Named for the Carolina Silverbell tree, the Silverbell Trail in Martinsville is a quarter mile long. It will take you on a lovely wooded journey through the heart of town. Enjoy the ironwork sculptures at each end of the trail and look for the eight finely crafted bronze pieces on your walk. Trail surfaces include asphalt portions connected by a well built boardwalk.
If you wish a longer hike, the Silverbell Trail connects to the UpTown Spur portion of the Dick & Willie Passage as well as the entire 4.5 mile rail trail. In addition, it will lead you to the Activate Bike Barn where you may "Borrow a Bike, Bring it Back", free of charge. The Bike Barn is open from April 1 through October 31, come take a ride on the Dick & Willie.
On the first Sunday of December, join us for Carols Along the Silverbell in the late afternoon. Cookies and hot cider will be served along with a variety of music ensembles along the trail. Stroll out and back, sip cider, and enjoy the music.