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Where to Watch 4th of July Virginia Fireworks in Huddleston

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Fireworks are perhaps the best part of the Fourth of July—bright and beautiful, dramatic and literally explosive, nothing else captures the monumentally historic declaration of America’s Independence. When the late summer sun finally sets, it’s time to break out the red rockets and blue booms for a fabulously patriotic celebration! Virginia was extremely important as a commercial center in colonial America, and one of the earliest colonies settled by the English. It’s no surprise, then, that Virginians make sure to go all out for the 4th of July Virginia! If […]

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Discover 2 of the Best Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournaments

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Put your angler skills to the test! If you’re looking for some healthy competition, check out one of the Smith Mountain Lake fishing tournaments. Whether you’re a bass fisherman or you don’t discriminate among species, there’s a tournament for you! Get the inside scoop on these competitions below! Plus, find out a great resource for more fishing tips on Smith Mountain Lake! Never fish on an empty stomach! If you’re planning on entering one of these Smith Mountain Lake fishing tournaments, you’ll need to know where to go for a […]

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3 of the Best Things to do During Last Minute Getaways from D.C.

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Sometimes, you just need to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. If you’re living in Washington, D.C., the chances are that you are moving at a fast pace. When you need to slow down and you’re not sure where to go, head to Smith Mountain Lake, VA! There’s no better cure for stress than spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the crystal clear water of our beloved lake. Find out everything you need to know to plan last minute weekend getaways from D.C.! We’ve […]

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Why You Need to Rent a Vessel from Parrot Cove Boat Rentals

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What’s a trip to Smith Mountain Lake without spending a day on the water? When you book a home from Premier Vacation Rentals, you’ll be able to choose a property with a dock right on site! All that’s left now is to reserve vessel from Parrot Cove Boat Rentals! Find out everything you need to know about getting a boat and setting sail on Smith Mountain Lake! Parrot Cove Boat Rentals is one of the most popular places to rent a boat on Smith Mountain Lake, but it’s not the […]


Construction Begins on Hales Ford Bridge

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It’s one of the most popular landmarks at Smith Mountain Lake, and it’s about to get a facelift. Starting September 5th, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a four-month resurfacing project on Hales Ford Bridge.

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5 of the Best Wineries near Smith Mountain Lake, VA

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While many people associate Smith Mountain Lake with beautiful water, bountiful fishing, and days spent relaxing on a boat, there’s also a dedicated wine culture in the Blue Ridge region. Just minutes away from Smith Mountain Lake are five incredible wineries, each with different specialties and a different variety of wines. From unique fruit wines to classic French flavors, you’ll find it all at these wineries near Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Are you looking for even more great wineries near Smith Mountain Lake, VA? Download our Vacation Guide! We’ve listed […]

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Discover 3 Incredible Spots for Hiking Near Smith Mountain Lake

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Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding Roanoke area is a haven for hiking enthusiasts. From the beautiful trails at Smith Mountain Lake State Park to the number of Appalachian Trail access points, there is so much to do and see. Explore one of the paths surrounding our serene lake or hike up to one of the smaller mountain peaks for an incredible view. No matter your experience level, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for hiking near Smith Mountain Lake. Are you looking for more great spots for hiking […]

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What You Need to Know About Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest!

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You don’t have to travel all the way to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest! Come to the Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest to celebrate the fall season, German culture, and delicious beer! Every year, The Willard Companies partner with the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA to sponsor the festival as well as a 5K race. All proceeds from the race benefit Franklin County YMCA, so you can feel good about joining in on the fun! Don’t miss out on this year’s Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest! Are you looking for more great festivals like […]

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The Best Ways to Enjoy the Smith Mountain Lake State Park Beach

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A trip to Smith Mountain Lake isn’t complete without an afternoon spent relaxing on the serene water’s edge, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Virginia and is a haven for anyone who loves the water. It’s the ideal place for an afternoon swim, fishing, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or canoeing. The crystal-clear water and sandy beaches are the perfect setting for all your favorite vacation activities! While most of the Premier Vacation Rental properties are located at the edge of […]