The Best Hikes in Gaston
A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.
Spring Events in Gaston
Blooming cherry trees mean spring is here and it’s time to plan a Gaston County trip. John Flannery
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
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.