If you haven’t noticed from some of our most recent real estate blogs here on Deb Beran Properties, we’re a little partial to the fall season at Smith Mountain Lake. Summer may draw the biggest crowds, but there is something truly special about the glowing reflection of colored leaves against the water this time of year. As school and schedules fall into rhythm once again, the community seems to settle in for a relaxed, happy few months leading up to the much anticipated holidays.
Deb Beran Properties is continuing the seasonal celebration with some ideas on how you, your family and your friends can spend some time together, while making the most of what autumn has to offer. We’ve already mentioned local events you may want to mark on the calendar, but here are a few activities good for anytime.
Autumn is peak apple season and Smith Mountain Lake is in a prime location for a short drive to the apple orchard. Bedford, Franklin County and Roanoke offer several orchards and farms open to the public for everything apple-related. Most even have added attractions such as corn mazes, animal petting areas, pumpkin patches and craft and food vending. Visit applejournal.com for nearby orchard listings, or contact us at Deb Beran Properties for suggestions.
Crafts and Baking
When the weather gets crisp, it’s time to head inside for craft time and baking. Children and grandchildren will particularly enjoy a day of making fall wreaths, soy candles or an seasonal garland to enhance the harvest feel at home. Fill the house with favorite cool weather aromas as you bake pies or cookies for a dinnertime treat.
As we mentioned earlier, fall casts a distinctive beauty to Smith Mountain Lake, which means the photo ops are at their peak. Whether you’re a professional photographer or not, a boat or car tour around the lake for scenic photos is a great way to capture the season and the faces and memories of loved ones. Cruise to the state park in Bedford, the community park in Franklin County or park the boat in front of the SML dam for breathtaking natural settings. Booker T. Washington National Monument or a friend’s attractive dock are also great options.
Deb Beran Properties hopes these are some ideas you can put into action this fall at Smith Mountain Lake. Of course, we’d love to give you more lake living advice, local real estate guidance or SML vacation ideas anytime. Just let us know how we can help!