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Best Times to Visit Yadkin Valley

Are you planning a trip to Yadkin Valley, but not sure when to visit? Luckily, there is no bad time to visit the Yadkin Valley! Learn more about which towns to visit in North Carolina in every season below.


Step into a winter wonderland when you visit the Yadkin Valley during the cold and blustery winter months. We love going to wineries to warm up with a nice glass of red wine or head to some of the local ski paths, snowshoeing trails, or sledding hills with our children.


Spring is one of the best times to visit North Carolina and the Yadkin Valley if you are an avid outdoorsman who wants access to the forests, lakes, and hiking paths without the thousands of people and crowds! We think that coming here during the springtime is the best way to hike with a bit of chill in the air and experience the peacefulness of the surrounding area.

Head to Pilot Mountain State Park to soak up incredible views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and test your fitness. You can also head to Hanging Rock State Park to test your fitness at the 24-mile Sauratown Trail or one of the other 20 miles of trails weaving through the terrain. Alternatively, check out Stone Mountain State Park if you can’t get enough of the crisp and clean air! Not to mention, spring offers annual events that you won’t find at other times of the year. The Easter events, springtime concerts, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are some of the best in the entire country.


During the summer, we love going to wineries, breweries, and spending time in the water. There are so many lakes and rivers that there is no bad time to hop in the water; try your luck at stand-up paddleboarding, going for a kayaking trip with your friend, or swimming in the deep lake. Head to Rocky Forest River Run, Big Elkin Creek, Mitchell River, or Ararat River for swimming, boating, or fishing. You can also cool off by taking one of the numerous zipline tours that take you through the treetops of the lush green forests!

For breweries and wineries, you can’t go wrong with a day trip to Adagio Vineyards, Junius Lindsay GVineyard, Native Vines Winery, Childress Vineyards, Shelton Vineyards, Mount Airy Breweries and Spirits, Angry Troll Brewing, or Elkin RailYard for a fun happy hour trip!


Fall is arguably the best season to come here! You can do all of the outdoor activities that you want before the weather turns too cold, and you will experience fewer crowds. There is no better time to watch the leaves change color, head out for an early morning hike, and spend time with your loved ones.

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