As you begin to plan your early summer vacation in Smith Mountain Lake, you may begin to wonder just how you are going to fill your precious vacation minutes. We are here to tell you that is not going to be a problem! Once you discover just how much there is to do in our paradise, you may begin to think about expanding your vacation time. This guide to all the fun you can have during your early summer Virginia getaway will help you fill those minutes, and if you run out of time before you run out of fun, that’s ok; there’s always next summer’s vacation to begin planning!

Family-Friendly Fun

Not all vacation spots offer entertainment options for all ages, but Smith Mountain Lake is guaranteed to be a family-friendly vacation! Spend a few hours avoiding obstacles on the 18-hole course at Harbortown Miniature Golf in Moneta. Built on boat docks on Smith Mountain Lake, visitors can enjoy lake life and a version of their favorite sport at the same time! For those who prefer the “grown-up” version of mini-golf, the Mariner’s Club Golf Course is a local favorite, offering a course that is challenging without being intimidating, making it perfect for golfers of all skill levels. Located in Huddleston and designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, the course hosts a high-level mid-summer junior golf tournament and is well regarded throughout the United States. Vacations are about doing something you rarely do in real life, however, and if you’re looking to try something new, perhaps a trail ride through the Virginia landscape offered by Spring Valley Farms in Moneta will be the experience that you will talk about for years to come! Offering a petting zoo and pony rides for the youngest members of your family, one-hour trail rides are available for visitors 8 years of age and older and only cost $30 per person!

A More Mature Getaway

Not all vacations are family ones, and for adults looking for more mature options, a visit to Hickory Hills Vineyards in Moneta will make you happy! They offer a fantastic selection of wines, and because they also offer a website, you can continue to purchase your favorite flavors long after you return to real life.

Whether you’re looking for an early summer escape with the family or just want to get away from the everyday stresses of your routine, Smith Mountain Lake is a great place to be! Reserve your early summer escape today.