Smolyan lakes lay stepwise north from the town. Their crystal clear water reflects the silhouettes of Snezhanka peak, Orpheus rocks and Nevyastata. The lakes have a landslide origin. In the past they have been 20 but nowadays are only seven.
The lakes today are fabulous place near the town where many locals and tourists find refuge from the summer heat. There are perfect opportunities for camping and fishing and the three highest located lakes – Trevistoto, Bistroto and Matnoto, are connected with a beautiful ecotrail.