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In Gaston County, North Carolina



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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Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

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

Rocky Branch Park

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

Belmont Abbey

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

Belmont Historical Society

Millican Pictorial History Museum

History museum in Belmont.

Stowe Park

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

Belmont Abbey Athletics

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ Garden for all seasons.

Riverside Marina

Many amenities for your outdoor sporting eventalong the Catawba River.

Anchored Soul

Anchored Soul is a Stand Up Paddle Boarding Company in Belmont, NC, offerin Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Paddle Boarding Private Lessons, SUP Lessons, and SUP Rentals.

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.

Davis Park

Wooded area with a playground, baseball & soccer fields, picnic tables & public restrooms.


Belmont Race

Holidays at the Garden


Delight in a stroll through the shimmering lights! Along your journey also enjoy fairy villages, model trains, the Orchid Conservatory, and so much more. Roast a marshmallow, listen to live holiday music, children's activities and more at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.



Homecoming at Belmont Abbey features a Welcome Back Reception, a women’s volleyball game, The President’s Breakfast, men’s & women’s soccer games, field events, A Homecoming Court and The Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner.



The Belmont Juneteenth Celebration is a FREE cultural festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more. Join us at Stowe Park, located in Historic Downtown Belmont. The celebration will include music throughout the day, and a finale concert. Music, art, and culture are the key elements of the festival theme.

Belmont Blooms


A month-long citywide celebration of blossoming bulbs, art, community and culture. Beginning with a parade, Belmont Blooms will also include many other elements.

Art & Orchids


The Art & Orchids is a yearly event held at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden where visitors can not only view beautiful orchids from the conservatory but also see an incredible art display as well. Each year the art display changes making it worth revisiting year in and year out.


Belmont Brewing Co

Belmont Brewing Co. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nellie's 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.


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.

620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll Free: 1-800-849-9994

Visitors Center is closed
until further notice.

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