McAdenville Ready to Shine

McAdenville Ready to Shine

The little town on the South Fork River is preparing for its annual transformation.

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.

Gaston County Museum of Art and History

Gaston County Museum of Art and History

The Gaston County Museum of Art and History is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the county.

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.

Where to Go (and What to Do) with Your Kids in Gaston County

Where to Go with Your Kids Gaston County

School’s out for the summer! A rally cry for kids everywhere, a warning for parents. What to do when days get longer and the words “I’m bored” reverberate off every wall? Here’s a list of activities around Gaston County guaranteed to burn off the biggest store of kid energy and maybe even help them learn a few things at the same time.

U.S. National Whitewater Center Has Big Plans for Its 10th Year

USNWC: Big Plans for its 10th Year

In August, the U.S. National Whitewater Center turns 10 years old. This season, Charlotte’s crown jewel of the outdoor community is hitting a tremendous pre-teen growth spurt. Adding both acreage—the center has nearly doubled in size over the last 1.5 years—and experiences, it can be difficult to keep up with everything that’s new here.

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

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

Tight, twisty single track, areas of rock and root, and some elevation that makes good use the local topography. The trails at George Poston offer lots of opportunity to practice technical skills in a series of scenic loops.

George Poston Park - Mountain Biking

George Poston Park - Mountain Biking

Tight, twisty single track, areas of rock and root, and some elevation that makes good use the local topography. The trails at George Poston offer lots of opportunity to practice technical skills in a series of scenic loops.

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