For those in the know about North Carolina’s Lake Gaston, there is no question Lake Life takes the bait!  Make plans now to rent your piece of the lake this summer.  Its location, just three hours south of Washington, DC, and adjacent to I-95, makes Lake Gaston an easy drive for your perfect relaxing getaway.  Lake Gaston’s 20,300 surface acres of water, 350+ miles of shoreline, and an average temperature of 76.5 degrees attract many tourists, second homeowners, and new residents.

The local Halifax County Visitors Bureau (part of Lake Gaston is in Halifax County, NC) makes the planning easy.  Go straight to to find your dream rental.  While you are on the site, it’s a good idea to make your boat rental arrangement and book your wake surfing lessons in advance.

The southeast quadrant of Lake Gaston offers close proximity to the Town of Littleton, allowing your family to enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and water sports by day and this charming lakeside community by night.

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So much is happening in this “little town” — it’s hard to keep up. Daphne’s Coffee Shop, serving a full gourmet coffee program and house-made delights, can be an excellent start to your day.  Next door, Main Street Wines features a smart selection of wines from across the globe and much more for the wine lover. Make reservations at least once during your week at the Blue Jay Bistro, where Chef Ashleigh Fleming’s cooking honors North Carolina with familiar flavors and bold influences from across the South.  Check the schedule at the new Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, where they will offer a free outdoor concert every weekend this summer!

On those rainy days, check out all the new shops opening in Littleton and explore even more of Halifax County at the Roanoke Valley Veterans Museum, Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum, Historic Halifax, Weldon Mills Distillery, and Sylvan Heights Bird Park.