Mention Franklin or Bedford County, Virginia just about anywhere and you’re sure to hear a story or two about the bootleggin’ past. This area is a haven for hometown music as the Eastern Gateway to the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, and home to the region’s newest music venue, the Harvester Performance Center. Smith Mountain Lake is a scenic area that offers some of the region’s best outdoor experiences!
There is a White Lightning Artisan Trail that is all about unique, handcrafted treasures and where the storied agricultural heritage is celebrated. Discover this and more hidden gems when you come to visit. Stop by the Smith Mountain Lake or Bedford Area Chambers to help plan your visit.
We will bring you all the fun things to do around the lake all year long!