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Wilkes, N.C.

Founded: 1778
Fort Defiance

Wilkes, NC  is ideally located at the hub of most beautiful part of the State of North Carolina. Known as the “Gateway to the Blue Ridge”, Wilkes is just a short drive from everything northwest North Carolina has to offer. Whether you are an avid shopper or bench sitter, water skier or snow skier, road biker or mountain biker, kayaker or rafter, greenway stroller, trail hiker or mountain climber, Wilkes is the place to stay when your brand of adventure is calling your name.

Located just 45 miles west of Winston-Salem and 80 miles north of Charlotte, Wilkes is easily accessible, both to the day tripper and the overnight adventurer. Wilkes is home to quality hotel accommodations and excellent dining choices, making Wilkes the ideal headquarters for your Northwest North Carolina excursion.