Virginia’s “Dirty Dancing” Lake Is Mysteriously Filling Up After Years Of Being Dry
Mountain Lake Lodge is a beautiful retreat nestled in the mountains of Virginia. Many people visit this famous location because of its association with the film Dirty Dancing. Even if you’ve never seen this film, you’re most likely aware of the iconic scene where Patrick Swayze holds up Jennifer Grey in what’s described as “the lift,” which the two characters practice in the water. Intriguingly, this very body of water, known as Mountain Lake, mysteriously fills and empties for reasons which aren’t obvious. Recently, the lake has begun to fill up again, fueling the allure of this mountain retreat.
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Curious to learn more about the science behind this phenomenon? Check out the brief YouTube video below, courtesy of Mountain Lake Lodge:
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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