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About Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston, North Carolina is a great vacation place to visit for a big family reunion in a large lake house or even a weekend getaway with friends. Lake Gaston is on the border of North Carolina, which makes it easy to take day trips not only within North Carolina but also to popular destinations in Virginia, such as Virginia Beach and Richmond. Also, be sure to check out our Lake Gaston Vacation Rental Locations guide, and our Lake Gaston Family Activities guide.
Things to Do in Lake Gaston
Make sure to explore the outdoors while staying in Lake Gaston! You can go for a canoe ride and go hiking with the Upper Reach Roanoke River Basin Association. Another good hiking spot is the Liberty Hill Trail, which is a 1.6 mile trail that overlooks Buggs Island. For dinner, try the Murder Burger at the Shady Shack Grill & Flip Flop Bar or eat with live entertainment at Kahill’s Restaurant. After dinner, go on a wine tasting at Rosemont Winery. Depending on when you’re visiting, especially if it’s during the summer, there may be a town event going on. For example, there’s an annual Seafood Festival in October and an annual Battle of the BBQ on Memorial Day weekend.
Day Trips Near Lake Gaston
There are plenty of great day trips in and around the North Carolina and Virginia area that you can make while vacationing in Lake Gaston. Raleigh, North Carolina is an hour and a half drive from Lake Gaston. In Raleigh you can see the paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art, go shopping at City Market, and take a hike through the Historic Yates Mill County Park, which is 174 acres. If you enjoy museums, you can also visit the Marbles Kids Museum and the North Carolina Museum of History. Richmond, Virginia is about an hour and 40-minute drive from Lake Gaston. Richmond is a great place to go if you’re a history buff. You can visit the Capitol and see a variety of monuments and learn more about famous Americans such as Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. You can also visit the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Virginia Historical Society. Furthermore, you can also take a day trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia, which is approximately a two hour and 20 minute drive from Lake Gaston. Relax on the beach for a few hours and then see the seals at the Virginia Aquarium.
Lake Gaston Accommodation
Whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, or with the whole family, there are plenty of different options for accommodations in Lake Gaston. You can rent a luxury home that’s right on the lake, sleeps 20 people, and is pet friendly. Many rentals have their own docks and some include kayaks, paddle boards, and water trampolines. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Lake Gaston vacation rental today!
Transportation in Lake Gaston
Renting a car is probably your best option when staying in Lake Gaston. Some car rental agencies in the area are Hertz Rent A Car and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. If you prefer to use public transportation, you can utilize the Lake Gaston Bus services.