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North Wilkesboro area
Regional 10-county visitor information for Northwest North Carolina. Covers Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Iredell, Surry, Watauga,…
Wilkes County has so much to offer, such as fun things to do for the whole family.
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North Wilkesboro (14.67 mile)
Happy Halloween! Get your costume on and trick-or-treat safely with family and friends on the Yadkin River Greenway beginning at the West Park trail head.
Dobson (13.55 mile)
Shelton Vineyards Harvest Festival Fireside Kick-off with a dinner buffet and fireside s'mores in the vineyard.
November 21 - 22
Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Holiday Season at Shelton Vineyards!
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Glade Valley (3.13 mile)
Hays (7.77 mile)
Southern / Home Cooking
Come join us for wonderful home cooked country food! Serving breakfast and lunch Tuesday though Saturday.
Elkin (8.33 mile)
The site of a historic grist mill built in 1896, and gracing a special spot where two creeks join together to become one, is a one-of-a-kind destin...
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Traphill (1.07 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Nestled in the crossroads of Traphill's Historic District is the Holbrook House, Wilkes County's only boutique bed and breakfast.
Traphill (1.28 mile)
A quaint cottage with all the conveniences of home overlooking the historic mill, built in 1777, with its more than 200-foot cascade waterfall. Enjoy a cozy evening in or exploring the outdoors.
Traphill (1.77 mile)
A picturesque lodge nestled in the mountains overlooking the Roaring River. Located on a picturesque setting reminiscent of a French vineyard in the heart of North Carolina wine country.
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