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Things To Do In Wilkes County NC

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  • History and Heritage, Outdoor Activities
  • Warrior Creek Campground on W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir, Wilkesboro
  • 336-838-8662

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail follows the route of assembly of the American Patriot army, which decisively defeated an American Loyalist army at the battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, in the dark days of the fall of 1780. The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail covers approximately 220 miles from Abingdon, Virginia, through Eastern Tennessee, over the high mountains of North Carolina, across the Piedmont of North and South Carolina, to the Kings Mountain National Military Park. The Warrior Creek portion of the trail, located at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, is certified and open to the public. The trail commemorates the Wilkes-Surry armies under Benjamin Cleveland and Joseph Winston as well as the Native-American "troops" who gave the creek its name.

  • Outdoor Activities, Farms and Orchards
  • 8217 Brushy Mt. Road, Moravian Falls
  • 336-921-3407

Located on Brushy Mountain Road seven miles south of Wilkesboro. Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday - Saturday. Additional products include: pumpkins, grapes, plums, cherries, and peaches.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • Perry Lowe Orchards, Moravian Falls
  • (336) 921-3123

Located on Hwy 16 South, Wilkes/Alexander County line. Hours: Mon-Sat. 8:00-5:00. Additional products and/or services include: peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, jams and jellies, country crafts; apple tours for schools and small groups in the fall.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill
  • 336-957-2332

Outdoor activities include cornhole, fishing, hiking, tire swing over the river, relaxing on the porch or by the river in comfy chairs, wading in the river, etc. This is time well spent getting away from day-to-day life as you visit Chez Josephine Restaurant or stay at one of their cabins.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 1956 Rendezvous Mtn Road, Purlear
  • 336-667-5072

Welcome to Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, a unique outdoors experience! Located in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains, this forest showcases magnificent mountain hardwoods in one of North Carolina's most scenic settings. Part of the NC system of Educational State Forests. Park covers 3300 acres providing picnicking and hiking opportunities as well as educational programs by reservation. Its features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest.

  • Art and Architecture, History and Heritage, Outdoor Activities
  • 100 East Main Street, Wilkesboro
  • 336-667-3171

The home of Robert Cleveland, gentleman farmer, and his family of 17 children, is currently located behind the Old Wilkes Jail in full restoration and furnished in its period furniture. It was built in the 1770’s and originally located in Purlear, western portion of Wilkes County. Col. Benjamin Cleveland, Robert’s brother, led forces from Wilkes County to the Battle of Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War. Admission to the Heritage Museum includes a self-guided tour of the museum, guided tour of the Old Wilkes Jail and the Captain Robert Cleveland Log Home.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 825 Little Mountain Church Road, North Wilkesboro
  • 336-696-2146

Prettiest little golf course around with the best prices. Carts are a must on this 18 hole public golf course nestled in the Rock Creek community of Wilkes County. Scenic backdrop with rolling hills and plenty of wooded areas. Open from daylight til dark; advance tee times are not scheduled.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 1011 Old US-421, Wilkesboro
  • 336-927-9636

This course was designed and built through the loblolly pines (hence the name) for the professional disc golfer in mind by the Wilkes County Disc Golf Club and town employees. This permanent course is located on over 70 acres of well-maintained land and each player will have several challenges through the hilly, wooded areas of the course. This Par 56 course has 18 baskets with concrete tees, along with a practice basket and tee to warm up. There are two sets of tees: gold and white. Gold rates right at 1000 and white rates right at 900. Each hole has been named after area landmarks, which is listed at each sign for a bit of history of our area, along with the hole information. Several benches and steps are placed throughout the course to help navigate, rest or enjoy the fresh air and mountain views in between baskets. Restrooms are located within the course and they will be open as weather permits. This course has plenty of parking and is on the Wilkesboro Fire Department campgrounds. Course is free to the public and will be open from dawn till dusk daily. Enjoy playing!

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 432 Cascade Drive, Purlear
  • 336-973-0444

Fly high in the sky on a tandem paragliding ride, dance under the stars to romantic melodies and feel the thrill of adventurous mountain biking and river sports! Sky Retreat offers something for everyone to enjoy, bringing families together to create memories of a lifetime… every day.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 155 Viewpoint Drive, Traphill
  • 336-957-4422

Play the golf course with the prettiest vistas in the North Carolina mountains! Enjoy true mountain golf surrounded by views of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Stone Mountain State Park and Doughton Park. The 27,000 acres of public land that surrounds us guarantees some of the best scenery on the planet. At over 2,000 feet above sea level, we enjoy the summer breezes. The course is located just 30 minutes from I-77 via Highway 21 on the way to Sparta, and only 1 mile from the back entrance to Stone Mountain State Park. We’re 59 miles from Winston-Salem and 95 miles from Charlotte. It’s easily the closest, most fun and most affordable mountain golf course in western North Carolina. Come see us!