Jan. 8, 2024
Looking for Destination Dining? Watch Tasty Travels with Travis Frye
Join Travis Frye as he tastes down-home Southern cooking at diners and burger joints in the NC towns of Dobson, Elkin, Mt. Airy and Pilot Mountain. Off the beaten path dining at its best.
Dec. 1, 2023
Enjoy Holiday Light Displays In and Around Mayberry
Come see holidays lights in Mayberry and the Yadkin Valley. Plus, plenty of cozy lodging options are available in Mount Airy and throughout Surry County, from hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns to rental cabins and vacation homes.
Oct. 19, 2023
Four Ideas for a Fabulous Date Night (or Day!) in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for a fun, romantic or adventurous date in the Yadkin Valley? Check out this list of the best date nights – or days – in the Surry County towns of Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain.
Sept. 6, 2023
Wine & Beer Passport is Your Ticket to Winter Fun
The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport is an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County in NC wine country.
Aug. 30, 2023
Trails & Tranquility: Riversong Offers Top-Notch Yadkin Valley Cabins
Riversong Cabin Rentals, tucked into 50 wooded acres, feature modern-built cabins with private trails, tranquility, trout fishing, a swimming hole and more, all just 10 miles from downtown Elkin, North Carolina.
June 10, 2023
Food Trail Celebrates the Mouthwatering Ground Steak Sandwich
Surry Ground Steak Trail shines the spotlight on mom-and-pop restaurants that serve this uniquely Surry County creation. Born of necessity in the Great Depression, ground steak sandwiches survived because they are so tasty.
Feb. 28, 2023
Leave Only Footprints: 7 Steps for Responsible Adventures in Yadkin Valley
Outdoor NC provides seven principles for responsible adventures in Surry County in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley region. Follow these guidelines for a better and more rewarding experience.
Aug. 31, 2022
New Chapter for NC's First Organic Vineyard
NC's first USDA certified organic vineyard has begun a new chapter. Patrick and Wendy McNabb have taken over as owners of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery.
April 9, 2022
May is Wine Festival Month in Yadkin Valley
Enjoy two Yadkin Valley wine festivals each May in North Carolina wine country. The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Budbreak Wine Festival showcase good times and great wines.
March 19, 2022
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for things to do on a rainy day in the Yadkin Valley towns of Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain and Dobson? Check out this list of the Top 8 rainy day activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Feb. 5, 2022
Finding Ale Along the Trail: These Yadkin Valley Wineries Serve Craft Beer
Here's a list of Yadkin Valley wineries that serve craft beers and ales in their tasting rooms. After all, not everyone who visits North Carolina vineyards is a wine aficionado.
Jan. 24, 2022
Art, Music & Friendly Folks: Surry County’s Blue Ridge Craft Trail
Meet renowned artists, discover unique crafts and experience small-town charm on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail of Surry County. This curated trail is one of several to be officially recognized by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.