GET OUTDOORS

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!

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HIKE

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.

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BIKE

With options for athletes, weekend warriors, families with kids, and everyone in between, Gaston County has a ride for you.

PADDLE

Every day is a good day to be on the water if you are in Gaston County as the scenic views, public access areas and boat rental options abound.

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A WORLD OF PLAY

Play outside. The recreational activities in Gaston County are abundant.

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THRILL SEEKERS

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.

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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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A DAY AT THE PARK

With over 80 parks within the County, enjoyment of the outdoors is easily obtained anywhere your adventure might lead.

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PLAYGROUNDS
& SPRAYGROUNDS

While most of our parks offer playgrounds, the one you absolutely must see is at Goat Island Park in Cramerton. If you need to cool off check out the spraygrounds at Harper Park,

Lineberger Park or Ranlo Park.

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TEE UP TO
ROLLING FAIRWAYS

Beckoning you with beautiful rolling fairways and incredibly scenic views, our courses offer

mountain like terrain and will challenge golfers of all levels.

DISCOVER GASTON

  IT'S TIME TO #GOGASTONNC  

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VISITORS GUIDE

Get your FREE Gaston County Visitors Guide and start planning your vacation today!A printed version of our FREE visitor guide can be sent by mail. Simply fill out and submit the form below.
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