Explore Elkin - Get Involved
Get Involved - Join Explore Elkin
Find your trail
Explore Elkin is the source for destination information for Eco and Music Tourists, Main Street Entrepreneurs as well as retirees looking for a new path that offers a multitude of activities and events both in town as well as the surrounding natural area.
A visitor came in search of land to build his family vacation home. He visited many tracts of land over a period of three months in different areas in the state of North Carolina. After he and his family walked the streets of Historic Downtown Elkin enjoying the small town atmosphere, experiencing the various amenities, along with seeing the natural beauty of the area, they knew they found their dream vacation home destination. And much to their surprise, they found something beyond what they were searching for in the charming town of Elkin. It was in the heart of the people.
We invite you to come and Explore Elkin. Come and experience the beauty of the river, bike and hiking trails, arts and music festivals, wineries and breweries, local restaurants, food truck festivals, and much more!
Join us today!
You don't need to join Explore Elkin to attend the events held throughout the year, as everyone is welcome! However, anyone who does join is invited to attend additional events for 'Explorers' throughout the year, and are also awarded local discounts at area businesses. We have lots of fun either way, so come and enjoy all the events we offer throughout the year!
Follow our trail!
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In 2020, Explore Elkin was nominated by the Main Street Advisory Board for their contribution to downtown events and overall promotion of Elkin. They were awarded an Award of Merit for Best Innovation from the NC Main Street Program!