Summer is the best time to take advantage of Virginia’s gorgeous outdoor attractions.

And who wouldn’t like a trip to a scenic lake? Tucked away in southern Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake holds the title for the second-largest freshwater lake in the state. It’s here that visitors can hike, swim, relax, kayak, float, and enjoy just about any outdoor activity out there. With a manmade beach and mountain views, this corner of Virginia is a true vacation wonderland.

Although there are several access points to the lake, Smith Mountain Lake State Park can be found at 1235 State Park Rd., Huddleston, VA 24104. Have you visited this area recently? If so, we’d love to hear your experiences there!

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