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.
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 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!
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.