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Wilkesboro Social Distancing Things to Do Day Trip

Wilkesboro Social Distancing Things to Do Day Trip

Located just two hours from Raleigh and 1.5 hours from Charlotte, Wilkesboro is a countryside haven for those wanting to escape the city.  Get away for the day with our day trip itinerary below or explore more of what Wilkesboro has to offer HERE.  Want to make it an overnight trip?  We suggest the Holiday Inn Express or Leatherwood Mountains Cabins.

Wilkesboro NC Things to Do


  • Start your morning with a to-go breakfast from Nina's. They have amazing baked goods, a full coffee bar, and classic southern dishes like biscuits and gravy. You can enjoy your meal at nearby (you could walk!) Cub Creek Park.

  • After breakfast, view a few of the well-known arts of downtown Wilkesboro (all within a 5 minute walk of the cafe!):

    • Doc Watson Mural: The "Where the Mountains Begin" mural celebrates the colorful landmarks and legends of Wilkes County: Stone Mountain State Park, W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, and Doc Watson. 

    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church Frescoe: Created by world-renowned frescoe artist Ben Long, the two frescoes feature scenes of the Apostle Paul’s time of conversion and while writing the Epistles in prison

    • Barn Quilt Sundial:The eight-foot sundial uses sunlight to tell the time of day and is accurate within five minutes. 

  • Next, drive about five minutes to Cook's Sports & Outfitters, a local staple since 1946,and rent a bicycle.  From here you have two choices:
    • Hop on the Yadkin River Greenway. The two mile Mulberry Fields section, known for great fishing spots and historic markers, is located right in front of the store and connects to other sections.

    • For mountain biking, drive to W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and Dam for some of the best trails in the Blue Ridge.  With over 40 miles of trails, you are sure to find one for your skill level! 
Kerr Scott Reservoir Wilkesboro NC