Smith Mountain Lake in Central Virginia (Bedford / & Franklin Counties is an absolutely beautiful destination.
All water sports are available with numerous marinas & 2 Virginia State Parks.
Check out the SML Chamber of Commerce site for a variety of area interests & activities. (Also ...Bedford Chamber of Commerce)
Our favorite times are Fall (during Autumn Foliage display) & Spring awakening at the Lake. Summer...the lake gets busier!
Rentals overlooking the serene water are available ... we use "By The Lake Rentals", Moneta, VA.
The area is very close to the Bkue Ridge Parkway & numerous historic daytrips (D Day Memorial, Appomattox National Historical Park where the Nation was reunited after the Civil War, Booker T Washington birthplace, Poplar Forest which was Thomas Jefferson's "getaway" from his Monticello homeplace).
Numerous local wineries, potteries, galleries and orchards open their doors to visitors.
It is a beautiful area .. don't miss a trip to Smith Mountain Lake. Relax & soak in the tranquility. ♡♥♡