Updated: Mar 8, 2021
What to Do on the Water
With everything from mirror-like flatwater to Class III rapids, Gaston County, N.C., features a place to paddle for everyone from novice to expert. Spring has arrived and summer’s not far behind, so stock your dry bag, strap down the kayaks and SUP boards, and head to the launch for a day on the water. Here are some of our favorite destinations.
Come by and see why Harbortowne Marina is considered the best value on Lake Wylie!
From our fully stocked ship's store to the convenience of our onsite boat ramp, Harbortowne Marina offers boaters the best in service and amenities in the Charlotte area. With over 150 boats slips of all shapes and sizes, we can accommodate any boat. If you want more than just boat storage, come see us today.
Where to Stay with Waterfront Views
There are many places to stay in Gaston County, so why not stay on the water? The Villa at Water’s Edge offers a luxurious home away from home in Belmont, North Carolina, right outside of Charlotte. It sits on Lake Wylie, providing magnificent views of the water through large windows and a picturesque veranda. The villa is conveniently located close to many great dining options, shopping malls and local entertainment such as the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Nascar-Lowes Motor Speedway, Carowinds Theme Park and the Mint Museum. The villa is separated into two wings. On one side, the Ambassador Room carries an ornate Asian influence, with a massage shower, soaking tub and media room. The Royal Monarch, in contrast, has a royal Italian flare, complete with a chaise lounge, fireplace and veranda. There’s also a rainfall shower turret and luxurious soaking tub for a private spa experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a simple night of luxury, make sure to visit the Villa.
Eat with a Water Front View
J Peters Grill & Bar is has now opened their 10th restaurant in a prime waterfront location. Their new restaurant on Lake Wylie features an exterior deck with beautiful views of Lake Wylie and the Catawba River, the restaurant sits directly on the water with an indoor/outdoor bar, outdoor seating, and easy accessibility for both onsite and boat tie-up parking. J Peter’s is an exciting addition to Mt. Holly and the restaurant selections available to boaters on Lake Wylie. Their menu is truly something to get excited about, as it offers a wide range of options with starters, entrees and desserts such as BBQ Chicken Nachos, the House Burger, the Blackened Ahi Tuna Sandwich, an 8 oz. Filet Mignon, large entrée salads, their famous Honey-Butter Croissants, mouth watering desserts, and much more!