Whether an hour, a day, a weekend, or forever, Cramerton is an experience that is certain to leave a lasting impression.
For historians and lovers of North Carolina's proud textile history enjoy walking the tree lined streets and gazing at the turn of the century mill homes with popular design elements first constructed in Cramerton, such as the iconic diamond attic vents. Lovers of history can also view the original Mayworth Mills executive offices, the original Cramerton School or stroll through the C.B. Huss Recreation Center whose walls are lined with portraits of Cramerton's past.
Outdoor enthusiasts may never leave once they see all Cramerton has to offer! With over four miles of asphalt greenways and connector trails along with multiple natural surface trails, runners and hikers alike will find no shortage of opportunities to take in the fresh air in a natural setting. Clipping in and throwing on a helmet more your style? Cramerton has you covered with trail head access to the Rocky Branch Mountain Bike Park with over five miles of single track that connects the River Front Downtown in Cramerton to Historic Downtown Belmont. If dipping a paddle in the water is more your style, Cramerton has four different river accesses to the South Fork River and is the terminus of a longer 8-mile blueway as designated by the Carolina Thread Trail and is proud to be called the only true "river town" in the region.
If your just spending the day in Cramerton, your options are endless. Our River Front Downtown is home to great eateries and shops. You can start the day with coffee from the local river front coffee shop while strolling around Goat Island Park and Greenway, a 30-acre island park in the middle of the South Fork River or you can rock a while on the only observation pier on the South Fork River while waving at paddlers on the water and families walking along the iconic Goat Island pedestrian bridge. Once you've worked up an appetite, grab some lunch at the local tex-mex joint who's side patio has breathtaking views of the South Fork River and back patio overlooks the start of the sharpest curve on the entire Norfolk Southern Railway.
After lunch take a stroll across the two pedestrian bridges over the South Fork River and take in Cramerton's three-story public art sculpture and enjoy a stroll around Stuart W. Cramer High School's 90-acre campus! Gaston County's newest high school is home to SWC Carolina Thread Trail and serves as a national model in educational architectural design from American School and University Magazine.
Finish out the day with dinner and drink at the local, river front Public House whose walls are adorned with artwork that is specifically and uniquely Cramerton. As you wind down your experience in Cramerton, be sure to stroll around Centennial Center where the Gazebo overlooking the Southfork River plays host to concerts, outdoor movies, and special events throughout the year!