South Fork Trail reveals beauty of river

South Fork Trail Reveals Beauty of River

I was ready to write off the South Fork Trail as a waste of my time but by the time I had completed the two-mile northward hike , I had fallen in love with the trail and could highly recommend it to anyone.

Goat Island Park just a stroll away from downtown Cramerton

Goat Island Park Close to downtown Cramerton

As a newcomer to Gaston County, I continue to be amazed by how outstanding its outdoor recreational facilities are. Poston Park, Rankin Lake Park and the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail were pure delights to visit, as was today's destination - Goat Island Park and Greenway in beautiful downtown Cramerton.

GO Gaston! Trail offers reasons to take it slow

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail

The Seven Oaks Preserve contains 75 acres along the shore of Lake Wylie. It was established in 2011 in a cooperative effort by the Carolina Thread Trail, Stowe Botanical Garden, Seven Oaks Farm, the Catawba Lands Conservancy, and the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund.

Rankin Lake a Shimmering Jewel in west Gastonia

Rankin Lake Jewel of Gastonia

Gastonia's Rankin Lake Park is less than a mile north oflnterstate 85. U.S. 321 is just a few hundred yards to its east. And yet, once inside the park, a visitor feels a sense of tranquility normally found only in more rural, remote areas.

GO Gaston! Poston Park perfect place to bike, walk, fish, romp

Poston Park Perfect for a bike, walk, fish, romp

Looking to get outside this weekend to enjoy some sunshine, fresh air, and an early taste of autumn before Hurricane Irma blows into town? Gaston County's George Poston Park is a perfect destination and one that doesn't require a lot of driving time or gasoline.

“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

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