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At Smith Mountain Lake, Volunteering is a Way of Life

SML Good Neighbors (Photo by Tabitha Collison.) Community service and social pursuits are important parts of life at Smith Mountain Lake. Volunteering comes naturally here. Residents of all ages dedicate their time and talents to faith-based and secular outreach programs while also finding time to immerse themselves in a variety of passions with like-minded friends.…

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Live Here, Work Anywhere: 3 Smith Mountain Lake Relocation Success Stories

Photo by Jeff Reid

If your job allowed you to live anywhere, why wouldn’t you choose a spot as stunning, fun-filled and spirited as Smith Mountain Lake? With remote work opportunities on the rise, more and more people are moving to our region to enjoy abundant outdoor activities, a slower pace of life and temperate weather year-round. Here’s a…

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9 Ways to Get onto the Water at Smith Mountain Lake

You don’t have to be an experienced boater or own your own vessel to enjoy Smith Mountain Lake. Here are nine fun and easy ways to enjoy our waters. Rent a boat. From zippy runabouts to luxury pontoons to high-performance wake boats, local marinas offer a number of options to accommodate groups of up to…

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10 Top spots for hiking near Smith Mountain Lake

July 29, 2021 -Take a hike!  No, seriously. Hikes near Smith Mountain Lake are highly recommended when you visit our stunning lake in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.  Beyond the physical benefits, Smith Mountain Lake hiking is sure to soothe the soul. If that sounds like something you’re up for, keep reading for details on 10 hiking…

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Jump into these fun-filled events at Smith Mountain Lake

June 1, 2021 – The summer season has arrived at Smith Mountain Lake and, like us, you’re probably itching to get out and enjoy some fun-filled events. We have plenty of annual events for you to experience but keep in mind, too, that many of our local restaurants have live music all summer long, as well…

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16 warm-weather hidden gems to explore at Smith Mountain Lake

May 3, 2021 – As we gear up for our busiest (and warmest) season here at Smith Mountain Lake, it’s the perfect opportunity to create that summer bucket list. In this WanderLove blog post, you’ll find a breakdown of what we consider hidden gems, most of which are accessible by both land and water. Keep…

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Tastes of Smith Mountain Lake: Explore our restaurant scene

March 31, 2021- The restaurant scene at Smith Mountain Lake is deliciously dynamic with dozens of spots to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner both off and on the water. At Smith Mountain Lake, you’ll discover cuisines ranging from American grill to Asian fusion to Mexican and Italian, plus quirky food trucks, mom-and-pop ice cream shops…

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Smith Mountain Lake Fishing [It’s the Reel Deal]

March 1, 2021 – Smith Mountain Lake offers an abundance of activities both on and off the water, including a variety water sports such as boating, kayaking, wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing, and the most popular pastime, fishing. In 2018, Bassmaster Magazine voted Smith Mountain Lake the 18th best lake for bass fishing in the Northeastern Region of…

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How to Plan a Romantic Getaway to Smith Mountain Lake

Feb. 1, 2021 – There is something dreamy, adventurous even, about packing up for a weekend away with your significant other. Off the beaten path in the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains lies Smith Mountain Lake. Whether you seek days full of activities or more serene time spent relaxing with your loved one, our…

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Get to Know Smith Mountain Lake’s Communities

Bernard's Landing Resort

Dec. 21, 2020 – The new year always brings exciting things to look forward to, including travel plans with family and friends. Scenic, relaxing and brimming with rural charm, Smith Mountain Lake is an ideal destination in all four seasons! Whether your plan is to cozy up in a cabin to potentially see some snow fall…

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