Less than two hours north of Charlotte is the Yadkin Valley, a great place for a summer getaway. Set amidst the rolling Blue Ridge foothills, visitors enjoy outdoor adventure, the Surry County Wine Trail, charming small towns and the famous Sonker Trail.
Most people know the Yadkin Valley as North Carolina wine country, a beautiful region with 45 wineries making some of the best wine on the East Coast. Surry County, in the heart of the valley, is home to 16 of those wineries along the Surry County Wine Trail.
To receive a free map brochure of the Surry County Wine Trail by mail, or to quickly download a PDF of the trail brochure, go to: https://www.yadkinvalleync.com/guides/surry-county-wine-trail/
Outdoor recreation also takes center stage in these foothills, and the Surry County Four Rivers Outdoor Recreation Map showcases 500 miles of designated cycling routes, 100 miles of paddling waters, 26 miles of stocked trout waters and several great options for hiking.
The recreation map is very detailed, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to accurately gauge how much (or how little) activity they want to tackle. Here is the link to request a free map via mail: https://www.yadkinvalleync.com/guides/outdoor-recreation-map/
An interactive version of the outdoor recreation map is also available online. Check out this link to navigate through the outdoor options: https://www.yadkinvalleync.com/map/.
Sonker is one unique culinary treat found only in Surry County. It’s a heritage dessert passed down through generations of families and several eateries now offer it on a daily basis as part of the Sonker Trail.
So just what is sonker?
Sonker is similar to a pot pie or cobbler. It comes about by blending fruit and unshaped dough that is sweetened with sugar, molasses and other secret ingredients. Sonker is also similar to snowflakes in that no two are exactly alike.
To receive a free guide to the Surry Sonker Trail, fill out the form on this page: https://www.yadkinvalleync.com/guides/surry-sonker-trail/
If you’re looking for something other than sonker, wine and outdoor recreation, the Surry County Visitors Guide (https://www.yadkinvalleync.com/guides/visitors-guide/) covers other things to see and do in the popular towns of Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain and Dobson.
Not only are those four towns interesting and fun, they are also budget-friendly. Hotel and vacation rental rates are reasonable, restaurant and dining prices are fair, and there are a lot of things that are downright cheap.
Make your plans now to visit this relaxing getaway just up the interstate from Charlotte, in a relaxing region where the Piedmont meets the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn more at www.YadkinValleyNC.com
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