Popular roads throughout this small town include Mosby Avenue and U.S. Highway 158.

Welcome to Littleton

A waterside town with a warm and welcoming atmosphere
Littleton is a town dedicated to an enhanced sense of community and excellent quality of living for all of its residents. This persevering town is full of history, heritage, and dedicated local government who devote themselves to ensuring a positive community. The town also has quality town services and diverse cultural and economic opportunities to foster a healthy environment for all individuals and families.
Littleton was incorporated in 1877 and named after William Little. Popular roads throughout this small town include Mosby Avenue and U.S. Highway 158. This charming town is nestled between Halifax and Warren Counties, below the Virginia border. Town gems include Lake Gaston, which is only minutes away and the town’s very first post office, “Person’s Ordinary,” which is still standing on Warren St.

What to Love

  • Lakefront Properties
  • Warm, welcoming locals
  • Small-town vibes
  • A peaceful and clean environment

Local Lifestyle

Littleton is an excellent hometown, known as “Little People Town,” “The Little Town with the Big Heart,” and the “Gateway to Beautiful Lake Gaston” by the locals. In Littleton, people are friendly and neighborly, and you’re unlikely to ever meet a stranger when you live here!
Being only minutes from beautiful Lake Gaston, this town offers plenty of waterfront activities and properties for year-round and summer residents looking for a new second property. You will love the encouraging and kind townsfolk here.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Start your day at Lake Gaston Coffee Company, a family-run micro-roastery that specializes in small-batch, freshly roasted coffee sourced worldwide. During the weekend, head over to Lake Gaston Outfitters – a lovely local sporting goods store run by a lovely couple who moved to North Carolina from the Washington D.C. Metro Area back in 1997 – before an outing on the lake! Lake Gaston Outfitter’s aim is to provide quality outdoor gear and accessories to the locals of Lake Gaston, so that everyone can take advantage of the outstanding lakeside activities the lake has to offer. Lake Gaston Outfitters carries brands like Wilderness Systems, YETI, Reef, Ruffwear, and many more.

You may find yourself hungry after a heavy day of boating activities in the sun. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from in and around Littleton. Lake Gaston Pizza is the perfect casual stop for delicious and local homestyle pizza, wings, salads, and subs. This is not your average pizzeria, and also has Red Oak Brewery Craft Beer on tap! If you’re looking for something less casual, then try Blue Jay Bistro, run by head chef Ashleigh Fleming. Blue Jay has gorgeous, inventive, and artistic dishes that are seasonal and locally sourced. This Bistro has everything to offer from entrees to small plates and salads. If you want to take advantage of the nightlife that Lake Gaston has to offer, check out Watersview Restaurant for steaks, seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes. Watersview is located lakeside at the north end of the Eaton Ferry Bridge and offers a beautiful view at every table!

Things to Do

During the summers, the Big Air Fair is a display of all that the world of Watersports has to offer. Join a meet-and-greet with the pros for an autograph, head over to the shore for delicious food and drinks, or watch the action-packed wakeboarding events after browsing the boats and gear. The Big Air Fair has live music for you to enjoy amongst all the fun in the sun. For more water-themed fun, The Crossing show is a festival parade on the water! Adam Fields Wakeboard School, or AF Wake, is also in Littleton. This school is founded by two-time award-winning wakeboard champion, Adam Field. AF Wake has equipment rentals, classes, and plenty of summer camps to enjoy. 

For something a little different, the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum has a dedicated display of creatures, paranormal paraphernalia, ghastly phenomena showcases, and even ghost hunting! You can tour the 1895 Alston House on a spooky fall day for some scary entertainment.


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