Adventurers who find their travel inspiration piqued by places that balance outdoor adventure with options for fine dining and sensational shopping will quickly be captivated by Smith Mountain Lake. This scenic destination enjoys a backdrop made up of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a lake escape lovers dream come true with the added benefit of sitting squarely between the bustling destinations of Roanoke and Lynchburg. From waterfront vistas to lush woods and the mountain peaks in between, the scenery waiting at Smith Mountain Lake is as welcoming as the community vibe. While a short trip this way can undoubtedly work wonders towards relieving stress and promoting inspiration, those that have a month to set aside for a 30-Day journey to Smith Mountain Lake in the name of exploration will find a world of fun at their beck and call.

What to Do

If you have 30 days to explore Smith Mountain Lake, there are a few activities you just won’t want to miss. While you’re in town, be sure to make time for a trip to Bridgewater Marina in Moneta where you can rent a boat for the day and maximize time on the waves. Located on Booker T. Washington Highway, Bridgewater Marina hosts one of the largest fleets of rentals around. Wanting to spend time on the water but are looking for a more guided experience? Book your place on a two-hour Virginia Dare cruise and enjoy an experience that focuses on sightseeing or incorporates lunch or dinner too. This cruise gives you incredible and comprehensive views of the lake with tour prices beginning as low as $25 per person. Traveling to Smith Mountain Lake with family in tow? Time spent at Harbortown Mini Golf promises to be fun for all and is a great place to return to whenever you’re in the mood for some friendly and fun competition on the course.

What to Eat

Whether you spend the majority of your month on the water or exploring in-town activities, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Fortunately, Smith Mountain Lake is home to a wide variety of savory stops designed to be enjoyed. Those who love seafood and traditional American fare but prefer to incorporate a touch of Latin flavor too will find a one of a kind menu at The Landing Restaurant. The full bar, waterfront dining room, and delightfully vibrant atmosphere make The Landing a popular place to dine amongst locals and visitors alike. If you’re more in the mindset to sip an afternoon away, head over to Hickory Hills Vineyard and enjoy a scenic tasting session where you can indulge in the many flavors that define this region. Set aside an hour or two to make the most of this delicious experience.

What to See

When you’re looking to experience some of those must-enjoy landmarks that define the Smith Mountain Lake region, you’ll want to add the Smith Mountain Lake Dam and the National D-Day Memorial to your list. Hands-on exhibits and options to witness electricity production at its finest await visitors who head to the dam while the National D-Day Memorial is a wonderful testament to military sacrifices of the past.

Tips Before You Go

A month enjoyed around Smith Mountain Lake is bound to be an unforgettable experience. Because this area balances nature against options for shopping and dining, it will be just as important to pack your binoculars as it will a list of souvenirs you’re hoping to pick up along the way. From bird spotting to lake cruising, Smith Mountain Lake asks its visitors to sit back and enjoy a versatile lineup of fun.

Book a Stay For A 30-Day Journey to Smith Mountain Lake

When you’re ready to enjoy a month-long escape to Smith Mountain Lake, book your 30-Day journey to Smith Mountain Lake with the help of our fantastic reservation team. We can’t wait to welcome you to Virginia! Contact us today for more information and to start planning.