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Mount-Airy is located in Surry County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. This peaceful community of approximately 8,500 won the "All American City Award" in 1994. Known as the birthplace of actor Andy Griffith, it is believed by many to be the inspirational town for Griffiths popular television series, "The Andy Griffith Show." Although Mount Airy doesnt look exactly like the fictional Mayberry, it does have a "Floyds Barber Shop," "Old Mayberry Jail" and "Snappy Lunch," which is famous for its pork chop sandwiches. The community holds an annual "Mayberry Days" in September and Andy Griffiths old home place can also be visited. Mount Airy has a long history with regional music and is the home of country singer, Donna Fargo and old-time music legend, Tommy Jarrell. The town has one of the few bluegrass and old-time music radio stations in the country that has been in continuous operation since 1948. Weekly bluegrass jam sessions are held at The Andy Griffith Playhouse and an Old Time Fiddlers Convention is held annually in the town. The annual "Autumn Leaves Festival," is another special event that Mount Airy has been hosting for over forty years. Held in early October, this festival showcases local musical talent, along with an arts & crafts show, lots of good food and other entertainment. Outdoor activities in the area include canoeing the Yadkin River, hiking, mountain biking and traveling the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Surrounding areas: Ennice, North Carolina (21.9 mi), Roaring Gap, North Carolina (22.1 mi), Sparta, North Carolina (28.5 mi), Yadkin Valley, North Carolina (31.6 mi), Winston-Salem, North Carolina (34.2 mi), Laurel Springs, North Carolina (36.9 mi), Pilot Mountain, North Carolina (38.1 mi)

Mount Airy Vacation Rentals




Mount Airy Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn2126 Rockford StMount Airy, NC (336) 789-2000
Hampton Inn2029 Rockford StMount Airy, NC (336) 789-5999
Microtel Suites1293 Newsome StMount Airy, NC (336) 789-7660
Best Western Bryson Inn125 Plaza DrMt Airy, NC1.0 mi.(336) 352-3400
Comfort Inn2136 Rockford StMT Airy, NC1.8 mi.(336) 789-2000
Holiday Inn Express111 Commercial BlvdFlat Rock, NC2.3 mi.(828) 698-8899
Quality Inn & Suites711 S Key StPilot Mountain, NC10.9 mi.(336) 368-2237
Doe Run LodgeMP 189 Blue RDG PkwyFancy Gap, VA12.4 mi.(276) 398-2212
Days Inn142 Kelly RdFancy Gap, VA13.3 mi.(276) 728-5101
Comfort Inn151 Farmers Market DrHillsville, VA17.9 mi.(276) 730-9999
Super 899 Farmers Market RdHillsville, VA18.0 mi.(276) 728-4125
Holiday Inn Express85 Airport RdHillsville, VA19.4 mi.(276) 728-2120
Hampton Inn-hillsville90 Farmers MKT RdHillsville, VA19.5 mi.(276) 728-2345
Holiday Inn Express1994 Carrollton Pike RdHillsville, VA19.5 mi.(276) 728-9100
Knob Hill Motor Lodge Inc305 E Stuart DrHillsville, VA19.5 mi.(276) 728-2131
Super 8303 N Main StGalax, VA21.1 mi.(276) 236-5127
Knights Inn312 W Stuart DrGalax, VA21.2 mi.(276) 236-5117
Econo Lodge Motel1 Vesta StKing, NC21.3 mi.(336) 983-5600
Comfort Inn1633 Winston RdJonesville, NC22.3 mi.(336) 835-9400
Days Inn1540 NC 67 HwyJonesville, NC22.3 mi.(336) 526-6777
Hampton Inn Jonesville/Elkin NC1632 NC Hwy 67Jonesville, NC22.3 mi.(336) 835-1994
Holiday Inn Express1713 NC 67 HwyJonesville, NC22.3 mi.(336) 835-6000
Holiday InnIntersection I77 & Hwy 67Jonesville, NC22.3 mi.(919) 835-6000
Super 8 Motel5601 US Hwy 21Jonesville, NC22.3 mi.(800) 800-8000
Days Inn Yadkinville220 Sharon DrYadkinville, NC25.4 mi.(336) 679-5000
Alleghany Inn531 N Main StSparta, NC28.8 mi.(336) 372-2501
Holiday Inn Select5790 University PkwyWinston Salem, NC28.8 mi.(336) 767-9595
Quality Inn University5719 University PkwyWinston Salem, NC28.9 mi.(336) 767-9009
Days Inn North5218 Germanton RdWinston Salem, NC29.9 mi.(336) 744-5755

Mount Airy Weather & Climate

The Northwest Blue Ridge Mountains range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the cities below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in season. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 23°F 4.00 in. -
February 50°F 25°F 3.36 in. -
March 58°F 32°F 4.44 in. -
April 68°F 40°F 3.85 in. -
May 75°F 50°F 4.65 in. -
June 82°F 59°F 4.02 in. -
July 86°F 64°F 4.40 in. -
August 85°F 62°F 3.81 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 4.31 in. -
October 69°F 42°F 3.36 in. -
November 58°F 33°F 3.48 in. -
December 49°F 26°F 3.31 in. -

Mount Airy Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located about 33 miles southeast of Mount Airy in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located approximately 46 miles southeast of Mount Airy in Greensboro, North Carolina, Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located roughly 66 miles northeast of Mount Airy in Roanoke, Virginia, and finally the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located around 70 miles east of Mount Airy in Danville, Virginia.

Mount Airy Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC54.1 mi.
JeepersConcordNC75.4 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC88.9 mi.
 
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC54.1 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC99.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Cross Creek Country ClubMount AiryNC 
Pine Ridge Classic Golf CourseMount AiryNC 
White Pines Country ClubMount AiryNC 
Beaver Creek Golf CourseDobsonNC9.8 mi.
Skyland Lakes Golf ClubFancy GapVA12.0 mi.
River Mont Golf CourseSiloamNC15.4 mi.
Olde Mill ResortLaurel ForkVA15.5 mi.
Crestview Golf CourseEnniceNC19.1 mi.
Silo Run Golf CourseBoonvilleNC19.3 mi.
Southern Wayne Country ClubMount OliveNC19.8 mi.
Marion Lake Golf ClubNeboNC20.1 mi.
Blue Ridge Country ClubGalaxVA20.6 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ParkGalaxVA20.6 mi.
Galax Country ClubGalaxVA20.6 mi.
Countryside Golf ClubElkinNC22.1 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf CourseJonesvilleNC22.7 mi.
Yadkin Country ClubYadkinvilleNC25.6 mi.
Greenstreet Mountain Golf ClubTraphillNC25.9 mi.
Stonewall Golf CourseGermantonNC26.7 mi.
Long Creek ClubBethaniaNC26.9 mi.
Grandview Golf CoursePfafftownNC27.8 mi.
Hemlock Golf CourseWalnut CoveNC29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC72.3 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC74.1 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC74.1 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV80.2 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA112.1 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC117.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC13.4 mi. 
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC14.0 mi. 
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC18.2 mi. 
Hanging Rock State ParkNC20.7 mi. 
Stone Mountain State ParkNC26.3 mi. 
Fairy Stone State ParkVA35.1 mi. 
Claytor Lake State ParkVA38.1 mi. 
 
Museums
DoorsAdvanceNC40.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryMartinsvilleVA42.9 mi.(Science)
Chinqua-PennReidsvilleNC53.4 mi.(History)
ArtQuestGreensboroNC54.1 mi.(Children's)
Greensboro Historical MuseumGreensboroNC54.1 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA64.8 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC70.4 mi.


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