YADKIN VALLEY WINE COUNTRY
Wine Country / Wine Tasting / Tours / Activities / Rivers
CVisit Elkin, NC – the soul of the Yadkin Valley Wine Country located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley AVA, the Town of Elkin embodies the region’s soul. Restaurants, hotels, wineries, shops and more await those exploring the are whether you start your tour of the wine country here, pass through and stop for lunch and end the day with a great dinner and a nice place to rest your head. Learn more about Elkin, North Carolina.
Founded in 1999 by brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton, Shelton Vineyards was envisioned as a new agricultural resource for an area once dependent on tobacco farming. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, Shelton Vineyards is 180 degrees from any winery you will find on the West Coast.
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MOUNT AIRY NORTH CAROLINA
Mt. Airy: Historic Mt. Airy / Andy Griffith Town and Museum / Antique Stores / Paint Ball
Mayberry RFD icon Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and it’s no coincidence that a stroll down Mount Airy’s Main Street reminds people of the town of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to Mayberry RFD and Andy Griffith, visitors find that Mount Airy, North Carolina is a great jumping off point for exploring the Yadkin Valley wine region, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, the stunning pinnacle of Pilot Mountain, or the twangy sound of bluegrass and old-time music. Whatever your passion, we invite you to step back to a simpler time when you visit Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina—affectionately known as Mayberry RFD.
North Carolina State Parks
Across North Carolina, state park staff are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state's most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities, and learn about the rich science, culture, and history that make our parks great.
There are 41 places that are currently part of the North Carolina State Parks system: 34 parks, four recreation areas, and three staffed state natural areas. Our state parks are Naturally Wonderful — and wonderfully diverse. From Gorges State Park on the Blue Ridge escarpment to Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, you'll find mysterious bay lakes, wild swamps, sandhills with their longleaf pine habitats, piedmont river systems, and bold mountain streams.
Things To Do!
One of the best experiences you can ever have or give another person is the gift of flight. The wonder of floating above the earth in a hot air balloon is something that can not be described, it has to be experienced. Come fly with Captain Jack over the beautiful Yadkin Valley of NC
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