10 Reasons to Stay in Gaston on Business
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is filled with events year round and is one of the top spots in the southeast for whitewater paddling and climbing. Photo courtesy of USNWC
Crappie Fishing in Lake Wylie
According to local legend the fish camp received its name in the 1930's from a camp by the Lake Wylie, on the border between North and South Carolina, is known for its healthy population of crappie. Madhan Karthikeyan
Cherryville Adds New Historic Sites
The myriad traditions and characteristics that make Cherryville stand apart has never been in question.
8 Awesome Outdoor Event This Summer
The long days of summer in Gaston County mean heaping helpings of blue skies and sunshine. With a calendar so full of cool outdoor events, you’ll need the extra daylight hours (and possibly a few vacation days) to fit it all in. No matter if your predilection is for paddling, you’re geared for cycling, or a trail run’s your thing, there is something to suit your taste. Here are some events most worthy of those precious summer hours.
Crowders Mountain - Climbing
The craggy, quartzite peaks of Crowders Mountain are full of challenging routes and surrounded by great views. As the classic trad climbing destination in the area, the park sees lots of traffic. But with dozens of routes on several walls, there’s room for many climbers. And it’s all less than 45 minutes from uptown Charlotte.
Insider's Guide to Gaston County
Directly to the west of Charlotte, on the other side of the Catawba River, lie the blue-collar towns within Gaston County. Known more for light industrial work and sports bars than outdoor adventure and eclectic fusion fair, it’s easy to overlook Charlotte’s western neighbors when you have an urge to explore outside. With a bit of knowledge, however, you can find a weekend’s worth of activities to keep you busy and entertained.
Caravan Coffee A Solid Coffee Shop
Great java is, of course, the foundation for a solid coffee shop. But to really stand out, there should be awesome service, tasty snacks, and an atmosphere that makes you want a second cup. The cozy confines of Caravan Coffee in downtown Belmont, NC have all that and more.
The Best Food & Trail Parings Gaston County
Anchored by stalwarts who have served the county for decades and spiced with newcomers bringing fresh ideas, “grabbing a bite” in Gaston means an eclectic mix of traditional southern and contemporary styles. From the best of southern BBQ to huge buttermilk biscuits covered in country gravy, Gaston County is a destination for anyone seeking true southern comfort food.
Where to Go with Your Kids Gaston County
School’s out for the summer! A rally cry for kids everywhere, a warning for parents. What to do when days get longer and the words “I’m bored” reverberate off every wall? Here’s a list of activities around Gaston County guaranteed to burn off the biggest store of kid energy and maybe even help them learn a few things at the same time.