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Best Ways to Spend Father’s Day at Smith Mountain Lake!
Posted by Long & Foster | Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Celebrate Father’s Day with a stay in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental! With plenty of outdoor activities from hiking, biking, and spending time out on the water, this is a perfect destination to bring the whole family together and celebrate dad!  

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 

Go for a Hike in Smith Mountain Lake State Park

A father and son go hiking around Smith Mountain Lake

Start the day off with a morning hike! Smith Mountain Lake State Park is home to plenty of trails that offer gorgeous views and an easy-going hike that is perfect for the whole family. Turtle Island Trail is an easy-going 1.2-mile loop trail that offers plenty of waterfront views. For a slightly more challenging hike, choose Buck Run Trail. A 3.3-mile out-and-back-style trail, the hike takes you along the river and through the forest. Dogs are allowed to tag along as long as they are leashed. Bring the whole family along for this perfect Father’s Day activity!  

Get Out on the Lake 

Of course, a day at Smith Mountain Lake isn’t complete without time spent on the water! Go for a swim at Smith Mountain Lake Beach or rent a boat to travel around the whole lake. Behind a boat, go wakeboarding or tubing with family and friends. For a more relaxed pace, paddle through the water in a kayak or on a paddle board. Jet skis are another favorite activity for cruising through the water of this gorgeous lake. The entire family will love a day spent on the lake!

Cast A Fishing Line 

A father and son fish on Smith Mountain Lake

Another way to enjoy a day out in nature is to spend the day fishing! Cast a fishing line to reel in a largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, and more. If you rent a lakefront Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental, cast a fishing line from your private dock! Reeling in a fish can be the perfect Father's Day activity for the whole family.  

Book a Tee Time at a Smith Mountain Lake Golf Course

Another favorite activity of dads around the world? Hitting the golf course! Luckily you can book a tee time at a handful of golf courses around Smith Mountain Lake. The Copper Cove Golf Club was designed by Russell Breeden, who has nearly 100 courses to his credit. Another favorite golf club is The Waterfront Golf Course. This course features 18 holes on a PGA Championship Golf Course with plenty of shoreline and gorgeous views. Another lakeside golf course in the area is Mariner’s Landing Country Club. An 18-hole course designed by the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., this course challenges golfers of every skill level while being a great outing for the whole family. Whether you are a golfing pro or a beginner just looking to practice your swing, golfing is a perfect activity to celebrate Father's Day!  

Feel at Home in a Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rental 

A dock with Adirondack chairs on Smith Mountain Lake

There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day as family than relaxing in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental! With waterfront rentals that offer amenities like docks, hot tubs, grills, and more, you’re sure to enjoy a weekend away with dad. Book a dog-friendly rental to bring along the four-legged members of your family and don’t forget your swimsuit!  

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