Visit Wilkesboro, NC

“A small city that has it ALL.”

Wilkesboro is located in the foothills of the picturesque mountains of North Carolina. Known as the Heart of American Folk Music, the town is conveniently located at the hub of the roadways that lead to natural beauty and adventure. With an amazing variety of local and near local attractions, Wilkesboro is a great place to call home while visiting the western part of the state.

Things to Do in Wilkesboro

Why Wilkes?

Disc Golf Courses MerleFest

Foothills Outdoor Adventures Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

Leatherwood Mountains Faithfest

Moravian Falls Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

Rendezvous Mountain Black Cat Station

Sky Retreat W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

Stone Mountain State Park Yadkin River

VFW Campground Castello Barone

Elkin Creek Vineyard and Winery McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

Roaring River Vineyards Jones Von Drehle

Piccione Vineyards Raffaldini Vineyards

Roaring River Vineyards Stardust Cellars Taproom

In this time when viruses are hitting our nation, you will feel the safest living in an environment that is wide open, has all kinds of nature, experiences all the four seasons that you will be sure to enjoy. Welcome to the best outdoor-inspired life by being surrounded by nature everywhere you go.


Mountain Skiing

Sugar Mountain Resort features 125 acres of skiable terrain. The 21 slopes are serviced by 1 High Speed, Detachable Six Passenger Chairlift, 4 Fixed Grip Double Chairlifts, 1 Fixed Grip Triple Chairlift, 1 Handle Tow (Terrain Park), 2 Magic Carpets (1 – beginner area, 1 – Tubing).

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Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain State Park is 14,000 acres of natural beauty. Waterfalls, mountain streams, 17 miles of trout waters, 21 miles of pristine hiking trails and of course a 600 foot tall dome of granite are what awaits the visitor to the park.

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Oakwood's Golf Course

The 18-hole "Oakwoods" course at the Oakwoods Country Club facility in Wilkesboro, North Carolina features 6,337 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . Designed by Tom Jackson, Kris Spence, the Oakwoods golf course opened in 1954.

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Dark Mountain Biking

The name alone conjures up fear; but for the mountain bike enthusiast, Dark Mountain trail at Kerr Scott is the real deal. Fear, for sure, but it is so much more. This series of single track trails is considered by most to be challenging.

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NC Wineries

There’s nothing quite like tasting wine where it was made. Tour through the vineyards where flavors swirl around you. Sample something new in the tasting room. Or try some of the most celebrated wines in the country at one of the annual festivals.

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Mountain Rafting

Whether you’re looking for a fun day on the lake or the river with the kids, a romantic canoe ride, or a good time with a group of friends, the Yadkin River can provide fun and relaxation for everyone. Perfect for groups of up to 8 people. You can even bring your dog!

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Additional Events & Attractions

  • Annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
  • Merle Fest Music Festival
  • Shine to Wine Festival
  • W. Kerr Scott Damn & Resovoir
  • Brushy Mountain
  • 18 Hole Golf & Country Club
  • ​Hiking, Hunting, Bird Watching, Rafting & Camping
  • Downtown Wilkesboro Pet Park
  • Scenic Parkway
  • 45 Minutes to Ski Slopes
  • A Rated Schools

For More Attractions

Whether you like to golf, canoe, kayak, hike, mountain bike, dine or fish, Wilkesboro, NC has something for every outdoor enthusiast. Our Regal Oak homes are perfectly situated close to all attractions and activities. For more information click the following link http://visitwilkesboronc.com.

Regal Oaks is a Member of the Chamber of Commerce