As the weather gets warmer, there are more opportunities to travel. Consider taking a trip to Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake. There is something very beautiful and lush about the landscape at Smith Mountain Lake during the springtime. You also get to enjoy the numerous activities and events that are specifically scheduled to coincide with the warmer weather.
Venture Out in Nature
Springtime in Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake is a perfect time to get out and explore the local terrain. All the trees are alive with new life, and the warmer temperatures urge you to get out there and enjoy nature. There are a number of trails and wilderness areas throughout Smith Mountain Lake that you can enjoy for walking or hiking. Consider taking a day trip through Smith Mountain Lake Park where you can breathe fresh air, take a walk with your dog and enjoy the sound of the babbling brooks. Climb up to some of the local caves to do some adventurous caving. Take a walk along the Chesnut Ridge Trail which is one of the area’s most popular trails. This figure eight trail will take you through the forest where you can enjoy seeing the new life budding on the trees, the springing up of wildflowers and the return of a wide variety of local wildlife.
Touring Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake
If you really want to see all that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer, consider taking a tour. There are a variety of ways that you can tour the area. There are several companies that offer aerial tours which allow you to get a bird’s-eye view of Smith Mountain Lake. Some companies offer flight packages usually starting at half-hour increments that allow you to experience an elevated view of Smith Mountain Lake. If you enjoy the water, Virginia Dare Cruises and Marina offers cruises on their 20 passenger pontoon tour boat. For those that prefer to stay grounded, consider a horseback riding adventure at Long Meadow Stables or Slocum’s Appaloosa Ranch. You’ll get to explore all the new life which includes new trees and emerging wildlife while horseback riding.
Time for Water Fun
As the waterways thaw out, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake in a variety of ways. If you are an avid fisher, Smith Mountain Lake is a major spot for hooking some of the largest stripers you’ve ever seen. Click here to learn more about Smith Mountain Lake fishing. The lake is also a great place to enjoy a leisurely day boating as well as other water activities such as wakeboarding and paddling.