Explore Smith Mountain Lake – the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains”

With plenty of recreational, dining and lodging options, make outdoor fun a family affair along Smith Mountain Lake.

Reel in trophy bass along a guided fishing tour of Smith Mountain Lake, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top bass lakes by Bassmaster Magazine. Smith Mountain Lake offers 500 miles of beautiful shoreline and an abundance of outdoor fun! You’ll be with Captain Kenny Short of Kenny’s Striper Guide Service.

Experience the rush of flyboarding with Wet Connection at Crazy Horse Marina. A premiere stop for water sports enthusiasts along Smith Mountain Lake, Wet Connection also offers rentals of ski boats, jet skis, pontoons and water toys, including wakeboards, kneeboards and tubes.

Head to Bridgewater Plaza & Marina for a number of lunch options. Dine inside or enjoy the view outside.

Next, tee-off at Westlake Golf & Country Club, which boasts a 6,511-yard course with amazing lake views. Open to members and non-members, Westlake also features a pro shop, tennis, a pool, and a clubhouse with restaurant.

End the day with a cool, sweet treat at Homestead Creamery, which boasts all-natural milk, old-fashioned butter and creamy, hand-dipped ice cream cones, milkshakes and sundaes.