Smith Mountain Lake was recently highlighted as a featured summer travel destination by Richmond's Boomer Magazine.

The article was written by Annie Tobey, who's visited the region multiple times as a participant in media tours hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

With 2016 being the 50th anniversary of the lake, the article presents this as the perfect time to plan a getaway to Virginia's Blue Ridge.

She describes the rich variety of experiences a visitor at Smith Mountain Lake can enjoy, including easy access to the water, fishing, and boat rentals. The article also mentions the other nearby businesses and attractions, such as local wineries and breweries, as well as attractions and historic sites like the National D-Day Memorial, Booker T. Washington National Monument, and Harvester Performance Center.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"The 20,600-acre reservoir three hours southwest of Richmond has maintained a peaceful balance of natural beauty and man-made fun – re-creation and recreation for people of all ages."

Click here to see the complete article on the Boomer Magazine website.

You can also learn more by checking out our complete section on Smith Mountain Lake.