Fall Is The Best Time For A Weekend Getaway

Gaston County, NC

Fall is absolutely the best time to get outside as temperatures cool and landscapes come brilliantly alive. Get out and explore!  

Check out our brand new Fall Guide 2021, showcasing the best way to experience Gaston County this season. Enjoy the outdoors, locate our most scenic views, explore our historic downtowns, indulge in our most unique dining, and create lasting memories with family and friends at our festivals.

With the help of the Carolina Thread Trail, Gaston County offers miles of trails incorporating sidewalks, natural-surface and paved, giving our visitors a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature. Our crowning jewel, Crowders Mountain presents the most spectacular views of a carpet of fall colors including raw sienna and burnt umber, from the summit of its sheer rock cliffs. 

The warm climate means paddling is still enjoyable well into the season. Take in fall colors from the banks of the Catawba River and its South Fork. Anchored Soul offers special SUP adventures: Harvest Moon SUP in September and Hunter’s Moon SUP in October.

European artist Luke Jerram’s “Museum of the Moon” provides the perfect aesthetic backdrop of lighting and vibrancy during this three-week cultural celebration taking place in historic downtown Belmont, NC.  Experience a spectacular nighttime gallery at Stowe Park showcasing visual arts, live music, theatrical performances and other exciting events conveniently close to the unique bars, restaurants and shops located along Main Street.

Amp up your family fun with a scenic wagon ride at Maple Springs Farm then pick your own from the pumpkin patch. Then, make plans to visit Lewis Farms during their Fall Festival including hayrides, a blacksmith demo, a sheep herding demo, pony rides, hay bale mountain, pick a pumpkin, spooky maze, corn maze, and more. 

Don’t miss the splendor of the season in Gaston County, NC. Check out our Fall Guide 2021 regularly so you won’t miss a thing. GoGastonNC.org/Fall-Guide

Gaston County offers visitors a variety of attractions to enhance your trip including museums, botanical gardens, extreme sports, hiking, dining and entertainment parks, art and history and more. www.GoGastonNC.org