2022 Event Schedule 

 

Thursday, June 2

Yadkin River Excursions
12:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

8:00 AM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

Stone Mountain Wolf Rock MST
1:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

9:00 A.M.

Stone Mountain Backpacking Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap

Join the Friends of Stone Mountain as they lead a hike along part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that passes through Stone Mountain State Park. The hike will start at the Backpack Parking Lot and ascend 2.2 miles to Wolf Rock before returning. There is elevation gain on this dirt path, but it is consistently gradual throughout. 

Festival & Visitor Information Center
1:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location. The Heritage Center will be open throughout the weekend at varying times.

Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls
2:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

10:00 A.M.

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat. This hike is offered Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt
2:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Byrds Branch Campground: 225 Martin Byrd Rd

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt - Fun for the whole family!

NC Trail Days Welcome Gathering
9:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Join Explore Elkin for the NCTD Kick-Off at the Heritage & Trails Visitors Center! Live Music by The Box Dogs. Wine/Beer/Food Available for Purchase.

Free Event
Historic Downtown Elkin Hike
10:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

6:00 P.M.

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E Market St, Elkin

Hike along with Laura Gaylord, Elkin’s Main Street Manager, as she shares numerous points of interest, hidden treasures, fun facts, and the history of Elkin’s downtown and its buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan for approximately 2 hours of exploring; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Rain or shine. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike. This event is offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stone Mountain Loop Trail Run
10:15 PM
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Thursday, June 2

6:15 PM

Stone Mountain State Park Lower Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap (36.39453786406567, -81.06874478075137)

Join Elkin Valley Trails' Megan Stainback on a guided trail run of the Loop Trail at Stone Mountain State Park. This run will traverse the summit of Stone Mountain, consist of 300+ steps beside Stone Mountain Falls, and have picturesque views of Hutchinson Homestead. The trail run will begin at 6:15 PM, so there will only be 2 hours to complete the run. The park closes at 9 PM in June, and all hikers/runners must be exiting the parking areas by 8:30 PM. Please be confident you could complete the run in 2 hours before registering for this run.
Meeting Point: Stone Mountain State Park Lower Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap (36.39453786406567, -81.06874478075137)

 

Friday, June 3

Quilt Show

Friday, June 3

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

12:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Stop by the Heritage Center during NC Trail Days to view beautiful quilts made by local artists!

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Free Event
EVTA Trail Work Day

Friday, June 3

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

TBD - RSVP For Updates

Join Elkin Valley Trails Association for their annual Trail Work Day to celebrate National Trails Day! Time and Location of Work Day will be determined closer to event, based on needs of local, area trails.

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Festival & Visitor Information Center

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

12:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location.

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More Information
Yadkin River Excursions

June 3, 2022, 12:00:00 PM

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

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Stone Mountain Widows Creek Trail

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Stone Mountain Backpacking Lot

Join the Friends of Stone Mountain as they lead you on a hike along Widows Creek. This is part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail inside the park, and it leads to the primitive campsites in the park. See the lesser visited Upper Widow Creek Falls on this hike. There is a significant climb for the first half mile of this hike, but the trail levels out nicely after the initial climb.

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Historic Downtown Elkin Hikes

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E Market St, Elkin

Hike along with Laura Gaylord, Elkin’s Main Street Manager, as she shares numerous points of interest, hidden treasures, fun facts, and the history of Elkin’s downtown and its buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan for approximately 2 hours of exploring; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Rain or shine. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike. This hike is offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Basin Creek Tail

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Doughton Park- Longbottom Rd Trailhead

The Basin Creek Trail starts at the Doughton Park south parking lot on Longbottom Road. For 5 miles this trail travels along and across Basin Creek as it ascends to Caudill Cabin - the last remaining cabin in the park after the flood of 1916. This hike will be a total of 10+ miles, and it crosses the creek nearly 30 times total. Be prepared to rock hop and/or get your feet wet on this hike, so ensure you're wearing proper hiking attire. 

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Usborne Book Sale

Friday, June 3

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2:00 PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St.

Books for kids of all ages.  A fundraiser for the Friends of the Elkin Public Library.

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Free Event
Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt

June 3, 2000, 2:00:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2:00 PM

Byrd's Branch Campground: 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

Stone Painting and Scavenger Hunt @ Byrd's Branch Campground - Fun for the whole family! This event is offered throughout the weekend.

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Garden Creek Moonshine Still Hike

Friday, June 3

10:30 AM

2:30 PM

Garden Creek Baptist Church

This Moderate/Strenuous 2 mile hike led by Joe Mickey. Explore some of the former liquor stills on this hike along Garden Creek at Stone Mountain State Park. Much of this hike will be off-trail. Dress accordingly. Meet at the Garden Creek Baptist church INSIDE Stone Mountain Park on the main road through the park.

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Forest Bathing, The Japanese Custom of Shinrin Yoku

Friday, June 3

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road

Sign up for the Forest Bathing Guided Hike- NC's first "Forest Bathing" Trail, at Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery today! Forest bathing involves immersing oneself in nature to improve mental, physical and emotional well-being- while unplugged from electronics. This easy 1.5 mile hike will be led by Celeste Queen. Meet behind the Grassy Creek Vineyard Tasting Room. This event is offered on Friday and Saturday.

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Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls

Friday, June 3

8:00 AM

3:00 PM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat. This event is offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Overmountain Victory Trail Sponsored by American Aquatic

Friday, June 3

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

American Aquatic: 127 W Main St, Elkin

Learn about the history of the Overmountain Victory Trail on an easy hike that runs parallel to Elkin Creek and the Yadkin River. This is a rather flat and easy hike with gravel dust and grassy terrain.

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Yadkin River Cleanup and Paddle (Ronda to Crater Park)

June 3, 2022, 3:00:00 PM

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

3:00 PM

310 Standard St, Elkin, NC 28621

Join the Yadkin Riverkeeper (YRK), the Elkin Valley Trails Association and other volunteers to remove garbage and debris while paddling down the Yadkin from Ronda to Crater Park (6.8 miles) in Elkin. Registration is recommended for this event. YRK will provide a limited number of boats to volunteers that need them, but we are encouraging volunteers to BYOBoat. Paddlers will drop off boats in Ronda between 11 - 11:30am, drive to Crater Park for lunch, and be shuttled back to Ronda to begin the cleanup. Volunteers will receive a free lunch.

Put In/Boat Drop Off: Clingman Rd, Ronda, NC 28670
Take Out/Parking: 310 Standard St, Elkin, NC 28621

Yadkin Riverkeeper will be registering participants.

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Story Walk;  A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Friday, June 3

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St.

Walk along the E & A Trail across the Big Elkin Creek and enjoy reading the picture book story posters on your stroll.

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Free Event
Introduction to Double Bluff Recreation Area

Friday, June 3

2:00 PM

6:00 PM

Double Bluff Recreation Area: 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Join the Jonesville Town Council, Jonesville TDA, and Jonesville Trail Association and learn about the current and future construction taking place.

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Free Event
Jonesville History Walk

Friday, June 3

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

Double Bluff Recreation Area: 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Take a stroll with Scotty Vestal while learning local Jonesville, Yadkin County history including the area known as Double Bluff Recreation Area.

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Free Event
Ride Through Double Bluff Recreation Area

Friday, June 3

4:00 PM

8:00 PM

Double Bluff Recreation Area: 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Enjoy the views, see the layout of future trails.

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Free Event
Downtown Block Party & Low Country Boil

Friday, June 3

5:00 PM-9:00 PM

9:00 PM

West Main Street, Downtown Elkin

Explore Elkin and Elkin Valley Trails Association welcome you to NC Trail days with a Downtown Block Party & Low Country Boil. Low Country Boil Tickets are $25 (Pre-Purchase Preferred- Limited Quantity Available!) and include, a boxed dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and 1 drink (wine or beer) ticket. There will also be additional food trucks on site and wine/beer available for purchase. Live Music from The Missing Finger (5pm-7pm) and Will Easter Band (7pm - 9pm). This event is Rain or Shine. Low Country Boil Sponsored by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Downtown Music Stage Sponsored by LifeStore Bank & Insurance.

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Tapestry Weavers South Group Exhibit

Friday, June 3

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

10:00 PM

Foothills Arts Center: 321 East Main Street, Elkin

Tapestry Weavers South New Works exhibit features at least one new tapestry from every fiber artist in this creative guild.

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SATURDAY, June 4

 
Yadkin River Run 5k/10k

Saturday, June 4

11:00 AM

7:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

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Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Yadkin Valley Rotary

Saturday, June 4, 2022

11:00 AM

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lifestore Insurance Parking Lot: 102 W. Main St., Downtown Elkin

The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club is hosting a pancake breakfast during NC Trail Days to benefit the Children's Center of NW North Carolina. Save time at the event, and pre-purchase your tickets now!
Pancake Breakfast includes: Short Stack of Pancakes, Sausage Links, Choice of Coffee, Water or Juice.

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Festival & Visitor Information Center

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location.

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Scavenger Hunt & Geocaching Fun

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

ALL DAY

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Enjoy the Jonesville Greenway Trail with a golf cart ride. Support local vendors - music, shopping, eating, games & more!

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Free Event
Carter Falls Powerhouse Loop

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 A.M.

Carter Falls Trailhead, Pleasant Ridge Rd., Elkin

Take a hike just less than a mile in distance but with amazing views of Carter Falls and the Elkin Creek Gorge. View the remnants of the old power house in this section of the Elkin Creek. View the future site of the Bridge of Dreams, a suspension bridge that will take the MST across the Elkin Creek. Enjoy the views of Carter Falls from the base (for those that choose) and/or the views upstream from the falls. This guided hike is offered on Saturday and Sunday.

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Story Walk;  A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8am-6pm

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Walk along the E & A Trail across the Big Elkin Creek and enjoy reading the picture book story posters on your stroll. This activity is offered throughout the weekend.

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Free Event
E&A Trails/Overmountain Victory Trail

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 A.M.

Elkin Public Library

Enjoy a hike with Dr. Bill Blackley on the E&A Rail Trail and learn some interesting history along the Elkin Creek!

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Quilt Show

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 AM -6:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Stop by the Heritage Center during NC Trail Days to view beautiful quilts made by local artists!

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Forest Bathing, Naturalist Walk, the Japanese Custom of Shinrin Yoku

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 A.M.

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Join Bill Griffin for a naturalist walk to observe, notice, discover, and learn on the Forest Bathing Trail. This will be a slow walk, so it is kid-friendly. Expect to stop along the way to look at bugs, birds, and buds. The size of this group is limited to 10, so get your spot early.

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Yadkin River Excursions

Saturday, June 4, 2022

12:00 PM

8:00 AM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

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Farmers Market

Saturday, June 4

1:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Elkin Farmer's Market: 101 E. Market St., Elkin

While shopping at Elkin's market, you are helping to support our local farmers by purchasing their goods each weekend, as well as supporting healthy eating habits for your family. Come down and see what our market has to offer and meet our friendly farmers and artisans. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Plenty of parking is available and we're handicap accessible, children and pet-friendly, too. 

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Tour de Trail Cycle Ride

Saturday, June 4

1:00 PM

9:00 AM

Elkin Highschool: Elk Spur St.

Details Coming Soon

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Registration Coming Soon
Historic Downtown Elkin Hikes

Saturday, June 4

1:00 PM

9:00A.M.

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E Market St, Elkin

Hike along with Laura Gaylord, Elkin’s Main Street Manager, as she shares numerous points of interest, hidden treasures, fun facts, and the history of Elkin’s downtown and its buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan for approximately 2 hours of exploring; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Rain or shine. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike. This event is offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Vendor Village

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Main Street, Downtown Elkin

Visit vendors and non-profits from across the region.

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Free Event
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Info Center

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Galloway Church: 312 W. Main St., Elkin

Details Coming Soon

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Mountain Bike Trail - Guided Tours

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Iron Bluff Mountain Bike Trail: 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Take a guided tour of Iron Bluff Mountain Bike Trail. Bring your bicycle and helmet - join the fun!

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Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 A.M.

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat.

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Trail Tale

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 A.M.

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Follow the story to discover animals and nature at the river end trail by creating your own nature masterpiece.

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Free Event
Mahogany Rock Tramway Hike

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 A.M.

Mahogany Rock Trailhead

In the 1960's an aerial tramway crossed overhead from Mahagony Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Scott Ridge. At the two launch points and along this hike, you will see remnants from the aerial tram. This hike will explore both sides on Scott Ridge and Mahogany Rock as well as the beauty of the trails that now connect them. This hike packs some tough elevation gain in spots, so be prepared to feel the burn as you ascend to the top of Scott Ridge.

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Usborne Book Sale

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10am-4pm

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Books for kids of all ages.  A fundraiser for the Friends of the Elkin Public Library. This event is offered Friday and Saturday.

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Free Event
Downtown Beer Garden

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

West Main Street, Downtown Elkin

Live Music, Local Craft Beer & Wine available for purchase.

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Free Event
Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 4, 2022

2:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Byrd's Branch Campground: 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt - Fun for the whole family!

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Forest Bathing, the Japanese Custom of Shinrin Yoku

Saturday, June 4

3:00 PM

11:00 A.M.

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road

Sign up for the Forest Bathing Guided Hike- NC's first "Forest Bathing" Trail, at Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery today! Forest bathing involves immersing oneself in nature to improve mental, physical and emotional well-being- while unplugged from electronics. Meet behind the Grassy Creek Vineyard Tasting Room.

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Puppy Trails at the Happy Paws Bark Park

Saturday, June 4

3:00 PM

11:00 A.M.

Happy Paws Bark Park 116 Plaza Drive, Jonesville

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Free Event
Rain Gardens: Why Do You Want One and How Do You Build It

Saturday, June 4, 2022

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

7 Steps to a Backyard Rain Garden
Rain Gardens are a delightful solution to standing water problems in your yard and excessive runoff to the storm drain. A rain garden is typically a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden holds the water for a short time allowing it to be absorbed into the soil. Plants are selected based on their ability to withstand the extremes of moisture and concentrations of nutrients. And there is no reason your rain garden cannot do double duty as a pollinator friendly habitat. Learn 7 easy steps to building your own rain garden.

Bio
Wendi Hartup has educated the public about stormwater issues and solutions for 16 years in North Carolina. She has conducted national webinars and regional hands-on train-the-trainer workshops; co-developed the statewide, NC State Extension Rain Garden Certification program for landscapers with a complimentary how to guide for installing rain gardens; developed the statewide, NC State Extension Backyard Stream Repair program with a complimentary citizen guide for small-scale solutions; and provided hands-on experiential learning for more than 2150 volunteers to install 63 rain gardens, 187 cisterns and stabilize 6303 linear feet of streambank. As the Town of Kernersville Stormwater Manager, she works to find ways to improve water quality and acquired a $400,000 grant for a stream restoration at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex that was completed in May. She moonlights on the side designing rain gardens. Wendi has a master’s in fisheries conservation and bachelor’s in marine biology.

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Free Event
NCTD SPEAKER SERIES | MST TRAIL

Saturday, June 4

5:00 PM

1:00 PM

Reeves Theater & Café: 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Curious about how to hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, all of it, most of it, a little of it? Come meet completers Jeff and Debra Rezeli, completer and trail angel Mary Stewart, and maybe a few more!  Discussion will be moderated by Julie “Jester” Gayheart, AT completer, MST 40 Hike Challenge Completer, and lively podcaster.

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Free Event
You Can Build A Teardrop Camper Too

Saturday, June 4

5:00 PM

1pm-2pm

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Amanda Spears and Carolina Del Moral built a teardrop camper in their backyard. Learn how they did it and tour their camper. 

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Free Event
Rain Gardens: Why Do You Want One and How Do You Build It

Saturday, June 4, 2022

5:00 PM

1:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

7 Steps to a Backyard Rain Garden
Rain Gardens are a delightful solution to standing water problems in your yard and excessive runoff to the storm drain. A rain garden is typically a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden holds the water for a short time allowing it to be absorbed into the soil. Plants are selected based on their ability to withstand the extremes of moisture and concentrations of nutrients. And there is no reason your rain garden cannot do double duty as a pollinator friendly habitat. Learn 7 easy steps to building your own rain garden.

Bio
Wendi Hartup has educated the public about stormwater issues and solutions for 16 years in North Carolina. She has conducted national webinars and regional hands-on train-the-trainer workshops; co-developed the statewide, NC State Extension Rain Garden Certification program for landscapers with a complimentary how to guide for installing rain gardens; developed the statewide, NC State Extension Backyard Stream Repair program with a complimentary citizen guide for small-scale solutions; and provided hands-on experiential learning for more than 2150 volunteers to install 63 rain gardens, 187 cisterns and stabilize 6303 linear feet of streambank. As the Town of Kernersville Stormwater Manager, she works to find ways to improve water quality and acquired a $400,000 grant for a stream restoration at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex that was completed in May. She moonlights on the side designing rain gardens. Wendi has a master’s in fisheries conservation and bachelor’s in marine biology.

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Free Event
Puppy Trails at the Happy Paws Bark Park

Saturday, June 4

5:00 PM

1:00 P.M.

Happy Paws Bark Park 116 Plaza Drive, Jonesville

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Free Event
NCTD Speaker Series | Sustainability Forum Sponsored by Yadkin Riverkeeper

Saturday, June 4

7:00 PM

3:00 P.M.

Reeves Theater & Café: 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Local and regional conservationists and outdoor recreation advocates will discuss ongoing efforts to expand recreational opportunities and improve state and local trails in the Tri-County Region, including the Yadkin RIver State Trail. Panelists will highlight positive developments and trends and address potential environmental challenges faced by this growing sector of the local economy.
Charlie Brady, Blue Ridge Conservancy
Adam Lowe, Watershed NOW
Leslie Schlender, Elkin Economic Development
EVTA Representative

Edgar Miller, YRK - Moderator

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Free Event
Wells Knob Hike

Saturday, June 4

7:00 PM

3:00 P.M.

Wells Knob Parking Lot (wits End Road): Wells Knob Rd

This strenuous 3 mile hike goes up and over Wells Knob as part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Although only 3 miles will be hiked for this Trail Days hike, this trail gains 650 ft in elevation over a very short period. That earns this hike the strenuous rating.

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Downtown Music Trail | Luke Mears and Robert Holthouser

Saturday, June 4

9:00 PM

5:00pm-7:00pm

Harry's Place: 135 Front St., Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by Luke Mears & Robert Holthouser at Harry's Place.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | earleine

Saturday, June 4

9:00 PM

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Wisdom Table: 101 E Main St, Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by earleine at The Wisdom Table.

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Free Event
Family Fun on The Jonesville Greenway

Saturday, June 4

10:00 PM

6:00 P.M.

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Bring a chair & enjoy an evening of family fun - dance & sing to live music, food, cornhole, bounce houses for kids & more!

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Abbey Elmore Band

Saturday, June 4

10:00 PM

6:00pm-8:00pm

Southern on Main: 102 E. Main St., Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by Abbey Elmore Band at Southern On Main.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | The Intoxicadas

Saturday, June 4

10:00 PM

6:00pm-8:00pm

Fruition: 223 W Main St, Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by The Intoxicadas at Fruition.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Joe's Cousin

Saturday, June 4

11:00 PM

7:00pm-9:00pm

Angry Troll Brewing: 222 E. Main St., Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live Music by Joe's Cousin at Angry Troll Brewing.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Mike Ramsey

Saturday, June 4

12:00 AM

8:00pm-10:00pm

Fruition: 223 W Main St, Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live Music by Mike Ramsey at Fruition.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Reliably Bad

Sunday, June 5, 2022

12:00 AM

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Reeves Theater & Cafe: 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Reliably Bad is an eight-piece Funk-Pop band based out of Greensboro, North Carolina.

This performance is presented for FREE as part of NC Trail Days. No advance sales or seat reservations. Email info@reevestheater.com with accessibility inquiries.

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Sunday, June 5

 
12:00 PM
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Story Walk;  A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Sunday, June 5

8am-6pm

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Walk along the E & A Trail across the Big Elkin Creek and enjoy reading the picture book story posters on your stroll.

Free Event
12:00 PM
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Carter Falls Powerhouse Loop

Sunday, June 5

8:00 A.M.

Carter falls Trailhead, Pleasant Ridge Rd

Take a hike just less than a mile in distance but with amazing views of Carter Falls and the Elkin Creek Gorge. View the remnants of the old power house in this section of the Elkin Creek. View the future site of the Bridge of Dreams, a suspension bridge that will take the MST across the Elkin Creek. Enjoy the views of Carter Falls from the base (for those that choose) and/or the views upstream from the falls.

12:00 PM
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Yadkin River Excursions

Sunday, June 5

8:00 AM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

12:30 PM
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Insane Terrain 5k

Sunday, June 5

8:30 a.m.

Elkin Municipal Park: 399 Hwy 268 W, Elkin

The Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) Annual Insane Terrain 5K will start and finish behind the Elkin Rec Center. Take advantage of new trails and bridges along the Big Elkin Creek. Enjoy the beautiful scenery including waterfalls, mountain terrain, wildflowers and forests. The 5k follows the Elkin and Alleghany Railroad Trail to the Elkin Creek Main Loop mountain bike trail. Various signage with arrows and ribbons along with course marshals will assist participants in staying on course.This race is an event to support our local trails and coincides with NC Trail Days weekend. All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! All money raised goes to the EVTA for trail building/maintenance! 

2:00 PM
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Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls

Sunday, June 5

10:00 A.m.

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat.

2:00 PM
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Festival & Visitor Information Center

Sunday, June 5

10:00am-2:00pm

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location.

More Information
2:00 PM
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Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, June 5

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

225 Martin Byrd Rd

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt at Byrd's Branch Campground - Fun for the whole family!

5:00 PM
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Multi Faith Service

Sunday, June 5

1:00 P.M.

Reeves Downtown School of Music: 246 E Main St, Elkin

Gather at the the Reeves Downtown School of Music Sunday afternoon for a Multi-Faith service held outside. This is a great opportunity to connect spiritually while outdoors, with plenty of time to explore after the service. Enjoy brunch at Reeves Theater before or after the service.

Free Event