Spurring youth interest in science goal of Crowders program

Spurring youth interest in science goal of Crowders program

A new state program aimed at getting youngsters interested in science and scientific careers will debut at Crowders Mountain State Park on July 11.

8 Family Adventures to Enjoy in Gaston County this Summer

8 Family Adventures to Enjoy in Gaston County this Summer

This summer, take a family camping trip to Crowders Mountain, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views.

Rivermen Brewing Company

Rivermen Brewing Company

Our story started out on the creeks and rivers of the southeast. The four original partners of Rivermen Brewing Company met on various paddling trips and adventures, lots of beer was enjoyed and friendships formed. We all share a love of paddling, outdoor adventures and beer. 

6 Outdoor Music Events in Gaston County to Check Out this Summer

6 Outdoor Music Events in Gaston County to Check Out this Summer

ou really know that summer’s arrived when you’re spreading out your picnic blanket on the town green for an evening of frisbee-tossing, sunset watching, and stargazing all to the relaxing sounds of live music.

Your Guide to USNWC Outdoor Clinics and Certifications

Your Guide to USNWC Outdoor Clinics and Certifications

Take advantage of all the learning opportunities available at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.Steve Huff Media

6 Weekend Adventures for the Whole Family in Gaston County

6 Weekend Adventures for the Whole Family in Gaston County

Located just west of Charlotte, Gaston County offers families plenty of options for a weekend getaway. Here are six of the best adventures for families to enjoy.

5 Must-Stop Spots along the Catawba River Blueway

5 Must-Stop Spots along the Catawba River Blueway

The Catawba River, starting just below Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina and flowing to the border of South Carolina, is one of the state's most scenic padding destinations. Here's how to make a most of this memorable trip.

5 Must-Stop Spots along the South Fork River Blueway

5 Must-Stop Spots along the South Fork River Blueway

While not as well known and heavily traveled as the Catawba River, the South Fork River is an under-the-radar destination in North Carolina that you’ll want to explore.

The Fascinating Story Behind Mountain Island Educational State Forest

The Fascinating Story Behind Mountain Island Educational State Forest

The 2,000-acre tract along 12 miles of Mountain Island Lake on the eastern edge of Gaston County has been a work in progress for 20 years. It's now ready showcase the benefits of forest management in action.

How to Ride the Poston Pump Track

How to Ride the Poston Pump Track

Located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in Gaston County, the Poston Pump Track is a game-changer for Carolina cyclists. Here’s everything you need to know about the unique bike park—and how to maximize your next trip to this new venue.

Onward and upward for Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia

Onward and upward for Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia

With the recent opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia, Gaston County’s hospitality industry grows to a total of 19 hotels, with a combined 1,471 guestrooms. 

Still Shining Bright

Still Shining Bright

For more than 60 years, McAdenville's Christmas lights display has been a must-see during December.

Get Creative

Get Creative

Act on your inspirations at any of a number of local make your own art studios. 

Fast Tubing Runs, And You Don’t Have To Wet Your Pants

Fast Tubing Runs, And You Don’t Have To Wet Your Pants

No more long road trips to drive up to the mountain for tubing with your friends or family - it is happening in Gaston County. Crowders Ridge outside Gastonia is your destination.

Thoughtful Gift Giving In Gaston

Thoughtful Gift Giving In Gaston

If you are the kind of person who makes an extra effort to find just the right gift for your family and friends that are on the nice list, consider getting out of town and going to Gaston.