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Ararat River GreenwayThe Ararat River Greenway is a paved 2.2-mile greenway trail from Riverside Park to Tharrington Park. This section of the river has been restored and is great for wildlife viewing, kayaking, canoeing and trout fishing. The entire length of the trail is stocked with trout. There are multiple canoe/kayak/tube launch stations as well as areas for sitting by the river. A restroom is available halfway down the trail, on a side trail to the environmental park.
350 Riverside Drive, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Categories: Birding Trails | Hiking | Outdoors
Elkin Municipal ParkThis 25-acre park offers something for everyone, including swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, walking trails, bandshell, picnic shelters, playground and the Elkin Recreation Center. The picturesque park is also the trailhead to Elkin's scenic hiking and mountain biking trails along the banks of the Big Elkin Creek. North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail runs through the park.
399 Highway 268 West, Elkin, NC 28621
Categories: Cycling | Fishing | Hiking | Outdoors
Emily B. Taylor GreenwayThe Emily B. Taylor Greenway is approximately 2.5 miles in length (one way). It is a paved surface, multipurpose trail that goes from Veteran's Park on West Lebanon Street to Worth Street. The greenway is maintained by the local parks and recreation deparment and continues to be one of the most utilized park facilities in Mount Airy.
691 W. Lebanon Street, Mount Airy, NC 27031
Categories: Fishing | Hiking | Outdoors
Fisher River ParkFisher River Park allows for outdoor activities in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A graded, 1.5-mile walking trail traverses different routes throughout the park, while a mountain biking trail is available for those who like to pedal. Other amenities include picnic shelters, two playgrounds, an amphitheater and a volleyball court.
251 County Home Road, Dobson, NC 27017
Categories: Birding Trails | Hiking | Museums
Overmountain Victory National Historic TrailThis historic trail traces the route of a patriot militia known as the "Overmountain Men" leading to the battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, during the Revolutionary War. A trailhead is located in downtown Elkin.
111 North Front Street, Elkin, NC 28621
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Pilot Mountain State ParkPilot Mountain State Park is anchored by the rocky peak that provides its name. The 3,735-acre park is comprised of two sections - the Mountain section and the Yadkin River section. The two sections are connected by a 6.5-mile trail corridor. The Mountain section is the more popular of the two. It is home to the signature peak, as well as the park office, nine hiking trails, a horseback trail, parking area, camping, rock climbing and rappelling. The Yadkin River section has five hiking trails, a horse trail, canoe launch and canoe-in camping.
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043
Categories: Hiking | Horseback Riding | Outdoors
Sauratown TrailThe Sauratown Trail is a 25-mile bridle and hiking trail that connects Pilot Mountain State Park on the west and Hanging Rock State Park on the east side. It is an official section of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail and maintained by the Sauratown Trails Association. The trail may be used by all horseback riders and hikers for most of the year, except for deer hunting season (mid-Nov. to mid-Dec.). Bikes or motorized vehicles not allowed.
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Categories: Birding Trails | Fishing | Hiking | Outdoors
Stone Mountain State ParkStone Mountain State Park is located about 20 miles northwest of Elkin near the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are more than 18 miles of trails in the park, and a segment of NC's Mountains to the Sea Trail stretches 21 miles from the state park to Elkin. Trout fishing is available in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park, and rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain.
3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668