As the final days of summer begin to fly by, many people begin to feel depressed that these carefree hours will be gone. We live for summer and the joys that accompany it, but we just don’t have enough free time to fully experience the season. Fortunately, Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to end your summer on high note, our Smith Mountain Lake Labor Day escapes are available and ready to give you a vacation experience you will never forget!

Picnic by the Lake

It’s the simple moments that often have the largest impact, and a picnic by the lake can be the perfect adventure for a family! Stop by any of our local grocery stores and pick up the necessary ingredients (don’t forget the wine!) and start scoping out the best spots for your picnic under the sun. If you don’t feel like prepping your own meal, Portside Grill & Bar at the Virginia Dare Marina is a great spot on the water. The Marina also offers great tours as well!

Labor Day Sales

Shopping during vacation is a time-honored tradition, and when the Labor Day sales start, even local residents will find themselves hitting the stores and taking advantage of the deals! Shop for souvenirs at Gifts Ahoy (16430 Booker T Washington Highway #15 in Moneta), Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies (213 Scruggs Road, also in Moneta), or stop in any shop that catches your eye!

Ice Cream and Labor Day

You can’t have summer without the sweet and icy goodness of an ice cream cone, and we think the Ice Cream Cottage at 16430 Booker T Washington Highway #3 in Moneta will satisfy every sweet craving! Sit by the lake enjoying the feel of the sun, the sight of the water, and the taste of the treat. This weekend is about squeezing the last bit of fun out of summer, and this is our favorite way to do so!

Barbecue and a Dip in the Lake

You don’t have to be at home to enjoy the pleasures of a backyard barbecue. Many of our properties come with barbecue grills! Pick out your favorite meats, slather on the sunscreen, and begin to make the neighbors hungry as the smell of grilled meat wafts through the neighborhood! If your home is on the lake, no one will notice if the cook makes a quick jump in the water; just be sure not to burn those burgers!

All This and So Much More

It just keeps getting better every day of your stay. Reserve your vacation home for your Smith Mountain Lake Labor Day today!