Gaston County Craft Beverage Trail

Gaston County Craft Beverage Trail

Gaston County craft Beverage Trail is sponsoring a sweepstakes using the hashtags: #craftbev and #GoGaston during October. They are giving away two Yeti Coolers. To enter, use the hashtags to share photos from any of the participants mentioned here.

GO Gaston: Mountain Island Park Trail offers scenic Catawba views

Mountain Island Park Trail scenic views

Nowhere is that connection stronger than at Mountain Island Park and its 3.2-mile greenway which follows the west shore of the Catawba River as its winds south toward Belmont.

Airport overlook: close, free and fantastic

Airport overlook: close, free and fantastic

The attraction is the overlook for Charlotte Douglas Airport, a spot where an upclose look at thundering jet craft arriving and departing from one of the nation’s busiest airports is on free display.

Common Ground trail systems blends nature, spirituality

Common Ground trail systems blends nature, spirituality

The sun had not yet risen on the early September morning when I met the Rev. Noel Sweezy, pastor of Stanley First United Methodist Church, and “Ranger” Jeanne Young, a retired postal worker who has devoted her retirement years to constructing and maintaining the trail system.

Gateway Trail Butterfly Garden -- a rest stop for monarchs

Gateway Trail Butterfly Garden a rest stop for monarchs

As summer slowly slips toward autumn in the western piedmont of North Carolina, a journey of mythical proportions is silently taking place above our heads.

Sytz Trail System great addition to Warlick Y

Sytz Trail System Great Addition to Warlick Y

The Sytz Trail System in the woods just to the east of the The Warlick Family YMCA and lake.

Gaston County outdoor spaces, indoor culinary

Gaston County Outdoor Spaces, Indoor Culinary

Gaston County has more than its share of outdoor activities while The towns serve up farm fresh and locally grown and owned food.

Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill serves up good times

Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill serves up good times

Life is good!” That’s how local restaurateur Mike Croft of Kings Mountain puts it. Croft, 51, is the owner-operator of the Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill in his hometown of Bessemer City.

Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway a Gastonia Showplace

Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway a Gastonia showplace

If you're looking for a trail marked by punishing hills sure to help get you in shape for that push up Kilimanjaro, the Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway is probably not for you. It's flat.

Hike Through History South Fork Trail, McAdenville

Hike Through History South Fork Trail, McAdenville

The South Fork Trail is a quick 2 mile hike along the river that feels completely out of place. As you move away from the roar of I-85, the sound of traffic is replaced with the melody of rushing water. 

Bessemer Mucho

Bessemer Mucho

Business is a family affair at this much-loved, time-honored establishment. You might even say that going there is “habit-forming,” but in a good way. It’s Central Drug in Bessemer City.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Running Scene in Gaston County

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Running Scene in Gaston County

Gaston County is filled with running events all year long, as well as miles of scenic trails to trail on.

An Insider's Guide to the US National Whitewater Center

An Insider's Guide to the US National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center has become a regional destination for whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, and trail running

A Quick Guide to the Local Food & Drink Scene in Gaston County

Local Food & Drink Scene in Gaston County

Gaston County, North Carolina, may be known as an outdoor destination, but you’ll also find a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries to help fuel your adventure.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Paddling in Gaston County

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Paddling in Gaston County

Gaston County in North Carolina has excellent paddling options for all ages and abilities.