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At Old North State Winery on Main Street in Mount Airy, enjoy an elevated dining experience crafted by chef Chris Wishart. The menu features a mix of classic comfort foods and refreshing departures from the norm.
The Historic Earle Theatre, circa 1937, is an art deco theater open year-round for live music, touring concerts, select movies and the Saturday morning Merry-Go-Round radio broadcast. Known for bluegrass and Old Time music acts.
It is also home of the annual Sonker Festival, held the first Saturday in October to honor Surry County's celebrated local dessert.
The Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trail is a two-mile trail (one way) following the old E&A Railroad bed along Big Elkin Creek. The trailhead is at Elkin Municipal Park in the heart of Yadkin Valley, NC.
Stop in for cast iron, metal toys, car memorabilia, art glass, furniture, tobacciana, cameras, clocks, phones, NC pottery, tools, primitives and more.
This 25-acre park offers something for all, including swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, walking trails, bandshell, picnic shelters, playground and the Elkin Recreation Center.
Fisher River Park is a favorite spot for outdoor enthusiasts just outside Dobson in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Long-time barber Russell Hiatt, who cut the hair of a young Andy Griffith, has moved on to that great barbershop in the sky, but his son Billy keeps the business going.
Enjoy live theater and a variety of artistic pursuits via the Foothills Arts Council.
NC's first "forest bathing" trail is at Grassy Creek Vineyard. Named the Klondike Lake Trail, the one-mile trail adheres to the Japanese concept of forest bathing, meaning "therapy in nature."
Located off Business 268 east of Elkin, this 4/10-mile dirt track speedway is open Saturday nights April thru October featuring more than 80 drivers from a range of auto divisions.
Gertrude loved historic preservation, and her passion for preservation led her to form the Gilmer-Smith Foundation to oversee perpetual care of the home as a living museum after her death in 1981.