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Gaston County Road Trip

Gaston County Road Trip

As Seen In: Carolina Living

In the past, Gaston County was known for its idyllic rural setting, small towns and proximity to Charlotte (a good area to live and raise children, while being close to the Queen City). Today, there’s so much to offer folks who enjoy a variety of experiences. Plan to spend several days enjoying the attractions and sites – at your own speed.

Gaston County, NC

Gaston County, NC

As Seen In: Carolina Living, Photo Credit: DSBG

Just a few short miles from Charlotte, Gaston County has abundant lifestyle amenities including recreation, museums, small-town charm and so much more that are available to visitors and residents. You’ll have choices here and they’re all good ones.

Hollywood Comes to Belmont

Hollywood Comes to Belmont

As Seen In: Gaston Gazette, Author: Eric Wildstein, Photo Credit: John Clark

Belmont served as the filming location of a new feature film Thursday.

Stowe Manor and American Legion Post 144 next to Davis Park were flanked by dozens of trailers, crew members and makeup artists who readied actors to film scenes at those locations for the new heist flick “American Animals.” Scenes were filmed inside both of those locations during the morning and afternoon.

Orchid Conservatory | Belmont-Gaston County, NC

Orchid Conservatory | Belmont-Gaston County, NC

As Seen In: Carolina Living, Photo Credit: DSBG

A Crystal Palace

Very near Charlotte, in the charming town of Belmont, you’ll find the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  The centerpiece is their Orchid Conservatory, a massive, 8,000 square-foot, five-story glass building that is the region’s only public conservatory dedicated to tropical plants.