About Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake, located in Southwest Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is an ideal setting for those who love to immerse themselves in all that lake living has to offer. A recreation lover’s paradise that’s 40 miles long, 20,000 acres, and 500 miles of shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake residents enjoy boating, hiking, biking, fishing, golf and so much more.

SML is surrounded by three counties – Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania-each with an abundance of natural beauty and diverse attractions. Lake area developments within these communities include Moneta, Huddleston, Hardy, Penhook, Union Hall, Glade Hill, and Wirtz.

Known for its casual, welcoming atmosphere, SML has become a popular destination for retirees and those looking for a vacation home and investment opportunities. From luxury lakefront estates to cozy condos and townhomes, I can help you find the Smith Mountain Lake property for your lifestyle.

Smith Mountain Lake Events

Smith Mountain Lake may be a small community, but there is always something going on. From festivals to concerts, SML residents have their choice of fun events to attend.

The area’s most popular event is the annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival. The event is held on the last weekend of September and features local Virginia wineries, food and craft vendors, live music and more.

Other events include The Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour, the Antique & Classic Boat Show, Nite at the Races, the Fall Chili and Craft Festival, July 4th Fireworks, Pirate Days at Smith Mountain Lake, Wake the World, the SML Poker Run, and Lobster Fest.

For more information on local events, please visit www.VisitSmithMountainLake.com.

Surrounding Areas

One of many reasons why Smith Mountain Lake is so popular, in addition to the beautiful scenery, is its close proximity to nearby cities and metropolitan areas. Smith Mountain Lake is a close drive to Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Greensboro. Other popular cities, including Washington D.C., Richmond, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Virginia Beach are also within a few hours.

The Roanoke Regional Airport offers connecting flights to many larger cities including New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Tampa, and more. Both the Roanoke and Lynchburg Amtrak stations are easily accessible and offer convenient travel options as well.