With abundant outdoor activities, local arts & crafts, charming bed and breakfasts and the exquisite food and wine offered at local restaurants, in the Yadkin Valley you have the makings of a great wine country getaway or family vacation. In our part of the world, you can go at your own pace, stop at your favorite place, and see a little or a lot of a region bound together by a river for generations.
From its headwaters near the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Thunder Hill Overlook, the Yadkin River flows over 200 miles southeast into South Carolina, making it one of the longest rivers in North Carolina. Ancient Native Americans and European settlers made their homes near its fertile banks, the life-sustaining river providing not only water, but also a means for fishing and travel. Today, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting are favorite pastimes as the river meanders around towns, farms, forests and lush vineyards.
If your idea of fun includes hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing, the Yadkin Valley offers all of that and more. Visit shops, restaurants, galleries, and antique stores, take in a farmers market or festival, tour our vast array of wineries and sample award-winning wines, then spend the night at a historic bed and breakfast or hotel.
Photo left: Wilkes Heritage Museum