Our #1 recommendation is to get out on the lake if at all possible! From the water, Smith Mountain Lake is truly breathtaking. See our Boating section for full details, which shows great places to rent a boat. Other water activities are paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing.
Recommendations for other fun things to do; most either FREE, or very low cost: