Rent a Boat or Jetski!
Morningstar Marinas rents by the day or week. They’re located on the South end of Eaton’s Ferry Bridge. 252/586-4661 morningstarmarinas.com
Go Wine Tasting!
Bring your own snacks if you like while you taste a variety of locally grown and produced wines. Rosemont of Virginia 434/636-wine rosemontofvirginia.com
Become an Expert Wakeboarder!
World Champion Adam Fields owns AFWake at the south end of Eaton’s Ferry Bridge and will give you lessons and rent or sell you the equipment you need.
Visit one of the Most Diverse Bird Parks in the World!
Sylvan Heights Bird Park has 2,000 birds from around the world. A favorite are the ones that will eat out of your children’s hand. 252/826-3186 shwpark.com
Pick-up a copy of “The Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer”!
It’s published every Wednesday and has the low down on all the current activities, street fairs, car shows, etc. lakegastongazette-observer.com
Although some of these courses are private, they’ll practically always let a presentable person play.
- Lake Gaston Golf Club (public) – 18 holes 434/577-2888
- Myrick Hills Golf Course (private) – 18 holes 252/586-4066
- River Ridge golf Course (public) – 9 holes 434/636-3351
- Tanglewood Shores Golf Course (private) – 9 holes 434/636-2254
Play Mini Golf!
Play Lakeside Mini Golf – 18 mini holes 252/537-6029 thecornerlotatlakegaston.com
Let Out Your Inner Child (and take your children along too)!
Feed the giant carp off the dock of The Pointe Restaurant
Andy’s Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers. A fifties deco restaurant serving the best and biggest burgers. 252/586-8075
Boat to Wobble Island and/or Goat Island!
They’re both smallish and uninhabited, but it’s fun to beach your boat and picnic and swim from them.
See a Movie!
The Roanoke Theatre in Roanoke Rapids has two screens. 252/537-6302 roanokecinemas.com
See A Play!
Lakeland Cultural Arts Center puts on excellent amateur plays. 252/586-3124 lakelandtc.org
Dine out While Overlooking Lake Gaston!
WatersView Restaurant 252/586-2814 is on the north end of Easton’s Ferry Bridge and The Pointe 252/586-0466 is on the South end. Both are very nice and have bars.
Look for Unique Mementos of your Visit!
Patchwork Palette has many, many collectibles and hand-crafted items. 252/586-3058
Shop til You Drop!
Follow Highway 158 East to Roanoke Rapids and Premier Landing. Many of your favorites are here…Walmart, Belk, Hallmark, the Dollar Store and restaurants from those that specialize in steaks to those that serve Chinese or Mexican.