Elkin Valley Trails Association
The Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) works to build trails and greenways in the Elkin area to preserve history promote health and wellness and provide economic opportunities. Their goal working through the NC Rail Trails is to connect with trails that link Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin counties along with those that link with the rest of North Carolina.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is an effort to link over 1,000 miles of trail from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the North Carolina outer banks.
North Carolina Birding Trail
The North Carolina Birding Trail is a driving trail linking bird watching sites and birders to tourism attractions and educational activities. The trail is divided into coastal plain, piedmont, and mountain regions.
North Carolina Civil War Trail
The North Carolina Civil War Trail is a driving trail of events that unfolded from coastal sites to western skirmishes. The Yadkin Valley features Civil War sites relating to Union General George Stoneman who came raiding—known as Stoneman’s Raide—through the area destroying Confederate infrastructure in his path.
Surry Scenic Byway
This 513-mile bike route passes through the Yadkin Valley countryside in Surry County. The bike route passes by wineries, historic sites, parks, and other recreational opportunities. There are eight routes to choose from with parking facilities and signage along the way.
Yadkin River Paddle Trail
The Yadkin River Paddle Trail runs for 141 miles and begins at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir and ends at High Rock Lake. The Yadkin River Keeper provides downloadable paddle trail maps, including the Yadkin Valley section in that leads from Wilkesboro to High Rock Lake.
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