Martinsville, Virginia

Things to Do

Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve

Parks & Trails

The Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve is a 75-acre park located along the Smith River in Henry County, Virginia. Two miles of wooded trail are found on the property along with an outdoor classroom for nature study. A self-guided tour along Jones Cliff Trail leads guests back in time as they explore tobacco farming in the early 1900s and the Burgess Family plantation of the 1800s. Rhododendron Trail, another more difficult trail, leads hikers along the scenic Smith River and through a living tunnel of Rhododendron. The Preserve also has a historic cemetery on the property.

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