One of the fun things that I enjoy about our RV travels are the trails and hiking areas we often find. That was definitely the case when Joan and I visited Elkin, NC and stayed at Byrd’s Branch Campground. There were several trails near the edge of the campground and on this trip I hiked the Grassy Creek Trails. Much to my joy, this wasn’t just your basic hiking trail. At the end, I found Grassy Creek Vineyard that was perfect for a short rest and refueling before I returned to the campground.
Grassy Creek Trail
The trail is 1.5 miles long to the vineyard, 3 miles total for the return back to the campground. The trails was very well marked and even on this early March trek, offered nice views of this wooded trail. The hike wasn’t verify difficult, less than moderate with one slight vertical that ran around 100 yards to and away from the Grassy Creek. Reaching the creek was a nice stop with a picnic table, strong bridge and pretty views of the bubble creek running along moss covered banks and rocks. Early spring flowers had started to bloom and I could image what the Spring, Summer or Fall views would offer.
Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery
As I reached the end of the trail, I was greeted by the Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery tasting room. Now I’ve hiked too many trails to mention and this is the first time I had the surprise of a vineyard waiting for me at the end. The folks at the tasting room greeted me as I entered the door and welcomed me with a large glass of ice water. Super friendly staff and the handful of patrons scattered about were very social wanting to know about the hike, where I was from and intrigued with RV life.
Then came the wines. Skipping the normal tasting, I went straight for a glass of the vineyard’s wonderful Chambourcin followed with second glass of their equally delicious Sirah. Interesting, they only had two bottles of the Sirah left and I purchased one to take back!
What a great way to spend an afternoon. Great hike. Great views. And, great wine at very friendly vineyard. Oh my, do I love RV Life!
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