House Hunt from the Deck of the Virginia Dare
By Vicki Millehan, Vickinulls Lake Homes - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
(Prudential Waterfront Properties)
What is the first thing you think of when you think about Smith Mountain Lake? The lake, of course! Shopping for a new home in Smith Mountain Lake can be a spectacular experience if you check out lake front homes from the deck of the Virginia Dare. The Virginia Dare is a 19th century side paddle wheeler. It will take you on a 2-hour cruise along the lake, starting near the State Park along 10 miles of shoreline in Smith Mountain Lake. It is named after Virginia Dare who has become a legendary literary figure. The first white child born in the Americas to English parents, she was a resident of the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island, now part of North Carolina. The fate of Virginia Dare has been the subject of many literary, film, and television adaptations. Her name graces many...