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.
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