Gaston County Amenities

In Gaston County, the great outdoors couldn’t get any closer. With numerous county parks that feature tennis courts, jogging trails and nature paths adjacent to mountains, lakes and rivers, there’s always a way to get back to nature. With this abundance of recreational opportunities, residents enjoy a world-class quality of life with small-town charm.

cultural and recreational attractions

  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden – located on 400 acres along the banks of Lake Wylie and being developed as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world
  • Crowders Mountain State Park- offers hiking, climbing, fishing, camping, and incredible views
  • Schiele Museum of Natrual History and Planetarium – features galleries with vivid natural history exhibits, outdoor recreations of a Catawba Indian Village and an 18th Century Farm, planetarium and the largest collection of mounted land mammals in the Southeast
  • Christmas Town USA – Each December since 1956, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn this small mill town into a spectacular holiday display
  • The U.S. National Whitewater Center – a 700 acre outdoor recreation facility along the Catawba River, home to the world’s largest recirculating river, 14 miles of biking, hiking and running trails, and one of the world’s largest outdoor climbing facilities
  • Gaston County Museum of Art & History constructed in 1852 – features authentically furnished period rooms, changing exhibits and North Carolina’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles
  • C. Grier Beam Truck Museum – one of only three truck museums in the U.S.
  • Golf is a popular recreational activity in Gaston County and the County has several private and public golf courses including Catawba Creek Golf Course, Gaston Country Club and Crowders Mountain Golf Club.
  • Gaston County parks feature tennis courts, jogging trails and walking/nature trails
  • Home to the Gastonia Grizzlies baseball team and the Carolina Speedway
620 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
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