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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Smith Mountain Lake offers recreational activities for all ages.

Offering a perfect balance of relaxation and recreation, Smith Mountain Lake greets residents and guests with a host of entertaining options. From watersports to wine tastings, you’ll soon discover that SML offers something for everyone.

If you crave high-octane adventure, then you’ll definitely want to check out our local marinas and get outfitted for water recreation. Waterskiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, tubing and parasailing are all popular activities at SML. If you’re new to watersports, you may want to sign up for a quick lesson or two so that you can learn the ins and outs of each sport before delving into deeper waters. Safety is always a top priority at Smith Mountain Lake, so pay close attention to the trained professionals at the marinas as they give you important instructions on how to enjoy the water responsibly.

If you’re more of a “land-lubber,” then check out the Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Here you’ll find various trails designated for hiking, biking and walking. There’s also a public beach for those who want to relax in the summer sun and catch up on a good book. You’ll also find a number of picnic areas and playgrounds with equipment suitable for smaller children.

Those searching for something involving a little less adrenaline will enjoy visiting our area wineries. Smith Mountain Lake is part of the SoVA (Southern Virginia Wine Trail) and offers visitors a unique experience at each destination. Many of our wineries are decorated with decades of award-winning wines that are certainly worth sampling. Plus you can purchase a bottle or two to accompany dinner or give as gifts to family and friends.

If retail therapy is on your agenda, then you’ll want to visit our local shops and outlets. From swimwear to sundresses, designer accessories to custom jewelry, you’ll discover fresh, new styles that will soon become the staple of your summer wardrobe. Make sure you pamper your tired feet with a pedicure from one of our local day spas. Or sink into the plush seating at Westlake Cinema and catch the latest films while cooling off from the summer heat.

If you’re into live music, then make plans to have dinner and drinks at Bridgewater Plaza. Affectionately referred to as “the bridge” by locals, Bridgewater Marina is a hot spot for nighttime performances from local and regional talent. You can also grab dinner and drinks from one of restaurants nearby. Or test your skills at mini-golf, rock climbing or ring toss games. You can get to Bridgewater Plaza by car or by boat.

Of course, the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake is that you can simply sit on the dock, dangle your feet in the water, and reflect on the beauty that surrounds you. It’s exhilarating and relaxing all at the same time.

If you’re ready to begin your search for Smith Mountain Lake homes, then contact your Smith Mountain Lake Connection: Karlen Tinti. As a REALTOR® with extensive experience in the SML market, I work with buyers to find the home of their dreams.