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A visit to Gaston County, North Carolina offers gorgeous landscapes, charming towns, abundant parks, plentiful trails and easy river access. These qualities define Gaston County and make it a prime location for outdoor activities and recreation.

Each one of our 13 communities provides numerous opportunities to explore. From Belmont to Bessemer City and from Cherryville to Cramerton, each town offers a unique atmosphere for you to indulge in dining, craft beverages, shopping or art & culture and history & heritage along with sports, entertainment and special events.

Whether you hike, bike, paddle or climb, the natural spaces in Gaston County don’t disappoint. While most people are familiar with Crowders Mountain and its amazing views from two towering peaks, there are many other iconic sites to see in and around our county. Rankin Lake Park, South Fork River, Catawba River, Poston Park, Rocky Branch Park, the and the Whitewater Center are all available for the public to access throughout the year. Miles of river waters and densely forested single tracks beckon those who seek quiet solitude or the thrill of an adrenaline rush.

Gaston County is rapidly becoming the North Carolina Piedmont’s premier outdoor recreation destination. We invite you to come experience it for yourself and to unwind, unplug and to connect with our local hospitality industry partners.

Our accommodations are conveniently located close to major highways and include national brands, historic boutiques, bed & breakfasts and Airbnbs.  Whether you are traveling in a large group, a family, or all by yourself, you will find our lodgings to be well appointed with all the amenities you may need for a short or long stay.


Fairfield Inn in Gaston County
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