A long paddle that will take you almost 9 miles down the South Fork River where you will witness both a beautifully protected shoreline and signs of Gaston's past in the textile industry with plenty of places to stop at parks, restaurants, and breweries along the way.
Be sure to check out these must see attractions in Gaston County.
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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.
18th Annual Toys, Games & Trains! at Kings Mountain Museum
November 27 to December 26. This annual exhibit fills the museum with a model train display assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reminiscing about the toys and games of their childhood.
The 2020 race will be virtual only. Register to run 3.1 miles on our course or elsewhere. Runners who register before November 1st will receive this year's ChristmasTown 5K runners shirt. All runners will receive a digital bib they can personalize and print out to use before running. Run your 5K anywhere you are, or on our official course the week of 11/21 to 11/28. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for ways to submit your photos and videos showing off your 5K accomplishment.
Lights is an illuminated walking trail that leads viewers through a series of immersive light installations featuring honeycombs, webs, vines, crystals, and other natural features integrated into the forest. The experience offers a range of approachable, multi-sensory works created by artist Meredith Connelly that are site-specific to the Whitewater Center.
Skate on an ice trail or free skate on 17,000 sq. ft of ice. Located in the Upper Pond of the Whitewater Center, the skating environment features three distinct programming areas and an on-ice Airstream serving hot and cold beverages. Running through February 15th.
Each season the quaint town of McAdenville becomes a Christmas wonderland. Attracting visitors from across the country, more than 375 trees and nearly all the community homes are lit in spectacular fashion. Over 600,000 annual visitors walk along the wreath-lined route through the center of town.
Delight in a stroll through the shimmering lights! Along your journey also enjoy fairy villages, model trains, the Orchid Conservatory, and so much more. Roast a marshmallow, listen to live holiday music, children's activities and more at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.