Stoked About Springtime

Listen to the natural flow of the Dan River from the back deck of the Green Heron Ale House in Stokes County during #NCBeerMonth.

Listen to the natural flow of the Dan River from the back deck of the Green Heron Ale House in Stokes County during #NCBeerMonth. Located in Danbury, the heart of the county, you can experience history, local arts, and many accesses to the Dan River for a leisure float during a warm summer day. Green Heron Ale House offers twenty taps featuring craft brews from across the state, as well as regional favorites, with a compliment of various wines for the connoisseur.  Kicking off this spring, those sipping suds, can join in on weekly bluegrass jams, enjoy scheduled entertainment and special events at the ale house on the river. Visit for more information.

After a day of exploration on Hanging Rock, or along the Dan River, venture over to downtown King, NC for local boutique shopping, lunch from the lunch counter at King Drug, or craft beer on tap at Castle’s Deli. Castle’s is changing the face of “Deli” by introducing LIVE local music on at least two nights each week. Guests can listen to complimentary music as they enjoy the Hunger Slaying menu of favorites, limited time specials and homemade chips with specials seasonings. This April for North Carolina Beer month, Castle’s Deli will be unveiling their wall of taps featuring a larger variety of craft brews for those looking to widen their palate.

Immerse yourself further into rich local history with the Stokes County Historical Society as they present “The History of Stokes County” at The Arts Place of Stokes in historic downtown Danbury on April 7th at 2:00pm.  Explore the rich history of the area through beautiful photography and detailed historical research, sprinkled with interesting stories of Stokes people and places.  Learn more about Colonel Jack Martin and his rock house still standing in Westfield, the meaning of the first brick house in Stokes County and a roaring twenties resort destination based around the popularity of three mineral springs.

Cyclist and mountain bikers unite at the grand opening of the Hanging Rock State Park Mountain Bike Trails on April 13th. Local and regional cycling and outdoor enthusiasts can be the first to break in the trails and enjoy new twists, turns and obstacles provided by the natural mountainous terrain. Local and regional businesses and organizations will be on site promoting their services, products, and missions. Celebrate a life outdoors in Stokes County this month! 

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think.

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