Is there anything better than heading to the water on a hot summer day, especially in the South? The summers in Virginia can be long and hot, but luckily there are plenty of spots to take to the water to cool off, get active, cast that line, or just take in those Blue Ridge views with the sun setting over the water.
My favorite way to cool off or just get out on the water in general, is scouting out one of the make lakes in Virginia, grabbing my dogs, and setting up the SUP or kayak. If you want a bit more of a challenge, you can always test out your balance athleticism with a little SUP yoga. It's not for everyone, but it will get you in the mindset to relax and embrace the true spirit of the South in no time at all. Regardless of your chosen activity, you can't go wrong spending a day on a calm and quite lake in VA.
So while your first thought when visiting Virginia may be history, mountains, and great wine, don't forget that swimsuit and sunscreen to take in every last moment of summer. Have fun out there everyone!