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Biking in MHC

Monday July 6, 2020

Find your path 

Go Outside and Play! 24 Hours in Martinsville - Henry County

Wednesday April 1, 2020

Explore and relax among the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge when you visit Martinsville-Henry County.

Spring Break Fun in MHC

Monday March 9, 2020

Low-Costs, BIG Fun 

Fun Ahead in 2020

Monday December 9, 2019

Plan Ahead 

The Most Instagramable Weekend In MHC

Monday October 21, 2019

Discover Martinsville-Henry County, and all the beauty it has to offer. From experiences to scenic views, this will be sure to be a weekend you’ll definitely want to share!

Get Outdoors in MHC This Fall

Friday October 11, 2019

Fall in MHC is perfect for getting outdoors.

Fall Treks

Wednesday September 4, 2019

Ways to explore MHC in the Fall.

Fall Treks

Friday August 23, 2019

Fall for MHC 

Doggie Days in MHC

Friday July 26, 2019

Four-legged fun 

50 Things to LOVE in MHC!

Friday March 15, 2019

We composed a list of 50 great things to LOVE about MHC.

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

Thursday February 28, 2019

Sovah Health to  Sponsor New Paddling Demo Pool.

9th Annual Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K Coming Soon

Wednesday February 6, 2019

The Martinsville running scene flourishes as competitors hit the pavement for the 9th annual Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K.

Score Some Fun This Fall at Smith River Sports Complex

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Stay in the Loop! 

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

An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake

Tuesday June 12, 2018

An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake

Fall Treks in Martinsville-Henry County

Tuesday September 5, 2017

See ya this fall! 

Get Active in MHC

Thursday September 1, 2016

Challenge Yourself to Try a New Outdoor Activity in September

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016

9th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival 

Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Thursday June 9, 2016
Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Meet a young professional shaping MHC's future 

Earth Day 2016 in MHC

Tuesday April 19, 2016

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Plan to attend the Earth Day Festival 2016.


Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19

Thursday September 17, 2015

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will be hosting the inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival on September 19, 2015. 

20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun

Inaugural Wine Festival tickets available at Smith River Fest

Thursday August 6, 2015

Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19

On a Roll

Thursday August 6, 2015

A Guide to Biking in Southern Virginia

Experience the Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Tuesday August 4, 2015

Opportunities for Newcomers to Outdoor Recreation

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August

Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015

Trout N About 5K Race Success

Friday June 5, 2015

The Trout N About event was held as a fundraiser for DRBA's Environmental Education initiatives including Trout in the Classroom (TIC).

The Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve

Monday April 6, 2015

My journey into history and nature.

Little Free Libraries Project

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Project enhances community assets

Discover the Great Outdoors

Tuesday June 17, 2014

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

National Trails Day

Saturday June 7, 2014

Celebrate with a walk, bike, or hike along the Smith River Trail System

Get to MHC and Get Outdoors

Monday June 2, 2014

Outdoor fun for June

Corn Hole Tournament Begins Saturday at Smith River Sports Complex

Monday April 7, 2014

Saturday is the kick-off to the series

Get Up, Get Moving

Friday February 21, 2014

 Activate MHC Offers Community Fitness Programs

Area Projects Win National Recognition

Thursday January 30, 2014

Textile Heritage Trail Signage and MHC Activity Guide honored at MarCom Awards

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday January 7, 2014

Scenes from the Freeze of 2014

DRBA Ends 2013 With Martinsville Hike

Tuesday November 26, 2013

DRBA Ends 2013 With Martinsville Hike Of Three Sections of Smith River Trail System

Bassett and Fieldale Areas Featured on Regional Television

Friday October 11, 2013

Area Promoted on Daytime Blue Ridge’s “In A Day’s Drive”

Local River Steward Receives National Honor

Friday July 12, 2013

River network announces 2013 river heroes awards to celebrate those who protect and care for waterways

Spring Break in MHC

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Don't let spring break leave you looking for ways to entertain your children!

Textile Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting Planned

Wednesday February 6, 2013

New trail is part of 700-mile National Heritage Corridor

Get Active in 2013

Tuesday January 22, 2013

Creative Ways to Stay Active in MHC

Long Weekend Getaway Ideas

Tuesday January 15, 2013

Some inspiration on how to spend you next holiday weekend.

Meet Kara Carter-Hundley

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Program Coordinator, The Artisan Center

Meet Carol Zimoski

Tuesday November 13, 2012

Retail Coordinator, The Artisan Center

Meet John Matthews

Tuesday September 25, 2012


Meet Ashley Simpson

Tuesday September 18, 2012

Boutique Owner, Pieces

Meet Bea Bullard & Alice Anne Gwynn

Tuesday September 4, 2012

Co- Chairmen, Fieldale Heritage Festival 

Meet Darrin Doss

Tuesday August 28, 2012

President, Smith River Chapter of Trout Unlimited 

5th Annual Smith River Fest

Friday August 3, 2012

Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held August 11th.

Meet Steve Luke

Tuesday July 31, 2012

Outdoor enthusiast 

In A Day's Drive: Martinsville

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Area featured on regional TV program

Area Featured in National Apparel Catalog

Monday July 16, 2012

VF Jeanswear Selects Area for Spring 2013 Catalog Photo Shoot

Meet Garrett Dillard

Tuesday June 19, 2012

Principal, Bassett High School

Summer Fun in Martinsville-Henry County- Part I

Tuesday June 19, 2012

Your check list for a great summer vacation!

Park Naming Contest

Thursday June 14, 2012

Help Rename the Uptown Spur Trail & Park

Meet Debra Buchanan

Tuesday May 8, 2012

Owner, Debra's Antiques & Collectibles

Meet Shanan Turner

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Teacher, First United Methodist Early Learning Center

Meet Brian WIlliams

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Project Manager, Dan River Basin Association

Meet Mike Smith

Tuesday January 24, 2012

Director of Public Relations, Martinsville Speedway