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Why You Need to Spend the Holidays at the Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest

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Is there anything better than spending the holidays at Smith Mountain Lake? There are so many great winter festivals near Smith Mountain Lake, from carnivals to winery events. Two of our favorite celebrations takes place at one fantastic location: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Which once served as the former president’s retreat now is a National Historic Landmark and popular attraction. Discover what is so special about holidays at Poplar Forest! Holidays at Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest are just one of the fantastic Smith Mountain Lake events to take advantage of during […]


3 of the Best Winter Smith Mountain Lake Events

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While summer might be the most popular time to visit Smith Mountain Lake, there is something so special about vacationing here during the winter. The lake takes on a serene quality, with the peace and privacy found in the off-season. There’s no need to worry about being bored. There are plenty of fantastic winter festivals near Smith Mountain Lake to attend. From Christmas celebrations to wine tastings, here are a couple of our favorites. Below, you’ll find just a couple of our favorite winter Smith Mountain Lake events. For even […]


Don’t Miss The Wine Festival in Smith Mountain Lake, VA

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You’re not going to want to miss one of the biggest Smith Mountain Lake events! The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival (or SML Wine Festival) is one of the most anticipated annual events around the lake. There will be 29 wineries participating in the festival, as well as 85 craft and food vendors. In 2016, over 10,000 visitors attended this fun festival and we are expecting just as many to attend this year! Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival 2017 takes place September 23 and 24 at the Crazy Horse Campground. […]