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Huddleston VA Things To Do For Your 48 Hour Trip

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Spending a weekend in Huddleston, VA, along with the scenic shoreline of Smith Mountain Lake? With so much to see and do, it can be hard to know where to begin. Fortunately, whether your ideal getaway is hiking to incredible views in the Blue Ridge Mountains or relaxing and doing nothing at all, you will find that spending 48 hours here is just enough to excite you and allow you to experience the best Huddleston VA things to do. Peaks of Otter While the lake is the main highlight of […]


Best Local Eats in Huddleston

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With hundreds of miles of scenic shoreline, friendly towns, and plenty of folk who appreciate good food and better company, there is no shortage of delicious eateries, casual cafes, and downhome diners in the Huddleston area. So how to choose? Well, the good news is you simply can’t go wrong in these parts. People here just don’t have time for less-than-stellar food. So whether you are looking for a quick and delicious greasy spoon or a romantic dinner by the lake, make sure to check out these best local eats […]


Keeping Cool With These Smith Mountain Lake Activities

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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 […]


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Huddleston, VA

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The state of Virginia has a few large cities but is mostly comprised of a series of all-American towns that people just love to call home. The lifestyle is about family and friends, and the landscape makes people just want to stay outside and barbecue with the neighbors. School events, church on Sundays, and just being all around good people—this is what the small towns of Virginia are like, and Huddleston, VA is a perfect example of all that is good about our state. And because you may never have […]


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 […]


Celebrate Graduation with a Smith Mountain Lake Vacation

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It might be unusual to some to find a sparkling 20,000-acre lake with over 500 miles of shoreline tucked away in the beautiful forests of Virginia. But for those who know the year-round joys of Smith Mountain Lake, you’ll know that this “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains” is the state’s most popular lake for a reason. Home to incredible natural beauty, exciting water sports, and miles of scenic trails, this haven in the hills is a great spot for a family gathering. If you are looking to celebrate your […]


Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon

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While many come to the peaceful shores of Smith Mountain Lake to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains and relax in the peace and quiet, there is a select group who wait with tingling anticipation every year for something else entirely. For these adventurers, athletes, and weekend warriors, the Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon is the highlight of the spring, and a thrilling gateway to summer. Whether you are an avid triathlete or a novice looking to break into this exciting past time, Smith Mountain offers an ideal […]

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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 […]


Peaks of Otter Winery Is One of the Best in the State

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Visit one of the most popular wineries on the Bedford Wine Trail! Peaks of Otter Winery was the first winery in Bedford, VA, where is it still located today, as well as the first fruit winery in Virginia. Aside from wine, you can also pick your own fruit on the family-owned farm in the fall. Find out everything you need to know about visiting this iconic spot! Peaks of Otter Winery is just one of the many great spots in the Blue Ridge region. For a full list of attractions, […]

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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 […]