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Fall inspires travel to Gaston County. Here is how you plan your trip!

Crowders Mountain Fall Travel

Fall is the best time to plan a trip to Gaston County as temperatures cool and landscapes come brilliantly alive. Plan your trip today!

Check out our Fall Guide, showcasing the best way to experience Gaston County during your trip this season. Enjoy the outdoors, locate our most scenic views, explore historic downtowns, indulge in our unique dining, and create lasting memories with family and friends at our festivals.

Get outside and explore this Fall

With the help of the Carolina Thread Trail, Gaston County offers more than 25 miles of trails incorporating sidewalks, natural-surface and paved, giving our visitors an excellent opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature.

Our crowning jewel, Crowders Mountain, presents the most spectacular views with a carpet of fall colors, including raw sienna and burnt umber, from the summit of its sheer rock cliffs. Other impressive hikes around the county are Goat Island Park, George Poston Park, Seven Oaks Preserve Trail, Tuckaseege Park, and the South Fork Rail Trail.

Fall Paddling in Gaston County

Fall kayaking

The warm climate in Gaston County means paddling is still enjoyable. Take in fall colors from the banks of the Catawba River and its South Fork. Get on the water by reserving your kayak now!

Farm fun Fall Gaston County

Can’t miss fall festivities

Take advantage of these fall festivities in our Fall Guide.

Wagon rides and pumpkins With fall comes wagon rides, pumpkins, gourds, and more to Lineberger's Farm. Family Fun amps up to include a pumpkin from the patch after a scenic wagon ride around the farm. Fall decor is abundant as we have family-grown corn stalks, decorative corn on the cob, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, and interesting gourds.

Cotton Ginning Days

Exhibitors from all over the southeast will convene in Dallas, North Carolina, in October for the annual 'crank-up' of antique steam and gasoline engines and tractors at Cotton Ginning Days. In addition to the engine show, many activities are planned, including a kid's county fair, heritage arts area, handmade craft vendors, and music.

BBQ Cook-Off and Country Festival A finger-lickin' good time at the BBQ Cook-Off and Country Festival! Join us for two days with mouthwatering barbecue, live country music, and family-friendly activities at Dallas Lavender Lane Farm in Dallas, North Carolina.

Downtown Mount Holly Fall Color

Meet us in our colorful downtowns

Each of our downtowns offers a charm that exudes the festive fall spirit with shopping, dining, and entertainment. Look for our fall-inspired events.

Fall Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail

Sip locally made craft beverages

The Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail features breweries, a rum distillery, and wineries extending beyond the boundaries of Gaston County. Each venue has a unique feel and would make a great addition to our fall events.


Plan Your Fall Adventure Trip to Gaston County Today!

Take advantage of the fall splendor this year by planning your fall trip to Gaston County, NC. Check out our Fall Guide regularly to stay up to date about all our fall events.

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