Special thanks to Erik Dahlager, local photographer, who contributed the photo above. 

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Elkin... "We Love it Here!"

Congratulations Elkin!

Elkin is one of Budget Travel's Top 10 "Coolest Small Towns in America for 2014". This is a slideshow that was submitted  for the contest to show a variety of activities and things to do throughout the year.  See www.budgettravel.com for more details about the contest and winners.

"The Best Little Town in NC"

Planning a trip to the Yadkin Valley, an Elkin winery, or looking for something fun in Elkin to explore? Are you an Elkin resident who wants to learn more about events around town? Do you live in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheville, Boone, or Virginia, and want a fun weekend getaway that is nearby but feels like you are a million miles from home? Come to Elkin for your next adventure! This site displays all of the festivals, events, businesses, restaurants, wineries, live entertainment, cultural arts programs & more.

Photos above are of Elkin Town Hall and the Elkin Municipal Park, Elkin High School, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, and the Elkin Municipal Airport. 

(click on each photo to view)

Welcome to wine country... where you'll find friendly charm 

and endless possibilities...

Elkin, North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are centrally located between Mount Airy and Charlotte, Boone and Winston-Salem, along Interstate-77, only 20 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Stone Mountain State Park. Our quaint historical downtown is situated along the Yadkin River with shopping and restaurants. 

Nearby, Elkin Municipal Park has a community center with 8 tennis courts and a pool, walking trails along Big Elkin Creek, a children's playground, a softball field, and basket ball courts. Residents and visitors alike enjoy beautiful Cedarbrook Country Club golf course nearby for a leisurely game of golf. Hiking and biking trails are scattered throughout town and paddlers enjoy docking and camping in Elkin at Crater Park, downtown.

Elkin has 6 wineries within our town along with dozens more in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. Have you heard our saying, "20 tasting rooms within 20 miles"?...well it's true and that number grows every day! Elkin has the #1 rated Fairfield Inn in the region, and lots of cozy cabin rentals minutes from downtown, numerous spas, gorgeous venues for weddings, and annual events that bring our downtown alive (Cruise events, Tour de Yadkin, Fiddlers by the River, Yadkin Valley Wine Festival in the spring and the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in the fall ). We've been the starting point and host city for Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to the Coast", which brings over 900 cyclists to Elkin for the weekend and we are a newly designated trail town for the NC Mountain to Sea Trial. We also offer Civil War and Revolutionary War markers and section of The Overmountain Victory Trail runs through town.

Elkin has a municipal airport with ground transportation available, only minutes away from downtown.

 Historical Downtown Elkin photo gallery

                  For a larger view of the pictures below, click once on the photo...

Experience Elkin!
The Town of Elkin was recently honored as the 2013 "Great Place in the Making" for our historical downtown's new designation of Trail Town and its bustling hub of entertainment venues, along with its resurgence of businesses and potential heritage trails center in the Main Street district. Many plans are in the making... stay tuned for more updates!

For more information on the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and their 2013 "Great Places" awards, please click here. 

 To learn more about Elkin's Historical Downtown, click here.

Elkin is centrally located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Explore this Northwest region of North Carolina and find a vast range of beauty, scenic byways, history, culture, agri-tourism, wineries, and fun in the outdoors.

Look for the road signs and banners featuring the logo (right) and you'll know you've arrived! 


To learn more about Elkin and the surrounding area (Surry county), try visiting this website too!

Click on the link to Very Surry's website!

Elkin is proud to be part of the "Take a Break from the Interstate" initiative along the old Hwy 21 Lakes to Florida Highway.  

Visit their website for more about Elkin: 

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