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Off-Season Hidden Gems at Smith Mountain Lake

Nov. 1, 2020 – As we wind down from what is regarded as the busy season at Smith Mountain Lake from the months of March through October, some may not recognize the multitude of exciting opportunities that await them in the cooler months ahead.  Whether you’re a full-time lake resident, a vacationer taking advantage of…

Fall wine tasting at Smith Mountain Lake

Fall in Love with Smith Mountain Lake

Oct. 7, 2020 – Fall at Smith Mountain Lake (SML) is the perfect season for camping, leaf peeping, and spending time with family and friends.  Stunning fall foliage and cooler temperatures create the ideal atmosphere for experiences such as sunset wine tastings, a variety of autumn-themed events and activities, and Halloween festivities. Whether you prefer a…

Off-Water Cultural Experiences and Outdoor Adventure

Sept. 16, 2020 Smith Mountain Lake (SML) is among the most popular residential, vacation and recreational spots on the East Coast. Set amid the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, SML is a breathtakingly scenic destination with 22,000 acres of crystal-clear water, making it a top destination for adventure. Vacationers from across the globe come to SML during…

On-Water Adventures at Smith Mountain Lake

WanderLove is calling – and adventure is the destination. WanderLove is about reconnecting with what you love: on and off-water outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and the winding roads in between. Smith Mountain Lake (SML) is the absolute perfect WanderLove road trip destination! This is one in a series of blog posts focused on on-water adventures…

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