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A Day In… Franklin County, VA

Drift away on the lake, learn about historical American figures, and enjoy delicious food in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Franklin County offers the metro-mountain experience of a lifetime with plenty of fishing, camping, and tons of additional outdoor activities to take part in.

Smith Mountain Lake Sunrise


Wake up in your lakefront house rental on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake before experiencing an authentic Blue Ridge Breakfast at Carl’s Place.Set out for a boating or fishing adventure on Smith Mountain Lake, or head to the beachfront for a dip in the water. Be sure to check out the plentiful hiking trails, camping spots, and picnicking areas the 20,600-acre impoundment has to offer!

Booker T Washington NM Credit Virginia’s Blue Ridge


Head into town and take in the history at Booker T. Washington National Monument. Visit Bridgewater Plaza to enjoy lunch at Moosie’s or the Pizza Pub, andplay a round of mini golf at Harbortown Miniature Golf. Shop around at Gifts Ahoy for homemade fudge and Smith Mountain Lake swag.

Magnum Point Marina


Enjoy a lakeside dinner at Magnum Point Marina after a day on the water, and wind down your evening at Hot Shots Bar & Grill. Their live music and new state-of-the-art axe throwing barn is perfect for those looking for some evening entertainment. Hunker down at Smith Mountain Lake or one of the various campgrounds and cabins in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Hidden Gem

Franklin County is home of the “Eastern Gateway to the Crooked Road” with multiple nights of live music every week!

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