Area Attractions, Places to Stay

Sign to attractionsAREA ATTRACTIONS are plentiful in the Foothills and Yadkin Valley region of NC!  We have so many beautiful things to see and do, and we are just a short drive from most anywhere in the Triad and Piedmont areas.  Elkin is a great day trip or weekend getaway spot or as part of a ‘staycation’.  There are many things to do here, whether you are into hiking, paddling, biking, art, music, crafting, wellness or checking out the area wineries and local breweries or just chilling out, we an help you with that.  

This region of NC is lovely no matter the season and is a perfect place to create and make memories that will last a lifetime.   

Stone Mtn NCStone Mtn State Park is definitely an awesome attraction and one of NC’s best state parks with beautiful scenery, wildlife and trails in varying difficulties along with  several  beautiful  waterfalls. One of several waterfalls




The Yadkin River is one of the longest rivers in North Carolina.  There are great trails located along the river near Elkin and Jonesville, N.C. We have both hiking and biking trails, oh and a few for horse lovers too.


 We have fun festivals in Elkin too! 


Fishing the YadkinOther things to do:

  • The river trail is primarily used for kayaking and canoeing; as well as fishing too.

  • Both Surry and Yadkin counties have walking trails along the Yadkin River and the Big Elkin Creek.

    Check out the links below:

Elkin Valley Trails

AllTrails, Yadkin River link

Jonesville Greenway Trail

Visit the Yadkin Valley

There are multiple vineyards within a short distance from the river in Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Here are a few links with various wineries and vineyards listed:

Yadkin Valley Wine Country

Swan Creek Vineyards

Places to Stay Near Rocky Forest River Run:

Places to Stay nearby