Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Rustic Cottage

If you are looking for a great place for you and your family to stay while vacationing at Smith Mountain Lake, consider The Rustic Cottage.  Located between lake markers R26 and R27, The Rustic Cottage in Bedford County is the … Continue reading

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New Years Eve at the Lake

Ideas of things to do at the lake on New Years Eve… Join us New Year’s Eve for the Mad Hatter’s Ball benefitting Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance. Two events to choose from: in Lynchburg at … Continue reading

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The National D-Day Memorial

The National D-Day Memorial is a national war memorial located just 18 miles from Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford, Virginia.  The memorial stands “In tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944” and … Continue reading

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Fishing License for Smith Mountain Lake

All persons, except those listed below, must purchase the proper fishing license before fishing at Smith Mountain Lake: Tenants, on the land they rent and occupy, are not required to have a license, but must have the written permission of … Continue reading

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Inspiration for the Movie “Lake Effects”

By Sara Elizabeth Timmons  http://lifeoutloudfilms.com/About_Lake_Effects.html Filmmaking is my passion. After pouring my heart and soul into other people’s projects for years and helping create their vision and dreams, I have a burning desire to make my own projects that not … Continue reading

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“Lake Effects” – Movie filmed at Smith Mountain Lake

“Lake Effects” is the story of a family raised at Smith Mountain Lake.  The older daughter moved to Los Angeles to become a lawyer, while the younger, an artist, lives with her parents and teaches art at the local elementary … Continue reading

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Liberty Lake Park Christmas Light Display

Get in the holiday spirit by driving through Liberty Lake Park and viewing their festive display of lights. Just 20 minutes or 17 miles from Hales Ford Bridge, there are over 30 acres of holiday lights waiting for you and your family to explore … Continue reading

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Elks Home Christmas Lights

The magnificent display of lights and scenery at the Elks National Home has grown from a few lights on the porch and a huge tree in the lobby to what you see today. The first outdoor decoration to be added … Continue reading

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Smith Mountain Lake Community Park

The newest beach at the lake is at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park.  This 37-acre park opened in 2008 and features fishing, hiking, jogging, walking trails (1.7 miles), playground area, public swim area, handicap accessible pier, picnic shelter, and restrooms.  Users must … Continue reading

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Public Access Boat Ramps at Smith Mountain Lake

There are several public access boat ramps in the Smith Mountain Lake area. The Hales Ford site is located in Bedford County.  This 10-acre site features one concrete ramp with a courtesy pier.  The paved parking lot has enough spaces for … Continue reading

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