Various sites for the Elkin area wineries, shopping, restaurants, things to do and more:
Information on the Blue Ridge Parkway at www.blueridgecountry.com/
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area website has Elkin information and history, definitely worth viewing at www.blueridgeheritage.com/attractions-destinations/historic-small-towns-and-cities/elkin
State of North Carolina FREE travel brochures - brochures for wineries, civil war trails, handicap accessibility, things to do, etc www.visitnc.com/free-travel-publications
Elkin Airport is the perfect place to land for a day trip to wine country, and includes car rentals. You find more information at these links: http://www.airnav.com/airport/KZEF/ http://www.hitechhelicopters.net/Elkin.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkin_Municipal_Airport.
Public Transportation is available Monday thru Friday. The YVEDDI offers bus service in a route that circulates Elkin, as well as a connector service to Jonesville, Mount Airy, Dobson and Boonville. Call 336-679-2071 for more information. The Elkin Town Hall parking lot serves as the main drop off/pick up point for these two services and offers a shelter for riders.
History of the railroad in downtown Elkin is recorded on the website for WVNC Rails. Scan down to "Elkin" for some great historical photos. https://www.wvncrails.org/yadkin-valley-railroad.html
Elkin business and town information:
The Town of Elkin website is located at http://www.elkinnc.org/elkin/, and they also have an "Official" Facebook page, which is under "Elkin NC" Community/Government page https://www.facebook.com/elkin.nc.7
The Main Street Advisory Board works hard to make Elkin's downtown improvement unique to the region and give Main Street a special feel. Projects are ongoing each year and they are always looking for volunteers with great ideas or energy! Go to http://www.elkinnc.org/departments/main_street/index.php for more information.
For Historic Downtown Elkin's website, go to http://www.downtownelkin.com/ . You'll find downtown business information, along with a map locator of the various businesses, the history of downtown Elkin, and their event calendar. This website is sponsored by the downtown merchants organization.
Elkin Public Library, located at 111 North Front Street, is part of the Northwestern Regional Library System. Their website is found at http://www.nwrl.org/elk.asp. You can utilize the books in 13 libraries throughout Surry, Yadkin, Stokes and Alleghany counties. Call 336-835-5586 for the Elkin location.
To learn more about Elkin, NC on Wikipedia, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkin,_North_Carolina
The Elkin Tribune, our local paper, can be found at http://www.elkintribune.com/.
WIFM 100.9 is our adult contemporary, family friendly FM radio station that broadcasts throughout the Yadkin Valley. You can find more info at http://www.wifmradio.com/, or contact them at 336 835-2511.
The Elkin Jaycees, try http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elkin-Jaycees/101451559904308.
Elkin Lion's Club, try https://www.facebook.com/Elkin-Lions-Club-980250422046847/
The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club information can be found at http://www.yadkinvalleyrotary.org/. Facebook link here.
For information on Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, which is in downtown Elkin, go to http://www.yadkinvalley.org/. This includes informaion on the wineries, festivals, calender of events, and business directories of Yadkin Valley...great for people who are moving into the area because they have a "Newcomers" section as well.
Elkin BSA Troop 648 offers youth outdoor activities, community service and camping trips for your children begin with scouting. Visit their webpage at http://www.elkintroop648.org/index.php. They meet at First United Methodist Church, at the scout hut on Monday evenings. Other troops are in the surrounding communities.
Watershed NOW is a community group that focuses on clean water education for future generations. Learn more at watershednownc.com.
Elkin arts and leisure activities:
For information on the Foothills Arts Council in historic downtown Elkin, go to http://foothillsartscouncil.org/. You'll find information on monthly gallery exhibits, numerous events for adults and children, along with programs and after-school classes.
Artists in the Yadkin Valley Region can register at http://www.yadkinvalleyarts.org/ to get the word out about you!
For information on the Elkin Farmers Market, go to http://www.elkinnc.org/departments/main_street/elkin_farmers_market.php. Vendors are members of the Surry County Farmers Market. To learn more on how to join, visit http://www.surrycountyfarmersmarket.com/
For information on the Community Chorus, go to http://communitychoruselkin.com/. This chorus has been a tradition for almost 60 years with approximately 100 singers offering a free holiday celebration each year. Any singer is welcome to join in the fun.
Elkin Valley Fiddlers are involved with bringing the joy of local music to the region. Learn more by clicking here.
Elkin hosts the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival every year on the 3rd Saturday in May and the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival the 4th week in September. For more information about our fantastic family friendly wine festival filled with dozens of wineries, food vendors, live entertainment and more, go to http://www.yvwf.com/.
For the Elkin Municipal Park and Rec Center hours and class information, call 336-794-6478 or go to: https://elkin.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/
Elkin education and schools (youth and adult):
Is community college in your future?...please see The Elkin Center for Surry Community College at http://www.surry.edu/centers/elkin/index.html
Surry Community College offers a Small Business Center on site for your convenience offering adult learning and free business seminars. Learn more at surry.edu/sbc.
For the Elkin City Schools website, go to http://www.elkincityschools.org/ You can click on Elementary, Middle and High School websites from their main page.
For the BUCKIN' ELKS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE, go to http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/8zgfq4bnCUePEJ6ExDZEag/elkin-elks/football/schedule.htm.
Private charter school K-6: Yadkin Valley Community School located in downtown Elkin, NC. Learn more by clicking here.
Elkin for the outdoorsman
RV Campsites are now available in Elkin at Byrd's Branch Campground
Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA), is blazing the way to create hiking, biking, and horse trails from Stone Mountain State Park, down through Elkin and along the Yadkin River, where eventually they plan to have a camp site at downtown Elkin's Crater Park for travelers who are kayaking/canoeing down the Yadkin River. You can learn more about this non-profit group at www.elkinvalleytrails.org.
Elkin is minutes away from Stone Mountain State Park, so head on up for the day and read more about this beautiful destination and what it has to offer, at http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/main.php
Did you know that the National Park Service created information on the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, of which Elkin is listed under Historical Small towns and is also a part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail? The website features information in and around Elkin where you can hike, walk on historic trails, find good fishing spots, and go canoeing, kayaking, and bicycling at http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/attractions-destinations/historic-small-towns-%2526-cities/elkin
A map of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail is at http://www.nps.gov/ovvi/planyourvisit/upload/OVMT.PDF and Elkin is where the Wilkes-Surry branch trail begins. Check out this website for OVT's Trails for Kids at Elkin's Municipal Park http://www.kidsinparks.com/trails/nc/town-of-elkin.
Cedarbrook Country Club in State Road, offers fantastic golf with 18 gorgeous holes on an Ellis Maples designed course. Learn more by looking under Adventure Time tab above, or go to http://www.cedarbrookcountryclub.com/.
For information regarding Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital's fantastic facilities and physicians here in Elkin, please go to http://www.hughchatham.org/.
AA meetings: Join the "closed woman's" meetings Thursdays at First Baptist Church Elkin, 110 Gwyn Ave, 6:30-7:30pm, by calling Maureen at 336-258-2520.
Find a Church:
Please visit the Real Estate page for realtors in the area by clicking here.
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