If you are considering a visit to Huddleston, Virginia and you love nature, why not consider a visit to one of several of Huddleston’s parks? You can enjoy a leisurely walk, have a picnic on the grass, or enjoy the array of park amenities. Smith Mountain Lake Park might be the most well known, but there are plenty of other beautiful parks to see around Huddleston. The following are some of the most beautiful parks in Huddleston, Virginia.
Smith Mountain Lake Park
Located in Bedford County, this 1,148-acre park is home to the second largest freshwater lake in the state of Virginia. Because of its proximity to the lake, you can enjoy a number of water activities to include fishing via the fishing pier, water skiing, boating, and swimming via two of the public beaches located off the lake. Smith Mountain Lake Park also boasts ample picnic shelters for dining as well as reserved campsites and cabin lodging. The park consists of 13 beautiful trails ranging from a half a mile to over three miles long for walking and hiking. Smith Mountain Lake Park has additional facilities such as a small meeting room, an amphitheater which is used for an assortment of events, as well as a dedicated visitor center.
Falling Creek Park
Where can you enjoy a game of disc golf, hiking, and biking? At Falling Creek Park in Bedford County! This park is equipped with everything you need to thoroughly enjoy yourself. If you are a disc golf enthusiast, the 36-hole disc golf course awaits you! Do you enjoy trekking through nature? At Falling Creek Park, you have access to a ⅓ mile paved walking path and several trails of varying degrees of difficulty for mountain biking, hiking, and running. There is also a dedicated bike and skate park onsite. Enjoy dining at the park at one of several picnic shelters equipped with charcoal grills. For the little ones, there is a children’s playground. Falling Creek Park is also pet-friendly!
Peaks of Otter
For amazing views and trails for hiking, don’t leave Peaks of Otter off of your itinerary. This historical gem is a part of the Blue Ridge Parkway located at the base of the peak. Once an area used by the Native Americans as a mountain pass-through, Peaks of Otter is believed to have received its name from the Cherokee term, “Ottari”, to represent the high mountain. The Peaks of Otter became a popular pass-through for western travelers and soon turned into a bustling community. It’s now preserved by the National Park Service and is an amazing park to bring the family, any time of year.
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