Friday, July 31, 2009

Mountain Lake returning

Mike over at The Write Side Of My Brain writes about Mountain Lake in southwestern Virginia returning to its former glory as this year's rains help refill the lake. He has background on the natural phenomenon of the lake draining and now slowly refilling.

Mountain Lake, not to be confused with Smith Mountain Lake, is a resort mountaintop west of Virginia Tech consisting of the historic stone turn-of-the-century Mountain Lake Hotel and cottages on 2,500 acres of land. It provides dining, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboating, volleyball, badminton, croquet, horseshoes, giant checkers or chess, bocce, tennis, archery, hiking, sauna, hot tubs. Sit in a rocker on the huge front porch or join in the many activities. It was one of the sites used while filming the movie Dirty Dancing.

It is beautiful.

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