Smith Mountain Lake is an oasis for outdoor activities like boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking, but there is plenty of indoor fun to be had as well. If you are visiting the lake on a rainy day, check out one of these rainy day things to do in Huddleston.
Sunken City Brewing Co
Sunken City Brewing Co is a 25-barrel, 4-vessel brewpub located in the Westlake Towne Center off of Route 122. This lake-themed brewery cost more than $2 million to build and includes a fermentation room, a brewhouse, a tap room, a canning facility, and an outdoor beer garden. The brewmaster Jeremy Kirby was trained at a prestigious beer institute in Berlin, making this brewery a must visit for any beer enthusiasts. They have a selection of flagship beers as well as seasonal and limited releases. The brewery is open Thursday from 3 – 9 p.m., Friday from 3 – 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 – 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m. They have live music most Friday nights and Saturday afternoons.
Watching a movie with your family is one of the best ways to spend a rainy day. The Westlake Cinema is located in the Westlake Towne Center and they show new release movies. The theater is open Friday & Saturday from 12:30 – 10:30 p.m., Sunday from 12:30 – 8 p.m., and Monday – Thursday from 3:30 – 8 p.m.
The Bridgewater Plaza is full of stores, restaurants, and entertainment, making it a great place to spend a rainy day. You can shop at one of the plaza’s specialty shops and boutiques, and if you’re looking for fun for the whole family, the plaza has an arcade. The Fun-N-Games Arcade has more than 60 games, from classic video games to brand new high-tech games. The arcade is open seven days a week during the summer and on the weekends during the winter.
Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery
Hickory Hill is one of the oldest wineries on Smith Mountain Lake. The vineyard has been making their own wines in Moneta for more than 30 years. Their indoor tasting room is located inside the 95-year-old farmhouse, where the wine is crushed, fermented, aged, and bottled. Their wines have won many awards; their most popular is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. During the fall and winter their tasting room is open on Saturdays from 12 – 5 p.m., and if they aren’t too busy you can request a tour of the winery.
If you are planning a vacation to Smith Mountain Lake, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer some of the finest lakefront properties in the area. For more information on our rentals, please contact us.