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Dobson

Located in the heart of Surry County, take in shopping and eateries on the courthouse square and experience the epicenter of North Carolina's wine industry at the North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology.

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Pilot Mountain

The Town of Pilot Mountain rests at the foot of North Carolina's most picturesque natural landmark. Following a visit to Pilot Mountain State Park take in quaint downtown shopping and stop by one of Pilot Mountain's local eateries.

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Village of Rockford

The Village (ca. 1797-1900) was once the seat of government for Surry County when it encompassed modern day Forsyth, Stokes, and Yadkin counties. There are a number of historical buildings that can be visited which house a number of establishments, such as the Rockford General Store, a canoe and kayak outfitter, a North Carolina Civil War Trail site, the Rockford Inn, Rockford Park, and the old Rockford Methodist Church.

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Horne Creek Living Historical Farm

Located in Shoals, near the Yadkin River, has been designated as a 20th Century Living Historical Farm. It is open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday and holds annual events such as the Cornshucking Frolic in October and Christmas by Lamplight in December. The events held in the spring, summer, and fall focus on the lifestyles of those who lived on a rural piedmont farm in the early 20th century including sheepshearing, pie baking, and plowing with draft animals. Ice cream socials, live music, and children's games are also enjoyed throughout the year. The farm is also home to the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard, the only one of its kind in the United States.

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Jones vonDrehle Vineyards & Winery

Jones vonDrehle Vineyards & Winery is a family own farm established in 2008 on 65 acres of former pastures and woodland tucked into the south facing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our estate wines are made in our winery built in 2012 and our tasting room and patio overlook our 30 acres of vines.

964 Old Railroad Grade Road,
Thurmond, NC 28683
336.874.2800

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McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks

Located in the Yadkin Valley near the Thurmond community, this family owned winery specializes in award winning artisan wines and hard ciders. Special events include the Vine to Wine Harvest Experience, Cider Festival, and Thanksgiving Weekend Open House.

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Grassy Creek Vineyards

Located near the State Road community, Grassy Creek Vineyards is located on a former dairy farm. Enjoy wine tasting in the historic Red Barn and scenic walks along the vineyard's trail system. Overnight excursions are available on the property in the Klondike Cabins.

235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road, NC 28676
336.835.4230 - 336.835.2458

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Elkin Creek Vineyards

Located near Elkin, enjoy wine tasting and a meal prepared in the hand-built, wood-burning brick oven at The Kitchen at Elkin Creek.

318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin, NC 28621
336.526.5119

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Adagio Winery

Adagio is a musical term which means performed slowly and passionately, two descriptors which apply to the growing and making of wine. Dr. Tim and Dr. Jan Wahl named the vineyard and winery after Adagio because it represents their passions for classical music and wine

139 Benge Drive Elkin, NC 28621
336.258.2333

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Carolina Heritage Vineyards

N.C.'s first USDA Certified Organic Vineyard, located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley, sports 9.5 acres of American native and hybrid grapes and honey bees, the products of which all go into making of excellent wines.

170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC 28621
336.366.3301

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Shelton Vineyards

Located near Dobson, Shelton Vineyards is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina. The facility boasts the Harvest Grill Restaurant, tasting bar, gift shop, and picnic areas. Special events include summer concerts at the amphitheatre and the Harvest Festival in the fall.

286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017
336.366.4724

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Round Peak Vineyards

Located near Mount Airy in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Round Peak has 12 acres of vineyards producing 8 French and Italian varietals. All of their award-winning wines are estate bottled, using only the grapes grown in their vineyards.

765 Round Peak Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.352.5595

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Herrera Vineyards

Located along the Fisher River in Dobson, Herrera Vines is located on one of the oldest vineyards in the Yadkin Valley. Offering include a tasting room and restaurant with magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

283 Vineyard Lane, Dobson, NC 27017


Olde Mill Vineyards

Settle into their rustic tasting room which is a unique and relaxing sanctuary that has been awakened out of an 1800's era farmhouse in the Copeland community. Perched on a knoll rising from the creek where a mill once resided this modest retreat is a reflection of simple values and community.

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Stony Knoll Vineyards

Located minutes away from Historic Rockford and the Yadkin River, this family owned vineyard is located on a North Carolina Century Farm and has a tasting room.

1143 Stony Knoll Road, Dobson, NC 27017
336.374.5752

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Hutton Vineyards

Located in the Rockford community, this is one of Surry County's largest vineyards. Sample wines in their tasting room which is located in a former tobacco barn.

176 Hutton Vineyards Lane, Dobson, NC 27017
336.374.2621

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JOLO Vineyards

Before the first grape vine was planted, the owners and staff of JOLO Winery & Vineyards sought to set a new standard in wine making and hospitality in the region.

219 JOLO Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
954.816.5649

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Olde Beau Golf

This semi-private club offers golf, lodging accommodations, real estate opportunities and banquet facilities just a short drive north of Elkin. The 18-hole layout is a majestic mountain course that offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Yadkin Valley.

729 Olde Beau Boulevard, Roaring Gap, NC 28668

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Cedarbrook Country Club

This semi-private club is moments away from the Blue Ridge Mountains near Elkin. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, restaurant and bar.

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Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course

This 18-hole golf course is the perfect test for the recreational golfer. Offering a backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, this course is conveniently located off of Interstate 74 just minutes from downtown Mount Airy.

562 Haystack Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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Cross Creek Country Club

This club is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Mount Airy featuring an 18-hole course that takes advantage of the natural variations of the area's terrain. The clubhouse combines an atmosphere for all ages to enjoy.

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Pilot Knob Park Country Club

This semi-private club is located at the foot of Pilot Mountain and features an 18-hole golf course that welcomes visitors during the week. The clubhouse features the 19th Hole Grill and fine dining in the evenings.

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Fisher River Park

Surry has over 500 miles of designated bikeways that provide access to all of our communities and attractions. The route provides challenges for all levels of cyclists and showcases the beautiful geography of our community. A picnic lunch can be enjoyed along various loops at the Lowgap Community Center, Fisher River Park, Shoals Community Park, Westfield Community Center, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Historic Village of Rockford or Cumberland Knob Recreation Area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Scenic Bikeway Primary Access

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Armfield Civic & Recreation Center

Surry has over 500 miles of designated bikeways that provide access to all of our communities and attractions. The route provides challenges for all levels of cyclists and showcases the beautiful geography of our community. A picnic lunch can be enjoyed along various loops at the Lowgap Community Center, Fisher River Park, Shoals Community Park, Westfield Community Center, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Historic Village of Rockford or Cumberland Knob Recreation Area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction. The Parkway incorporates numerous campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.

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Mitchell River Game Land

This is a 1,716-acre game land located in western Surry County, incorporating a portion of Little Mountain and more than nine miles of Mitchell River tributaries, including Mill Creek. The property is managed for wildlife, water quality, and public access. The Mitchell River Game Land is currently open for hunting and fishing.

Sportsmen can find more information in the most recent editions of the Hunting and Fishing Maps for North Carolina Game Lands and the Inland Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Regulations Digest or by calling (919) 662-4323.

Pilot Mountain State Park

Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration, is easy to find here. Treat yourself to a horseback ride through the woods or challenge the river from raft or canoe. A seven-mile woodland corridor joins two sections of the park, each section offering a wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun. The mountain segment, which includes the two pinnacles, contains most of the visitor facilities. The more primitive river section centers on the lazy, meandering Yadkin River.

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Mountain Park Paddling Access

This access is located adjacent to the Zephyr-Mountain Park Road bridge over the Mitchell River. Users can paddle on the Mitchell River until its confluence with the Yadkin River. Parking is available.

336.401.8235

Yadkin River Paddling Access, US 601

This access is located adjacent to the US 601 bridge over the Yadkin River. Parking is available.

336.401.8235

Yadkin River Paddling Access, Pilot Mountain State Park

This access is located within the River Section of Pilot Mountain State Park. Parking, camping, picnic areas, and hiking trails are available. Check the State Park website for information on hours of operation.

336.401.8235

Burch Station Access at the Mitchell River/Yadkin River confluence off NC 268

Surry is blessed with pristine streams and rivers nestled in rural settings protected from development. These waterways are right out of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Yadkin River, Surry's largest, flows along the county's southern border, while the Mitchell River meanders through western Surry, each offering spectacular unspoiled natural beauty. Paddling opportunities are ever-expanding, thanks due to ongoing stream-preservation and reclamation efforts.

336.786.8313

Mount Airy Visitor's Center

Located in the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, the Visitor's Center is the place to go to find out just what our area has to offer so you can make the most of your time here. Discover new attractions and activities and let the Mount Airy Visitor's Center help you plan your stay.

200 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3810
336.786.6116

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Riverside Park Paddling Access

Surry is blessed with pristine streams and rivers nestled in rural settings protected from development. These waterways are right out of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Yadkin River, Surry's largest, flows along the county's southern border, while the Mitchell River meanders through western Surry, each offering spectacular unspoiled natural beauty. Paddling opportunities are ever-expanding, thanks due to ongoing stream-preservation and reclamation efforts.

336.786.8313

Gertrude Smith House

Built in 1903 by the Jefferson Davis Smith Family, the Gertrude Smith House is on the National Register of Historic Homes. The house is operated by the Gilmer-Smith Foundation, which was established by the will of Gertrude Smith. The house remains, as it was when she lived there and serves as a living museum reflective of the early 1900s lifestyle. Art exhibits, musical concerts, and Christmas events, and open houses are held throughout the year at the Gertrude Smith House. Admission is free.

708 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.786.6856

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

The museum collects, preserves, and interprets the natural, historic, and artistic heritage of the region. Displays and exhibitions are about the natural history of the area, the Saura Indians, Eng and Chang Bunker, the way of life and culture of the settlers who came to the area, the granite quarrying industry, life at the turn of the century, and much, much more.

301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
336.786.4478

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The EARLE

142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3808
336.786.2222

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Old North State Winery and Brewery

This winery is located in historic downtown Mount Airy. Entertainment can be enjoyed year-round in addition to the tasting room, deli, and gift shop that sells a variety of gourmet gift items.

308 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.789.9060

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Reeves Community Center

Surry has over 500 miles of designated bikeways that provide access to all of our communities and attractions. The route provides challenges for all levels of cyclists and showcases the beautiful geography of our community. A picnic lunch can be enjoyed along various loops at the Lowgap Community Center, Fisher River Park, Shoals Community Park, Westfield Community Center, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Historic Village of Rockford or Cumberland Knob Recreation Area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Floyd's Barbershop - Snappy Lunch

Floyd's Barber Shop located in historic downtown Mount Airy is a must see which showcases the "Wall of Fame" featuring over 18,000 pictures of tourists that have come through including a few celebrities!

129 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.786.2346

TV Land Statue

The TV Land Statue of "Andy and Opie", dedicated at the 2004 Mayberry Days, is located in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse one block away from Historic Downtown Mount Airy.

218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.786.7998

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Andy Griffith Museum & Playhouse

Located at the Surry Arts Council in historic downtown Mount Airy, pass the time viewing memorabilia donated by the actor showcasing his days on the big and the small screen. Also take in the Andy and Opie statue erected by the TV Land Network.

218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.786.7998

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Blackmon Amphitheatre

The Blackmon Amphitheatre provides outstanding musical offerings during the spring, summer, and fall in a relaxing outdoor setting. The amphitheatre is located directly across from the Andy Griffith Playhouse in downtown Mount Airy.

218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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Wally's Service & Squad Car Tours

Among the listed Historic Sites in Mount Airy is Wally's Service Station, originally built in 1937 and restored approximately three years ago. Don't forget to stop by for your Mayberry souvenirs, collectibles, apparel, coffees and more.

625 S. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.786.6066

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Andy Griffith Homeplace

Andy's boyhood home containing antiques and memorabilia is located at 711 East Haymore Street , minutes away from Historic Downtown Mount Airy.

711 E. Haymore Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.789.5999

Elkin Visitors Center

Located in the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Visitor's Center is the place to go to find out just what our area has to offer so you can make the most of your time here. Discover new attractions and activities and let the Yadkin Valley Visitor's Center help you plan your stay.

116 East Market Street, Elkin, NC 28621-3486
336.526.1111

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Crater Park Paddling Access

Conveniently located in Downtown Elkin, Crater Park has boat access to the Yadkin River, as well as beautiful walking and picnicking areas. It is also host to a ball field used for softball, t-ball and baseball.

336.835.9814

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Historic Downtown & Shopping

Elkin's unique and charming historic Downtown area offers everything you could want. From antiques to clothing, books and spa treatments, wineries and fine dining, it's an all-inclusive shopping destination.

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NC Civil War Trail Site

In 1865, Union General George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen on Stoneman's Raid into Western North Carolina to disrupt Confederate supplies, destroy mines and ironworks, and to free prisoners. Though Stoneman and his men destroyed many towns on the march, the General spared the town of Elkin from being burned and its historic beauty still stands today.

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Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

Come taste the wines of the Yadkin Valley! The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is open to the public, including families with children. Craft vendor displays and music will take place adjacent to the wine tasting area. There will be a roving Bacchus and activities for the youngsters.

The Festival is held on the 3rd Saturday each May.

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Brushy Mountain Winery

Brushy Mountain Winery celebrates two families' legacy by returning to their roots in historic downtown Elkin. They have blended carefully sourced grapes from the Yadkin Valley appellation to create wines of distinction, quality and character.

125 W. Main Street, Elkin, NC 28621
336.835.1313

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Elkin Municipal Park - Bikeway Access Point

With a public swimming pool, walking trails, running tracks, playground, gymnasium recreation center, access to Big Elkin Greenway and fishing, and even WIFI, you'd be hard pressed to run out of fun things to do at Elkin Municipal Park.

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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

This site and trail are associated with the Revolutionary War and the 1780 campaign to Kings Mountain by the VA Militia. The trail retraces their route as they tracked down the British. The Overmountain Victory Trail extends from the Municipal Park, south to the Yadkin River and then west to the Wilkes County line. Brown guide markers are located along the trail.

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Twenty One and Main Restaurant

Housed in a historic downtown building, Twenty One and Main is one of Elkin's favorite nightlife spots. It isn't just a world class wine bar and fine dining restaurant, it's an experience all its own.

102 East Main Street, Elkin, NC 28621
336-835-6246

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