Smith Mountain Lake- Quite a Place!

Posted on February 22, 2020 by Bedfordlandings

When we retired to Smith Mountain Lake we didn’t realize all the area had to offer.  But like other retirees say, ” we don’t know how we ever had time to work before!” This lake is so charming and has such a cool story in the making of it.  The lake became full pond 54 years ago.  This week, the Roanoke Times ran a story with some great photos of how the dam was built.  You may be interested in reading it.

As many of our blog readers are aware, we have an airplane and flying over the dam is such an interesting sight!  Here is one aerial photo of the dam.

SML Dam from the air

It is an amazing story of how the dam was built.  Quite an engineering feat!

Dam and swimmerIt’s fun to view the dam from the water, from the air and of course there is a visitor’s Center located at the Dam and you can take a tour and see the dam from all angles.

And until you have seen a sunset on Smith Mountain Lake in the summer, you haven’t gotten the full experience!  They are amazing!

Sunset at SML

Plan your trip now!  We look forward to seeing you this Spring and Summer!

One more update:  We are hosting a Murder Mystery at Bedford Landings March 21.  Get your tickets now! There are 17 tickets remaining.


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