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Gaston County celebrates NC Year of the Trail with our greenways and blueways that showcase our diverse landscapes – mountain vistas, quiet rivers, and urban greenways, in the rolling hills of the Piedmont. Get outside and explore.
Year of the Trail in Gaston County
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!
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 whitewater river.
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.
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