The June/July 2018 issue of Garden & Gun Magazine is full of information about Southern Lake Escapes, and it includes coverage of Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

The "Jewel of the Blue Ridge" is also mentioned in the Garden & Gun online article titled "5 Underrated Southern Lakes." The Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Public Relations Department pitched Smith Mountain Lake to Garden & Gun as a story idea.

With over 500 miles of shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake is one of the most popular options in Virginia's Blue Ridge for boating, fishing, swimming, and relaxing.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"The waters of Smith Mountain Lake are rarely placid in the summer, when visitors and residents take to the Blue Ridge expanse by the thousands on pontoons, water skis, Jet Skis, and sailboats. Thankfully, there’s plenty of room—Smith Mountain is Virginia’s largest lake—and the otherwise sleepy outpost has transformed in recent years to a hot spot thanks to its location between Roanoke and Lynchburg."

Read the full article on the Garden & Gun website.

Garden & Gun is an award-winning national magazine with over 1 million readers, and this coverage helps elevate Virginia's Blue Ridge as a destination for luxury travel.