If you are looking for the next location for your family vacation, consider booking a trip to Smith Mountain Lake. The lake is known for its beautiful waters, surrounding mountains, and endless activities no matter what time of year you decide to visit. You can simply enjoy the lake itself by spending your weekend out on a boat fishing and wakeboarding or swimming off the shores. There are many Smith Mountain Lake activities to do as well as many farms in the area where you can pick fresh fruits and vegetables. One of the notable farms in the area is Buffy’s Blueberries, formerly known as TLC Orchard.
At the Orchard – Smith Mountain Lake Activities
Buffy’s Blueberries is a pesticide-free orchard and is one of our favorite Smith Mountain Lake activities. The orchard grows 12 different types of blueberries from the beginning of July to the end of September. You can pick your own blueberries or call ahead and have blueberries picked for you. Pick-your-own blueberries cost $4/lb. and pre-picked blueberries cost $6/lb. Blackberries are also available in July.
Part of the orchard is pesticide-free, meaning they cannot use chemicals to control pests and poison ivy. It is advised to wear long sleeves and long pants and to spray your legs to prevent chigger and tick bites. If you forget your bug spray, they have some at the farm.
The farm is open from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday. If you want to pick at least 20 pounds of blueberries, there are select times where you can bring large groups to the orchard. Dogs are not allowed at the farm because there are several farm animals on the grounds, including an emu named Harvey, ten chickens, and seven hens.
The Orchard is located off Capital Hill Road off of route 608 in Huddleston. Their address is 1085 Capital Hill Road and there are signs leading to the entrance of the Orchard.
Planning Your Stay
If you are looking for accommodation near Smith Mountain Lake, consider booking one of our vacation homes. We have large lakefront homes that can comfortably sleep your whole family. All of our homes are situated just steps from the lake and have beautiful views of the water and surrounding landscape.
Our homes are furnished with high-quality furniture and decorated using rustic decor. Many of our rentals have large living rooms with fireplaces so you can build a fire on cold nights. Each home has a full-sized kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook your family’s favorite meal.