Make The Most Of Winter  In Gaston County

Things to do in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Gaston County, NC

Gaston County’s mild climate makes for a great winter getaway. It’s easy to get outside and enjoy all the activities the area has to offer without having to endure frigid temperatures and piles of snow and ice making it easy to make the most of the winter.

Visit a five-story glass tropical home
Warm up in a tropical wonderland. An 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory is home for multi-colored orchids and tropical plants in the Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Closed early in the pandemic, this attraction is open once again for the delight of visitors. During your visit, include a winter hike on the nature trail along the banks of Lake Wylie. This time of year offers the best views. Test your ice skating abilities

For a third year US National Whitewater Center transforms their whitewater rivers into an ice trail for a one-of-a-kind ice skating experience open to all ages and experience levels.

Other activities include ziplines, rock climbing, mountain biking and more. 

Fun for the kiddos
Slide on over to Schiele Museum to enjoy a Winter Wonderland sock skating rink without the cold! With so much to see and do, The Schiele Museum is not only a place to make winter memories but also provides a quality learning environment for kids of all ages.

The road to excitement
Now open in its pre-launch temporary facility, Catawba Two Kings Casino brings great gaming action with the newest slot machines and electronic table games in a smoke-free environment. As this facility continues to expand on the types of gaming and number of machines, it will quickly become North Carolina’s premier gaming facility.

Root for the home team 
There is nothing like the fun that comes from cheering for the home team at a college game. Belmont Abbey Athletics in Belmont, NC is the place to go for sports enthusiasts looking for a few hours of fun. Well attended, the crowds at Belmont Abbey make for an eventful time as you become one with the fans in the packed stands full of energetic undergrads dressed in their Crusader gear. 

Cool finds during winter antiquing
Whether you’re having a moment of shopping serendipity in a new and unexpected place or on a mission to find something specific, antiquing in Gaston County is worth it. Is there anything more satisfying than finding a priceless piece of furniture for a bargain? 

Obviously, if you want to enjoy the winter to the fullest, you need to get outside! Make the most of winter in Gaston County. 

–Melissa McCauley

Gaston County Tourism Development 620 N. Main Street, Belmont, NC – |

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.

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