“GO” to Gaston County!

“GO” to Gaston County!

The “Gaston Outside” or “GO” marketing campaign is proving to be a runaway success. “Gaston Outside” is the result of nearly two years’ worth of research, input, discussion and feedback, all leveraged to spur local pride as well as business and tourism development.

Gaston County Looks to Boost Bike Use

Gaston County Looks to Boost Bike Use

Bicycle use in our area has increased by leaps and bounds lately and a new program being promoted by Gaston Travel and Tourism hopes to expand two-wheel riding even more through Zagster.

The Best Hikes in Gaston

The Best Hikes in Gaston

A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Just west of Charlotte, N.C., Gaston County has become a major cycling destination where both roadies and mountain bikers can find incredible rides.

On the Water in Gaston County

On the Water in Gaston County

Gaston County features paddling options for everyone from a first-timer to an expert. Ann Gibson

9 Gaston County Destinations to Fuel Your Outdoor Adventures

9 Gaston County Destinations to Fuel Your Outdoor Adventures

If your plans include an evening by the campfire, you’ll want to make a stop at North Carolina’s oldest rum distillery, Muddy River. Muddy River Distillery

Major Events and Renovations at the Schiele

Major Events and Renovations at the Schiele

The Schiele Museum of Natural History has major events coming, and it’s undergoing big renovations.

Spring Events in Gaston

Spring Events in Gaston

Blooming cherry trees mean spring is here and it’s time to plan a Gaston County trip. John Flannery

The Gaston County Bucket List

The Gaston County Bucket List

Ready for some adventure in 2017? These events in Gaston County, N.C., will put your body to the test in a spectacular setting.

10 Reasons to Stay in Gaston County on Your Next Charlotte Business Trip

10 Reasons to Stay in Gaston on Business

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is filled with events year round and is one of the top spots in the southeast for whitewater paddling and climbing. Photo courtesy of USNWC

Crappie Fishing in Lake Wylie

Crappie Fishing in Lake Wylie

According to local legend the fish camp received its name in the 1930's from a camp by the Lake Wylie, on the border between North and South Carolina, is known for its healthy population of crappie. Madhan Karthikeyan

Art and orchids come together at Stowe Garden

Art and Orchids at Stowe Garden

This winter, art and orchids will come together at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont. The “Art and Orchids: Victorian Botanicals” exhibit will run Feb. 3-March 19. 

Romantic Gaston

Romantic Gaston

How to enjoy some outdoor time with your sweetheart in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Cherryville Highlights List of Sites Added to National Historic Register

Cherryville Adds New Historic Sites

The myriad traditions and characteristics that make Cherryville stand apart has never been in question.

A Guide to Climbing and Bouldering near Gaston

A Guide to Climbing and Bouldering near Gaston

Take advantage of the cooler temperatures to enjoy some of the best climbing in North Carolina and the Southeast.