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Elkin is a town in Surry and Wilkes counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina, along the Yadkin River. Elkin shares its name with the surrounding township of Elkin Township. The population was 4,001 at the 2010 census.GeographyElkin is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.3 square miles, of which, 6.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water.Elkin is approximately 15 minutes south of Stone Mountain State Park, and 20 minutes from the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway off of Hwy 21 . Elkin enjoys mild weather patterns and extremely clean air. Its downtown is also situated along the Yadkin River, and offers a paddlers boat ramp and small camp site. Three local outfitters provide supplies for anyone interested in floating on the Yadkin to or from Elkin.There are also numerous vineyards in the Yadkin Valley area, and the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is held each May at the Elkin Municipal Park, which is situated along Big Elkin Creek, that feeds into the Yadkin River. Elkin is centrally located in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region .Trails are abundant in Elkin, including the Overmountain Victory Trail, the NC Mountains to Sea Trail, and the Yadkin River State Park 'Blue' Trail, to name a few, and Elkin is considered an official "Trail Town" as the NC MST is now directed into Elkin onto downtown Main St. A local volunteer group is responsible for grooming 22 miles of the trail from Elkin to Stone Mountain State Park. They are working on the E&A Rail Trail which boasts mountain bike trails, walking trails, and trout fishing, all beginning at the Elkin Municipal Park, and there is even a golf cart rental at the Rec Center for handicapped individuals who would like to enjoy the trails too.Take the guesswork out of planning a United States vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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