From textiles to trails: A river’s changing path to prosperity

From textiles to trails: A river’s changing path to prosperity

Paddling the South Fork River Blueway From Spencer Mountain to Goat Island

Paddling the South Fork River Blueway From Spencer Mountain to Goat Island

If you’re looking for a challenging, unique adventure in Gaston County, paddling the South Fork River Blueway from Spencer Mountain to Goat Island Park is one of the best.

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Trip to the Poston Park Pump Track

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Trip to the Poston Park Pump Track

There’s a new spot to hang out with friends and family in Gaston County, with just the right mix of outdoors, exercise, and a dash of adventure. If you haven’t tried out the George Poston Park Pump Track by now, it’s time to get on your bike and ride.

8 Dog-Friendly Adventures in Gaston County

8 Dog-Friendly Adventures in Gaston County

From shady dog parks to dog-friendly brewpubs and restaurant patios, Gaston County parks and businesses welcome dogs and their owners with open arms, free treats, and dog bowls filled with fresh, cool water. Here are eight adventures to have with your dog.

Your New Favorite Escape: Kings Mountain—based Winery

Your New Favorite Escape: Kings Mountain—based Winery

Veronét Vineyards & Winery is pleased to announce that it is finalizing completion on its Estate vineyards & winery property with plans to open late summer 2019.

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.

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