12 Best Things To Do In Belmont, NC - Updated 2022

things to do in belmont north carolina

Belmont is a small town, flanked by two rivers, making it a unique destination close to Charlotte and Gastonia. On your next long weekend, pack your bags and drive to explore this quaint little city. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Belmont, NC.

1. Primal Brewery Belmont

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Posted by Primal Brewery Belmont on Saturday, June 19, 2021

Need a little pick-me-up in the city tonight? Come and hang out with your friends and family at Primal Brewery Belmont. Whatever style of beer you prefer, this brewery makes sure that you get only the best. For classics and year-round offerings, you must try Kick Ass Kolsch, a traditional German Kolsch with a hint of hop, and Craven’s Elixir, a bitter American IPA with just a touch of caramel. Their seasonal beers include Pumpaliscious Pumpkin Ale and Devil’s Gas. Expand your “beer horizon” and visit Primal Brewery today!

Primal Brewery Belmont

Address: 52 Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012, United States

Website: Primal Brewery Belmont

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

2. Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Located just along the Catawba River, Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park is a great place to take your family out for a laid-back day in Belmont. The kids can run around and enjoy playing on the field. Don’t forget to bring your picnic baskets and set up your afternoon snacks at the pavilion. Best of all, there’s a ramp at the park where you can launch your kayak and explore the river to your heart’s content. This family park also welcomes fur babies!

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Address: East, 1400 Catawba St, Belmont, NC 28012, United States

Website: Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Opening hours: 7am - 8pm (daily)

3. Belmont Abbey

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April is here, and we can't contain our excitement! Homecoming is in TWO weeks and many of our Crusaders will be home. Have you registered for homecoming yet? bac.edu/homecoming

Posted by Belmont Abbey College Office of Admissions on Thursday, April 7, 2022

One of the places you can visit in the city any time of day is Belmont Abbey. Reflect on your days and say your prayers as you explore this point of interest. This monastery of the Benedictine Order offers a library, a reading room, a tailor’s workshop, a parlor for guests, and many more. The abbey may be close to the urban life in North Carolina, but if one longs for a reflective and peaceful day in Belmont, they are more than welcome to visit!

Belmont Abbey

Address: 100 Belmont Mt Holly Rd, Belmont, NC 28012, United States

Website: Belmont Abbey

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

4. Stowe Park

Stowe Park in Belmont North Carolina
Source: Photo by user Historic Belmont ... used under CC BY-ND 2.0

A nice quaint park in the middle of the city adorned with a walking path, water fountain, picnic tables, play area for kids and well maintained landscaped gardens. The Stowe Park has lots of shade and is located beside the rail tracks so it is a good spot to hang out with parents and kids on a picnic. There’s also a historic monument of the veterans of WW II that was relocated here in 2014.

Stowe Park

Address: 24 S Main St, 28012 Belmont, NC

5. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Fountain, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, North Carolina
Source: Photo by user Robert Nunnally used under CC BY 2.0

Opened in 1999 by a retired textile executive, Daniel J. Stowe, this world class arboretum is spread across 150 hectares (380 acres) on the shoreline of the Lake Wylie. There are plenty of waterfalls, gardens, sculptures, unique flora and fauna. Every time of the day, every season of the year and every day’s weather makes the same place look completely different.

So if you are a nature enthusiast then you do not stand to get bored here. Just remember to bring your camera for capturing some beautiful natural sights. This botanical garden continues to expand and add newer things when funds come in.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Address: 6500 S New Hope Rd, 28012 Belmont, NC

Website: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6. Millican Pictorial History Museum

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"Old Glory" flying & "Big Red" standing at Millican Pictorial History Museum 35 East Catawba Street, Belmont, NC part of our history & the future in GOD'S beautiful Belmont, NC.

Posted by Allen Millican on Monday, August 10, 2020

If you’ve got a knack for history, wouldn’t you like to see thousands of restored rare historical photos of Belmont, North Carolina including cotton mills, actors, lifestyle, churches, schools, parades, and historical artifacts? Millican pictorial history museum is a one of a kind museum housing 16,000 photos on display in the oldest house in Belmont, The Abram Stowe House. Your first visit may require about two hours to glance through the entire collection. They keep adding newly restored photos so you can check back again for a repeat visit!

Millican Pictorial History Museum

Address: 35 E. Catawba Street, 28012 Belmont, NC

Website: Millican Pictorial History Museum

7. The Haunted Mill & Escape Rooms

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Everyone loves Zombie Mario!

Posted by Haunted Mill & Blacklight MiniGolf on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

For some fun and adventure, you must visit this historic 115-year-old mill which has been converted into a haunted game site and escape rooms. In their own words: “Embark on an adventure, discovering clues and solving the secret puzzles of the rooms, unlocking multiple chambers. You and your eclectic group of scientists must enter a Top-Secret research facility. Upon entering the lab, you will have only 60 minutes to stop the deadly Zombie Outbreak from spreading and prevent the already infected scientist from escaping quarantine! Work together and work quickly to find the cure. The lab will test your wits while participating in this "one of a kind” adventure! CAN YOU SURVIVE?“

Sounds like fun! Well, it is one of a kind enthralling experience which will lure you to your childhood days. If you love horror stories, zombies, scientific environment, logical puzzles and haunted houses, then you shouldn’t miss this experience!

The Haunted Mill

Address: 6325 Wilkinson Blvd, 28012 Belmont, NC

Facebook: The Haunted Mill

Escape Rooms At The Mill

Address: 6325 W. Wilkinson Bvd., 28012 Belmont, NC

Website: Escape Rooms At The Mill

8. Catawba River Antique Mall

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Posted by Catawba River Antique Mall on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

It might seem like an unconventional place to be called a mall because Catawba River Antique Mall is a 6,000 square meter (60,000 square foot) beautiful historic 109-year-old mill with high ceilings, hard pine columns and maple hardwood floors. Be prepared to spend several hours shopping and gazing at an endless variety of antiques (obviously) and collectibles in over 300 vendor booths in this mall. You can literally get anything and everything from furniture, clothing, jewelry, decor, custom designs, chic and more at a reasonable price.

Catawba River Antique Mall

Address: 406 Catawba St, 28012 Belmont, NC

Website: Catawba River Antique Mall

9. Muddy River Distillery

Muddy River Distillery, Belmont, North Carolina
Source: Photo by user Kate used under CC BY 2.0

Take a tour of the Muddy RIver Distillery, learn about the distillers of Carolina Rum and while you are at it, taste the delicious rum! It might just be the best rum you’ll ever taste. Check out Queen Charlotte’s Reserve, Silver, Coconut, & Spiced at NC’s oldest rum distillery.

Muddy River Distillery

Address: 1500 River Dr #100, 28012 Belmont, NC

Website: Muddy River Distillery

10. Belmont Historic District

Historic Downtown Belmont (right side of street) - 9-20-2014
Source: Photo by user RoxylovesHistory used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Built in 1873, this is a national historic district with colonial, Tudor architectural style and is located in Belmont. This is a single street town with everything from hotels and restaurants to a cafe, spa, bars and a park. The best shops in Belmont, NC, are located here too. It is a great place to wander around in the afternoon to explore the streets and dine with your friends.

Belmont Historic District

Address: 115 N Main St, 28012-3103 Belmont, NC

Website: Belmont Historic District

11. Goat Island Park

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Sprawling 12 hectares (29 acres), the Goat Island Park is located in the middle of the South Fork River of the Catawba River. In merely five years, it has become one of the most popular parks in Belmont. Sadly there are no goats here, so don’t go by the name! It has walking trails, playgrounds, swings, an 18-hole disc golf course, fishing pier, canoe/kayak facilities, picnic tables, table tennis boards and plenty of green open space. With so much to do, all you need is the perfect company and you can easily spend a couple of hours here with your kids.

Goat Island Park

Address: 305 Greenwood Pl, 28012-2911 Belmont, NC

Website: Goat Island Park

12. Belmont NC Historical Society Cultural and Heritage Learning Center

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Posted by Belmont Historical Society on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Don’t know what to do in Belmont? Traverse history, walking around the Belmont NC Historical Society Cultural and Heritage Learning Center (BHS). The BHS is dedicated to preserving the history of the city of Belmont, NC and its immediate surrounding area in the form of a huge collection of photos, videos, books, and artifacts obtained from the citizens of the Belmont community. It is a wonderful place to walk back in time to revisit the glorious old days and lives of people who contributed to this city in any way.

Belmont NC Historical Society Cultural and Heritage Learning Center

Address: 40 E Catawba St, 28012-3349 Belmont, NC

Website: Belmont NC Historical Society Cultural and Heritage Learning Center

Long weekend getaway in North Carolina

Whether traveling solo, as a couple or with kids, this city has so many places to see, parks for leisurely activities, historical museums to learn from and bars to let your hair down. On your next long weekend, pack your bags and drive to Belmont for this unmissable experience. Happy traveling!

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