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GASTON COUNTY, NC

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Make the most out of these outdoor experiences.

HIKE

Great places
to have a picnic
Learn how
to
Climb

Hike the Carolina Thread Trail

Great places to bike

The US National Whitewater Center the world's premier outdoor facility features whitewater rafting, biking, zip lines, live music, craft brews, and more
Ride the
Pump Track

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11 Mill Blueway South Fork Trail

11 Mill Blueway South Fork Trail

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.

Riverside Marina

Riverside Marina

Many amenities for your outdoor sporting eventalong the Catawba River.

1500 River Drive

Belmont

Aaron Moss Park

Aaron Moss Park

Located on Park Drive, includes athletic fields, tennis courts, and a picnic area.

604 N Pink St

Cherryville

Dallas Park

Dallas Park

This 100-acre park provides a broad assortment of facilities A heritage village showcases local farm life in the 1890s.

1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.

Dallas

Harper Park

Harper Park

Kids delight in the splash pad and playground. Walk along a paved track or down the nature trail and more.

301 Blacksnake Rd.

Stanley

Mountain Island Park

Mountain Island Park

This park features river access, a 1.6-mile walking trail part of the Carolina Thread Trail and afishing pier.

400 Mountain Island Rd.

Mount Holly

Tuckaseege Park

Tuckaseege Park

Visitors make use of the playground, dog park, walking trail and skate park and much more.

165 Broome St.

Mount Holly

Anchored Soul

Anchored Soul

Anchored Soul offers stand up paddle boarding rentals and lessons for individuals and groups.

On the Water

Belmont

Ferguson Park

Ferguson Park

Ferguson Park’s softball complex is ideal for tournament play with four lighted fields.

109 W. Second Ave.

Gastonia

Rankin Lake Park

Rankin Lake Park

The 80-acre lake, complete with fishing pier and boat dock. Canoes, kayaks, johnboats and pedal boats are available to rent.

1750 Rankin Lake Rd.

Gastonia

US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center

Dedicated to promoting the active, outdoor lifestyle including concerts, races and other events.

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Charlotte

Crowders Mountain State Park

Crowders Mountain State Park

A visit to Crowders Mountain might include hiking more than 20 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, backcountry camping, picnicking and fishing.

522 Park Office Ln.

Kings Mountain

Goat Island Park

Goat Island Park

Goat Island Park, in the middle of the South Fork River, is a popular stop for paddlers.

141 8th Ave.

Cramerton

READ ABOUT OUR OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

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.

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620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

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