There’s something refreshing about the start of a new year. Like so many others, Smith Mountain Lake residents view these first few weeks as the prime opportunity to start something new, or pick up where they left off, be it a commitment, discipline, project or hobby. If your new year’s resolution involves shedding some weight while engaging in a new pastime, one local Smith Mountain Laker’s story may be just the inspiration you’re looking for.
The Jan/Feb 2015 Laker Magazine highlights the story of Brian Raub, who embarked on a longtime desire to hike the Appalachian Trail shortly after retirement. He details his training, experience and achievements in the health and fitness-oriented story. Raub’s account is a great example of tackling several resolutions with one focus, and taking advantage of the fitness challenges right where you live.
Smith Mountain Lake is situated within a short distance of some of the country’s best hiking trails and opportunities. Its Appalachian setting is idyllic for rejuvenating outdoor time, breathtaking views, fitness goals and special camaraderie. Plan your trip to Smith Mountain Lake and get your outdoor adventure all in one visit.