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

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.

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. 

So much to do this Christmas season

So much to do this Christmas season

To say that there’s a lot to do in Gaston County this holiday season would be the understatement of the year. There’s always something fun and exciting to do when you “Go Gaston!” And the obvious choice for the start of your holiday fun is surely Christmastown, USA.

Leave the Mall, Shop Small

Leave the Mall, Shop Small

As you begin making and checking off does holiday wish list, you are going to want to be certain to check out the small town shops in Gaston County. Each not only have unique and beautiful products, but their owners are incredibly special, as well.

GO Month: Celebrate Restaurants & Retail Week

GO Month: Retail & Restaurants Week

As we begin this week of GO Month that will highlight many of the local dining and shopping opportunities in Gaston County, I would like to share some compelling information that may surprise you. According to research conducted by Visit North Carolina, visitors to Gaston County generated a $251.7 million spending impact in 2016. That’s a remarkable figure which ranks us 17th among North Carolina’s 100 counties.

“GO” to Gaston County!

“GO” to Gaston County!

The “Gaston Outside” or “GO” marketing campaign is proving to be a runaway success. “Gaston Outside” is the result of nearly two years’ worth of research, input, discussion and feedback, all leveraged to spur local pride as well as business and tourism development.

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