Find your Trail in Elkin, NC!

While travel and events have been limited this year due to Covid-19, the need to get outdoors and explore safely has never seemed so important. For both mental and physical health, the balance between routine and the new normal has shifted. Therefore, as conditions improve and visitors feel safe to travel, they can now rely on new Explore Elkin Itineraries to be their guide as they get out to experience everything Elkin has to offer.

Photo by Andy Jay

These printable itineraries serve as an excellent tool to use while visiting Elkin, NC! These itineraries offer numerous suggestions for users to experience and enjoy as they explore Elkin. The themed itineraries focus on the outdoors, wineries, music, and all the great opportunities that come from an Elkin weekend getaway. These guides are packed full of restaurants, shopping, and event options in the community.

A Weekend in Elkin-itinerary

A Weekend in Elkin-itinerary holds a great variety of local experiences to discover ranging from shopping in the downtown historic district to restaurant options and winery self-tours. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the heart of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region, Elkin is a small town with so much to offer. Lively and beautiful, Elkin offers amazing trails and a lovely downtown with an exciting main street to discover. From local shops and restaurants to the Yadkin River and surrounding vineyards, there are so many different ways to enjoy this quaint trail town. Click here to download the Weekend in Elkin-itinerary.

The Wine-tinerary

The Wine-tinerary is a perfect guide for wine lovers to explore the diverse wineries and vineyards in and around our town. Elkin sits in the center of the Yadkin Valley AVA Wine Region- just minutes away from over two dozen vineyards and wineries. Elkin is also home to the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and has something that every wine lover is sure to adore! This itinerary features winery self-tours with stops at local eateries for visitors to enjoy and explore. Click here to download the Wine-tinerary.

The Outdoor Explore-itinerary

The Outdoor Explore-itinerary is a great source for outdoor adventurers to hike, bike, and paddle all weekend long. Home to the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the National Historic Overmountain Victory Trail, as well as the Yadkin River Blue Water Paddle Trail, Elkin is a one-stop destination to enjoy the outdoors.

Fish River Park, photo by Sam Dean

Visitors can take in the beautiful parks, trails, and waterfalls while checking in at local outfitters and refilling at local restaurants. The outdoor possibilities are endless as visitors get out and find their trail. Click here to download the Outdoor Explore-itinerary.

The Music Itinerary

The Music Itinerary is a must-have for the music lover visiting Elkin. Most every weekend live music can be found in and around the town. Live Music Festivals in Elkin like Reevestock continue to preserve its folk and bluegrass roots. With an abundance of talented local musicians, there is such a great variety of music to discover. Whether it be at local wineries, restaurants, the Reeves Theater, or countless other events and festivals featuring live music, there is always some entertaining, toe-tapping fun for visitors to enjoy in Elkin and the Yadkin Valley. Click here to download the Music Itinerary.

These specialized itineraries are of course just a guide—the ways to combine and customize your Elkin experience are limitless… Let these itineraries be your guide as you find your trail and Explore Elkin—the best little town in North Carolina!

Cover photo courtesy Town of Elkin

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