As 4th of July draws ever closer, we can all begin to start breathing easier. Restrictions are lifting, places are reopening, and vacations are being taken once again. It’s been a long couple of months, but we are open and ready to help ensure that your Virginia vacation is as close to perfect as possible, starting with this guide to all the Smith Mountain Lake things to do. Even if there aren’t any fireworks this year, your patriotic celebration is guaranteed to be better than you dreamed it could be!

Firecracker Pancakes

As we stated above, chances are there will be no organized fireworks displays this year, but this recipe for firecracker pancakes will take away some of the sting and is easy to make in the fully equipped kitchen of our holiday hideaways! Whisk together 2 cups of Bisquick mix, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to make the pancake batter, then drop about a ¼ cup full into a heated and oiled skillet for each pancake. Cook on one side for approximately 30 seconds, then flip and cook the other side until your pancake is golden brown. Next, you’re going to create a patriotic glaze to drizzle over the pancakes by mixing together 1 cup powdered sugar, ¼ cup milk and red and blue food coloring. Divide into 3 different serving bowls, leaving 1 bowl untouched, adding red food coloring to the second bowl, and blue food coloring to the 3rd bowl, then drizzle over your stack of pancakes!

Celebrate from a Social Distance

We’re all trying to stay away from crowds today, and when you rent one of our lakefront escapes, you won’t mind staying home with the family! Spend the day fishing off the dock, paddle boarding around the lake, playing games in the game room, and an all-American barbecue on the back deck! And if you’re thinking the only thing that can make this holiday more perfect is with a moonlit simmer in a hot tub, well, we agree wholeheartedly, and most of our properties include hot tubs so you can do just that!

Bring Smith Mountain Lake Things to Do Inside

As the moon rises higher in the night sky, it doesn’t mean the fun has to end when you choose us for your holiday lodging. Watch a recap of the previous 4th of July fireworks displays on large screen televisions, tell ghost stories in front of a roaring fire, and work on that puzzle you brought along until you can’t put off climbing into our comfy beds another second longer! Contact us today to learn more about all of the Smith Mountain Lake things to do waiting for you and to book your perfect rental.