The people of Martinsville have the out-of-doors right at hand thanks to the Morgan-Monroe State Forest, a preserve of more than 24,000 acres. Covered in vertiginous ridges and valleys, the forest is home to some of the finest hardwood trees in the state. Due to its terrain, the forest has never been fit for farming, leaving it relatively untouched up to the point of its establishment as a state forest. The forest has more than 25 miles of trails ranging from medium difficulty to difficult, making it a hiker's paradise. Camping spots are available, making the forest a prime location for a weekend trip.
Martinsville Art Sanc
Martinsville has a home for the arts in the Martinsville Arts Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a group dedicated to bring the arts to the Martinsville community as well as providing an affordable space for local artists to show and create artistic works. The sanctuary building has lots of space for art exhibits, with the work of local artists always adorning the walls. The sanctuary has a number of studio spaces that it rents out to artists at very low cost to ensure that no one needs to stifle their creativity for want of a place to work.