As the beautiful summer days lengthen and the temperatures rise, you might find yourself looking for ways to keep cool in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Fortunately, the jewel of this region is also one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation, and keep cool in the process. This summer don’t miss out on the incredible Smith Mountain Lake activities available you and your family on – and in – the sparkling blue waters.

Watersports Galore

Want to look cool while staying cool? Try the hottest watersport on the lake this summer with wakeboarding lessons from Smith Mountain Wake Company. Strap yourself in to a high-tech wakeboard and hold on for dear life as you careen across the waves behind your powerboat-ride, grabbing air and enjoying the scenic shoreline. Perfect for the adventurous regardless of age, if you get good enough you can even enter one of the many competitions held throughout the summer. If the high-speed antics of wakeboarding are not for you, you can always enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake’s idyllic waters.

A Day at the Beach at Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Smith Mountain Lake State Park features a family-friendly beach that boasts plenty of sand, excellent swimming, and plenty of shady spots for a picnic. The kids will love alternating between the epic playground and the cooling waters of the beach area, and those who prefer something more active can enjoy shaded hikes through the woods, fishing, guided nature walks, and even nightly stargazing programs.

Smith Mountain Lake Community Park is great for those with kids young and old. Located on the Franklin County side of the lake, it features plenty of swimming spots and water activities as well as a fishing pier, a massive playground, and a lovely sandy beach perfect for lounging by the cool waters of this popular mountain lake.

With so much to do at Smith Mountain Lake, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Do you want to go for a sail, rent a powerboat, or hop aboard a jet ski for a spirited ride across the lake? The options for ways to keep cool and enjoy this beautiful lake are endless. Fortunately, deciding where to stay is much easier, thanks to the incredible selection of high-end luxury vacation homes from Premier Vacation Rentals. You can easily browse our beautiful lake homes and charming cabins, and then make your reservations online with ease. And while you will enjoy the included air-conditioning in our premier properties, we suspect you’ll find the lake a much more fun way to stay cool this summer. See you out there!