Sytz Trail System great addition to Warlick Y

Sytz Trail System Great Addition to Warlick Y

The Sytz Trail System in the woods just to the east of the The Warlick Family YMCA and lake.

Gaston County outdoor spaces, indoor culinary

Gaston County Outdoor Spaces, Indoor Culinary

Gaston County has more than its share of outdoor activities while The towns serve up farm fresh and locally grown and owned food.

Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill serves up good times

Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill serves up good times

Life is good!” That’s how local restaurateur Mike Croft of Kings Mountain puts it. Croft, 51, is the owner-operator of the Whiskey Mill Bar and Grill in his hometown of Bessemer City.

Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway a Gastonia Showplace

Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway a Gastonia showplace

If you're looking for a trail marked by punishing hills sure to help get you in shape for that push up Kilimanjaro, the Avon/Catawba Creek Greenway is probably not for you. It's flat.

Hike Through History South Fork Trail, McAdenville

Hike Through History South Fork Trail, McAdenville

The South Fork Trail is a quick 2 mile hike along the river that feels completely out of place. As you move away from the roar of I-85, the sound of traffic is replaced with the melody of rushing water. 

Bessemer Mucho

Bessemer Mucho

Business is a family affair at this much-loved, time-honored establishment. You might even say that going there is “habit-forming,” but in a good way. It’s Central Drug in Bessemer City.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Running Scene in Gaston County

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Running Scene in Gaston County

Gaston County is filled with running events all year long, as well as miles of scenic trails to trail on.

An Insider's Guide to the US National Whitewater Center

An Insider's Guide to the US National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center has become a regional destination for whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, and trail running

A Quick Guide to the Local Food & Drink Scene in Gaston County

Local Food & Drink Scene in Gaston County

Gaston County, North Carolina, may be known as an outdoor destination, but you’ll also find a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries to help fuel your adventure.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Paddling in Gaston County

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Paddling in Gaston County

Gaston County in North Carolina has excellent paddling options for all ages and abilities.

Gaston Is for Fat Tire Foodies

Gaston Is for Fat Tire Foodies

Food and fat tires are kind of a theme for us, we seek out moderate trails that are close enough to a community so we can break off the path and check out the local cuisine.

Just Down the Road Yet Worlds Apart

Just Down the Road Yet Worlds Apart

Located just west of Charlotte, Gaston County is a very accessible destination to visit. For breweries reside in Gaston County. Each is only about a ten minute drive, yet they are worlds apart.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Gaston County’s Best Hiking

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Gaston County’s Best Hiking

Two isolated peaks rising abruptly from the otherwise rolling landscape give Gaston County something no other destination in the North Carolina Piedmont has—rocky, challenging hiking trails within sight of a major city skyline.

Everything Has a Story Table & Market in McAdenville

Everything Has a Story in McAdenville

When we sat down at McAdenville Table & Market with co-owner John Bailey, I started out asking about the deli, the market, the triple counter with fresh meat, seafood and cheeses. The ready to eat meals, sides and nibbes in the refrigerator and the materials used to build this rich, reclaimed restaurant.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Biking in Gaston

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Biking in Gaston

Both mountain bikers and road cyclists will find plenty to love in Gaston County, North Carolina.