Smith Mountain Lake State Park
By Vicki Millehan, Vickinulls Lake Homes - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
(Prudential Waterfront Properties)
Summer is winding down and soon we will be blessed by nature's colorful palette of fall leaves. No matter the season, there is a place where you can enjoy the beauty of Virginia with your family: Smith Mountain Lake State Park! From swimming to hayrides, there is fun for the whole family! You can enjoy any of the 13 trails that wind through the park. Trails range from half a mile to three miles long, so there are trails for beginners and more experienced hikers! You can hike through hardwood forests, pine forests, beautiful vistas, and quiet coves of Smith Mountain Lake. You will quickly see why they call the area "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains"!! Trails are open during daylight hours all year round. If you are looking for swimming, you have found the spot! The park's 500 foot beac...