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Vacation in Mount Airy - North Carolina

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Area Overview

Mount Airy has smaller towns and cities as well as beautiful outdoor resources including mountains, parks, rivers, and ponds. Mount Airy also has the best trout fishing in North Carolina, especially along the Greenway Trails that follow the rivers around Mount Airy! We also have wonderful kayaking and canoeing opportunities nearby the downtown area! We have four distinct seasons and it is a great place for farming, gardening, and agriculture in general! We are located at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, with 3 state parks very close and 2 access points to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Mount Airy is the hometown of Andy Griffith, with many Mayberry attractions available as well as the Andy Griffith Museum. We have a beautiful and historic downtown with unique shopping and dining opportunities and live music almost every night in one of our many venues and/or restaurants. We are also a part of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region with over 15 wineries in Surry County alone, as well as the NC Center for Viticulture and Enology (winemaking and grape school). We have many natural resources and 4 major rivers, with 2 greenway trails following our rivers near Downtown Mount Airy. There are many unique shopping and dining opportunities as well, and plenty of shopping and lodging.

Cultural Activities

Surry Arts Council has three venues - Andy Griffith Playhouse with live plays and musical events as well as classes in multiple arts mediums, Historic Earle Theatre and Old Time Music Heritage Hall on Main Street with the second-longest-running live radio show in the entire nation (WPAQ's Merry-Go-Round) with bluegrass and old time music bands every week, as well as a free weekly jam session at 7 p.m. every Thursday. We also have Blackmon Amphitheatre, with 2-3 beach music, oldies, and r&b bands playing 2-3 nights per week April through October every year. We have a beautiful and large Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on N. Main Street in Downtown Mount Airy with four floors plus a clock tower to see the views, with exhibits (including a children's floor!) about the entire area, as well as free and low cost classes and programs. We have many venues offering free live music almost every day and night. We are also the home of old-time music, with many people here coming to learn about our music heritage (Tommy Jarrell, Benton Flippen, Fred Cockerham, etc) and luthier traditon. We have an old-time music convention - the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention - the first week of June every year, as well as Mayberry Days during the last week in September and a huge arts and crafts festival and music festival the second full weekend in October. We have cruise-ins in Downtown Mount Airy on the third Saturday of every month from 4-9 p.m. from June through October, and many, many more events year-round.


Three state parks within 30 minutes, 2 access points to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mayberry attractions (Mount Airy is Andy Griffith's hometown) as well as the Andy Griffith Museum, historic sites, Mayberry Squad Car Tours (at Wally's Service Station), a history museum with chidren's exhibits, several breweries, Mayberry Spirits Moonshine and Whiskey Distillery, Pilot Mountain State Park, Gertrude Smith House and museum (free tours April through December), White Sulphur Springs, Greenway Trails near Downtown Mount Airy, four major rivers in Surry County with wonderful fishing, trout fishing, fly fishing excursions and lessons with Mayberry Fly Fishing, kayak and canoe trips, and so much more!


Bus between Winston Salem and Mount Airy (morning and night schedule...), taxis, rental cars, right off of I-77 and Highway 52.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  23.9  34.7  45.5  4.0 "
 February  25.4  37.8  50.2  3.4 "
 March  32.5  45.6  58.8  4.4 "
 April  40.1  54.0  68.0  3.9 "
 May  50.7  63.2  75.7  4.7 "
 June  59.5  71.0  82.4  4.0 "
 July  64.0  75.2  86.3  4.4 "
 August  62.3  73.7  85.0  3.8 "
 September  55.6  67.3  79.0  4.3 "
 October  42.8  56.3  69.7  3.4 "
 November  33.5  46.2  58.9  3.5 "
 December  26.6  38.0  49.3  3.3 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Four distinct seasons and beautiful weather year-round



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