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Thursday, may 30

Stone Mountain Historical Gravesites Hike
9:00 AM
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Thursday, May 30

9:00 AM

Stone Mountain Horse Trailer Parking lot

See two hidden cemeteries and hear some of history behind pioneering families in these parts. This is an easy 2-mile out-and-back hike (partly off-trail) inside Stone Mountain State Park, with several stops for stories along the way. Allot about two hours to complete.

Welcome to Trail Days
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Thursday, May 30

8:00AM - 8:00PM

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

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

Area Information
NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail Segment 6 Thru-Hike: Day 1
9:00 AM
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Thursday, May 30

9:00 AM

Stone Mountain Country Store; 1050 John P. Frank Pkwy, Traphill, NC 28625

*NEW in 2024* The chance to thru-hike section 6 of the MST from West to East as a guided hike! Staring inside Stone Mountain State Park, get great views of the Blue Ridge Escarpment as you gradually descend towards the Yadkin Valley and make it to Wells Knob for a night of camping (9.3 miles). Some shuttle will be available and camp meal (Dinner & breakfast) on Wells Knob will be included with registration fee. Amenities (restaurants, supplies, alternative lodging) will be available in Elkin when reached on Friday late afternoon. If you are interested in all or part of our hike/paddle fill out the form when you click 'Register'. After filling out the form with your interests, you can email any questions to: info@elkinvalleytrails.org YOU ONLY NEED TO FILL THIS FORM OUT ONCE.

DIY Pollinator Garden Demo
9:00 AM
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Thursday, May 30

9:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Learn how to implement and care for a pollinator garden of your own with the help of Plant Huggers Nursery!

Free Event
Story Walk Jonesville
10:00 AM
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Thursday, May 30

10:00 AM

Jonesville Library; 112 N. Swaim St., Jonesville

A fun literacy activity for families to engage the outdoors and bing active

Free Event
Jonesville Senior Walk
1:00 PM
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Thursday, May 30

1:00 PM

Lila Swaim Park; 121 Delos Martin Dr., Jonesville

This activity for seniors includes a treasure hunt! Led by Yadkin County Schools Beta Club

Free Event
Meteorology Talk w/ Austin Caviness (former WXII News)
3:00 PM
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Thursday, May 30

3:00 PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Hear from Meteorologist, Austin Caviness, and learn how to use smart phones to read local weather patterns while in the outdoors

Free Event
Downtown Elkin Historic Hike
9:00 AM
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Thursday, May 30

9:00 AM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E. Market St, Elkin. Across from Angry Troll's parking lot.

Walk with Elkin's Main Street Manager, Laura Gaylord, and learn some fun facts, hidden gems, and eclectic history of Elkin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan approximately 2 hours, wear comfortable clothes for this easy hike around 2 miles. Offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Free Event
Sunset on Wolf Rock Yoga Hike
5:00 PM
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Thursday, May 30

5:00 PM

Stone Mountain State Park Backpacking Lot

Enjoy a beautiful, moderate skill-level hike and yoga practice at the summit of Wolf Rock in Stone Mountain. Pack a towel or mat, but please pack with the hike in mind. Yoga class will be appropriate for all levels, no yoga experience necessary! This hike will be 45min-1 hour straight. The climb is on switchback trails but will be a steady incline for the whole way up! If you are not used to hiking or that level of physical activity please consider our Homestead Hike on Friday 5/31 at 9AM.Proceeds from this hike go to Yoga on Main and Friends of Stone Mountain

NC Trail Days Welcome Gathering
5:00 PM
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Thursday, May 30

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Elkin RailYard Beer Garden; 203 W. Depot Alley, Elkin

Join Explore Elkin and fellow outdoor recreation advocates for the official kick-off for NC Trail Days! The RailYard features a cozy and eclectic outdoor space serving craft beer along with food trucks, live music, and all your Trail Days merch will be available too!

Free Event
Self-Guided Elkin ARTrail
5:00 PM
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Thursday, May 30

5:00 PM

Main St., Downtown Elkin

Check out Elkin's galleries for info. All will be open!

Free Event
Nature-Themed Trivia
6:00 PM
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Thursday, May 30

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Theo's Italian Restaurant; 233 Winston Rd., Jonesville

Be one of the four teams of four to compete. Categories include National Parks, wildlife and more with emcee, Austin Caviness

Registration Coming Soon!
Friday Events

Friday, may 31

Festival & Visitor Info

Friday, May 31

8:00AM - 8:00PM

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

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

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Area Information
Birding Hike

Friday, May 31

8:00 AM

8:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Learn how to use easy and FREE apps on your phone to identify local birds on this easy hike that follows the Yadkin River on the rolling terrain of the Greenway. A variety of songbirds and water birds are frequently seen on this trail.

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Free Event
NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail Segment 6 Thru-Hike: Day 2

Friday, May 31

8:00 AM

8:00 AM

Wells Knob Summit

Start the day in the campsite at Wells Knob and head towards Crater Park in Elkin (13.5 miles). Camping will be available at Crater Park on Friday night as well as alternative lodging (hotels) in town and lots of restaurant options. If you are interested in all or part of the hike, please fill out this form (if you haven't already). Email questions to info@elkinvalleytrails.org. YOU ONLY NEED TO FILL THE FORM OUT ONCE.

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Register
Giving Back to the Trails with Elkin Valley Trails Association

Friday, May 31

8:30AM - 12:30 PM

8:30 AM

TBA

Meet the EVTA and join in for some fun and fulfilling trails work. Location to be determined pending area trail needs

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Registration Coming Soon!
Stone Mountain Widows Creek Trail

Friday, May 31

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Stone Mountain Backpacking Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap

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 campsite 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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Downtown Elkin Historic Hike

Friday, May 31

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E. Market St, Elkin. Across from Angry Troll's parking lot.

Walk with Elkin's Main Street Manager, Laura Gaylord, and learn some fun facts, hidden gems, and eclectic history of Elkin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan approximately 2 hours, wear comfortable clothes for this easy hike around 2 miles. Offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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Free Event
'Shinrin-yoku': Forest Bathing Hike

Friday, May 31

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Grassy Creek Trailhead; 235 Chatham Cottage Ln., State Road

Experience NC's first 'Forest Bathing' trail immersing oneself in nature to improve mental, physical, and emotional well-being- while unplugged from electronics. This is an easy 2 mile hike out-and-back. Meet behind Grassy Creek Vineyard Tasting Room.

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Healing Hike Jonesville

Friday, May 31

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Immerse yourself and let go of tension, grief and life's rigors in a meditative walk by the Yadkin River along the greenway

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Free Event
Stone Mountain Homestead Yoga Hike

Friday, May 31

9:00 - 11:00 AM

9:00 AM

Stone Mountain Lower Parking Lot Trailhead

Enjoy a beautiful hike & yoga practice at the base of Stone Mountain near the Homestead. Hike will be mild to moderate from the Lower Lot to the Homestead. We will have yoga class in the grass with the view of the mountain. Pack a towel or mat, but please pack with the hike in mind. Carrying a heavy mat without straps is not ideal! Yoga class will be appropriate for all levels, no yoga experience necessary!

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Gem Mining, Scavenger Hunts & Rock Painting @ Byrd's Branch

Friday May, 31

10:00AM - 5:00PM

10:00 AM

Byrd's Branch Campground & Country Store, 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

10% OFF *NEW* gem mining activity for the family+ scavenger hunts and rock painting. Visit Byrd's Branch Campground and Store for info! Happening ALL WEEKEND 10-5!

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Naturalist Hike: Birds & Buds

Friday, May 31

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Isaac's Trailhead; 400 E. Carter Mill Rd., Elkin

Join local naturalist and poet, Dr. Bill Griffin, for a native plant and bird ID hike along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail rolling through the countryside of Elkin. All experience levels welcome and binoculars, field guides, and cameras are encouraged

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DIY Bluebird House Building

Friday, May 31

10:00AM - 12:00 PM

10:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Get tips and plans from the skilled, Trey Gephardt, on building a bluebird house of your own. Limited building materials will be available

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Free Event
Rock Climbing Day @ Pilot Mountain

Friday,May 31

10:00AM - 2:00 PM

10:00 AM

Pilot Mountain State Park; summit parking area

Join Yadkin Valley Adventure for a half day of guided climbing at Pilot Mountain State Park. All skill levels welcome whether it's your first time or 500th time. All Gear including harness, helmet, climbing shoes, chalk bag are provided, but we encourage people to bring their own gear if they have it. Packing lists and other info will be sent upon registration. This is for fully active individuals looking to explore a new hobby in rock climbing. Questions can be directed to info@yadkinvalleyadventure.

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Yadkin River Clean-Up & Paddle

Friday, May 31

12:00PM - 3:00 PM

12:00 PM

Elkin access @ Crater Park; 310 Standard St., Elkin

Join the Yadkin Riverkeeper (YRK), the Elkin 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 11-11:30 AM, drive to Crater Park for lunch, and be shuttled back to Ronda to begin the cleanup. Volunteers will receive a free lunch.

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Registration Coming Soon!
VFW Ruck Hike

Friday, May 31

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Get a workout in with Jonesville VFW in this new ruck sack hike along the greenway! Remember to hydrate and bring plenty of water! The hike is mostly shaded but has varying terrain.

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Free Event
Waterfall & Watercolor Hike

Friday, May 31

1:00PM - 4:00 PM

1:00 PM

Carter Falls Trailhead; Pleasant Ridge Rd., Elkin

Enjoy a beautiful 1-mile out-and-back hike to a waterfall AND learn some techniques with painting 'en plein air' with expert, Heidi Nisbett, of Sketching Summits. LIMITED SPACE! Also, feel free to bring your own materials/paints. If weather turns, this event will be held in the conference room at the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Center.

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CrossFit Demonstration & Post-Hike Stretch

Friday, May 31

3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Learn several exercises and techniques from Josh Edwards of North Bridge Physio & Sports Performance!

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Free Event
Kids Trout Fishing @ Big Elkin Creek

Friday, May 31

3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trailhead; parking lot beside Elkin Rec Center: 399 NC-268 W, Elkin

Bring the kids for fly and cast fishing demos on the Big Elkin. While you're hanging out on the water, get to know Watershed Now along with our local Trout Unlimited chapter, and hear what they are doing to steward our waters and educate the public

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Free Event
Dog Walkin' Hike

Friday, May 31

4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trailhead; parking lot beside Elkin Rec Center: 399 NC-268 W, Elkin

This one is for the dogs and their humans who love to hit the trails together! All well-mannered attendees and their dogs are welcome to join an easy hike around 2 miles out-and-back on the scenic and historic Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trail.

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Free Event
Trail Angels Meet & Greet

Friday, May 31

4:00PM - 5:30PM

4:00 PM

Angry Troll Brewing taproom (downstairs): 222 E. Main St., Elkin

Get to know our local advocates for the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail Elkin-stretch. Learn about volunteering opportunities and get connected to the Elkin Valley Trails Association as well as Friends of the MST in a relaxed atmosphere with great refreshments.

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Free Event
Elkin Mural Trail

Friday, May 31

Elkin Mural Trail

5:00 PM

tree sign Main Street: 204 E. Market St., Elkin

Take a walk through downtown and explore the numerous murals that have been added over the past 10 years. All designs have a story as to why they were chosen, some with an interesting twist!

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Free Event
Block Party + Custom Bowls Dinner

Friday, May 31

6:00PM - 8:00PM

6:00 PM

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

Swing by the Heritage Center lot on Friday evening for live music on the outdoor stage and a variety of food options. New this year: you can design your own bowl (like at Chipotle, Cava, etc.)! Remember to REGISTER for this one ~ quantity is LIMITED! Be on the lookout for registration link announcements soon on social media (Facebook)

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Registration Coming Soon!
Self-Guided Elkin ARTrail

Friday, May 31

6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Main St., Downtown Elkin

Check out Elkin's galleries for info. All will be open!

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Free Event
Drum Circle by the River

Friday, May 31

8:00PM - 10:00PM

9:00 PM

Crater Park festival camping area: 310 Standard St., Elkin

Cap off your Friday with a mesmerizing drum circle and fire at the campground by the Yadkin River

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Free Event
Festival & Visitor Info

Friday, May 31

8:00AM - 8:00PM

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

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

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Area Information

SATURDAY, June 1

Saturday Events
Gem Mining, Scavenger Hunts & Rock Painting @ Byrd's Branch
10:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Byrd's Branch 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

10% OFF *New* Gem mining activity experience for the family + scavenger hunts and rock painting. Happening ALL WEEKEND 10-5! *BURGERS & MORE FOOD TRUCK will be on site starting @ 11AM (Saturday only)*

Festival & Visitor Info
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Saturday, June 1

8:00AM - 6:00PM

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

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

Area Information
NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail Segment 6 Thru-Hike: Day 3
8:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

8:00 AM

Crater Park festival camping area: 310 Standard St., Elkin

Hike the MST OR Paddle the Yadkin from Elkin to Burch Station (7 miles). Note* there is some 'road walking' if hiking. If you are interested in all or part of the hike/paddle, please fill out the form after clicking 'Register'. Email questions to info@elkinvalleytrails.org. YOU ONLY NEED TO FILL THE FORM OUT ONCE

Dog Walkin' Hike
8:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

8:00 AM

Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trailhead; parking lot beside Elkin Rec Center: 399 NC-268 W, Elkin

This one is for the dogs and their humans who love to hit the trails together! All well-mannered attendees and their dogs are welcome to join an easy hike around 2 miles out-and-back on the scenic and historic Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trail.

Free Event
Annual Yadkin River Run 5K/10K
9:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

9:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

All Proceeds go to Assist the Elkin VFW Post 7794 in PTSD awareness and treatment for military and first responders.
This race is an out and back on the beautiful Jonesville Greenway Trail which meanders alongside the Yadkin River. The trail offers moderate terrain topped with screenings as well as natural surfaces. Take in the beautiful scenery as the trail passes along area campgrounds, wildlife, and even an iconic covered bridge, all of which make this not just another race, but an experience you won’t soon forget through the heart of the Yadkin Valley.

Registration Coming Soon!
Garden Creek Moonshine Stills Hike
9:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

9:00 AM

Garden Creek Baptist Church in Stone Mountain State Park

This is a Moderate/Strenuous 2-mile hike. Explore several preserved 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.

Waterfalls along Segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Hike
9:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

9:00 AM

Stone Mountain Backpacking Lot; 3042 Frank Pkwy, Raoring Gap

Visit 4 of the 7 major waterfalls (over 30ft high) along the MST. See Widows Creek Falls, Stone Mountain Falls, Middle and Lower Falls. Approximately 5 miles out-and-back, easy-moderate hike. Expect to take several hours and bring water and appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear!

Name your Route' Stone Mountain Climbs
9:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

9:00AM - 10:30AM

Stone Mountain Lower Parking Lot; Meet at trailhead near restrooms

1. Would you like to learn how to identify rock climbing routes from afar? 2. Would you like to laugh at some of the names chosen for these routes? 3. Would you like to learn about how to get started rock climbing in general? Pack your binoculars and your fancy camera lenses and let's hike to the ideal location with a few people rock climbing and rappelling on the South Face of Stone Mountain. The hike distance is about 1.5 miles each way with an elevation gain of about 400 feet. The last time we did the hike for this event it took about 30 minutes to reach the overlook.

Registration Coming Soon!
Downtown Elkin Historic Hike
9:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

9:00 AM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E. Market St, Elkin. Across from Angry Troll's parking lot.

Walk with Elkin's Main Street Manager, Laura Gaylord, and learn some fun facts, hidden gems, and eclectic history of Elkin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan approximately 2 hours, wear comfortable clothes for this easy hike around 2 miles. Offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Free Event
Naturalist Hike: Yadkin River-Bonanza Trail
10:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

10:00 AM

Yadkin River State Trail access at Chatham Park: 599 E. Main St., Elkin

Join local naturalist and poet, Dr. Bill Griffin, for a native plant and bird ID hike along the Yadkin Riverside on one of the area's newest trails. Approximately 3 miles of easy, but very rustic, woodland terrain on a flat loop trail. All experience levels welcome and binoculars, field guides, and cameras are encouraged! Excellent opportunity for spotting a variety of song and water birds.

Yoga for Hikers
10:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

10:00AM - 11:00 AM

Yoga on Main; 122 E. Main St., Elkin

Get in shape for all the Hiking on Saturday! $10 Drop in, or class card

Yadkin River Paddle with Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
10:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

10:00 AM

Carolina Heritage Vineyards; 170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin 28621

Paddle the Yadkin River from Crater Park (Elkin) put-in to Burch Station (6 miles). This is a great way to log MST miles as an alternative to hiking! Those participating in the MST thru-hike can email info@elkinvalleytrails.org for more info. Check out area outfitters for info about individual trips in the meantime https://www.exploreelkin.com/outdoor-activities.

Overmountain Victory Trail Experience
11:00 AM
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Saturday, June 1

11:00 AM

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

Get an engaging interpretation of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail from the National Park Service, then go on a trek down Elkin's unique segment of this revolutionary corridor, hearing from the Overmountain Victory Trail Association along with the individuals who have lead efforts to preserve this trail and Elkin's trails at large.

Free Event
History Walk at Double Bluffs Recreation Area
12:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

12:00 PM

Double Bluff Rec. Area; 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Walk and/or ride through the up-and-coming Double Bluffs Recreation Area. Includes a kids nature walk and ride through of the recreation area.

Free Event
Mountain Bike Ride at Double Bluffs Recreation Area
1:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

1:00 PM

Double Bluff Rec. Area; 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Bring your bike(s) and gear for an adrenaline ride along the Double Bluffs course! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Free Event
Summer Scavenger Hunt & Craft
1:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Kids scavenger hunt activity at the Jonesville Greenway led by Connections Homeschool Co-op

Free Event
Vendor Village
1:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

1:00PM - 6:00PM

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

Visit the vendor hub at it's new home around the Heritage & Trails Center. Non-profits and businesses from across the state will be represented as well as live music on the big stages throughout.

Free Event
NCTD Speaker Series
1:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

1:00PM - 6:00PM

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

Topics include 'Agritourism', 'Local River Advocacy', 'Recreation Economy' and 'What's next for the Great Trails State?' Together, these 1 hour sessions spotlight key facets to the outdoor character of our communities in the Yadkin Valley. Come for one or stay for all. Each session will have a 10-15 minute Q&A

Free Event
Post Hike Workout Techniques with North Bridge Physio & Sports Performance
3:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

3:00 PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Learn several exercises and techniques from Josh Edwards of North Bridge Physio & Sports Performance!

Free Event
Overmountain Victory Trail Association Encampment + MST Homecoming March
4:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Overmountain Victory Trail between Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church and Elkin Public Library (beside Big Elkin Creek Dam)

Flashback to the Revolution with the encampment of the Overmountain Victory Trail. Starting at 5:30, a march will begin crossing the bridge on W. Main St. before turning south on N. Front St. and ending at the Heritage & Trails Center. The march will feature a fife and drum corps of the OVTA. Following the march will be a 'flotilla' of completers of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Free Event
Family Fun Concert @ Jonesville Greenway
6:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Check out a free outdoor concert series on the Jonesville side, with food trucks

Free Event
Downtown Elkin Music Trail
6:00 PM
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Saturday, June 1

6:00PM - 11:00PM

Various bands and artists at different pubs/restaurants along Main Street, Elkin

*Artists & Location times TBA* Location venues include Embers Eclectic Pub, Southern on Main, The Wisdom Table, The Crazy Pig, Reeves Theater, Fruition Cocktail Bar, the RailYard and Angry Troll Brewing Taproom

Free Event

Sunday, June 2

Sunday Events
10:00 AM
Gem Mining, Scavenger Hunts & Rock Painting @ Byrd's Branch
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Sunday, June 2

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Byrd's Branch Campground and Country Store

10% OFF *NEW* gem mining experience for the family + scavenger hunts and rock painting. Happening ALL WEEKEND 10-5!

10:00 AM
Gem Mining, Scavenger Hunts & Rock Painting @ Byrd's Branch!
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Sunday, June 2

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Byrd's Branch Campground & Country Store, 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

10% OFF *NEW* gem mining activity for the family+ scavenger hunts and rock painting. Visit Byrd's Branch Campground and Store for info! Happening ALL WEEKEND 10-5!

Festival & Visitor Info
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Sunday, June 2

10:00AM - 2:00PM

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

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

Area Information
8:00 AM
NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail Segment 6 Thru-Hike Day 4
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Sunday, June 2

8:00 AM

Burch Station Yadkin River Access; 116 Greenwood Cr., Elkin

Hike the MST OR Paddle the Yadkin from Elkin to Burch Station, OR paddle from Elkin to Pilot Mountain State Park (22 river miles). If you are interested in all or part of the hike/paddle, please fill out the form after clicking 'Register'. Email questions to info@elkinvalleytrails.org. YOU ONLY NEED TO FILL THE FORM OUT ONCE

9:00 AM
Trail Run @ Stone Mountain State Park OR Grassy Creek Trails
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Sunday, June 2

9:00 AM

Location Decision TBA

Join us for an rejuvenating, moderate trail run (4-6 miles) to start the last day of NCTD '24!

Sign Up Coming Soon!
9:00 AM
Mountain Bike 'Church' Ride
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Sunday, June 2

9:00 AM

Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trailhead; parking lot beside Elkin Rec Center: 399 NC-268 W, Elkin

Join us for some Sunday morning revival by way of the MTB! easy to more technical options along the Elkin Creek MTB course (total 5-6 miles).

Sign Up Coming Soon!
9:00 AM
Phone Photography Hike
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Sunday, June 2

9:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Join the Town of Jonesville in a casual Sunday morning walk by the River and sharpen your photography skills! Cameras encouraged, phones work too.

Free Event
10:00 AM
Garden Creek Moonshine Stills Hike
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Sunday, June 2

10:00 AM

Garden Creek Baptist Church in Stone Mountain State Park

This is a Moderate/Strenuous 2-mile hike. 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.

11:00 AM
'Shinrin-yoku': Forest Bathing Hike
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Sunday, June 2

11:00 AM

Grassy Creek Trailhead; 235 Chatham Cottage Ln., State Road

Experience NC's first 'Forest Bathing' trail immersing oneself in nature to improve mental, physical, and emotional well-being- while unplugged from electronics. This is an easy 2 mile hike out-and-back. Meet behind Grassy Creek Vineyard Tasting Room.

12:00 PM
Disc Golf Tutorial
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Sunday, June 2

12:00 PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead; 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

If you're thinking about picking up the game of disc golf, come learn technique and hone your skills. Fun Fact: Jonesville was a starting place for the concept of Disc Golf!

Free Event
10:00 AM
For more events happening in Elkin and the Yadkin Valley, check out the following which includes area wineries, live music, and more.
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Sunday, June 2

10:00 AM - 5:00PM

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

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