The River is Calling

A blueway trail that is also green.

The Smith River bisects Henry County, running nearly 45 miles from Philpott Dam in the northwest to the North Carolina border in the southeast. This section of river is home to the Smith River Blueway, which includes a scenic riverway with 10 access points and more than 20 miles of greenway.

Enjoy a calm float or more adventurous paddling on the river, with Class I, II, and III rapids. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities can be found on the blueway. Visit the riverside towns of Bassett, Stanleytown, Fieldale, Martinsville, and Ridgway to explore the history of American textiles and furniture manufacturing.

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