Fishing in the Winter

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Does life around Smith Mountain Lake seem a little short of activity this time of year? Try your hand at fishing. According to local experts, winter is the perfect time of year to haul in the “big one”! Captain Todd …

TLC Blueberry Orchard

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There are countless ways to enjoy the summer months at Smith Mountain Lake – an afternoon on the water, grilling with friends on the dock, or an early morning on the water in pursuit that elusive trophy fish. But one thing …

Sunken Boats

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Smith Mountain Lake residents may have noted in passing the recent news of a houseboat that sank in Hickory Cove last month.  But many people are unaware of the difficulties caused when a boat sinks.  As Rebecca Jackson of the …

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Summer at Smith Mountain Lake offers unrivaled opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery of our region, and one of the best ways to get out and see the sights is with a relaxing weekend drive on the Blue …

Jefferson’s Own Poplar Forest

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Statesman, architect, author, naturalist . . . all these descriptions fit Thomas Jefferson, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and a native Virginian.  Though Jefferson made his permanent home in Monticello, his beautiful estate in Charlottesville, he also maintained a …

Virginia Cooperative Extension

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One of the most charming things about Smith Mountain Lake is that blend of agricultural land and small town friendliness with the convenience and access of a much bigger city.  Along with this simpler, more rural lifestyle, however, can come …