Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in the Smith Mountain Lake area and surrounding areas? Picking your own fruits is one of the many fun things to do at Smith Mountain Lake, especially with younger children. Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms close to the Premier Vacation Rentals homes at Smith Mountain Lake. Some offer organic grown produce, some are petting farms you can visit. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.
Have Fun on the Farm in Smith Mountain Lake
Smith Mountain Lake Farm is an alpaca farm in Hardy that specializes in raising alpacas and making products from their wool. They offer tours on which you can learn about the animals, feed them, and see how their unique alpaca products are made.
Johnson’s Orchards is situated in Bedford. At this family-owned and operated orchard, you’ll also find Peak of Otters Winery on-site. The historic farm is known for its crabapples, pears, peaches, blackberries, and raspberries.
A Goode View Alpaca Farm is yet another alpaca farm in the Smith Mountain Lake area, located in Goode. Here, alpacas are raised, sold, boarded, and bred. Additionally, Maremmas, or Italian Herd Dogs, are also bred on-site. The farm sells alpaca goods and gifts as well.
Buffy’s Blueberries, previously known as TLC Orchards, is based out of Moneta. As you can guess from the name of this facility, blueberries are the popular crop here. However, you and your guests can also pick blackberries. The orchard is also known for growing their produce without using pesticides. Group picking sessions are available as long as your group will pick a minimum of twenty pounds, at a price of $4.00 per pound. You can also have berries picked for you at a price of $6.00 per pound.
Scott’s Strawberry Farm in Bedford County allows visitors to pick strawberries. The farm also hosts the annual Strawberry Festival, which draws thousands of visitors to the area for country fair style amusements and attractions.
Take Time to Enjoy Your Surroundings
Time spent at the many orchards and farms that dot the Smith Mountain Lake landscape promises to please travelers from near and far whether you’re on the hunt for a fun solo adventure or can’t wait to take some time to bond with family and friends. These delicious and inviting stops are wonderful when you’re in the mood to savor the flavors of the region or are excited to get up close to some cute and incredible creatures. However you spend your time, the added benefit of making your way to these orchards and farms is the opportunity to get out and explore even more! Make the most of every moment of your Smith Mountain Lake stay by expanding your itinerary to include a few of these fun nearby activities too.
Cards by Christine
When you’re looking to follow up a fun stop at Moneta’s Scotts Strawberry Farm with the option to shop one of a kind souvenirs, consider swinging by a charming locale known as Card by Christine. Located at 1228 Ransom Lane in Moneta, this is a personal studio owned and operated by Christine Rogers who offers guests options to pick and choose from handcrafted and personalized greeting cards that speak volumes no matter what the occasion may be. Whether you’re looking for that unique frameable selection or the perfect stack of invitations that can’t be found anywhere else, Cards by Christine is sure to have what you’ve been searching for.
For the guest to Gross Orchards in Bedford, an afternoon spent fishing nearby Bedford Reservoir is always a great choice. This 29-acre body of water is a wonderful place to put in a kayak or canoe and make the most of a sunny day casting a line. If you’re more in the mood for a fresh-air meal, consider packing a picnic lunch and enjoying sometime alongside the water savoring some snacks with the one you love most. Great for bird spotting and wildlife watching, Bedford Reservoir is a scenic stop worth checking out while you’re in the area.
Hickory Hill Vineyards
If you’re looking to unwind after a day of orchard and farm exploration with a glass of something sweet, dry, or sparkling, make your way to Hickory Hill Vineyards in Moneta and enjoy a wine tasting moment that’s sure to inspire. Situated at 1722 Hickory Cove Ln, this scenic and friendly stop is a great place to gather with friends and enjoy a variety of labels that are specific to the Smith Mountain Lake area. Tour the grounds, ask questions of the owners regarding wine production, or simply sit back, savor the flavors, and admire the view.
Plan the Vacation of a Lifetime
Smith Mountain Lake is brimming with opportunities for visiting wonderful attractions like these gorgeous farms and orchards. Learn more about what’s waiting for you in Smith Mountain Lake when you call or email our reservation specialists today about reserving your stay with us!
5234 Joppa Mill Road,
Moneta, VA 24121.
Berries – mid May on; Monday thru Saturday 7:30 am till 7 pm Sunday 1 pm till 6 pm.
blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, events at your location (call for info),Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms. Cash only.
6817 Wheats Valley Road,
Bedford, VA 24523.
Open: Monday- Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Apple Harvest Festival 3rd Saturday in October. Wagon Rides – Group rates available – 20 passenger wagon.
Peaches, apples, strawberries, wagon rides.
1038 Capital Hill Road
Huddleston, VA 24104
We have four acres of blueberries with 12 varieties. The earliest berries are usually the large variety and depending on the weather the season can last until the last week of September. There are also blackberries in the field which are ripe in July. The berries are $4 per pound if you pick them and $6 per pound if we pick. If you want the berries picked for you please call a few days before you want to pick them up. Harvey is our resident Emu and we also have laying chickens on the farm and eggs are available all year. Call in advance for eggs. The fresh eggs are $4 per dozen. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and other veggies are available during the summer season. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford, VA 24523
This farm has 200-plus acres with over 7,000 apple trees of 200 different varieties. Several hundred peach, nectarine, and damson trees, as well as pumpkins in the fall, are also available. Facilities include modern restrooms, a log cabin, a pavilion for picnicking with a 15-foot Johnny Appleseed, a replica of an old store that houses a restored 1939 Chevrolet and a 1979 F-150 Ford, and many trails in the orchard for walking. Group and student tours available.
1473 Heathwood Drive
Goode, VA 24556
We are a working Alpaca farm in Goode, VA. We breed, raise and sell alpacas and alpaca made goods. If you would like a tour, need information on alpaca or would like to shop in our beautiful store. We are open Thursday thru Sunday 10:00am to Dusk.