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.

An Insider's Guide to the Catawba River

An Insider's Guide to the Catawba River

You’ve got a good shot of spotting a blue heron while paddling on the Catawba River. NC Wetlands

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

Just Down the Road Yet Worlds Apart

Just Down the Road Yet Worlds Apart

Located just west of Charlotte, Gaston County is a very accessible destination to visit. For breweries reside in Gaston County. Each is only about a ten minute drive, yet they are worlds apart.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Gaston County’s Best Hiking

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Gaston County’s Best Hiking

Two isolated peaks rising abruptly from the otherwise rolling landscape give Gaston County something no other destination in the North Carolina Piedmont has—rocky, challenging hiking trails within sight of a major city skyline.

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.

Gaston Is for Fat Tire Foodies

Gaston Is for Fat Tire Foodies

Food and fat tires are kind of a theme for us, we seek out moderate trails that are close enough to a community so we can break off the path and check out the local cuisine.

Everything Has a Story Table & Market in McAdenville

Everything Has a Story in McAdenville

When we sat down at McAdenville Table & Market with co-owner John Bailey, I started out asking about the deli, the market, the triple counter with fresh meat, seafood and cheeses. The ready to eat meals, sides and nibbes in the refrigerator and the materials used to build this rich, reclaimed restaurant.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Biking in Gaston

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Biking in Gaston

Both mountain bikers and road cyclists will find plenty to love in Gaston County, North Carolina. 

Girls Getaway to Fiddler's Vineyard in Cherryville

Girls Getaway to Fiddler's Vineyard in Gaston County

A girlfriend getaway in Cherryville is heavy on fun and laughter, combined with the wine tasting, the joy of individualized service and personalized attention cannot be overstated at Fiddler's Vineyard.

An Insider's Guide to Crowders Mountain State Park

A Insider's Guide to Crowders Mountain

Located on land once grazed by herds of elk and buffalo roaming the border between the Catawba and Cherokee, Crowders Mountain State Park is a nugget of natural beauty amid the explosive growth of Charlotte and surrounding southeastern region.

SWAC Soccer Makes a Big Tourism Impact

SWAC Soccer Makes a Big Tourism Impact

It’s the world’s number-one sport. It’s what the rest of the world calls football, of course. But we call it soccer. And you might say Gaston County’s economy recently got a big kick out of soccer.

Touching Deep Space at the Planetarium Schiele Museum in Gastonia

Deep Space at Schiele Museum Planetarium

A visit to the Planetarium at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in gastonia will get you close to the stars, moons, planets, asteroids, comets and sun in our solar system with a fascinating featured exhibit: “The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration” - at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia.

Cherryville North Carolina: A Fascinating Southern Town

Cherryville, NC: A Fascinating Southern Town

Cherryville North Carolina is located in the northwest corner of Gaston County, not far from Charlotte and it is steeped in history.

Waterfront Views on The Catawba & Lake Wylie in Gaston County

Waterfront Views on The Catawba & Lake Wylie in Gaston County

Located just southwest Charlotte sits Lake Wylie a beutiful man-made lake that offers opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking and more.