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Countdown to Smith River Fest 2019

Friday August 2, 2019

August 10th at the Smith River Sports Complex.


Doggie Days in MHC

Friday July 26, 2019

Four-legged fun 


Spend Your Summer on the Smith River

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 


Dedication Ceremony Held for Smith River Blueway

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The River is Calling


Relax at Rick's

Friday March 8, 2019

Book your getaway now! 


Crawford & Power to Perform at Smith River Fest

Friday March 8, 2019

Fan favorite set to return at this years Smith River Fest.


Relax at Rick's

Thursday February 28, 2019

A naturally fun stay!


Smith River Provision Company Named Title Sponsor for 2019 Smith River Fest

Thursday February 28, 2019

Sovah Health to  Sponsor New Paddling Demo Pool.


How to Pull Off a Memorable Camping Trip at Philpott Lake

Friday August 10, 2018

The medley of recreation areas bordering the lake are also teeming with blissful campsites, providing options for all sorts of campers—from backcountry aficionados searching for a rustic retreat to first-time glampers ready to escape for a weekend.


7 Ways to Get on the Water at Philpott Lake

Monday July 30, 2018

Philpott Lake is a natural sanctuary in Southwest Virginia that provides a locals and visitors alike a welcome escape from the everyday workings of modern life.


A Guide to Exploring Philpott Lake

Monday July 23, 2018
A Guide to Exploring Philpott Lake

There are a multitude of options for exploring this picturesque paddling destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2018

Monday July 23, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Festival set for August 11th


The Secrets of the Smith

Monday July 9, 2018

By Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 


Philpott Lake Blueway Officially Open

Thursday May 10, 2018

An official Opening Ceremony was held Sunday for the Blueway.



10th Annual Smith River Fest Coming Up

Monday July 17, 2017

August 12, 2017 



Craig “Rocky” Rockwell Honored by American Recreation Coalition

Friday March 18, 2016

Philpott Lake Operations Project Manager Receives Prestigious “Legends” Award 


Experience the Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Tuesday August 4, 2015

Opportunities for Newcomers to Outdoor Recreation


DRBA Smith River Clean-up on August 1st

Thursday July 16, 2015

You're invited to join the Dan River Basin Association for a Smith River Clean-up on August 1st


Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015


Dan River Basin Association Paddles on Philpott Lake July 4

Thursday June 25, 2015

Participants will make a round trip from Twin Ridge Recreation area to Deer Island


The Great Outdoors in MHC

Tuesday June 2, 2015

Explore the many ways to explore the great outdoors in Martinsville-Henry County


Hamlet Vineyards

Wednesday August 27, 2014

A Visit to this Southern Virginia Hotspot


Take Back Your Vacation

Thursday August 21, 2014

Escape to Philpott Lake


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2014

Friday July 25, 2014

7th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in Area


Discover the Great Outdoors

Tuesday June 17, 2014

"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien 


Get to MHC and Get Outdoors

Monday June 2, 2014

Outdoor fun for June


A Three-Day Escape

Monday May 5, 2014

Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County


Dan River Basin Association Plans Smith River Float May 3

Tuesday April 22, 2014

DRBA First Saturday Outing On Popular Section 


Earth Day Every Day

Monday April 21, 2014

Treat every day like Earth Day


December Discoveries: Snow-Yaking

Monday December 9, 2013

Don't let winter weather stop you from using your kayak or canoe!