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Turkeycock

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

Just to the southwest of Turkeycock Mountain, near the North Carolina border, the City of Martinsville offers numerous wildlife watching opportunities, including parkland filled with wildlife. The forests are at their best in migration when neotropical migrants can congregate en masse. The woods and fields east of Martinsville have become perfect areas for breeding birds such as northern bobwhite, indigo bunting and prairie warbler. While in Martinsville, drop by the Virginia Museum of Natural History for an in-depth introduction to the area’s history, which dates back several million years.

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Services

Franklin County Commerce and Leisure Services
540-483-9292 x24
info@franklincounty.org

Martinsville-Henry County Chamber
276-632-6401
kima@mhcchamber.com

Martinsville-Henry County Office of Tourism
276-403-5940
DRotenizer@YesMartinsville.com