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
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.
South Fork River Park offers peaceful solitude
Ain't nothing fancy, as my momma used to say, about the South Fork River Park. But you really don't need fancy when you have a well-groomed walking trail through a stately, old-growth forest that leads down to the gently flowing waters of the South Fork River.
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.
Goat Island Park Close to downtown Cramerton
As a newcomer to Gaston County, I continue to be amazed by how outstanding its outdoor recreational facilities are. Poston Park, Rankin Lake Park and the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail were pure delights to visit, as was today's destination - Goat Island Park and Greenway in beautiful downtown Cramerton.
Seven Oaks Preserve Trail
The Seven Oaks Preserve contains 75 acres along the shore of Lake Wylie. It was established in 2011 in a cooperative effort by the Carolina Thread Trail, Stowe Botanical Garden, Seven Oaks Farm, the Catawba Lands Conservancy, and the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund.
Poston Park Perfect for a bike, walk, fish, romp
Looking to get outside this weekend to enjoy some sunshine, fresh air, and an early taste of autumn before Hurricane Irma blows into town? Gaston County's George Poston Park is a perfect destination and one that doesn't require a lot of driving time or gasoline.
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.