Things to see on your stop at Blue Ridge Regional Airport...

Patrick County, VA

In Patrick County, you will find an unhurried way of life rich in the tradition and the friendliness of mountain communities. Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Patrick County's rolling hills and majestic valleys make us one of the best kept secrets of the Blue Ridge. A rural county, Patrick is close to the south's biggest markets but distant from their hectic lifestyles. Patrick offers the charm of a traditional small town America with friendly smiling faces. Here you are never a visitor but a part of our family.

http://www.visitpatrickcounty.org/index.cfm 

Martinsville & Henry County, VA

Well known for the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville - Henry County is equally inviting for outdoor recreation activities, arts and cultural events, and just plain relaxation. Visit furniture outlets, golf courses, historic sites, and scenic landscapes. Enjoy natural history, arts, music and theatrical performances. Experience sports with NASCAR, motocross, dirt track action and baseball. Whatever your passion, you'll find it here to enjoy at a pace all your own. Martinsville - Henry County, Virginia.

http://www.visitmartinsville.com/ 

Martinsville Speedway

The grandfather of race tracks - the oldest on the Nextel tour. Join more than 86,000 race fans for a fun-filled weekend of cheering and racing twice a year. This popular short track measures .526 mile providing dynamic and action-packed races.
 
http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/
Philpott Lake

Philpott a 2888-acre U. S. Army Corps of Engineers lake nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills. It boasts over 100 miles of shoreline surrounded by 65,000 acres of public lands. Boating, fishing, hunting, water skiing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking and wildlife watching are popular. Powerhouse tours are offered on a varying schedule.
 
http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/philpott/index.htm
Fairy Stone State Park

Named for the crystalline crosses which in legend are said to be the result of fairy tears shed on learning of the crucifixion of Jesus, the park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Lodge, conference center, and cabin rentals, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, biking and hiking are just a few of the activities waiting for you to enjoy.
 
http://www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/fairyst.htm
Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia's most popular lake, offers superb recreational activities,
500 miles of shoreline, a wide variety of water sports, and affordable lakefront real estate. SML is the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains".

http://www.smith-mountain-lake.com 

PRIMLAND Hunting Lodge & Resort

Primland is a 14,000-acre resort offering golfers, hunters, fly fishing enthusiasts and all who love outdoor activities the ultimate in recreational facilities plus on-site access to a well provisioned Orvis Outfitters Shop. Set high in Virginia's majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland is easy to reach by interstate highway, by commercial airlines serving Charlotte or Greensboro, North Carolina or by private aircraft landing at Blue Ridge Regional Airport, with its 5002 ft. long, edge-lighted runway.

http://www.primland.com

Virginia Museum of Natural History

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Virginia is a place where scientific research about the Commonwealth of Virginia's natural history and public understanding merge. Exhibits, education programs for all ages, and publications translate the Museum curators' scientific research into easily understood language and concepts.

http://www.vmnh.net

Piedmont Arts Association

With the belief that art enhances quality of life, the Piedmont Arts Association’s (PAA) mission is to provide experiences in the visual and performing arts to enrich and enlighten the lives of the people of Martinsville, Henry County and neighboring areas.

http://www.piedmontarts.org/

Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum

The folkways of the Blue Ridge spring to life on a re-created 1800 Virginia-German farmstead. The museum store, special tours, lectures, and hands-on activities make the Blue Ridge Farm Museum a unique place to learn about early Blue Ridge traditions.
 
http://www.blueridgeinstitute.org/
Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails

Walking trails with spectacular outdoor nature scenery.
 
http://www.brptrails.com/

Bob White Covered Bridge

This 80-foot truss over the Smith River near Route 8 South of Woolwine was built in 1921. Although it has been replaced with a modern bridge, visitors can still walk through the Bob White Bridge which was retained for its landmark value.
 
http://www.patrickchamber.com/profile.cfm?ID=165
Chateau Morrisette Winery

Enjoy elegant dining in a relaxed old-world atmosphere. Whether dining indoors by the open fire or on the patio during warm weather, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Savor foods from the American South along with award winning wines. Our chefs incorporate the finest regional ingredients including organically grown produce and game, fresh seafood from the coastal waters of North Carolina, farm raised catfish, small artisan cheeses and freshly baked breads. Our desserts are “to die for.” Reservations are strongly recommended.
 
http://www.chateaumorrisette.com
Fishing

Kibler Valley - Rated Class A stocked trout stream and hunting resort. This wild and wonderful valley is host to white water and kayak races which draws competitors to class competition annually. Rock Castle Creek - Stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, and native trout. Smith, Mayo and Dan River - premier rivers for year round trout fishing.
 
http://fs.lavaa.net/fishing.html
Floyd Country Store

Home of the Friday night jamboree. Every Friday night, they offer live music from some of the best Blue Grass bands around. Right on "The Crooked Road" music trail.
 
http://www.floydcountrystore.com/
FloydFest-

A three-day World Music Festival held annually in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, showcasing the best in World, Bluegrass, Reggae, Folk, African, and Appalachian music, as well as quality local arts and crafts.
 
http://www.floydfest.com
Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill, a working grist mill built in 1910 has been called the most photographed spot in America. The National Park Service operates a restaurant there that specializes in buckwheat cakes and country ham. Blue Ridge Parkway Floyd County, VA
 
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~mabry/mill.html
Reynolds Homestead

The ancestral home of R. J. Reynolds, founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company sits in restored 19th century elegance on the Reynolds Plantation in Critz. The original plantation house welcomes visitors and local folk alike for numerous annual events.
 
http://www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/
Villa Appalaccia Winery

Tours of winery and grounds offered daily.
 
http://www.villaappalaccia.com/
Wood Brothers Race Shop & Museum

One of the most successful racing teams in NASCAR history.
 
http://www.woodbrothersracing.com

Blue Ridge Regional Airport  |  525 Airport Road  |  Martinsville, VA 24112   |   Phone (276) 957-2291   |   Fax (276) 957-2292