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.
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.
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.
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.
June 7, 2019
Wake up to Vineyard Views at Numerous Yadkin Valley Wineries
A perk of visiting Yadkin Valley wine country is staying in the vineyards. Several wineries along the Surry County Wine Trail offer lodging on property. Whether you’re looking for a romantic hideaway for two or a larger option for a group, there’s a spot for you.
May 18, 2019
Map Your Way to Outdoor Adventure in North Carolina Wine Country
The Four Rivers Outdoor Adventure Map – available both in print and online – highlights paddling, cycling, fishing and hiking options in a place that is quite geographically diverse. Surry County is home to the iconic Pilot Mountain, four rivers, rolling foothills, higher elevation mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
May 21, 2018
Spend a Day Paddling Yadkin Valley Waterways
Afterward, journey into downtown Elkin for a glass of Yadkin Valley wine or craft beer and dinner at one of the local restaurants along Main Street.
Aug. 15, 2016
Summer Fun in Surry County and The Yadkin Valley!
There are many outdoor recreation opportunities in the cooler forests, our beautiful mountain streams & rivers, local swimming pools and parks, unique shopping, farmers markets, and so much more, you will always find something to do in this area!
Oct. 24, 2014
Fruit, Dough, and the sonker
Dip is a simple sauce of milk, sugar, and vanilla or cornstarch, cooked until thick that you pour over an individual serving of sonker.
Aug. 29, 2014
Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing and Rappelling
The 60-foot quartzite cliffs provide a great training ground for those learning knots, belaying, and climbing techniques.
Aug. 5, 2014
Elkin NC Greenways
The National Park Service is working to implement a trail that recognizes the route used by patriot militia during the pivotal Kings Mountain campaign of 1780.