June 13, 2020
Relaxing Dobson is Dotted with Rental Cabins, Trails and Wineries
Dobson allows visitors to embrace natural resources such as Fisher River Park, while enjoying European-style wines at four vineyards, plus several others nearby. The rolling countryside is dotted with rental cabins that provide maximum social distancing.
May 8, 2020
Elkin Variety Show Draws Inspiration From ‘A Prairie Home Companion’
Visitors to Elkin probably scratch their heads in wonderment when they see “The Martha Bassett Show” on the Reeves Theater marquee. “Who is Martha Bassett?” they might ask. “And why does she have her own show?”
April 13, 2020
These Vineyards Can Ship Yadkin Valley Wines Right to Your Door
If you can’t come to Yadkin Valley, let the vineyards of the Surry County Wine Trail come to you. Did you know many of our best wines can be sent right to your front porch? Treat yourself to a much-needed escape by popping the cork on a bottle of vino from North Carolina’s premier wine region.
March 31, 2020
Outdoor Adventure Awaits Along Mount Airy's 6-Mile Greenway
The Granite City Greenway was born when a greenway on the west side of Mount Airy and a greenway on the east side were united via a connector. It is popular for walking, jogging, cycling, fishing and roller blading. The horseshoe-shaped greenway borders the Ararat River on one side of town and Lovills Creek on the other.
Feb. 23, 2020
Elkin Vine Line Runs Loops to Yadkin Valley Wineries on Weekends
Operating on Saturdays and Sundays, the service begins and ends at the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center in downtown Elkin. Visitors may hop off at as many or as few wineries as they choose. While at the wineries, visitors can track the Vine Line vans via a mobile phone app.
Jan. 13, 2020
Haze Gray Vineyards Sets Sail in Yadkin Valley Wine Country
The Yadkin Valley vineyard is a certified Homegrown by Heroes farm, signifying agricultural products produced by U.S. military veterans. In addition to Deane’s 30 years in the Navy, Becky grew up in an Army family and their son currently serves in the U.S. Air Force.
Dec. 6, 2019
Woof, Woof — Explore Pet-Friendly Yadkin Valley with Furry Family Members
Visit pet-friendly Surry County in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. There are many activities, attractions and accommodations that welcome furry family members, including a pets-only resort hotel & spa!
Nov. 8, 2019
Explore Elkin: Hikes for All Skill Levels on Well-Maintained Trails
One of the best parts of Elkin’s extensive trail system is its accessibility to hikers of all skill levels. For visitors to the area, we offer a few suggested routes based upon hiking ability.
Oct. 4, 2019
Yadkin Valley Wine & Beer Passport is Your Ticket to Winter Fun
“It’s an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County,” says Louis Jeroslow, winemaker at Elkin Creek Vineyard.
Sept. 20, 2019
Experience an Early 1900s Farm in its Heyday
Staff members and volunteers plant crops, do chores, bring in the harvest and prepare for winter the same way the Hauser family did here more than 100 years ago.
Aug. 20, 2019
Mount Airy Ghost Tours for the Dearly Departed
The 90-minute, lantern-lit walking tours begin and end at the museum on Main Street. They reveal a chilling side of Mount Airy not seen during the daylight.
July 27, 2019
Check Out Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jams Six Days a Week in Surry County
To experience old-time and bluegrass music in person, check out one of these local jam sessions. And if you play an instrument, bring it along and be prepared to jump in and hang on!