It’s time for one last hoorah this summer so why not spend it at Smith Mountain Lake! It’s the perfect time to stay at Mariners Landing Resort and enjoy the lake, pools, tennis courts, 18-hole professional golf course, boating, biking, paddle boarding and kayaking. After a fun-filled day, grab a delicious meal and a tantalizing cocktail right on-site at Heath’s Waterfront Grill while overlooking the lake.
If you’re looking for some options for some family fun, here are 10 great ones!
1. Get Out On The Water!
Rent a boat or jet ski right from Mariner Landing or by visiting bwmarina.com to book online. They will get you out on the water in not time. Smith Mountain Lake has so many incredible views and it is a MUST to experience on the water.
2. Introduce the Kids to the Fish at Bridgewater!
No trip to SML is complete without feeding popcorn to the huge fish at Bridgewater Marina. You can throw the popcorn in or have the carp pluck it right from your fingers. Be sure to bring your camera and some money for the popcorn and explore Bridgewater Plaza.
3. Take Advantage of the Park!
Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and walking trails. There are many trails throughout the park for novices to experts that you can enjoy. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting at the park.
4. Try Your Hand at Miniature Golf!
This is something all families love to enjoy…a friendly game of putt-putt and it’s only 15 minutes from Mariners Landing. Try Harbortown Mini-Golf at Bridgewater Plaza or Hot Shots Family Fun Center on 122 (near Krogers). Both courses offer a wide variety of holes that are constructed with attention to detail and designed for fun.
5. See A Movie!
We all get so busy in our everyday life that we sometimes are unable to get to a movie theater. Here’s your chance. If the weather is “iffy,” take in a first-run movie at the air conditioned Westlake Cinema, a four-plex theater with stadium seating, concession, and games at the Westlake Towne Center.
6. Sit on the Beach and Relax!
Grab your beach chair and plop it down on the beautiful beach at Mariners Landing and watch your kids swim out to the platform dock and enjoy their last days of summer.
7. Celebrate the Food!
Grab lunch or dinner at Heath’s Waterfront Grill where you can enjoy lakefront views inside or outside on their beautiful deck. Relax and enjoy one of their juicy burgers, crispy fish and chips, delectable pasta dishes, tasty steaks and many more options!
8. Learn About History!
There is so much history surrounding the lake. Be sure to visit the Visitor’s Center at the Smith Mountain Lake Dam. See how electricity is generated and try out the hands-on exhibits. Take a picnic lunch and sit by the overlook and enjoy the view. You can also spend a day on the farm when you visit the birthplace of Booker T. Washington on the Burroughs Tobacco Farm on Route 122, or drive to Bedford and visit the National D-Day Memorial.
9. Take a Sight Seeing Cruise!
If you don’t want to rent a boat, let the Virginia Dare do the driving for you. A sightseeing cruise on a 19th century replica side-wheeler is a unique family experience. Travel aboard the Virginia Dare and see what makes Smith Mountain Lake such a desirable vacation destination.
10. LABOR DAY FEST IN DOWNTOWN MONETA!
On Saturday, September 1st, you can celebrate the Labor Day holiday in Downtown Moneta with food, an adult beverage garden, kid’s activities and live music by Seven Mile Ford. The music will be from 5:30-10:00 p.m. Proceeds from the gate admission benefit Moneta Volunteer Fire Department.
So book your condo or house today with Mariners Landing Hospitality whether it’s just you or 14 of you! There are accommodations to meet all of your needs, just call 540-297-4900 today.
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