Visit Historic downtown Elkin, where you'll find 6 restaurants, a funky urban winery, live music, gourmet goodies from imported chocolates to bakeries, and shops that offer books, ladies wear, Pennsylvania Dutch bulk food items, and more! Also, did you know Elkin is an antique hub with 5 shops filled with treasures from the past?
In summer, float down the Yadkin River in kayaks, canoes or tubes. We offer access at Crater Park's boat ramp with a campsite for Yadkin River explorers to stop for the night during their journey down the river! Elkin boasts 3 major trails come through the downtown (Overmountain Victory Trail, NC Mountains to Sea Trail, and Yadkin River Trail). A Civil War Marker is located across the street from the library for history buffs. We also have new murals scattered around downtown, which were painted in 2013, some telling the stories of our past.