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A Day in Smith Mountain Lake

Bridgewater
Plaza!

Bridgewater Plaza delivers big SML fun with one small stop.

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Anne Sampson

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in Roanoke. She's
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JULY/AUGUST 2018

WENTY THOUSAND ACRES OF WATER, 500 miles of
squiggly coastline and constant new development make it hard
to choose a place to go at Smith Mountain Lake. To make it
easy, I defaulted to an old favorite of mine: Bridgewater Plaza.
2014 marked the 25th anniversary of what started as a small
marina on Route 122 in Bedford County. It has become a compact
wonderland of things to do for adults and children, enhanced by
pretty views of the lake.
Watersports are still the focus, with a large fleet of pontoons,
tritoons, ski boats and jet skis for rent, as well as slips for your own boat
or 'ski. Wakeboarding is supported at Smith Mountain Wake Company.
When you're not on the water, everyone in the family can find
something to do: from Fun-n-Games Arcade, Lucky Duck climbing
tower and bungee trampoline and Glazed Bisque-It ceramic parties,
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