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In Gaston County

Bridge at High Shoals

As you head out of the county going north along 321 is High Shoals. Visitors enjoy taking pictures of the old truss bridge as well as launching paddle boats to explore the ruins of the iron works.

400 S Lincoln St.

High Shoals

Kings Mountain Country Club

Quality golf, beautiful views and friendly service and one of the top golf experiences in the area.

109 Country Club Rd

Kings Mountain

Legacy Park

163 Main St

McAdenville

Lineberger Park

Gastonia’s first park provides both passive and active recreation opportunities on 18.5 acres.

632 E. Garrison Blvd.

Gastonia

Martha Rivers Park

Children head straight for “the castle” playground. The wooden structure houses a fort, a ship, a race car, slides and swings.

1515 Neal Hawkins Rd,

Gastonia

Mount Holly Farmers Market

Strives to provide the surrounding community with fresh food, grown locally with sustainable practices.

226 S Main St

Mount Holly

Patriots Park

Sprayground and park in downtown Kings Mountain.

220 S Railroad Ave

Kings Mountain

Rankin Lake Park

The 80-acre lake, complete with fishing pier and boat dock. Canoes, kayaks, johnboats and pedal boats are available to rent.

1750 Rankin Lake Rd.

Gastonia

Riverside Marina

Many amenities for your outdoor sporting eventalong the Catawba River.

1500 River Drive

Belmont

Rocky Branch Park

The centerpiece of the 40-acre park is a hand-built single-track mountain biking trail for intermediate and advanced bikers.

103 Sacco St.

Belmont

Stowe Dairy Farms

Grass-fed beef, free-range eggs and sorghum molasses syrup. Agricultural events and educational programming are available.

169 Stowe Dairy Rd

Gastonia

The Cherryville Historical Museum

The Cherryville Historical Museume exhibits follow the history of Cherryville from the early 1800’sto today.

109 E Main St

Cherryville

Tuckaseege Park

Visitors make use of the playground, dog park, walking trail and skate park and much more.

165 Broome St.

Mount Holly

Adventure Landing

Adventure Landing in Gastonia offers miniature golf, arcade and batting cages.

2600 East Franklin Blvd.

Gastonia

American Military Museum

An extensive collection of authentic U.S. military and related memorabilia l in downtown Gastonia.

109 W 2nd Ave

Gastonia

Belmont Abbey

is a private Catholic liberal-arts college located in Belmont, North Carolina.

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.

Belmont

Belmont Historical Society

Housed in a historical home. On site kitchen located behind the house, a victory garden and mill house.

40 E Catawba Ave.

Belmont

Kates Skating Rink

Skating for the whole famiy.

1151 Skating Rink Drive

Lowell

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

At the Kings Mountain Historical Museum visitors can learn about the history of the area.

100 E Mountain St

Kings Mountain

Lewis Farm

This farm offers people a chance to reconnect with the past through showcasing farming practices from the 1930's and 1940's.

Ranlo

Loray Mill

300 S. Firestone St.

Gastonia

Millican Pictorial History Museum

History museum in Belmont.

35 E Catawba St

Belmont

Mount Holly Municipal Complex

400 E. Central Ave.

Mount Holly

Phillips Center & Park

2031 Echo Ln

Gastonia

Ranlo Park

1624 Spencer Mountain Rd

Gastonia

Riverside Park

This park in Cramerton offers 300 feet of South Fork River frontage with river access, a 1-mile paved walking path and a fishing pier.

75 Riverside Dr.

Cramerton

Sims Legion Park

Home to the Gastonia Grizzlies baseball team this facility makes a great location for your next event.

1001 N. Marietta St.

Gastonia

Stowe Park

Located in the heart of downtown Belmont with access to the Carolina Thread Trail.

24 S. Main St.

Belmont

The Mountain Island Educational State Forest

North Carolina's system of Educational State Forests has been developed for use as a living outdoor class room.

528 Killian Rd.

Stanley

US National Whitewater Center

Dedicated to promoting the active, outdoor lifestyle including concerts, races and other events.

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Charlotte

African American Museum of History & Culture

Found in the Loray Mill is the African American Museum of History Culture.

300 Firestone St

Gastonia

Anchored Soul

Anchored Soul offers stand up paddle boarding rentals and lessons for individuals and groups.

On the Water

Belmont

Belmont Abbey Athletics

Come see The Abbey Crusaders play in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College.

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.

Belmont

Bessemer City Park & Pool

Take a dip in the pool at Bessemer City Park or just splash around in the water park. Stay cool under a wooded tree canopy on a trail built for hiking or mountain biking. Shoot hoops or act like a kid on the playground. This park is loads of fun.

220 S. 14th St.

Bessemer City

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Access the Catawba River via canoe, kayak or boat from this 10-acre riverfront park.

1400 Catawba Street

Belmont

Kings Mountain State Park

4611 Linwood Rd

Kings Mountain

Lineberger Maple Springs Farm

Family-friendly experiences through spring, summer and fall.

906 Dallas-Stanley Hwy.

Dallas

M.O. Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center at Gaston Christian

1625 Lowell Bethesda Rd.

Gastonia

Monkey Joe’s

Indoor play center for kids.

3924 E Franklin Blvd

Gastonia

Mountain Island Park

This park features river access, a 1.6-mile walking trail part of the Carolina Thread Trail and afishing pier.

400 Mountain Island Rd.

Mount Holly

R.J. Rednour Farms

This farm is open to the public the first Saturday of every month. Visitors may hand feed the animals and guided horseback rides are available.

125 Horton Rd

Gastonia

River Street Park

330 N River St

Mount Holly

Robinson Catfish Lake

Robinson Catfish Lake is a small lake stocked with fish including catfish where family and friends meet all trying to make a big catch.

5129 Dallas High Shoals Hwy

High Shoals

South Fork River Park

This 44-acre park has 800 feet of river frontage, equipped with a kayak launch and a1-mile paved walking trail.

4185 Mountain View St.

Gastonia

Tailrace Marina

Tailrace Marina is located on the Catawba River in Mount Holly with restaurant onsite.

Mount Holly

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Experience galleries with vivid natural history exhibits, a Catawba Indian Village and an 18th Century Farm and planetarium.

1500 E. Garrison Blvd.

Gastonia

Veronét Vineyards & Winery

1549 Ike Brooks Dr.

Kings Mountain

Alfred C. Kessell Center

Housed in the renovated Loray Mill is the Alfred C. Kessell Center.

300 S Firestone St

Gastonia

Awaken Gallery

Awaken Gallery, located in Mount Holly, displays art by local artists with a mission to create conversation.

107 W Central Avenue

Mount Holly

Belmont Abbey College Arts

A Tradition of the Arts. From the earliest days at Belmont Abbey College, with the founding of the Abbey Players theatrical company.

100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.

Belmont

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