Special thanks to Erik Dahlager, local photographer, who contributed the photo above.
For more information on the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and their 2013 "Great Places" awards, please click here.
Elkin is also one of Budget Travel's Top 10 "Coolest Small Towns in America for 2014". This is a video 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 photos to view)
Elkin is Wine Country with amenities, great food, and lodging...
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, a children's playground, a softball field and basket ball courts. Residents and visitors alike enjoy beautiful Cedarbrook Country Club golf course nearby.
Elkin has 5 wineries within our town along with dozens more surrounding us. Have you heard our saying, "20 tasting rooms within 20 miles"?...well it's true and that number grows every day! Elkin has some of the best hotels and cabin rentals in the area, numerous spas, gorgeous locations for weddings, and annual events that bring our downtown alive (Cruise events, Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in the fall, and Yadkin Valley Wine Festival in the spring). In 2011, we were also the starting point (at Elkin Municipal Park) and host city for Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to the Coast", which brought over 900 cyclists to Elkin for the weekend (search photos under Elkin Photo Blog).
Elkin even 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...
To learn more about Elkin's Historical Downtown, click here.
To learn more about Elkin and the surrounding area (Surry county), try visiting this website too!
Click here for 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: http://www.takeabreakfromtheinterstate.com/
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!
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This website is now sponsored by the Town of Elkin.