Yadkin Valley

Wine country meets active outdoor adventures

Ranging from Surry to Davie County and encompassing the main towns of Mount Airy, Yadkinville, Boonville, Elkin, and Mocksville, this region has plenty of attractions and family-friendly activities to offer. Although it is known for its wine, the Yadkin Valley region is also a mecca of outdoor activities and active adventures.

Facts & Figures

Mocksville population: 5,213

Mount Airy population: 10,193

Yadkinville population: 2,888

Surry County population (2022): 71,971

Yadkin County population (2022): 37,602

Davie County population (2022): 42,257


Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor adventure in Surry County invites you to explore more at every turn, with 100 miles of kayaking and canoeing waters, 500 miles of official road cycling routes; and 36 miles of stocked trout waters. Check out this outdoor recreation map for tips on all the best outdoor activities in Surry County. Meanwhile, Yadkin County offers Pilot Mountain State Park, featuring an extensive hiking trail network, augmented by a bridle trail and a canoe trail along the Yadkin River. In Davie County, kids will love Rich Park and Farmington Community Center & Nature Park. Elkin offers various trails such as the Mountains to Sea Trail, Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, and Blue Water Trail. Elkin is a true trail town!

Arts & Culture

Creative Culture

The Surry Arts Council and The Foothills Arts Council features exhibits and events for the creative community in this region all year round. Additionally, the Davie County Arts Council puts on performances in local theatres such as the Reeves Theather throughout the region.

Eat & Drink

Wine and Dine

Check out this guide to Yadkin Valley’s Wine Trails to book a tour or plan your own. Award-winning wineries in this region include Childress Vineyards, Junius Lindsay Vineyard, Weathervane Winery, Shelton Vineyards and more.


Top-Tier Education

Regional public schools include Surry County Schools, Yadkin County Schools and Davie County Schools. Private schools include Faith Fellowship School and Trinity Baptist Academy.

Major Employers

Chart Your Career Path

In the Yadkin Valley, you’ll find the perfect career to suit your interests and skillset – we have a diverse range of industries that cater to every type of worker. In Surry County, you’ll find many jobs in education, manufacturing, health services, public administration and construction. Yadkin County is a huge region for manufacturing roles, with thousands of positions thanks to big name companies like Unifi and Lydall Thermal. Davie County is home to major employers in healthcare, medical manufacturing, furniture and more.

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