Have fun this fall with the entire family in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia. From reconnecting as a family in the great outdoors to immersing in cultural experiences together, we have you covered with a getaway your family is sure to enjoy!
Pack up your gear and plan a stay at beautiful Philpott Lake at the Goose Point campground. After setting up camp, take some time to explore the beauty of the lake. Enjoy a hike on the campground’s trail, drop a line for some fantastic fishing, or take the kids to enjoy the playground or beach areas. For dinner, enjoy a family cookout either at your campsite or at one of the picnic areas throughout the campground. Whatever you do, don’t forget the s’mores!
Start your day by heading into town to explore some of the museums of MHC. Delve into the history of our natural world at the Smithsonian-affiliated Virginia Museum of Natural History. From dinosaurs to volcanoes, the entire family will find fascinating exhibits that span the eras. Next expand the cultural experience with a stop at Piedmont Arts, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Explore the current exhibits but make sure the kids don’t forget to stop at the Discovery Room to get hands-on with art!
During the afternoon take to the trails and waterways of the Smith River Trail System throughout Martinsville-Henry County. Whether you walk, hike, or bike, the Smith River Trail System has the perfect trail to help you enjoy the beauty of our fall foliage. You can also take to the water and paddle down the Smith River Blueway. To ensure that your family has a thrilling but safe journey, contract Smith River Outfitters for equipment rental, guided tours, and more.
For more details or to learn about other getaway ideas, contact us at VisitMartinsville.com or 888.722.3498.