Tony's Ice Cream A Gaston County Tradition
What began in the 1920's as a push cart business, owned and operated by Carmine Coletta, has stood the test of time and remains one of the landmarks of Gaston County. In search of a better life for his family, Carmine came to America in 1911 from Glasgow, Scotland. He made and sold ice cream from carts and horse-drawn wagons. One of the wagon's has been restored and is located in the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas.
Fish Camps A Gaston County Tradition
According to local legend the fish camp received its name in the 1930's from a camp by the name of "Cocker's" located at Seven Oaks Bridge. Apparently the cooks drew water from the river for coffee and cooked fish campstyle in big kettles over an open flame on sawdust covered dirt floors. The atmosphere was so much like a camp that they called it the fish camp. The name stuck!
Gaston's Got It All!
Come explore the many exciting attractions that Gaston County has to offer! Our top must see attractions include Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Crowder’s Mountain State Park, the Schiele Museum of Natural History, Christmas Town USA in McAdenville and U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Thursday night River Jam series at US National Whitewater Center
For those looking to escape daily routine, live music shows and outdoor festivities create a unique atmosphere of relaxation and fun. Join us for the Thursday night River Jam series, there is always something exciting going on at the USNWC.