Friend of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual Conference to be held in Elkin!

March 6, 2017
https://mountainstoseatrail.org/mst40th/

March 24-26 (2017) this 40th anniversary celebration of the MST will be held in here in Elkin, North Carolina!  We are expecting 300 members from around North Carolina to join us for a 3-day weekend, filled with conference events, and Elkin has also put together a number of fun and exciting events and tours that are scheduled all weekend long!  

Offering wine tours, trail tours, an art/music/wine crawl in downtown Saturday night, free music event a Grassy Creek Vineyard, options for downtown tours, REI mountain bike demonstration and training at the park...the list goes on!  If you love the outdoors, sign up today to be a FMST and join in the fun!  If some tours are still open for registration, anyone can come and sign up on Saturday and Sunday events.  
 

Cedarbrook Golf Course rated Top 25 by Golf Advisor

March 6, 2017
http://elkintribune.com/top-stories/12168/cedarbrook-named-one-of-the-best

Our Ellis Maple's designed golf course in State Road continually gets recognized as one of the best golf courses for the value.  Honestly, the cost to join is low compared to the value of the course, and we are so lucky to have this wonderful amenity here for Elkin residents!   
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Elkin's Link to General Patton

December 21, 2016
http://www.wxii12.com/article/wwii-veteran-fred-norman-talks-about-serving-under-gen-patton/8281597

WXII did a Veteran's Day special on Elkin's own Fred Norman, who served with General Patton in WWII.  Here is the episode that aired in November 2016 on the news.  
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Article about the Yadkin Valley Wine Region AVA

November 29, 2016
https://www.charlestonlivingmag.com/yadkin-valley  This link is for an article in Charleston (SC) Living Magazine about a visit they had to Elkin and the surrounding wine region.  

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Surry Sonker Trail Adds new Downtown Elkin Restaurant

November 29, 2016

ELKIN, N.C. – The Surry Sonker Trail now has eight stops serving the county’s popular local dessert. Southern On Main recently joined the trail after opening in July in downtown Elkin.

 When Marla Stern, chef and owner of Southern On Main, learned about Surry County’s signature sonker, she called her mother to consult on a recipe. Stern grew up on a farm in Foscoe in Watauga County, and each summer her family canned and froze blueberries. That tradition led Stern to create a blueberry ...


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Elkin is, and is surrounded by, the Yadkin Valley Wine Region AVA

October 10, 2016

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Article about area wineries in and close to Elkin

September 28, 2016
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/community/lake-wylie-pilot/article104200391.html

This article features Brushy Mountain Winery and other local wineries the writer enjoyed going to. A nice mention was made about how they enjoy staying in Elkin due to its proximity to the wineries in the area, and also because of its downtown. Thanks folks! 
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About Elkin's Municipal Park

September 7, 2016
http://elkintribune.com/features/local-features/8860/elkin-municipal-park-where-history-and-recreation-meet

Ever wondered how Elkin, a town of only 4000 people, has such a wonderful park to enjoy?  This article by the Tribune tells a story of how it was created, and grew into the wonderful place we enjoy today. 
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Article about visiting the Yadkin Valley Wine Country, Surry County

September 6, 2016
http://www.winetouristmagazine.com/wt-blog/2016/7/31/wine-weekendtar-heel-road-trip

Elkin is in Surry County, in the center of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region (AVA).  A travel writer came for a visit and wrote about her visit to various wineries and restaurants during her 3-day stay.  Has a nice itinerary for those of you looking for some direction, rather than randomly exploring around the area.  
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Southern on Main, Elkin NC's newest upscale restaurant

July 26, 2016

Southern On Main Brings Upscale Comfort Food to Elkin

 

            ELKIN, N.C. – At the newly-opened Southern On Main in downtown Elkin, meatloaf and braised collards share menu space with steamed mussels and certified angus beef.

            The restaurant debuted July 12, combining down-home classics with premium ingredients and a full bar.

            “We want a casual elegance, so that it’s not intimidating,” says Marla Stern, chef and owner of Southern On Main. “It’s not...


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