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Looking for a Summer getaway??? I have the spot for you. Located on right at 1.6 acres and right at 200’ of year round deep water. Smith Lake tiny home for sale…This FULLY FURNISHED 700 square foot little cabin is set up with a full kitchen, a full bath, a garage to park your golf cart that will take you down the CONCRETED drive to your personal COMPOSITE boat dock. It is located on Pigeon Roost Creek only a couple of minutes from Big Bridge via water. Near Trident Marina!

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6 Valley Dr, Houston, AL on Smith Lake

SOLD!!!! Lewis Smith Lake home for sale located at 6 Valley Drive, Houston, Alabama in Winston County ONLY $319,900 SEE VIDEO BELOW house for sale on smith lakeThis affordable lake house is nestled in Emerald Valley Estates, just off of Brushy Creek. It has an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bath rooms. There is a single slip dock with a boat lift and a swim pier, all on year round water. There is a large detached garage. Big enough for 3 vehicles and a multitude of water toys. There are also 2 large carports. Between 5 and 10 minutes to the town of Arley. This lake getaway is priced right and in very good condition. You really need to see this one!! Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306 to View this opportunity to own your own lake home. Your kids will thank you for it! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>See Full Listing

160 Summer Place Lane, Arley, AL on Lewis Smith Lake

House on Smith Lake for sale
160 SUMMER Place Lane, Arley, AL 35541
MLS #17-2170

Magnificent Craftsman/ farm style home for sale on Lewis Smith Lake in the Summer Place Subdivision near Duncan Bridge and on the Walker/ Winston County Line. This home grants the purchaser convenience to shopping, restaurants, and is positioned approximately in the center of the lake on the Sipsey Fork, giving you more freedom to explore a larger potion of the lake. This spacious home boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 baths with an additional office that could be converted to a sixth bedroom.  With 2 master suites, you will have your choice of views of the lake. There is a kitchen upstairs and downstairs, along with 2 large living areas. 2 families could easily and comfortably reside with in the walls of this fine waterfront home. There are amazing views from nearly every room in the house. And as for outdoor living, you will have porches, single slip boat dock with swim pier, room for horse shoes and fire pit, along with a very enjoyable pavilion that is perfect for entertaining and the over all enjoyment of Smith Lake!! Click Here for more information!

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Why Retire at Lewis Smith Lake in Alabama?

Smith Lake–The Best Lake on Which to Retire

Smith Lake, located in Alabama, is calling your name. Learn more about Smith Lake. We are all getting older every day, and planning for retirement is becoming more and more important. It is definitely an exciting time in our lives. We want to settle down in an affordable environment with a climate that will allow us to truly enjoy our golden years. After all, we have worked our entire lives for this moment. It may come as a surprise, but a multitude of people are looking to Alabama for their last move. They are learning that our great state offers a much lower cost of living than other areas. Median home values are less which offers more bang for your buck. Also, Alabama offers some of the lowest property taxes in the nation. If you are 65 or older, you will appreciate not being taxed on social security or government pensions. The overall cost of living is approximately 10%-12% lower than the national average which will help your nest egg go a little further. This means you will be able to enjoy a little more entertainment, dining, and golf. While it does get some what cold here in the winter, You can get rid of your snow plow because we rarely get snow. When we do, it is normally just 2-3 inches. A warmer climate is much easier on our bones as we get older, and it also lets us spend more time outdoors. You really ought to consider retiring to Lewis Smith Lake when your ready. Smith Lake is nestled in the Bankhead National Forest and offers an unmatched beauty. While it is in a rural area, you can be shopping or eating in town with in 10-15 minutes in many areas. The Bankhead National Forest is known as the land of 1000 waterfalls. The forest owns quite a bit of water frontage on Smith Lake so the beauty should be undisturbed for quite some time. With over 500 miles of shoreline and depths over 200 feet deep, Smith Lake is truly an amazing place to live. It is no wonder that people are immigrating from other states to this hidden gem. Visit

356 County Rd 378, Crane Hill, AL

356 COUNTY ROAD 378, Crane Hill, AL 35053 MLS #16-311 $289,900 SOLD!!!!! Affordable Smith Lake home located on Pigeon Roost Creek in Crane Hill, Alabama.This home features fantastic views from nearly every room in the house. Approximately 154 feet of waterfront with aluminum swim pier and walkway. 3 bedrooms plus an office. All of the rooms are notably large, especially the living room and master bedroom. Large covered deck and porch. Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

House Near Smith Lake with VIEW

Home near Smith Lake For Sale SOLD!!!

Home near Smith Lake for sale, right across from Smith Lake. The views of Lewis Smith Lake could not be better. You can see the lake from nearly every room. There is a 2 car basement where you can store your water toys. There is deeded access almost directly across the road. The access includes a concrete boat launch and a place to enjoy the pristine water. The house has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. All appliances stat. The property is fenced and has a gentle slope. It is located near Big Bridge. Call Lee McKibben for more information 256-590-7306 Visit to search for more properties on Smith Lake.

Smith Lake Property—Winterize?!

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Your Smith Lake property needs your attention in the winter too. Although Smith Lake does not experience extreme cold like northern areas of the United States,but we do experience some freezing temperatures during some of the winter months. If this is your first winter owning Smith Lake property, these winter tips will probably interest you. Since the water level falls during the winter on Smith Lake, this is a good time to inspect your dock’s anchor point and guide cables. Make sure that they are in good repair and adjusted properly. Always leave a little slack in the cables to allow your dock to move a little. If you do not allow your dock to move and flex, it WILL break sooner than expected. If your Smith Lake property is in a seasonal part of the lake, make certain that your dock is adjusted so that it can sit flat on the bottom of the lake relieving any potential stress on the structure. If you have a pump on your dock to use lake water, make sure to winterize it also. Turn the pump off, and drain all of the piping including any sprinkler systems. This will prevent your pump or pipes from freezing and breaking. Remove all hoses from outside faucets, and wrap the faucets to prevent freezing. If your Smith Lake property happens to have boat lifts, be sure to inspect the hoses that pump air into the lifts. If these hoses fail, your boat will not be where you left it. As a safety precaution, I would recommend tying your boat to your dock with a loose line to insure that your boat does not leave your dock in the event that your boat lift fails. This does not happen often, but you need to be aware that it is a possibility. Don’t forget to winterize your boat during the freezing months. This will prevent your engine from freezing. If your engine freezes, it can crack the engine block or the exhaust manifolds causing very expensive repairs. There are several companies on Smith Lake that provide boat winterization services. They will even come to your dock and perform the winterization of your boat on your boat lift eliminating the need for boat storage. When storing your boat during the winter months, be sure to keep outboard motors and outdrives tilted all the way down. This allows water to drain from the foot which will prevent the lower unit from freezing and breaking. If your Smith Lake property is not occupied during the winter months, leave the heat on if possible to prevent freezing and to help control the humidity inside your home. Humidity can cause mold, mildew, and the floors to buckle. If you are going to be away from your lake house for an extended period, consider turning off the water at the water meter valve. Drain the water lines by opening all faucets including outside faucets. If you turn the water off, be sure to also turn the water heater off. Do this by flipping the circuit breaker. This will prevent burning up your water heater with no water. Use RV antifreeze to winterize all of the toilets if you decide not to heat the Smith Lake property. First, hold flush lever down to remove all water from the tank. Pour RV antifreeze into the tank, and flush the toilet so that the antifreeze is caught in the drain trap. You will also need to pour some of this antifreeze in each sink, tub, and shower to winterize these drains also. Remember to clean your gutters after all of the leaves fall. This will keep your gutters from overflowing when it rains which could cause excessive amounts of water to wash up against the house and potentially enter the house. While I realize that I have probably not covered everything that you will need to know this winter, I do hope these tips help you to protect your new Smith Lake property. Click to return to home page. Smith Lake Real Estate  

Rustic Smith Lake Home

209 COUNTY ROAD 244, Arley, AL 35541 MLS #15-961 SOLD Unbelievable rustic Smith Lake home on Point lot with beautiful solid rock shore line and deep emerald green waters. It is a must see. This is a very unique home from the floor to the ceiling. It has a spectacular stone and log fireplace in the living room, and there is a bent log stair case that will blow your mind. Custom Granite Crete counter tops and high quality appliances. Also has a one slip boat dock with a swim pier. Come and enjoy the lake in this beautiful, new home. Priced at only $487,500. You really need to see this place. Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

Smith Lake Home for Sale 911 Lake Pointe Drive

Smith Lake Home for Sale!!!

911 LAKE POINTE DR, Arley, AL 35541  SOLD!!! MLS #14-1824 REDUCTION!!!! Smith Lake home for sale. Quality built brick Smith Lake home for sale located in one of the best and most convenient subdivisions on Smith Lake. Home has two levels plus a partially finished basement with family room. Home is very well kept and has a well manicured lawn. Lawn has high dollar sprinkler system that pumps from the lake. Two slip boat house with swim pier. Boat dock has 2 boat lifts and two jet ski lifts. ASKING $499,500 Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

Smith Lake Home 318 Gulf Ridge Dr

Smith Lake Home for Sale SOLD!!!

Fabulous Smith Lake home on the Jasper/ Walker County side of Smith Lake. This home is ready to enjoy. It is sold furnished and is decorated with love. Lot has gentle slope to year round, deep water. Screened in porch and open deck for barbecue grilling. There are two patios overlooking tranquil water. One has a built in grill. Partial basement and carport. The sidewalk meanders to a swim pier and covered dock with a boat lift and to pwc lifts. There is even a boat ramp right at the property. What else could you need? You’d better call fast. This Smith Lake Home will sell quickly! Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306 Reduced to $319,900!!  You need to see this one for sure!

Smith Lake Lot 28 Dismal Bay

COUNTY ROAD 3973, Arley, AL 35541 MLS #15-1346 $199,900 Prime Smith Lake Lot for Sale in Dismal Creek. Lot #28 in Dismal Bay Subdivision offers restrictive covenants to protect the owners of the subdivision. This Smith Lake Property is located in a Very Convenient area. It is on the Walker County / Winston County Line which allows for easy access to groceries, restaurants, and gas stations. This Smith Lake Lot has Prime frontage on the lake in a Wide body of water. It is Recessed from boat traffic, so you will be better able to enjoy you time at the lake. This unique lot offers a Beautiful Solid Rock Shoreline that is sure to draw your attention. Paved Road. Private, upscale area. Convenient to Jasper, Curry , and Arley. Less than 5 minutes to Duncan Bridge Marina. This is a Very nice lot. There is not much shoreline like this still available on Smith Lake, especially not with this kind of convenience!!!!!! Call Lee McKibben for more information about this lot or to help you search for your dream home on Lewis Smith Lake. 256-590-7306

Smith Lake Lot #27 with Desirable Shoreline

COUNTY ROAD 3973, Arley, AL 35541 MLS #15-1347 $179,900

Smith Lake Lot

Smith Lake Lot For Sale. Dismal Bay Lot #27. Paved roads all the way to lot. Superb shoreline, all solid rock, natural seawall. This is a restricted subdivision. Build your dream home on Smith Lake at your leisure. Very nice homes in the area. +/-186ft of gorgeous waterfront. Lots of possibilities. Convenient to Curry and Jasper. Very close to Duncan Bridge. Located in wide body of Smith Lake, deep water. Great view of Lewis Smith Lake with easy access to the water. A boat dock should not be any problem. If you are in the market for Smith Lake Real Estate, Please give me a call. I will be glad to help! Lee McKibben 256-590-7306 Don’t miss out on this Smith Lake Lot FOR SALE!!!!

Smith Lake RV Resort

Smith Lake RV Resort

Lewis Smith Lake draws many people every year to its unique beauty and recreational value. With the continued development on Smith Lake,it is becoming increasingly difficult to find areas of the lake that allow camping or short term recreational usage. If you own a camper, motorhome, or other RV, I may have found your slice of paradise! There is a new resort known as Smith Lake RV Resort that is located in Crane Hill, Alabama in Cullman County. It is an upscale resort community that allows the RV population the opportunity to own property on Smith Lake. You will have access and usage of the many amenities, such as salt water pools, a club house, a community pavilion with with a majestic waterfall in the background, community boat slips, a concrete boat launch, and a 100 yard boardwalk that meanders along a beautiful bluff overlooking the pristine waters of Smith Lake. There are multiple sitting areas along the boardwalk where you can relax in the shade and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding area. The many features of this waterfront resort will soothe your soul and refresh your mind. The lots have upgrades like outbuildings, decks, landscaping, RV cabins, etc. There is an association fee that provides maintenance and expansion of all the community’s amenities. If you have been considering the purchase of property on Smith Lake, This is a very economical opportunity to obtain a vacation home on the lake, but you could even live here full time if you wish. You don’t even have to maintain your yard! The resort does it for you. There are not a whole lot of opportunities left to purchase lots on Smith Lake for RVs, especially not this close to I-65. Most of the subdivisions are restricted and do not allow these types of homes. The nice unrestricted lots are becoming harder and harder to find. If you want to pursue the purchase of an unrestricted lot on Smith Lake, you can begin your search here. I will be glad to assist you with your search. If you later decide you want to consider other Smith Lake properties, please try my Custom MLS Search. If you need more information about the lake, area, or subdivisions, please call or email me for any additional help.

Smith Lake Condo for Sale

Lewis Smith Lake Condo for Sale

9661 CURRY HWY, UNIT 213, Jasper, AL 35503 MLS #15-1144ONLY $229,000 WOW!!!!!!    SOLD!!! SMITH LAKE CONDO- JASPER – The best condo deal! Furnished ground floor condo at Duncan Bridge Resort. Solid surface counters, tile & carpet, walk-out waterside balcony with spectacular views. 2 boat slips (most have 1) in deep, year round water. Swimming pool, gated and located only 15 min to Wal-Mart. Marina conveniently located across the water. If you have been looking for a condo on Smith Lake, don’t miss this deal. For more information about this property or others on Smith Lake, Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306 Search more properties at

Bremen House on Smith Lake for Sale

House on Smith Lake for Sale!!!

House on Smith Lake 1434 COUNTY ROAD 154, Bremen, AL 35033 MLS #15-1154 SOLD!!!
RYAN CREEK – SMITH LAKE – CULLMAN SIDE- Here it is: $295,000, Just minutes to I-65, Deep water, Gentle walk to boathouse, Spectacular view of Smith Lake, Boathouse with lift, Approx 160 ft. of water frontage. Very nice condition and ready for summer fun! DO NOT HESITATE! Contact Lee McKibben when you are the market for a house on Smith Lake. 256-590-7306

Smith Lake LOT 174 STONEY POINT N, Double Springs, Alabama

LOT 174 STONEY POINT N, Double Springs, AL 35553 MLS #15-665 SMITH LAKE POINT LOT – MOTIVATED SELLER! Amazing POINT lot in the exclusive Smith Lake gated community. Just about 15 miles from the city of Double Springs brings you to one of the first & most elite gated SDs on the lake. Gentle sloping, easy walk to year round water with incredible panoramic views. 398 feet of prime waterfront. Excellent location on the water. Build your custom lake home on this gorgeous Lewis Smith Lake lot. Priced to sell!     $189,000     Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

Smith Lake–Discovery of Clear Creek Falls

Smith Lake real estate Mrs. Bea Kunz shared this link with me about the discovery of Clear Creek Falls. We thought it would be of interest to residents in the Smith Lake Area.        
Mr. Livingston and the Discovery of Clear Creek Falls in November 1812The following article was sent to me by Roy Randolph and copied from: Double Springs Centennial Commission, Couble Springs Scrapbook Centennial Day, July 23, 1983, City Hall, Double Springs, Alabama 35553, pp. 15-16by Fred M. Wilson (age 76 in 1945) as told to John Bennett Weaver in 1945. (Contributed by Sam Weaver) One of the early settlements was at Clear Creek Falls. One Fred M. Wilson of Double Springs, age 76, former County Surveyor and a State Surveyor, is a great, great grandson of Jesse Livingston, who was the son of Samuel Livingston, a Revolutionary soldier, born in 1757, in King and Queen County, Virginia. (See The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Winter, 1944, pp. 600 and 601). Three of Samuel Livingston’s sons settled in Winston County – Jesse, Joseph and William. Fred M. Wilson, in 1945, wrote the following historical sketch, to-wit: Jesse Livingston was the first known white man to discover Clear Creek Falls, and to settle there shortly thereafter. Jesse, the son of Samuel Livingston, was born in Virginia about 1784. When he was about 12 years old, he moved with his father to east Tennessee, where he grew to manhood. Jesse Livingston married in Tennessee about 1805 and lived there for a few years. He then moved to the south part of Morgan County, hear Eva, and near the north line of Cullman County. In the fall of 1812, being full of the pioneer spirit, he made up a party of three other men, one of whom was named Tyree. They came into what is now Winston County and camped at a bluff on the river near the Inman Ford. They rode horses; two horses to ride, taking turns, and one, a pack horse for food and camping outfit. The night was clear, crisp and cool. The stars were seen in great numbers, sparkling in the fathomless blue. They could hear some roaring in the distance in the west. They were amazed and astounded and stunned at what they heard. “What is that continuous roaring we hear?”, asked one of the group. “That is what I would like to know”, said another. “We may be nearing a wonderland”, said still another. “I have never heard anything like that roaring in all of my life. What can it be?”, he asked excitedly. “I’ll admit I don’t know what it is, but we will find out when daylight comes”, said Jesse Livingston, the leader of the group. And they did . . . They discovered Clear Creek Falls in the month of November, 1812. Jesse Livingston was much pleased. He had never dreamed of such beauty and grandeur as he beheld there. That roaring sound, day and night, continued as it had done for the ages. He wondered, “How long, how very long did it take this crystal stream to cut this ravine below the upper falls as deep as it is today?”, asked Jesse, “I wonder”.   Jesse Livingston made up his mind to return to the falls and make his home there. He did. After spending almost a day at Clear Creek Falls, the group traveled west into what is now southwest Winston, going near Lynn, Natural Bridge, north up the Byler ridge to a community settlement at or near what is now Haleyville. In this community, one of the group became gravely ill, and lived only a day or two. He was buried at South Haleyville. The other three returned home soon thereafter, grief-stricken. In the late summer of 1814, Jesse Livingston returned to Clear Creek Falls and erected a log cabin about 1/2 mile from the falls. “No other place is as near my heart as this one is”, said Jesse to a friend he brought with him. This stream of water, adorned by the evergreen hemlocks, cliffs and crags, hills and hollows, with two majestic falls of 38 feet and 42 feet, and only about 1/8 of a mile apart, the continuous roaring of this beautiful, clear stream appealed to Jesse Livingston to the extent that he called it “Grand Creek”. It was also in the early records designated as “Grand Creek”. Jesse Livingston brought his family there in the spring of 1815. He moved to Lawrence County a few years later and lived for a while, but returned to his log cabin home. Jesse Livingston’s daughter, Pheby, married Michael Bennett during the 1820’s. Michael and his wife, Pheby, settled near his father-in-law, Jesse Livingston, on what is known at present as Coon Creek. However, it was first known as Camp Creek because the Creek Indians had a large camp on this creek about one mile from the Clear Creek Falls – before the white man came. The Creek Indians also had a “burial ground” in about 100 feet of the lower falls, where there was a great number of rock – large and small – with which to cover the graves of their dead. Based upon early traditional stories, the idea was prevalent and quite a bit of proof to sustain it that the Indians worshipped this beautiful water falls; and, because they did, used the “burial ground” nearby. In the early days, the Creeks spent much time at and near the falls. Michael Bennett and Pheby reared an outstanding family; Jesse Bennett married, lived in Walker County, and fought in the Confederate Army, and was elected a County Commissioner. He was a music teacher. Among other early settlers in the Clear Creek Falls community were the Wilsons, originally from Virginia, who first came to northwest Alabama, migrating later to Lawrence County, and still later to Walker County, near Blackwater Creek, about eight miles south of the Clear Creek Falls. David M. Wilson married Michael Bennett’s oldest daughter, Mary, and from this union came several children. One of them was John M. Wilson, the father of Fred Wilson, the writer of this historical sketch of Clear Creek Falls. Hence, David M. Wilson was my grandfather; Michael Bennett, my great-grandfather; and Samuel Livingston, a Revolutionary soldier, was my great, great grandfather. Along about this time there came to the Clear Creek Falls community several other families, among whom were the Botelers, Ellises, Fettmans and Lamons. Jesse Livingston erected and put in operation at the upper falls the first grist mill, about 1828, that was ever built in the south part of what is now Winston County, and the second one in the county. Jesse Livingston quarried these mill rocks out of some quarry back east, and brought them to Clear Creek Falls on a sled drawn by two oxen. I have these mill rocks today. A greater part of the recital by Mr. Wilson is sustained by old records and traditional stories by others. barrainbowExcerpt from article “Falls City: A History of Development and Demise” – Written by: Elizabeth L. McCandless: The Clear Creek Falls had served Native Americans (Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes) for centuries as a gathering place, burial ground, and navigational landmark. Due to isolation, white settlers did not discover the falls until 1812. Jesse Livingston first encountered the falls on a trip into country recently acquired from the Chickasaw tribe. Livingston and his party traveled by horseback to reach the falls. Since the falls held a fascination for Livingston, he returned two years later to the area and built a cabin. Jesse Livingston’s mill may have been destroyed by flood. Livingston constructed the first grist mill in the area in 1828. The mill consisted of an overshot wheel, grindstones, and a log dam which routed water to the wheel. No structure covered the mill.
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Acreage in Addison

near Smith LAke 2347 COUNTY ROAD 99 Addison, AL 35540 MLS #15-512 10.2+/- acres for sale in Addison. Close to school. Mostly pasture. Has approximately 30X30 horse barn. Power on property. Has 2 water meters and 2 septic systems. Priced right. Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306 for more info. $39,900  

Smith Lake House for Sale

Smith Lake House for Sale

147 SOUTH BAY DRIVE Jasper, AL 35503 MLS #15-483   SOLD!!! Smith Lake in Walker County. New Home and new Boathouse, just in time for Summer fun. Open Floor plan with 3BR/2BA, Vaulted Ceiling, Can Lights, Ceiling Fan, Hardwood and Tile Flooring. Granite Countertops, beautiful Cabinets. Gentle walk to water where there is 167 Ft. of Shoreline and new Boathouse/swim pier. Located within 10 minute of Jasper, for entertainment and shopping. Priced at $319,000 Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

Smith Lake Home 322 BLUE WATER POINTE

Smith Lake Real Estate


322 BLUE WATER POINTE DR Jasper, AL 35503 MLS #15-427 $399,900 SOLD!!! SMITH LAKE/JASPER – Log cabin in the woods beautifully finished and modern. Located in the exclusive Blue Water Pointe subdivision, one of the nicest gated communities on Smith Lake. Extremely well built and efficient with poured walls in basement, a huge granite island in kitchen, fireplace, and the beauty of nature all around you. CALL me to see this home and  more Smith Lake Real Estate. Must see to fully appreciate! Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

Smith Lake Home for Sale

Smith Lake Home for Sale

577 BURTWOOD ACRES RD Jasper, AL 35503 MLS #15-426 $349,000  SOLD!!! Nice lake home on big, year round water. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Wonderful aluminum boathouse with lift, floats, and party deck. 201 feet of shoreline on main body of Smith Lake. Private boat launch, gated driveway. Close to Duncan Bridge. Excellent location on water and land. Act quickly. Call Lee McKibben 256-590-7306

Smith Lake, Arley Women’s Club

Coming to the Lake

When you move to “THE LAKE”, there are many surprises awaiting you. The majority of which are absolutely delightful. First, there are NO streetlights. The light that shines in the night is the brilliant stars God created all those years ago (as IN THE BEGINNING!) Once a month, the moon is full and you think you forgot to shut the floodlights off outside the house.  That reflection that moves across the lake from the face of the moon is what Andy Williams sang about when he sang “Moon River.” Lots for Smith Lake Homes The next surprise you will notice, is that during the week when you step out onto your deck, is the quiet. No car traffic. Sure you might hear the gentle motor of an early morning fisherman, or the swish of a kayak paddle, but it is quiet. And as the sun rises, you will be serenaded by the God’s choir, song birds. With the occasional bass honk from passing Canada Geese, this will become your most favorite “easy listening station.” Your new artwork becomes whatever shadow moves across the piece of water in front of you on any given minute. We like to sit on the dock or deck and watch the lake move, this way or that.  The discussion might be, “are they letting water out of the dam today?” Or, “you can tell there are a lot of boats on the main body today.”    If you love wildlife, you will have an assortment you only thought existed at the Zoo. We have coyotes that howl across the lake (never have figured out just where across the lake.) This morning we were met by the fragrance of Pepe Le Peu when we opened the front door.  We have a beautiful Red Fox that visits and occasionally helps itself to the breadcrumbs left for the birds. There are an assortment of turtles (water and land) to watch as they slowly move across the road or glide through the water. Yes, there are snakes. Mostly good and you learn to determine which is which. And lizards, they eat nasty bugs and some look like prehistoric dinosaurs! The blue tailed skink changes colors to fit its environment and the tail will come off if you try to catch it by grabbing that shiny blue extension. You may have full time neighbors. But more often, just folks that pull in on a Thursday or Friday night and are gone by Sunday at 3pm. They may bring carloads of friends and family, or just themselves, but they are here today, gone “tomorrow.”  With full time neighbors, a family situation is formed. You leave house keys and emergency numbers with them, “just in case.” They gather on the road after the storms and cut down pine trees from the power lines together as a unit, so you can go to work when the danger passes.  They call to check on you when the power is out and suggest which generator to buy.  They are the ones you call when you are baking a cake and need “just one more egg.”  You may not see them for weeks on end, but you know they are there Sunday through Sunday through Sunday. Smith Lake Camping    You will never regret purchasing property on Lewis Smith Lake. It is a place where you can create your own entertainment, rest your soul, and meet the most wonderful people. Speaking of wonderful people, there is a group of women who meet every month, the Arley Women’s Club. They meet at the Arley Public Library and have many sub-units to meet just about every woman’s needs. There is a yoga group, bridge group, book club, litter brigade, and  road trips are taken (with lunch always on the agenda.) It is a way for new lake ladies to meet and make new friends. Once a year, the Club hosts the Annual Arley Day Festival. The 42nd Arley Day Festival will be May 16 at the Hamner Park. It will include a band playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s tunes, local musicians, children’s and adults games, local artists, and a Car Show. It all begins early in the morning with Meeks Band of Champions hosting a 5K. There will be a Parade at 9. The Arley First Baptist Church’s Brotherhood will host a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Department.  This is an opportunity to support the Arley community and it is met with much enthusiasm each year. Facebook Rebecca Seehusen for more information about The Arley Women’s Club. She would love to speak with you!!!!
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