Although the weather outside is still a bit stifling, we know that fall is within sight. The sun dips below the horizon a little earlier these days, and the first sighting of pumpkin spice lattes has been announced. If the thoughts of fall in Smith Mountain Lake has you craving nights gathered around the fire pit, days spent exploring the beauty of nature, and pumpkin desserts designed to finish off every meal happily, we say go for it! Fall is when the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake moves into the next level, and this guide to the fun you can have during your Smith Mountain Lake vacation will ensure every minute is a dream come true!

Leaf Peeping

Although this term is generally used for New England travelers, the vibrancy of the leaves in the fall here in Virginia brings many people to our region. The brilliant reds, oranges, and purple leaves decorating the trees and the land turn the landscape into a magical wonderland you will never forget as you take picture after picture of pure perfection!

Carve a Pumpkin

Just because you aren’t at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t carve a pumpkin for the doorstep of your fall escape! Any grocery store in the area will have the gourd you seek, as will farmers’ markets, and if you don’t like the mess that accompanies pumpkin carving, craft stores sell craft pumpkins you can carve without any fuss. And because they are yours forever, you can bring it home as a souvenir of your unforgettable Virginia vacation!

Tell Ghost Stories by the Fire

As Halloween grows closer, we start to enjoy being frightened, and whether you are sitting around the fireplace in your vacation getaway or are gathered round the firepit outside, telling ghost stories is a time-honored tradition for people of all ages! Do an online search for new scary stories, or if your children are really young, stick with sanitized versions of the stories that creeped you out in your youth.

Enjoy Your Fall Smith Mountain Lake Vacation

Fall is for families, and our cozy and comfortable vacation rentals are designed to make your entire family feel at home. Smith Mountain Lake was also recently named one of the top places in the country to escape the pandemic, and we would love to help you enjoy a safe and secure stay in the area. Reserve your Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental with us today and discover the rich and colorful beauty of Smith Mountain Lake in the fall!