Kayaks. Paddleboards. Mountain bikes. Hiking shoes. You have the gear, we have the places to use it.
Now is the time to get outdoors in Gaston County
and discover a North Carolina recreation wonderland.
HIKE BIKE PADDLE
Hiking shoes, mountain bikes, and paddle boats.
Get outdoors and become one with nature.
HIKE, BIKE and PADDLE Gaston County, NC.
A recreational wonderland!
With the help of the Carolina Thread Trail, Gaston County offers more than 25 miles of trails incorporating sidewalks, natural-surface and paved trails, giving our visitors a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature.
A WORLD OF PLAY
Play outside. The recreational activities in Gaston County are abundant.
High-energy rapids are also available for those who like to challenge themselves on
class II-IV whitewater. At the Whitewater Center a professional guide will show you the way to lead
your raft down the world’s largest man-made, recirculating
SEE THE WORLD FROM UP HIGH
There are two attractions in the County where one can climb to view the World up high,
Crowders Mountain, and Whitewater Center, one of the largest outdoor climbing facilities in the region, offers rope routes, bouldering, a 46-foot tall spire for sport and top rope climbing as well as several ziplines and a canopy tour.
SLEEP UNDER THE STARS
A great way to conclude an outdoor adventure in Gaston County is to sleep under the stars by camping at either Crowders Mountain State Park or Kings Mountain State Park.
A DAY AT THE PARK
With over 80 parks within the County, enjoyment of the outdoors is easily obtained anywhere your adventure might lead.