Located just 11 miles away, this is The NASCAR Circuit’s oldest and shortest track with 2 NASCAR Cup and Truck Series races each year. At .526 miles in length, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit. Because of its small size, tight corners and unique shape – described most often as a paperclip – Martinsville offers some of the most exciting and close-quarters racing in the sport. Fans are closer to the action than any other track on the circuit. It is also one of the most modern, with high-rise aluminum chair back seating, corporate and fan suites and state-of-the-art facilities for the media. The track is also open daily for tours.
Wood Brothers Race Museum
Visit the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Race Museum in nearby Stuart. 67 years of family auto racing is showcased with cars, trophies, awards, and all aspects of racing. The Museum is open weekdays 8:30am – 12 and 1 – 5 – Free Admission.
The Spencer-Penn Centre
The former Spencer Penn School is now the hub of the community of Spencer, Virginia. The Centre is a place where friends, family and visitors gather for music performances, the Spencer Fair, family reunions, meetings. There are ongoing classes and workshops every week at the Centre and the second friday of every month is music night.
Blue Ridge Regional Airport
Blue Ridge Regional Airport is the closest attraction located just .5 miles from Stuart Hill, the airport is a full-service FBO handling all your aviation needs. The airport has a quaint cafe where you can enjoy a meal and sit at the outdoor patio and watch the planes roll in. Don’t forget if you are flying in we will pick you up!
Enjoy the Outdoors
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it’s a majestic highland boulevard that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage including Cherokee traditions, music, crafts, agriculture and nature. Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System. The Parkway incorporates numerous activities.
Check out Lovers Leap, Meadows of Dan, Mabry Mill and of course the fantastic fall foliage display as you make your way through the mountain roads that begin just a short distance from Stuart Hill.
The Smith River
Beginning at the dam on Philpott Lake, the fifteen magical miles of the Smith weave through our Small Towns offering hiking, fishing, boating, and biking experiences, among others. Philpott Lake – Fishing enthusiasts may visit, as seen on FLW Outdoors, the Philpott Lake. This is a 3,000 acre reservoir that is a renowned fishery for Walleye and Large and Smallmouth Bass.
Smith River – Known for its native Brown Trout, fly fishermen can enjoy casting for these trout year round. Smith River Trail System – Hike the many trails or enjoy canoeing, biking and fishing on 16 areas of the trail system in Henry County.
Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park is home of the mysterious “fairy stones.” It is one of the six original Virginia state parks to open on June 15, 1936. The treasured stone so prevalent in the region, beautiful scenery, rich history and ample recreational opportunities make Fairy Stone one of the favorites of park visitors.
The park offers areas to picnick, camp, fish, boat, swim, hunt and cabin rentals.
Laurel Hill is the Birthplace of General JEB Stuart, a United States Army officer from the U.S. state of Virginia, who later became a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. Laurel Hill hosts an annual Civil War reenactment. They are open dawn to dusk for self guided tours of the property. Follow the walking trail map and explore this beautiful historic site.
Virginia Museum of Natural History
As the state museum of natural history, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has award-winning exhibits, ground-breaking scientific research and collections, and transformational educational programs for all ages. With its statewide outreach education and distance learning programs, online resources, and traveling exhibits and displays, the Virginia Museum of Natural History is truly a Museum Without Walls. Their current exhibit – Dinosaurs; Reign of Giants is on display at the museum that is associated with the Smithsonian Institute. Also check out the Reptile Festival on October 21st.
The Reynolds Homestead
The campus Center of Virginia Tech, Reynolds Homestead features Rock Spring Plantation, the birthplace and home of tobacco entrepreneur R. J. Reynolds. The Reynolds Homestead Community Enrichment Center hosts a variety of events for all ages and interests.
Dining & Drinks
Simply Suzanne’s Café
Simply Suzanne’s Café is located in the Blue Ridge Regional Airport, this is just around the corner from Stuart Hill and offers a lovely scenic view of the mountains as well as great food, huge portions and a welcoming staff! Grab a seat on their outdoor patio and watch the planes roll in.
Wineries & Brewery
Explore the Southern Virginia Wine Region