In the Smith Mountain Lake area, there are a number of different ways to get the most out of your experience. One of the best ways is to take a local tour, which allows visitors to learn more about the area, including activities and attractions. Below, we’ve put together a brief list of just a few of the many great local tours that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. Read on to learn more!
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In Moneta, you’ll find Virginia Dare Cruises and Marina, which offers sightseeing cruises of Smith Mountain Lake. The Virginia Dare is a replica side wheeler ship in the 19th century style. The ship embarks on its sightseeing cruises of natural scenery, wildlife, and local landmarks visible from the lake from April through December, ensuring that no matter what season you decide to visit during, you can experience the beauty of the area from the water.
Prices for sightseeing cruises range from $10.00 for children ten years and under to $20.00 for adults. Group rate discounts and off-season rate discounts in April, November, and December are available.
Smith Mountain Dam, a local attraction adjacent to Smith Mountain Lake, offers tours of their hydro-electric facilities that explain how the electricity is generated from Smith Mountain Lake and the Roanoke River. The visitor’s center at Smith Mountain Dam also has informative movie showings, hands-on exhibits, scenic overlooks, and a picnic area. Admission to the visitor’s center is free.
The Smith Mountain Lake area is also home to a number of remarkable wineries and vineyards, many of which offer tours of their grounds. You’ll encounter Tomahawk Mill Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Brooks Mill Winery, White Rock Vineyards & Winery, and Hickory Hill Vineyard and Winery all close by.
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