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The shores of Smith Mountain Lake are one the most scenic and popular destinations in Virginia. With 500 miles to explore, it’s not hard to see why so many people find this body of water a jewel among lakes. From the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the area’s outstanding natural beauty is more than just a destination for your very own style of fun. Penhook is located on the south end of the lake, bisected by Old Franklin Turnpike. Read on to see why our houses for rent in Penhook, VA are best place to stay!

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Things to Do at Smith Mountain Lake

Because of its stunning natural beauty, you will probably want to get out in it as much as you can. The lake itself is a highly rated fishing spot, watersports center, and always perfect for just enjoying on the shoreline with a picnic and family in Penhook.

A favorite activity of visitors is getting out on the lake in a boat or other watercraft. Sups2Go is a highly rated choice for paddleboard rentals, and they also have kayaks from May through September, dates depending on the weather. If you need a little more adrenaline in your veins, rent a wakeboard from Smith Mountain Wake Company or take a parasailing cruise from Smith Mountain Lake Parasailing. Parasailing is a stunning way to see the beauty of Penhook from the air.

Land-Based Attractions

Historical sites are a huge draw here. Start at Smith Mountain Dam & Visitors Center just a short drive away. There you can learn about how the dam generates electricity. The Booker T. Washington National Monument is located in nearby Hardy. You can see where Washington was born and raised, learn about his life and slavery, and purchase books about it for children and adults.

Virginia is ripe with vineyards, and a favorite is near Smith Mountain Lake. Hickory Hill Vineyards, on the north end of the lake, has a gift shop and picnic area and a tasting room as well. They have fabulous events called Sunset Saturdays from April to October, where you can spend an evening relaxing with family and friends, a glass of wine, and beautiful scenery. Make sure you call Hickory Hill first before you go for tastings or events.

Book Your Penhook Getaway

Whatever activities you decide to join, staying at a vacation home will make your good vacation to Virginia a great one! Call our experts and tell us what you want in your vacation home. Our experts will help you reserve our best houses for rent in Penhook, VA.