Getting Here

Visitors to Gaston County in North Carolina will find the town of Belmont located just south of I-85 at exit 27 . The downtown is located just off of the Catawba River and is the closest town in the county to Charlotte, NC.

Things to Do

The City of Belmont is a small yet growing town located west of Charlotte, North Carolina in Gaston County. Visitors to this town will find lots of things to do. People enjoy strolling down our historical streets, shopping and grabbing a bite to eat at one of our many fine restaurants, or joining us for one our festivals downtown.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
At the top of the list of things to do in Belmont, NC is a visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Located on 380 acres along the banks of Lake Wylie the Garden offers spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, a garden store and nature trails.


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Estias Kouzina

Estia’s Kouzina is an upscale casual Greek Mediterranean Restaurant. The restaurant is named after Estia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home. “Kouzina” is Greek for “kitchen”. Greek-influenced, healthy, tasty, and unique!

The Villa at Waters Edge Vacation Rental

Lakeside Villa located on a secluded cove only 15 minutes from Charlotte North Carolina. Very well appointed with panoramic views of the lake, fireplace, six foot soaking tub, and an exquisite master suite and guest suite.The Villa is for up to four people only.

Hampton by Hilton Belmont

Walking distance from Belmont Abbey College the Hampton Inn in Belmont is 1,388 sq. ft. With a room setup of 660 sq. ft., 3 meeting rooms and holds 85 guests.

Cityworks Building

The CityWorks Building is home to The Public Works Department in Belmont, NC.

The Bottle Tree

The Bottle Tree serves up globally inspired dishes made with seasonal Southern ingredients, along with craft cocktails, craft beer, and a world-class wine list. We’re excited to be located among some of the state’s best restaurants in Belmont, NC.

Old Stone Steakhouse

Grab a bite in the refurbished police station in Belmont, Old Stone Steakhouse then have a whiskey and a smoke in the historic jail located out back.

Primal Brewery

Primal means essential or fundamental to life. To us, that’s beer! Brewing beer for all tastes and style preferences for our community since 2013.

Muddy River Distillery

At Muddy River Distillery, we make the best rum you’ve ever tasted by using premium ingredients, handcrafted recipes, and custom-built stills.


Heirloom is a farm-to-fork fine dining restaurant located in Belmont, North Carolina. With a mission to be "locally sourced & globally inspired" our creative culinary team uses their extensive training and travels to create a menu highlighting the seasonality of local farms and the produce provided to us by this amazing region.

Belmont Rowing Center

Check out the Belmont Rowing Center for a fun workout on the water. The Center provides affordable and accessible recreational and competitive rowing programs for youth and adults.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Hotel guests can expect the highest quality service from an experienced staff while they stay in Belmont, North Carolina.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

Our brand new, state of the art property is conveniently located right off of Interstate 85! You can feel right at home with the small town feel of Belmont, but still enjoy the fast pace of the big city, just minutes from our front door!

Belmont Bungalow
Vacation Home Rental

Gaston College Kimbrell Campus

Gaston College is located in Dallas, NC with rental space available at Kimbrell Campus, located in Belmont, NC.

The String Bean

Daily specials offered in addition to its normal lunch and dinner menu items, all consistent with our brand of casual southern fare.


Built in 1915, STATION is housed in Belmont's original Piedmont and Northern railway depot. A warm and inviting atmosphere with craft beer, tasty food, great company and much, much more.

The Jailhouse Spirits and Lounge

Welcome to The Jailhouse, a unique bar and cigar lounge experience within the cells of downtown Belmont, NC's former jail.

Sammys Neighborhood Pub

Down-to-earth hangout with casual American fare such as burgers, plus draft brews & TVs for sports.

Belmont Parks and Recreation

Valhalla Axe Throwing

Valhalla Axe Throwing Company located in North Belmont.
Open 7 Days A Week

Moonshine Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Stylish space and flexibility in Belmont. Find Home2 Suite off I-85, five minutes from Belmont Abbey College. CLT Airport is six miles away.

Camelot Meadows

A spectacular indoor/outdoor North Carolina event venue. Are you searching for a unique indoor/outdoor space? We have it!

Nellies Southern Kitchen

Nellie's Southern Kitchen in Belmont, established by the Jonas Brothers’ family serves southern style bites and they also offer a rooftop bar.

Estias Kouzina

Estia’s Kouzina is an upscale casual Greek Mediterranean Restaurant. The restaurant is named after Estia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home. “Kouzina” is Greek for “kitchen”. Greek-influenced, healthy, tasty, and unique!

Belmont Brewhouse

Belmont Brewhouse located in Belmont, North Carolina is located close to the Catawba River. Considered a nano brewery this establishment serves a selection of ales, pilsners, IPAs and stouts. The brewers enjoys experimenting as can be seen in their Chocolate Cake Stout which incorporates actual chocolate cake.

South Fork Beer Project

South Fork Brew Project is our boutique brewery imprint. Producing beer year round in 1 barrel batches, the goal is to constantly innovate, but occasionally go back to favorites, and tweak them to perceived perfection.

Jekyll and Hyde Taphouse and Grill

Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse & Grill is a steampunk gastropub and brewery where you will find a large selection of freshly brewed beers, wine for any palate and our signature craft cocktails.

Morningstar Marina

Morningstar Marina is a top-tier marina on Lake Wylie featuring concierge service, wet & dry storage, an onsite restaurant, and so much more.

Suns Up Scuba

Sun's Up Scuba provides day rentals* of kayaks and paddle boards. These rentals include complimentary transportation to/from the R. Y. McAden South Fork River Access.


Seven Oaks Preserve Trail

Natural Surface


2.6 Miles One Way

This trail meanders along the shoreline and connects to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Belmont to Cramerton Sidewalk Connector



1.3 Miles

Starts at Stowe Park in Belmont and connects almost to Cramerton.