Spinning Yarns and Casting Lines: The Lowdown on Fishing in Gaston County

Spinning Yarns and Casting Lines: The Lowdown on Fishing in Gaston County

Like every great fisherman (Guy was inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2011) he can spin a yarn as well as he can throw a line. Stop for a chat and he’ll tell you about his first big tournament in the 70’s and how nervous he was competing against some of the greats (he traveled 14 miles across Lake Norman to find the spot that won the day). And he’ll tell you about the time, back in ’92, when he fished with George H.W. Bush....

Exploring the Carolina Thread Trail in Gaston County

Exploring the Carolina Thread Trail in Gaston County

Gaston County is full of natural places. From the shores of the Catawba River—where stoic herons stand in wait for their next meal—to the rugged peaks of Crowders Mountain State Park—where a clear day offers views all the way to the Charlotte skyline and beyond. The opportunities to ditch the city and duck into the woods are numerous.    

A Guide to Gaston County's Cant-Miss Spring Events

Cant-Miss Spring Events

In neighborhoods throughout Gaston County, pink and white petals of blooming tulip trees have caught a ride on the season’s first warm breeze. Foliage awakens from its long hibernation—buffering the recently bare edges of rugged trails at Rocky Branch with a brilliant green carpet. And the grounds of the Danial Stowe Botanical Garden are exploding with every imaginable color.

Affordable Accommodations Outside Charlotte, NC in Gaston County

If you are planning a trip that will take you through Charlotte, NC and you need to keep your costs down, think about staying in Gaston County, NC. Save up to 40% off of Charlotte Area hotels.

Hollywood Connections

Gaston County has connections to many movies made for theaters and television in recent yea

Tony's Ice Cream A Gaston County Tradition

Tony's Ice Cream A Gaston County Tradition

What began in the 1920's as a push cart business, owned and operated by Carmine Coletta, has stood the test of time and remains one of the landmarks of Gaston County. In search of a better life for his family, Carmine came to America in 1911 from Glasgow, Scotland. He made and sold ice cream from carts and horse-drawn wagons. One of the wagon's has been restored and is located in the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas.

Fish Camps A Gaston County Tradition

Fish Camps A Gaston County Tradition

According to local legend the fish camp received its name in the 1930's from a camp by the name of "Cocker's" located at Seven Oaks Bridge. Apparently the cooks drew water from the river for coffee and cooked fish campstyle in big kettles over an open flame on sawdust covered dirt floors. The atmosphere was so much like a camp that they called it the fish camp. The name stuck!

 

Gaston's Got It All!

Gaston's Got It All!

Come explore the many exciting attractions that Gaston County has to offer! Our top must see attractions include Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Crowder’s Mountain State Park, the Schiele Museum of Natural History, Christmas Town USA in McAdenville and U.S. National Whitewater Center.

An Insider's Guide to the Catawba River

An Insider's Guide to the Catawba River

You’ve got a good shot of spotting a blue heron while paddling on the Catawba River. NC Wetlands

Thursday night River Jam series at US National Whitewater Center

Thursday night River Jam series at US National Whitewater Center

For those looking to escape daily routine, live music shows and outdoor festivities create a unique atmosphere of relaxation and fun. Join us for the Thursday night River Jam series, there is always something exciting going on at the USNWC.

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