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

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Elkin Trails News 
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 Grass...
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Article about area wineries in and close to Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, In : Elkin Wineries 
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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Have you met the new owners of Brushy Mountain Winery?

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Elkin Wineries 

Jason Wiseman, winemaker at Brushy Mountain Winery since 2008, recently added a new title: owner.


Wiseman and partner Amy Euliss purchased the downtown Elkin winery in December. They plan to continue the vision set forth by previous owner Beth Duncan to remake Brushy Mountain into a vibrant urban winery on Elkin's Main Street.

"Beth's renovation gave the winery a completely different atmosphere - more of an urban feel," said Wiseman. "We've taken that even further. We're hosting live music Frid...

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Elkin Biking, Cycling, takes shape!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Elkin Trails News 
If you are interested in learning about or helping with cycling in Elkin, whether it be attending planning meetings, charting the paths along the roadways, or working on mountain bike trails, there is a way to stay connected with locals who are working towards a bike friendly town that you might want to be a part of!

Go to facebook page "Cycle Elkin" and there you will find updates and ways to be a part of the team. Like the page and you'll get updates as the trails progress! 
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Brushy Mountain Reopens redecorated and full of great space.

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, March 10, 2013,

March 8th, Brushy Mountain Winery reopened with live music, delicious food and lots of curious customers anxious to see the newly created space.  Exposed brick walls with original art work from the early 1900's remains on newly exposed walls, along with cozy seating areas throughout, and a new color scheme with a modern flair. Plenty of tables and chairs for folks to come and hang out with their laptops or a group of friends. If you haven't seen the new space yet, come on in and discover Elki...
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Elkin is now an official Trail Town!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, In : Elkin Trails News 

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is a long-distance trail, for hiking and  backpacking, that runs across North Carolina from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. The trail's western endpoint is at Clingman's Dome, where it connects to the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its eastern endpoint is in Jockey's Ridge State Park on the tallest sand dune on the east coast. The trail is envisioned as a scenic backbone of an interconnected trail system spanning th...


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New owners for Brushy Mountain Winery

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Elkin Wineries 

Ann Mayberry, Beth Duncan, Tommie Ann Tulbert, Andy Duncan, Matthew Mayberry

The Mayberry's have sold their winery to Andy and Beth Duncan this month. Although we will miss seeing Ann and Matthew at the winery on Main Street, we are happy to hear there will be a new chapter in Brushy Mountain's story. Andy Duncan decided he was ready for a new adventure in his life and wanted to purchase a winery. Andy had a vineyard in Florida 30 years ago, and after much research, decided to come to Elkin to...
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Interested in being a Revolutionary War re-enactor for the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail?

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Elkin residents make news 

Elkin is the eastern trailhead that was included as a part of the victorious campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. The Wilkes-Surry Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Assoc is keeping the story alive through education, preservation and interpretation. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities from re-enacting to grant writing. For more information, please contact RG Absher, Chapter President, at 336-902-1760 or absher-r@juno.com.


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Looking for Mountain Bike Enthusiasts

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Future plans for Elkin 

Julian Charles is looking for ways to get information, input, and conversation about a future mountain bike trail in Elkin. The EVTA has asked him to put together a single-track mountain bike section, and he is trying to find interested bikers. He has created a Facebook page for those of you to contact and comment on, called Elkin MTB. Here is the link:

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