Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Martinsville is home to an award-winning museum, renowned art center, miles of natural exploration and an adrenaline-fueled racetrack.
Smith River Trail System
This local network of trails offers opportunities for hiking, bicycling and dining. The Dick & Willie Passage Trail, the longest public trail, stretches across a 4.5-mile path that connects the surrounding neighborhoods and gives hikers the opportunity to shop and dine at nearby establishments.
The Piedmont Arts is an award-winning art museum that curates thought-provoking exhibits by international and local artists and hosts several performing arts events such as concerts and children’s performances.
Virginia Museum of Natural History
This state museum with award-winning exhibits documents ancient life, the Ice Age, Virginia natural history, fossils and more. Don’t miss the Hahn Hall of Biodiversity with a display of big mammals that includes lions, antelopes and leopards.
Adrenaline lovers will want to make a stop at the Martinsville Speedway where the racetrack hosts NASCAR competitions. While there, make sure to chow down on the Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog stacked with a dog, chili, mustard, onions and slaw on a steamed bun.