Smith Mountain Lake is a popular destination in Virginia’s Roanoke area. Located in a beautiful and natural area that is close to Eastlake Corner, Rocky Mount, and Penhook, this small city southeast of Roanoke is a popular sport in history — and remains popular to tourist families today! Since there are so many Smith Mountain Lake things to do all year round, this picturesque area is the ideal spot to come if you want to enjoy some outdoor activities, go shopping, try some great food, and not break the bank in the process.
Smith Mountain Lake
Obviously, the incredibly serene and bright blue lake is the most popular thing to do here. This natural area is home to boating, docks, and picnic spots, making it the ideal spot for you and your family to learn how to swim, go kayaking as a unit, head out on the canoe, jump into the water, and have a nice picnic on one of the boat docks.
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park
This public park is a beautiful natural area that offers multiple miles of walking trails, hiking areas, jogging paths, and a fishing pier. There are tons of activities to do here during your visit, making it the ideal getaway from the crowded downtown areas. Come here with your kids and enjoy the picnic shelters with a barbecue grill, playground area, and a lengthy fishing pier!
The Virginia Dare Cruises and Marina
The Virginia Dare Cruises and Marina is a fun-filled and exciting restaurant, marina, and bar that offers an upscale dining experience and a unique point of view over the nearby waterway. Head here for a fun evening with your kids!
Explore Park is a public county site with natural beauty, trails, and picnic spots that are perfect for families and kids of all ages. This 1,100-acre reservation area is located right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, making it easy to get to for those driving through this scenic area. Families can head here and enjoy the hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails, providing the best exercise during a healthy vacation. We also love the interactive visitor’s center, zip lining course, and gift shop to bring souvenirs back home to your friends!
Accommodation in Smith Mountain Lake
These activities sound fun, don’t they? We think so too! Check out Smith Mountain Lake Properties for the best place to stay during your upcoming holiday.