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Best things to do in Wilkes County

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity – camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more. There are more than 18 miles of trails, matched by more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. A campground offers 90 sites, some with utility hookups, and group and backpacking campsites are nearby. Rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain, and climbers look down on Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm. Expansive picnic grounds with shelters invite reunions and community gatherings. 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap, NC 28668 Phone: (336) 957-8185”
26 locals recommend
“Friendly atmosphere, and great selection of locally made beer and hard ciders.”
24 locals recommend
“We pick up the to go High Country Seafood and sit up with a view of the world! 5 minutes from behind Walmart.”
23 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“Ashe County cheese factory and store is in West Jefferson. Good place to visit if it’s raining. ”
27 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Ingles is an American Family owned and operated grocery store. They have a great produce section that include local organic choices. You will find the store is clean and well stocked. The staff is both cheery and willing to assist. There number is: (336) 246-2804”
12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great owners and staff! Music year round on Saturdays and during the season - April till year's end, on Friday's too. Wonderful outdoor seating area, and great porch upstairs for waiting for a table.”
18 locals recommend
“Beautiful Italian villa in the NC mountains. This winery has stunning views and great wine!”
13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A cozy atmosphere for relaxation and conversation. Coffee shop serving hot and iced coffees, lattes, teas, and smoothies”
11 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Zaloo's offers 5 and 10 mile river excursion via canoe, kayak or tube. This is a great way to explore the oldest river in North America, The New River. No rapids and and easy and fun way to spend the day. ”
10 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Authentic Cuban food provides an unexpected treat at Havana Café. Opt for the tostones burger with crispy fried plantains in place of a bun. Other go-tos are the empanadas, a Cuban sandwich, and a decadent homemade tres leches cake. 109 BackStreet, 336-846-2800 ”
9 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Come check out the historic Parkway Theatre. Two movies play nightly. ”
5 locals recommend
“Wonderful lunches - and we just love the roasted red pepper with gouda soup. Say hi to owner Tiffany, her sister Misty, their mom and the other friendly staff. And don't say we didn't warn you about the selection of baked goods to tempt you as you pay.”
7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Features a variety of local artists crafts, paintings for sell. Shows throughout the years”
6 locals recommend
“In addition to coffee, they serve pastries, sandwiches and pizza. Talia Espresso also hosts musical events. There is also a drive-through Talia Espresso on US Highway 421. ”
5 locals recommend
“Prominent 1,475-acre lake & dam popular as a recreation area for bass fishing & boating. 499 Reservoir Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 Phone: (336) 921-3390”
8 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Featuring TRX, Two Rivers Extreme large format screen, 7.1 surround sound and luxury high back rockers. 132 Two Rivers Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 · MAP; (336) 990-0330.”
1 local recommends