As the season changes from spring to summer to even hotter summer, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be doing when America turns 243! But first, let’s think about that for a moment. 243 is such an awkward age. It’s not close to a well-rounded 300 and still far enough away from 250; you should probably plan something special, like a trip to Smith Mountain Lake, to make America feel better! All kidding aside, celebrating our nation’s birthday in a place where much of the magic began is destined to be a great idea, and when you follow this guide to Smith Mountain Lake 4th of July, you’re destined to have the time of your life!

Hear That? It’s the Sound of Summer in Smith Mountain Lake

As you wake up on Independence Day, take a moment to open the window and listen to the sounds of summer:the happy chirping of the birds in nearby trees, the hum of a boat skimming across the lake, the buzz of a lawnmower motor from the home down the way.It’s quiet mornings like this that make our country great,and as you whip up some pancakes in the fully equipped kitchen of your Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental, there’s no place else you’d rather be!

The Food of the 4th

When you think back to some of your best 4th of July celebrations, it’s the 3 F’s that made them great:food, family, and fireworks. We’ll talk about fireworks in a minute, and your family is with you, so all that leaves is the food! An old-fashioned barbecue on the deck is the most American of ways to celebrate this special day,and many of our summer escapes offer barbecue grills as a standard amenity—all you need to purchase is the meat! Stock up the refrigerator ahead of time with your favorite beverages, make some homemade potato salad, and grill burgers and hot dogs under the sunny sky for a day that will be memorable.

Fireworks are Our Thing

Fireworks on the Smith Mountain Lake 4th of July are kind of a big thing around here. People come from miles away to watch the Smith Mountain Lake Fireworks Display; aren’t you lucky to have ringside seats? Offering live entertainment, kids’ activities, and of course, a fireworks extravaganza that can be seen from all around the lake,beginning at 3 PM you can watch it from the deck of your vacation home or rent a boat and watch from the center of the lake! Just remember to pay attention to the no-wake zones and your night will be a spectacular one!

Paradise on the Lake with Smith Mountain Lake 4th of July

Paradise can be found in the quiet moments: the laughter of children as they pull in their first fish, watching the sun set in a blaze of glory over the lake, or gathering with your family around the barbecue to enjoy the taste of charred meat and cold beverages. The properties from Premier Vacation Rentals @ Smith Mountain Lake Inc. offer you the opportunity to find your paradise on our lake—reserve yours today!