Martinsville, Virginia


Guys Weekend In MHC

Weekends are for the boys, and Martinsville-Henry County is the perfect place to spend that valuable comradery time. From camping and fishing, to kayaking and golfing, and much more, you can easily fill your weekend with action packed activities.

Day 1:

Start your guys weekend Friday evening by checking into one of the many campgrounds located throughout MHC, many of which are located near Philpott Lake and the Smith River, and spend your Friday night connecting with nature.

Lily Pad RV Campground: Situated along the bank of the Smith River, Lily Pad offers campers a unique stay in Henry County featuring full hookup sites with water, sewer & 30/50 amp electricity. Plus 10 tent camping sites. Other amenities include: a general store with grill, a bathhouse, laundry facility, fire rings, horseshoes, corn hole, and river access.

Philpott Lake: The group campground is located in a private setting overlooking Philpott Marina and has 10 camping spaces with extra room for tents. Each space has water, electric and sewer hook-ups. The campground also features a picnic shelter, tables, fire rings and a bathhouse facility with restrooms and showers. This is the only group campground located on Philpott Lake and can be rented on a nightly basis.

Need to update your fishing gear, service your boat or RV? Head over to Angler’s Choice Marine in Martinsville, VA for all your fishing, boating and camper needs. The award-winning dealership offers exceptional service and products that will make you a life long customer.

Other lodging options include: Rick’s Place on the Smith, Lee Ford Camp, Indian Heritage RV Campground, and Fairy Stone State Park.

Day 2:

Wake up Saturday morning bright eyed and bushy tailed and take the fellas to a delicious breakfast at Fieldale Café. From biscuits and gravy, to waffles and bacon, to eggs and sausage, the all-you-can-eat breakfast at Red & Mae’s will satisfy any hunger. Feel like cooking your own meal first thing in the morning by the fire pit? If so, stop by Horn’s Marketplace, near Philpott Lake Dam, and pick up some local meats and produce for your fireside feast.

After a filling breakfast, head over to Smith River Outfitters; your one stop shop for guided fishing and paddling adventures on the Smith River. Enjoy a guided fishing trip and experience the thrill of a world class brown or rainbow trout taking your bait and making your fishing rod bend towards the waters of the beautiful Smith River. 

After spending all day on the Smith River, head back to the campsite to get cleaned up and ready for supper at Checkered Pig BBQ. Checkered Pig has been showcased on the Food Network and Destination America, and has won many awards for great tasting sauces, ribs and more. The Champions Feast and Brisket Nachos are some local favorite dishes and will surely be a hit with your taste buds and your best buds. Another succulent supper option includes Hylton’s Wood Cooking Grill.

After a hearty meal, make your way to Mountain Valley Brewing; Martinsville-Henry County’s first farm to table brewery. Taking pride in growing their own hops, Mountain Valley Brewing offers a wide selection of craft beers which pair perfectly with live music that is played most nights. Nothing brings friends together like some cold, fresh craft beer while reminiscing on the day’s fun-filled events.

Day 3:

Unwind Sunday morning and enjoy a leisure round or two of golf at Forest Park Country Club. Open to the public, Forest Park provides players with an exceptional 18-hole course at an affordable rate. Enjoy the bermuda fairways, bent greens, and gently rolling terrain. If you forget to schedule your tee time, consider the Driving Range at the Smith River Sports Complex.

Start planning your guys weekend in MHC today by visiting, or by calling us at 276.632.8006.

Insider’s Tip: Plan your guys weekend in Martinsville-Henry County during one of the two NASCAR races at Martinsville Speedway for an even more action-packed weekend!