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Things To Do In Wilkes County NC

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  • Outdoor Activities
  • Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap
  • 336-957-8185

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain's base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park. Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 17 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 13,747 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds. For a list of all events and activities visit our website.

  • Outdoor Activities, Farms and Orchards
  • 800 Vannoy Ridge Road, Moravian Falls
  • 336-921-3297

For 5 generations, the Tevepaugh family has been raising fruit in the beautiful Brushy Mountains of North Carolina. We strive to have the best varieties of peaches, nectarines, and apples available each and every season. Our fruit is tree-ripened and hand-picked at the peak ripeness for the best possible flavor. Along with peaches, nectarines, and apples, we also have seasonal items available in our apple house: Blueberries Pumpkins Honey Apple Cider Homemade Apple Butter Dried Apples Happy Home Flavoring Rada Cutlery Dutch Kettle Products Coddle Creek Natural Nut Butters

  • Outdoor Activities, Farms and Orchards
  • 347 Water Front Drive, Wilkesboro
  • 336-262-5001

Learn the history of the alpaca from the origin to the differences in colors and breeds. Our farm, located on W. Kerr Scott Lake, has more than 15 Huacaya Alpacas in a variety of colors. Observe demonstrations of weaving raw fibers into yarn and how it is used to create warm and cozy socks, scarfs, hats and other items. Please call for an appointment to visit the farm.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 499 Reservoir Road, Wilkesboro
  • 336-921-3390

Some of the best mountain biking in the Blue Ridge can be found along the scenic shores of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir near Wilkesboro. The lake is home to over 40 miles of sweet single track, with more under construction. The trails at W. Kerr Scott were built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. They're fast, fun and ready to ride! Trails at W. Kerr Scott include: Dark Mountain, a 7.5-mile network of trails on the north side of the lake, Overmountain Victory Trail, an 6-mile single track trail on the south side of the lake with a scenic 2.5-mile side loop, Fish Dam Creek Trail, a single track connector trail from the tailrace of the dam to the top of the ridge at Dark Mountain, Warrior Creek Trails, a network of single track trails near Warrior Creek Campground.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 499 Reservoir Road, Wilkesboro
  • 336-921-3390

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley. This manmade lake offers extensive opportunity for outdoor recreational activities. The entire reservoir is open for public recreational use. There are designated areas for boating, picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming, and other recreational activities, including world-class mountain biking trails.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 499 Reservoir Rd., Wilkesboro
  • 336-921-3390

Housed in the lower level of the Visitor Assistance Center, the Environmental Education Center offers exhibits on energy conservation, habitat conservation, wildlife, aquatic, and forestry resources, environmental education classroom, and native tree trail. The center is open to the general public and to school field trips.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 1030 Fletcher Street, Wilkesboro
  • 336-667-8804

A smaller neighborhood park that is located behind the Food Lion on Highway 16. PARK AMENITIES: Baseball Fields-Schedule with Wilkes County, Playground, Restrooms, Concessions during games, Basketball Court, and reservations are not required for picnic shelter, tables or grills - are on a first come, first serve basis.

  • History and Heritage, Outdoor Activities
  • 11929 Hwy 268 W., Ferguson
  • 336-973-3237

Whippoorwill is located on the Ferguson family farm (1700's) and has a group of 12 buildings (mostly log cabins) on the premises. There is a museum dedicated to Tom Dooley (of “Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley” fame), who lived in the area before his hanging back in the 1800's. There are also two cabins dedicated to Daniel Boone, who lived in the community back in the 1700's. Two large festivals are held every year: Tom Dooley Day and the Daniel Boone Festival. Whippoorwill Academy and Village includes a one-room schoolhouse, known as Whippoorwill Academy, built in 1880. North Carolina's Poet Laureate, Larkin Pearson, attended this one-room school. In the loft of the Academy is the Tom Dula (Dooley) Museum, which includes paintings, drawings, and other Dula memorabilia, including a lock of Laura Foster's hair. Revisit Daniel Boone's home (replica cabin) from when he and his family lived on the Yadkin River region in 1760. The village also has the Smokehouse Art Museum, with regular shows by local artists, a blacksmith shop, weaver's shop, country store, and the breathtaking log cabin Chapel of Peace. Available for weddings and private events. Whippoorwill is a nonsmoking, weapon free venue. We ask that you leave your pets at home during your visit. We welcome schools, senior groups and organizations for tours at the village. Please call in advance for our hours of operation.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • c/o Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club, North Wilkesboro
  • 336- 921-3390

Wilkes County Government and the High Country Council of Governments in cooperation with cyclists in Wilkes County developed this map to encourage biking as a healthy and enjoyable form of recreation and an energy efficient, economical, and non-polluting form of transportation. The map suggests routes for bicycle travel throughout Wilkes County. Each of the 15 routes is signed with Wilkes County Bike Route signs that have arrows pointing in the direction of travel. The signs direct riders to travel in a direction that matches the elevation profiles illustrated in the Route Descriptions. Routes are signed for one direction only. Riders risk getting lost if they choose to deviate from the signed route. Some routes will overlap but cyclists should follow the arrows with the corresponding number for the route they have chosen.     

  • Outdoor Activities
  • 842 CBD Loop, North Wilkesboro
  • 336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

Locally grown produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, plants and more are offered on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings from April through September at The Yadkin Valley Marketplace, located in the heart of historic downtown North Wilkesboro. The marketplace is also home of the annual Wine, Brew and Spirits Festival held the third Saturday in September.