Make time for our top 5 must see attractions: Crowders Mountain State Park, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, US National Whitewater Center and Christmas in Gaston County.
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that is open to the public – linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions.
On The Water
Every day is a good day to be on the water. Grab a canoe, kayak or paddle boat and head out on the Catawba or South Fork River for a day of fun.
For The Athletes
For the athlete in all of us. If you are into biking, camping, golfing, fishing, swimming, skating or ziplines, look no further.
Fresh from the Farm
Fresh is best! Visit one of our local farms or farmer's markets for the freshest produce Gaston County has to offer.
Root for the Home Team
Our Professional LINE-UP. Gaston County features Gastonia Grizzlies a semi-professional baseball team, dirt track racing at Carolina Speedway and collegiate sports at Belmont Abbey. Don't miss this great family fun!
Rich in history. Come learn about the history of Gaston County through the historic attractions located here.
Distilled, Brewed & Blended
Enjoy the spirits of Gaston County at North Carolina’s first legal rum distillery, or try one of our breweries or wineries.
Art, Theater & Family Fun
Looking for something to do? Gaston County has lots of things to entertain you; arts and theater, movies, arcades, bowling and more.
Shopping-minded visitors find the perfect gift or souvenir right here in Gaston County.
Pick to Your Heart's Content
Look to the past for vintage inspiration. Our antique dealers, located along the main streets of Gaston County feature unique, one-of-a-kind finds. Get primed to find your next bargain, picking to your heart's content.
Join us for our FREE summer concert series. Grab your chairs and blankets and head to Gaston County with your family and friends for a great time.