There is a long list of exciting reasons why travelers take time to plan summer getaways to Smith Mountain Lake year after year. Whether they’re looking for a place to spend time on the water, hike through the mountains or make the most of relaxing moments immersed in the scenery, it’s a vacation destination that doesn’t disappoint. While Smith Mountain Lake is a place where it’s easy to make new friends, those looking for a more isolated stay will find the peace and tranquility they seek as well. Here are a few things to do at Smith Mountain Lake, VA that will surely prove to be as fun as they are fantastically off the beaten path.
Take a Hike
Smith Mountain Lake is known for its 500 miles of shoreline, but it also offers up over 600 miles of tantalizing trails. This makes a trip this direction ideal for those independent travelers with a passion for hiking. The infamous Appalachian Trail winds its way through a portion of this region for those that have always longed to give a bit of this iconic pathway a try. For a closer to home trek that still keeps you far from the crowds, begin by exploring the pathways that run through Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
Book a Fishing Charter
There’s nothing more relaxing than casting a line and waiting for the next bite. Whether you’re experienced on the water or new to fishing entirely, booking a private fishing charter with Cats N’ Stripers Charters is the way to go. Hop onboard a Sea Pro Bay Boat alongside Captain Travis and enjoy a day of learning about and fishing for Striped Bass in abundance. All the gear is included in the cost of the trip which can range from a few hours to an entire day upon request.
If your alone time is best enjoyed on the greens, book a tee time at the area’s premier public golf course known as The Westlake. Located in nearby Hardy, The Westlake is an inviting course that often proves to be as challenging as it is fun. As an added bonus, this course also features an on-site restaurant and pro-shop to enjoy once your round is complete. Mariners Landing Golf Club is another excellent course located close by many of our vacation homes!
Unwind Your Way in Smith Mountain Lake
Whether you travel this way solo or are here with a large group, the team at Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake is ready to help you find the property that matches your vacation expectations. Contact us to learn more about our portfolio of options and to start planning things to do at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. We can’t wait to welcome you to Smith Mountain Lake!