WHERE: WESTERN VIRGINIA
ACCOMMODATION: HALESFORD HARBOUR INN (FROM $119/NIGHT)
Upwards of 2,500 boats head out on the water for the fireworks during one of the country’s biggest Independence Day lake celebrations. The fishing is top-notch: Bassmaster put Smith Mountain on its list of the top 25 bass lakes in the country. Also, Sunken City Brewing Company sits nearby, with its popular Red Clay IPA, as do many of Franklin County’s famous moonshiners and the Homestead Creamery, Raub’s choice for best ice cream in the country.
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