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 …

Camper’s Paradise

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Are you looking for a different way to experience both the waters and the woods of Smith Mountain Lake this summer?  What better way to combine the two than a lakeside camping trip!  Whether you’re a tent camper or a …

Houseboating on the Lake

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The Travel Bloggers.com has ranked Smith Mountain Lake as one of the top ten houseboat lakes in North America!  According to the article, the lakes chosen were those that “tend to be large enough for you to find a private …

Skiing at the Mountain

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Usually when you hear the phrases “skiing” and “mountain” your mind easily wanders to that mystical winter wonderland of white powder and rosy-red cheeks in the chilled air… well, we couldn’t be further from that vision if we tried.  The …