan Herndon-Powell
Primary Contact Name
Susan Herndon-Powell
Main Address

The Peaks Retreat & Adventure Center
1336 Simmons Mill Road
Thaxton, VA 24174
United States

What We Do

The Peaks is dedicated to ensuring learners of all ages can experience the beauty of the outdoors, grow beyond their comfort zones, and form memories that will last a lifetime. Our team of expert facilitators welcome groups from kindergarten to corporations, from Bedford County to nationwide. From our 40-foot climbing wall and 400-foot zip line, our 66-acre retreat and adventure facility showcases the best of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us as we ensure every learner has the chance to live life elevated.

We believe everyone should have the chance to learn and grow outdoors, and we are committed to providing adventure day experiences for groups from our local community. Your donation will help us provide outdoor educational experiences for groups who need financial assistance. 

Interesting Info
  • Our canoe pond is fed by 4 springs spread across the property.
  • In our first year and a half of operation, we welcomed over 2000 guests and other campers from across the country.
  • The Peaks is dedicated to the future. All our land is under careful conservation to provide extraordinary experiences to generations to come.
Geographic Location

Bedford County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Campbell County, City of Lynchburg

The Peaks facility
The Peaks garden
Nature Hike
Climbing Wall