Category Archives: Top 10 Lists

Ten Fun Family Things To Do At Smith Mountain Lake

The kid’s are screaming in the backseat, “Are we there yet?” or the teenagers are nagging you with “Why do we have to go?”  and you feel as if this road trip will never end.  Then, suddenly, you wind down … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway In Top Ten Drives for Autumn

Hit the open road this autumn for the ultimate joyride. This beautiful route will lift your spirits with stunning fall color, terrific mountaintop views, and affordable stops and stays along the way. Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina and Virginia Drive: … Continue reading

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Ten Fun Facts I Learned at SML Dam Visitor’s Center

One lightning bolt has enough electricity to power 200,000 homes. Electricity travels at the speed of light.  That’s more than 186,000 miles per second. In one second, electricity can travel around the world seven times. American Electric Power (AEP) serves … Continue reading

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Ten Fishing Tips

Ten Fishing Tips from Pro Fisherman Bill Dance: Always keep basic baits (jigs, spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and topwater lures) in the top drawer of your tackle box. When retrieving a weedless lure, keep it moving at a fairly slow, constant … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About the Lake

Let’s review what we know about the lake: 1.  The lake covers 20,600 acres. 2.  The lake has 500 miles of shoreline. 3.  The lake was formed to generate electricity. 4.  The Roanoke River and Blackwater River were dammed to … Continue reading

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10 Things to do at Smith Mountain Lake

An article by Justin Faulconer in The News & Advance listed 10 fun things to do while visiting Smith Mountain Lake. (see newsadvance.com) 1.  See a movie at the drive-in theatre in Moneta. 2.  Play 18 holes of golf or … Continue reading

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