Huddleston, a small community in Bedford County, Virgina, is a prime location for outdoor recreation and sightseeing. The community has a small population and its residents are both friendly and dedicated to making the village welcoming to its guests. Huddleston is the ultimate relaxation haven, far away from city life.
One of Huddleston’s most popular tourist destinations during the summer months is Smith Mountain State Park, where visitors can go fishing, boating, or swimming on Smith Mountain Lake, burn energy on the playground, or go hiking on any of the various wooded trails. Also on Smith Mountain Lake, guests can take an all-inclusive boat tour with Why Knot Boat With Us, or stay within the general area and go camping in the Smith Mountain Lake State Park campground. Visitors that are 21 years or older can engage in a wine meditation or goat yoga session at the Seven Doors Winery, or enjoy a glass or locally brewed beer and a plate of nachos at Kings Point Irish Pub.
Some of the most beautiful places to stay in Huddleston are located around the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, however, there is an array of charming rentals in other locations, as well. A few of the most iconic homes include the Whitesell Home, Island View, and the Dewitt Home.
The best time to visit Huddleston is during early fall when temperatures are still warm and accommodation is at its cheapest.
When it comes to food, guests can stop for lunch at Heaths Waterfront Grill, for a late night pizza at Mitchell's American Bar and Pizza, and a plate of golden French fries at Cousin Boogy’s Grill.
A few of the best events in Huddleston include the Osprey 5/10K race, Easter Extravaganza, Appalachian Power Triathlon, and the Bedford County Fair. The fair features rides, live music, art vendors, animals, competitions, and tasty food.
Nearby, in Moneta, family activities are abundant. Those who travel the city can enjoy mini-golf at Harbortown Miniature Golf, see the Smith Mountain Dam, which allows visitors to take a tour or watch a demonstration of the way electricity is generated using water.
Alternatively, families looking for an adventure can make their way to SML Aviation where they can take a 40-minute long tour, miles above Huddleston. Also spend the day shopping at Bridgewater Plaza, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and family fun facilities including a movie theater, an arcade, a marina, mini-golf and of course- dozens of great shops and boutiques.