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A Day In… Franklin County, VA

Visit Franklin County

Embark on a journey through the foothills for an authentic Mountain to Lake experience in Franklin County. Immerse yourself in the area’s rich history and traditions as you begin your Metro-Mountain Adventure in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge


Start your stay in a waterfront rental at Smith Mountain Lake before picking up a tasty breakfast from Bagel & I. Head back to the lake to meet up with your fishing charter crew and set out on an unforgettable angling adventure. When you’ve caught enough fish, grab some lunch and have a shopping spree at Bridgewater Plaza


As the day winds down, indulge in a picturesque lakeside stroll at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park. For added excitement, test your skills with axe throwing at Hot Shots Bar & Grill!

Town of Rocky Mount, VA


Venture into Rocky Mount at the end of your day to reserve a cozy room at Claiborne Bed & Breakfast. For dinner, head to Olde Towne Social House for small plates and a wine bar before moving downstairs to The Alley Cat to enjoy a pub-like atmosphere, live music, and a moonshine-themed museum! If you are looking for more, check out the shows playing at the Harvester Performance Center for a culture-filled evening. 

Town of Rocky Mount, VA

Bucket List Item

Step into history at the Booker T. Washington National Monument, a 207-acre tobacco farm where the renowned educator and leader Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1856.

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