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Best things to do in Smith Mountain Lake

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“So much to do here! Go small and just head to the beach area to swim and splash around or Go BIG and rent a boat to zoom around the over 20,000 acre lake! You are sure to have an exciting day!”
14 locals recommend
Campground
“22 miles from our property, via 122 Great beaches and trails for hiking, walking or biking http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/smith-mountain-lake#recreation”
15 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Marina with boat rental, gas dock, shops, eateries, art gallery, and feed the fish right from the docks http://bridgewaterplaza.com/”
14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Restaurant and Bar Great Sandwiches, This is at the Hales Ford Bridge, plenty to do with the kids near by which include Miniature Golf, Arcade, Carnival Amusements, feed the Fish, (Carp) Gift Shops and much more. ”
7 locals recommend
Campground
“Birthplace of Booker T. Washington. A former plantation provides a look into slavery and history.”
7 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“It is about 8 miles from the house. Our go to place and has everything you need. Open 24/7 so you can shop at any hour you want. They also have an app that you can down load and order your groceries and we will pick up for you and place in the RV and it will all be there when you arrive.”
10 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Absolutely the best ice cream around. It is homemade and gluten free as well. A must visit ice cream place.”
9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is at the Hales Ford Bridge, Live Music on the weekends, plenty to do with the kids near by which include Miniature Golf, Arcade, Carnival Amusements, feed the Fish, (Carp) Gift Shops and much more. ”
11 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“About 5 miles from the house. Pretty much all the essentials you will need. If you can't find something just ask, very friendly.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lake Front Restaurant, Fine Dining, A Must Go for a Really Good meal , great for special occasions. ”
4 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
3 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Just 10 miles from our property, located at the Hales Ford Bridge - Boat rental, shops, eateries and activities (including feeding the fish from the docks) http://www.bwmarina.com/ ”
7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Family style B,L, D., Home cooking at its best. You can get beer and wine if you desire. It's where the locals eat.”
7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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7 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“If you like sushi, this is the place to go, a short ride on Route 122. A Must Go ”
3 locals recommend
Food
2 locals recommend