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Enjoy a two-night stay at Goat Island Getaway, a well-appointed vacation home in Cramerton, NC, with kayaks, bikes, a backyard firepit, and cornhole. This weekend escape includes a paddling adventure

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Enjoy a two-night stay at Goat Island Getaway, a well-appointed vacation home in Cramerton, NC, with kayaks, bikes, a backyard firepit, and cornhole. This weekend escape includes a paddling adventure

A Fun Paddling Adventure for Two

Enjoy a two-night stay at Goat Island Getaway, a well-appointed vacation home in Cramerton, NC, with kayaks, bikes, a backyard firepit, and cornhole. This weekend escape includes a paddling adventure with Catawba Riverkeeper, tickets to the beautiful Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, dinner at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen (the Jonas Brothers’ family restaurant), and more.

  • Two-night stay at Goat Island Getaway
  • Kayak rental for two with Catawba Riverkeeper
  • $100 gift card to Nellie’s Southern Kitchen
  • Admission for two to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • $25 gift certificate to Confluence on the South Fork River


Gaston County is a mecca for those who love the outdoors, with incredible views from the pinnacle of Crowders Mountain State Park, rivers that are perfect for paddling, and miles of hiking. Our charming, revitalized downtowns are a great place to meet at the corner of yesterday and today. Enjoy unique eateries, sip craft beverages on the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail, and browse boutiques and gift shops.  

A resurgence is rapidly making Gaston County the premier outdoor recreation destination in central North Carolina. We invite you to experience it for yourself. Unwind, unplug, and connect! Make the most of this opportunity by registering for this unforgettable weekend getaway.

 


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This story was published on Apr 16, 2024

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