We get it, you don’t come to Smith Mountain Lake for the museums, the nightlife, or even the shopping. You visit our piece of paradise for the flamboyant sunsets, the serene water views, and the beauty of our natural landscape! Outdoors is best in this area, and these outdoor Smith Mountain Lake activities are designed to ensure you get to enjoy every second of your getaway!

Charter a Fishing Expedition

There’s no better way to worship the great outdoors in Smith Mountain Lake than with a pole in hand, and if your vacation home has its own dock (many do!), grab a lawn chair, a cooler, and your fishing gear and spend as much time as you can with your line in the water. If you want to go a different direction, however, chartering a fishing expedition through South Valley Anglers is another great option! Located at 7449 Fernway Drive in nearby Roanoke, they are passionate about fishing and eager to share their experience and knowledge with everyone.

Smith Mountain Lake Hiking

When it’s time to strap on a backpack and slip into your favorite Smith Mountain Lake hiking shoes, Smith Mountain Lake Park is the direction your feet should take you. Offering scenic views and clearly marked trails, your hike will be a memorable one! Open every day of the week from 8:15 AM until dusk and located 1235 State Park Road in Huddleston, it offers 13 trails for hikers of all skill levels, as well as the opportunity to visit a beach for some swimming or other water activities during warmer seasons. This park is going to be your new favorite way of getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of Virginia!

Alpacas on Parade

Zoos are wonderful places to experience the excitement of wildlife, but when have you or your family ever had the chance to get up close and personal with an alpaca? If your answer is never, your luck is about to change during your stay in Smith Mountain Lake when you visit the Alpacas of Smith Mountain Lake Farm, located at 169-463 Morewood Road in nearby Hardy. Visitors can feed, touch, hug, and take selfies with these furry creatures gifted with cute and almost quirky faces when they reserve a tour of the farm.

Book Your Smith Mountain Lake Escape

Reserve your stay today in one of our vacation rentals and experience outdoor adventures of the smaller kind from the comfort of our back decks; it’s almost time for the beautiful colors of fall to take hold, and you won’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget to check out our amazing rental, the Log Cabin Retreat!