Bedford is equal distance and sits in the center of Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Known for its medicinal springs since the 1800s, the mineral springs has made Bedford Springs Hotel, Omni Resort a top destination for Presidents and ordinary vacationers alike! The Fall Foliage Festival held in October attracts thousands on the weekend. Walmart and REI distribution centers are located here due to the proximaty to major highways and cities. The downtown Bedford area is a lot like Mayberry Street, where specialty retail stores, local restaurants, and department stores line the street.