The Gaston County Bucket List

The Gaston County Bucket List

Ready for some adventure in 2017? These events in Gaston County, N.C., will put your body to the test in a spectacular setting.

10 Reasons to Stay in Gaston County on Your Next Charlotte Business Trip

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

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

Romantic Gaston

Romantic Gaston

How to enjoy some outdoor time with your sweetheart in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Cherryville Highlights List of Sites Added to National Historic Register

Cherryville Adds New Historic Sites

The myriad traditions and characteristics that make Cherryville stand apart has never been in question.

A Guide to Climbing and Bouldering near Gaston

A Guide to Climbing and Bouldering near Gaston

Take advantage of the cooler temperatures to enjoy some of the best climbing in North Carolina and the Southeast.

Backpacking Crowders Mountain

Backpacking Crowders Mountain

These camping sites at Crowders Mountain State Park are an excellent way to enjoy the park with amenities you won't normally find in the backcountry.

Fall Outdoor Events in Gaston

Fall Outdoor Events in Gaston

Enjoy the Fall in Gaston with these great outdoor events to test your endurance and enjoy the outdoors.

The Dog Days of Summer in Gaston

The Dog Days of Summer in Gaston

You'll find a huge variety of dog-friendly activities in Gaston County, North Carolina—from trails and dog parks to restaurants and running events.

8 Awesome Outdoor Events in Gaston County This Summer

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.

A Bit of Hope Ranch: How Horses and Nature Are Helping Troubled Kids in Gaston County

A Bit of Hope Ranch: Helping Kids in Gaston

Surrounded by open pastures and shady groves, Gaston County's A Bit of Hope Ranch helps kids in distress with an experiential treatment option in a gorgeous setting.

Crowders Mountain - Climbing

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

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

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.

Fuel for Adventure: The Best Food and Trail Parings in Gaston County

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.