A county as diverse as Gaston offers an array of trip options. The most notable involve outdoor adventure like paddling, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and exploring. Crowders Mountain State Park features two peaks that pop up from the Carolina Piedmont with miles of trails and extreme options like bouldering and rock climbing.
For the less adventurous, additional activities include cultural and heritage tours, museums and world-class botanical gardens. North Carolina craft beverages, including wine, beer and whiskey, are showcased on the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail. Foodies enjoy visiting our long-standing fish camps and barbecue joints, as well as more upscale New South restaurants. Each December is Christmas Month in Gaston County with more than a dozen unique holiday experiences.